TV: 'Frasier' Heads To Boston

The Frasier sequel series will officially be set in Boston. Also, James Burrows has agreed to direct the first episode. 

The “Frasier” sequel will return to where it all began: Boston. That city, of course, was the setting for “Cheers,” the series that first introduced the character of Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammer, in 1984. The hit NBC spin-off “Frasier” moved the character to Seattle; in its finale, the Frasier made the quick decision to fly to Chicago to chase a love interest, rather than head to San Francisco, where a new TV job awaited.

The first episode is set to be taped this Friday in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles. TV helming legend James Burrows will direct the first two episodes of the new series. Burrows is also baked into the show’s DNA: He’s one of the co-creators, exec producers and directos of “Cheers,” and also directed the original “Frasier” pilot, “The Good Son,” in 1993. (He continued to direct several episodes of that show’s first several seasons.)

Burrows, of course, directed the majority of “Cheers” episodes, including 1984 episode of “Cheers,” the Season 3 premiere “Rebound,” which first introduced Frasier to the world.

Source: Variety

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