Kelsey Grammer now says none of the ideas for a Frasier reboot are good enough

Over the summer, Kelsey Grammer lit the TV world on fire by boldly declaring that he was going to make a Frasier revival about Frasier Crane moving to a new city and interacting with new characters, but the excitement of that announcement was deflated …

Over the summer, Kelsey Grammer lit the TV world on fire by boldly declaring that he was going to make a Frasier revival about Frasier Crane moving to a new city and interacting with new characters, but the excitement of that announcement was deflated a bit by the realization that Grammer really had nothing set in…

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Kelsey Grammer Wants Original ‘Frasier’ Co-Stars For Reboot, Has “Stepping Point” In Mind As Series Marks 25th Anniversary

Kelsey Grammer has not settled yet on a premise worthy of a Frasier reboot, but he’s still on the hunt. The Emmy Award-winning actor provided an update and revealed more details about a possible third act for his most famous character, Dr. Frasier Cran…

Kelsey Grammer has not settled yet on a premise worthy of a Frasier reboot, but he's still on the hunt. The Emmy Award-winning actor provided an update and revealed more details about a possible third act for his most famous character, Dr. Frasier Crane, during a panel celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the hit NBC series as part of the USC Comedy Festival Vol. 4 held in Los Angeles on Saturday. It featured stars and producers remembering the late John Mahoney and…

‘Frasier’ Team Reflects on Sitcom’s Run on 25th Anniversary, Considers Revival Possibility

Spinoffs have long been a staple of the broadcast network landscape, but precious few have successfully captured an audience to such a degree that they lasted as long as the series that spawned them in the first place. “Frasier,” however, m…

Spinoffs have long been a staple of the broadcast network landscape, but precious few have successfully captured an audience to such a degree that they lasted as long as the series that spawned them in the first place. “Frasier,” however, managed to defy the odds: it made its debut on NBC 25 years ago and […]

Kelsey Grammer Told Original ‘Frasier’ Cast He’d Want Them for a Reboot

If Dr. Frasier Crane were to return to television in a reboot of “Frasier,” Kelsey Grammer wants Niles, Daphne and Roz along for the ride.

“I let them know if there were to be such a thing, I would want them all to still be in there,” Grammer told TheWrap. Sadly, any potential reboot would not include John Mahoney, who played gruff family patriarch Martin Crane, who died in February at age 77. That fact alone caused an outcry among “Frasier” fans.

Last week, TheWrap reported that Grammer was exploring a potential reboot of “Frasier.” The end of the series in 2004 saw Dr. Crane board a plane leaving Seattle for Chicago, so the character already had one foot out the door of The Great Northwest. “I don’t want to go back to Seattle,” Grammer said, confirming any potential reboot would be set in a new location.

Also Read: ‘Frasier’ Fans Torn Over Possible Reboot Without John Mahoney: ‘I Don’t See the Point’

Talks about a potential reboot actually started a few years ago, around the same time revivals of classic TV shows were starting to pop up. “Conversations were had with NBC, some conversations were had with CBS,” said Grammer, adding that those early talks were “exploratory.” The business end of the show (it aired on NBC but is owned by CBS TV Studios) also poses obstacles, he said. “The only thing going for it is that he was a great, memorable character. It was a great show.”

The past few years have seen revivals of classic TV sitcoms including “Roseanne,” “Will & Grace” and “Murphy Brown” — which returns to CBS this fall. And Grammer said he knows why TV networks are turning back the clock.

“Because TV sucks,” he said. “There are not comparable comedies to what there were in the golden age.”

Though it appears that the classic TV format is making a comeback, don’t order that tossed salad and scrambled eggs just yet.

Also Read: Kelsey Grammer Is Taking Meetings on Possible ‘Frasier’ Reboot

“We’ve talked to a couple of writers who are working on an idea,” he said. “If the writing for the revival becomes what it was previously, that would it make it interesting enough to think about it. We’re not at the stage yet.”

“Frasier” aired on NBC for 11 seasons from 1993-2004 as part of NBC’s “Must See Thursday” comedy block. It was itself a spinoff of “Cheers,” which saw Dr. Frasier Crane move from Boston to Seattle. Grammer has played the character for 20 years between the two shows.

Due to CBS’ ownership of the sitcom, any comeback could see the show switch broadcast networks. Speaking with reporters after his TCA panel for Fox’s “Proven Innocent,” Grammer hinted that NBC would not be interested.

