Classic sitcom Frasier to be revived after two decades
American television was a goldmine for comedy fans back in the 1990s. Depending on what particular kind of sitcom you were into, you had your choice between the likes of Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, Cheers and The King of Queens, but for many of us the standout was Frasier.
A spin-off featuring the character of Frasier Crane from Cheers, the sitcom focused on the life of the psychiatrist as he relocated to Seattle, moved in with his father Martin (the late John Mahoney) and made his way through the many social and romantic pitfalls which befell both himself, his brother Niles and his wider family.
Incredibly well-written, Frasier was the sort of show that could make the viewer feel more clever than they actually are - that was my experience at least - through its wit and impeccable timing.
The show ran between 1993 and 2004, winning 37 Emmys in the process, and fans have long called for a revival.
The death of the much-loved Mahoney in 2018 appeared to bring an end to that likelihood, but president of CBS Studios, David Stapf, confirmed the news.
"There has long been a call from fans for its return," he said. "And that call is now answered."
There is as of yet no timeline for when we should expect to see the Frasier revival, but it has been confirmed that it will stream on Paramount's streaming service, Paramount+.