New Paramount+ Original Series ‘Frasier’, Starring Kelsey Grammer, Premieres with Two Episodes On October 12, Exclusively on Paramount+
The new series follows Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and an old dream or two to finally fulfill.
INSIDE THE SERIES, a Special Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Series, Will Debut on October 6, on Paramount+ and the Following Day On Select CBS Affiliate Stations Nationwide
FRASIER Is Produced by CBS Studios
The official trailer for the upcoming new Paramount+ original series FRASIER was revealed today. Starring Kelsey Grammer, who reprises his EmmyⓇ Award-winning role as Frasier Crane, the 10-episode first season will premiere in the U.S. and Canada on Thursday, October 12, with two episodes and on Friday, October 13, in all other international markets where Paramount+ is available. New episodes will then drop weekly on Thursdays, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada, and on Fridays, internationally. In addition, the CBS Television Network will broadcast a special airing of the first two episodes back to back on Tuesday, October 17, beginning at 9:15 p.m. ET/PT (following a super-sized original episode of Big Brother).
Ahead of the series premiere, host Kevin Frazier (Entertainment Tonight) will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of FRASIER, featuring *interviews with the cast and series’ creatives. The half-hour special, FRASIER: INSIDE THE SERIES, will premiere on Friday, October 6, on Paramount+, the service’s official YouTube and Facebook pages, Pluto TV and Mixible. FRASIER: INSIDE THE SERIES also will air the following day – Saturday, October 7 – on select CBS stations nationwide. (Check local listings.)
FRASIER was filmed in front of a live studio audience at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. The new series follows Frasier Crane (Grammer) in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and an old dream or two to finally fulfill. Frasier has re-entered the building!
In addition to Grammer, the new series stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Frasier’s son Freddy; Nicholas Lyndhurst as Frasier’s old college buddy turned university professor Alan; Toks Olagundoye as Olivia, Alan’s colleague and head of the university’s psychology department; Jess Salgueiro as Freddy’s roommate Eve; and Anders Keith as Frasier’s nephew David.
FRASIER comes from writers Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces), who executive produce with Kelsey Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon. The series is produced by CBS Studios, in association with Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions. The first two episodes of the new series are directed by legendary director and television creator James Burrows, who is best known for his work as co-creator, executive producer and director of the critically acclaimed series Cheers, as well as the original series Frasier, Will & Grace and Dear John. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution outside of the Paramount+ markets.
This fall marks 30 years since the original Frasier first premiered on television, which still holds the record for most Emmy wins for a comedy series with 37 wins and 107 nominations. The original series is available to stream on Paramount+ and Pluto TV.
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About CBS Studios
CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 70 series currently airing or in various stages of production for broadcast, cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as “NCIS,” “CSI” and the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S. for viewers around the world.
*All interviews featured in FRASIER: INSIDE THE SERIES were completed earlier this year.