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If Dr. Frasier Crane were to return to television in a reboot of “Frasier,” Kelsey Grammer wants Niles, Daphne and Roz along for the ride.

“I let them know if there were to be such a thing, I would want them all to still be in there,” Grammer told TheWrap. Sadly, any potential reboot would not include John Mahoney, who played gruff family patriarch Martin Crane, who died in February at age 77. That fact alone caused an outcry among “Frasier” fans.

Last week, TheWrap reported that Grammer was exploring a potential reboot of “Frasier.” The end of the series in 2004 saw Dr. Crane board a plane leaving Seattle for Chicago, so the character already had one foot out the door of The Great Northwest. “I don’t want to go back to Seattle,” Grammer said, confirming any potential reboot would be set in a new location.

Talks about a potential reboot actually started a few years ago, around the same time revivals of classic TV shows were starting to pop up. “Conversations were had with NBC, some conversations were had with CBS,” said Grammer, adding that those early talks were “exploratory.” The business end of the show (it aired on NBC but is owned by CBS TV Studios) also poses obstacles, he said. “The only thing going for it is that he was a great, memorable character. It was a great show.”

The past few years have seen revivals of classic TV sitcoms including “Roseanne,” “Will & Grace” and “Murphy Brown” — which returns to CBS this fall. And Grammer said he knows why TV networks are turning back the clock.

“Because TV sucks,” he said. “There are not comparable comedies to what there were in the golden age.”

Though it appears that the classic TV format is making a comeback, don’t order that tossed salad and scrambled eggs just yet.

“We’ve talked to a couple of writers who are working on an idea,” he said. “If the writing for the revival becomes what it was previously, that would it make it interesting enough to think about it. We’re not at the stage yet.”

“Frasier” aired on NBC for 11 seasons from 1993-2004 as part of NBC’s “Must See Thursday” comedy block. It was itself a spinoff of “Cheers,” which saw Dr. Frasier Crane move from Boston to Seattle. Grammer has played the character for 20 years between the two shows.

Due to CBS’ ownership of the sitcom, any comeback could see the show switch broadcast networks. Speaking with reporters after his TCA panel for Fox’s “Proven Innocent,” Grammer hinted that NBC would not be interested.

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Kelsey Grammer Talks ‘Frasier’: Reboot Pitch Has To ‘Hit It Out Of The Park’- TCA

Today at TCA following the Fox Panel for his show Proven Innocent, Kelsey Grammer spoke about the reboot of Frasier, a story that Deadline broke last week.
Grammer is meeting with writers to hear pitches for a continuation of the hit comedy series whic…

Today at TCA following the Fox Panel for his show Proven Innocent, Kelsey Grammer spoke about the reboot of Frasier, a story that Deadline broke last week. Grammer is meeting with writers to hear pitches for a continuation of the hit comedy series which would take place in a different city. When Frasier ended its 264-episode run in 2004, the title character was seen leaving Seattle for Chicago. "We have no idea what happened to him after that," he said, "he was a…

Kelsey Grammer on ‘Frasier’ Reboot: ‘We Have To Make Sure It’s Going To Be Great’

TCA: The star also hints that a “Cheers” reboot has been discussed.

Kelsey Grammer is willing to entertain a return to the small screen as Frasier Crane, a role he played for two decades via “Cheers” and “Frasier.” But, he cautions, the idea of a “Frasier” reboot is still very much “in the early stages. I have a wonderful life. I played Frasier for 20 years. It might happen again, it might not.”

Crane warns that he’d only agree to revisit the character if it was a “really great” pitch.

“We just have to make sure it’s going to be a great show,” he told reporters on Thursday at the Fox portion of the Television Critics Association press tour, where he was there to promote his new network drama, “Proven Innocent.” “If it’s not a great show and we don’t hear a pitch that really hits it out of the park, it probably won’t happen.”

It’s all talk, and that includes where Frasier might be in this new iteration. As Grammer noted, when “Frasier” completed its run in 2004, the character was seen moving from Seattle to Chicago.

“We have no idea what happened to him after that,” he said. “He was a wonderful character to play.”

But is Grammer nostalgic for the role? Not exactly. “I don’t miss him necessarily because I’m playing some great stuff now and having a lot of fun,” he told reporters.

