Earlier today we learned that HBO was bringing Flight of The Conchords back (not full time, but still). Then we learned the network had officially greenlit a Deadwood movie. If you thought that was the end of today's Unlikely Resurrection News, get a load of this: Kelsey Grammer and CBS are in talks to bring Frasier back.
According to Deadline, the new Frasier is planned as something of a reboot, with the titular character having moved to a new city. What that means for Grammer's former Frasier castmates - Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin - remains to be seen. If nothing else, we're hoping they keep the theme song.
Here's where they're at with it:
"I hear Grammer is currently meeting with writers who are pitching different concepts for the potential followup series. If the producers settle on a writer and a premise, the project could move beyond exploratory stage. Reps for Grammer and CBS TV Studios declined comment."
Y'know, this makes a lot of sense. Frasier was a massive hit during its 1993-2004 run, and resurrecting once-dead TV shows has become quite the attractive proposition for networks looking to cash in on name recognition and established fanbases. Sometimes that works out really well (see also: the insanely high ratings on Roseanne); sometimes it blows up in everyone's face (see also: the star of Roseanne), but more often than not ... it tends to work. People like stuff they're already familiar with, who'd a thought?
Anyway, we're guessing social media - which loves Frasier almost as much as it loves Shrek memes, Bee Movie and cyberbullying the everloving fuck out of the president - will be thrilled about this. But how about you folks? Into a Frasier reboot? Wouldja tune in? Think they oughtta knock all this malarkey off and just create original shows? We're curious where you land on this one, so hit the comments below to share your thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams at your leisure.