Frasier reboot

TV reboot fever has finally extended to spin-offs of beloved ‘80s sitcoms! But to be fair, Frasier was beloved in its own right after spinning off from Cheers. Just a week after news of a Frasier reboot broke, Kelsey Grammer was on a Television Critics Association panel for his Fox midseason drama Proven Innocent. After the panel, he spoke with reporters about the Frasier reboot reported last week. We learned that it might not be on NBC, how many episodes Grammer is willing to do, and just how firm these plans really are.

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Frasier reboot

Hey baby, I hear the blues are calling, tossed salads and reboot shows. The latest long-gone TV series to be considered for an update is Frasier, the hit sitcom that starred Kelsey Grammer as high-brow psychiatrist Frasier Crane. Grammer is said to be fielding interest in a reboot with CBS TV Studios. If this happens, it won’t be a revival, but a full-blown reboot.

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Lando movie

Everybody wants a Lando movie to happen, especially now that polymath Donald Glover is playing the character in Solo: A Star Wars Story. And it turns out, Donald Glover has an idea for a Lando movie himself, and it’s not what you’d expect – if Glover has his way, the Lando standalone film will be like Frasier in space

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Frasier Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War had a surprising influence: Frasier. Yes, the Cheers spin-off starring Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane helped inspire one of the biggest superhero blockbusters of all time. Learn how below!

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Sideshow Bob Origin

With the exception of Dr. Frasier Crane on both Cheers and the spin-off series Frasier, easily the best role Kelsey Grammer has played in his career is that of Sideshow Bob, the sidekick of Krusty the Clown on the long-running animated series The Simpsons. Grammer won an Emmy for his voiceover performance as the character in 2006, and he’s one of the fans’ favorite side characters from Springfield.

If you’re curious as to how Sideshow Bob came to be the character he is today, and who inspired the character’s rich voice that Grammer brings to life, you can find out pretty quickly. Kelsey Grammer recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show and discussed how he came to be involved with The Simpsons and the origin of Sideshow Bob’s voice. Read More »

POTD: Kagan McLeod’s The Ghosts of Sitcoms Past

Kagan McLeod created this illustration featuring the mant actors and actresses from the past years of multi-camera sitcom history. How many of the 50 characters do you reccognize? Answer key on the National Post.

Netflix is getting a lot of competition of late, whether from Hulu‘s huge deal with Criterion or Amazon‘s new streaming service through Amazon Prime and a planned streaming offering from Redbox. At the same time, some content owners are getting more prickly when it comes to negotiating deals to stream content online. In short, the digital age of distribution is taking a couple steps forward and everyone wants their share.

So every new content deal is a good thing for any given company on the playing field. That said, here’s a new Netflix deal that might not do huge numbers, but could be a boon for fans: the company has signed a new two-year non-exclusive deal with CBS to stream the company’s library content, including The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks and the various incarnations of Star Trek. Read More »

VOTD: TV Kisses

In honor of Valentine’s Day, TV Squad created a three minute supercut montage of both contemporary and classic television characters kissing. Hit the jump to watch the video.
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