Of course, Frasier could always pop up on another reunion: “The idea of a Cheers reboot is something else that has crossed people’s minds,” he noted. “But I’m not in charge of that.”

Should “Frasier” return, Grammer wouldn’t necessarily be enticed by a short order. “Honestly, the work is great once you start doing it, multi-cam is fantastic, you have a great life and a good career at the same time,” he said. “There would be nothing wrong with doing a full-blown season if that were the case.”

Asked if he’d be able to entertain both a “Frasier” reboot and his new Fox series, Grammer added, “Networks have decisions to make about stuff like that. I don’t believe in exclusivity.”

CBS TV Studios owns “Frasier” and “Cheers,” and would shop a reboot should it come to pass. That might make CBS a natural home; the Eye network is also fielding a “Murphy Brown” reunion this fall. Grammer doesn’t think he’d end up at the old “Frasier” home, however: “I think NBC may not be interested, it might just go someplace else.” Perhaps a streaming service? “Possibly,” he said.

“Frasier” aired for 264 episodes between 1993 and 2004. David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee created the series based on the “Cheers” character.

After “Frasier,” Grammer has continued to alternate between comedy and drama; his recent series have included Amazon’s “The Last Tycoon” and Starz’s “Boss.” “There’s comedy in every drama, drama in every comedy,” he said.

‘Frasier’ Fans Torn Over Possible Reboot Without John Mahoney: ‘I Don’t See the Point’

“Frasier” fans were listening on Wednesday when news broke that the sitcom could be returning — and as it turns out, some of them were choking on those tossed salads and scrambled eggs.

Following reports that “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer, who played Dr. Frasier Crane on the beloved comedy from 1993 to 2004, is exploring a potential reboot, fans of the original show offered their thoughts on social media.

While there was no shortage of enthusiasts eager to see a return of the series, others expressed their reservations about the idea.

Also Read: Kelsey Grammer Is Taking Meetings on Possible ‘Frasier’ Reboot

Of the naysayers, a significant portion felt that any potential reboot would be missing a key component in the form of John Mahoney, who played gruff family patriarch Martin Crane on the original series, and who died in February at age 77.

“Not saying they should be put in prison immediately, but the people proposing bringing Frasier back without John Mahoney should definitely be on trial at the very least,” assessed one commenter.

“Look, I love Frasier. And I mean ADORE that show. But honestly? Without John Mahoney, I don’t see the point,” read another doubtful reaction.

Also Read: John Mahoney Remembered by His ‘Frasier’ Co-Star Jane Leeves: ‘The Dearest Sweetest Man I Have Ever Known’

“Frasier minus John Mahoney sounds kind of not great,” went another critique.

Blunter still was another commenter who wrote, “yes I heard abt the frasier reboot, no I am not excited. any version of frasier that does not include martin is 100% dogs–t and they can absolutely keep it.”

There were other reservations not involving the absence of Mahoney from a potential reboot. One commenter seemed to fear that Grammer’s conservative views would be injected into a reboot of the show.

Also Read: John Mahoney Mourned by Cameron Crowe, ‘Say Anything’ Co-Star John Cusack and More: ‘I Am Gutted’

“Sorry to burst any bubbles but a frasier reboot will 100 percent feature at least one episode of fraiser [sic] helping liberals get over ‘trump derangement syndrome,’” the concerned commenter wrote.

Another commenter brought up a number of practical issues with reviving a series that revolved around a psychiatrist-turned-radio host, such as that radio “doesn’t exist anymore” and that “American healthcare doesn’t allow anyone to seek out mental health treatment.”

“My only worry about a FRASIER reboot is that what was essentially a timeless show will go too topical in order to keep up with all the recent developments in opera,” read another reaction.

On the “yay” side of the aisle, there was “FRASIER IS THE ONLY REBOOT NEEDED.”

And also, “This is the greatest news! FRASIER!!” from none other than NBC News personality Megyn Kelly.

An insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the possible return of Dr. Frasier Crane is in the very early stages.

“Kelsey potentially wants to revive the project hence he is taking meetings with various writers,” the insider said, before cautioning that there’s not even discussions with CBS TV Studios at this point.

Not saying they should be put in prison immediately, but the people proposing bringing Frasier back without John Mahoney should definitely be on trial at the very least.

– Barrylad Approval Rate: 37% (@TheBarrylad) July 25, 2018

Look, I love Frasier. And I mean ADORE that show.
But honestly? Without John Mahoney, I don’t see the point.

– Albert Muller (@aj_macready) July 25, 2018

Frasier minus John Mahoney sounds kind of not great.

– Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) July 25, 2018

unless brubs mentioned it i’d literally forgotten that john died ugh how depressing. there definitely wouldn’t be a point in doing a frasier reboot without him. he was arguably the heart of the show.

– ??’-??’???’?bi-tastic (@tompettys) July 25, 2018

sorry to burst any bubbles but a frasier reboot will 100% feature at least one episode of fraiser helping liberals get over “trump derangement syndrome”

– David Grossman (@davidgross_man) July 25, 2018

Possible problems with a Frasier reboot:
-Radio doesn’t exist anymore
-American healthcare doesn’t allow anyone to seek out mental health treatment
-Frasier WILL get shot
-Eddie is in rehab
-The Space Needle got fat

– Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) July 25, 2018

My only worry about a FRASIER reboot is that what was essentially a timeless show will go too topical in order to keep up with all the recent developments in opera.

– Jeremy Woodcock (@jwPencilAndPad) July 25, 2018

FRASIER IS THE ONLY REBOOT NEEDED pic.twitter.com/g3CIhrPBfO

– Carrie Wittmer???????? (@carriesnotscary) July 25, 2018

“Good news, Frasier fans! Kelsey Grammer wants to do a reboot!”
Me, a Frasier fan: pic.twitter.com/F9VW0x6fro

– Brad Brown Returns (@BlasterNation) July 25, 2018

This is the greatest news! FRASIER!! https://t.co/OM71AEHNxE

– Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 25, 2018

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“Frasier” fans were listening on Wednesday when news broke that the sitcom could be returning — and as it turns out, some of them were choking on those tossed salads and scrambled eggs.

Following reports that “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer, who played Dr. Frasier Crane on the beloved comedy from 1993 to 2004, is exploring a potential reboot, fans of the original show offered their thoughts on social media.

While there was no shortage of enthusiasts eager to see a return of the series, others expressed their reservations about the idea.

Of the naysayers, a significant portion felt that any potential reboot would be missing a key component in the form of John Mahoney, who played gruff family patriarch Martin Crane on the original series, and who died in February at age 77.

“Not saying they should be put in prison immediately, but the people proposing bringing Frasier back without John Mahoney should definitely be on trial at the very least,” assessed one commenter.

“Look, I love Frasier. And I mean ADORE that show. But honestly? Without John Mahoney, I don’t see the point,” read another doubtful reaction.

“Frasier minus John Mahoney sounds kind of not great,” went another critique.

Blunter still was another commenter who wrote, “yes I heard abt the frasier reboot, no I am not excited. any version of frasier that does not include martin is 100% dogs–t and they can absolutely keep it.”

There were other reservations not involving the absence of Mahoney from a potential reboot. One commenter seemed to fear that Grammer’s conservative views would be injected into a reboot of the show.

“Sorry to burst any bubbles but a frasier reboot will 100 percent feature at least one episode of fraiser [sic] helping liberals get over ‘trump derangement syndrome,'” the concerned commenter wrote.

Another commenter brought up a number of practical issues with reviving a series that revolved around a psychiatrist-turned-radio host, such as that radio “doesn’t exist anymore” and that “American healthcare doesn’t allow anyone to seek out mental health treatment.”

“My only worry about a FRASIER reboot is that what was essentially a timeless show will go too topical in order to keep up with all the recent developments in opera,” read another reaction.

On the “yay” side of the aisle, there was “FRASIER IS THE ONLY REBOOT NEEDED.”

And also, “This is the greatest news! FRASIER!!” from none other than NBC News personality Megyn Kelly.

An insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the possible return of Dr. Frasier Crane is in the very early stages.

“Kelsey potentially wants to revive the project hence he is taking meetings with various writers,” the insider said, before cautioning that there’s not even discussions with CBS TV Studios at this point.

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Kelsey Grammer Is Taking Meetings on Possible ‘Frasier’ Reboot

We could have another reboot of a classic TV sitcom on our hands. Kelsey Grammer is exploring a potential reboot of “Frasier.”

An insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the possible return of Dr. Frasier Crane is in the very early stages.

“Kelsey potentially wants to revive the project hence he is taking meetings with various writers,” the insider said, before cautioning that there’s not even discussions with CBS TV Studios at this point.

CBS TV Studios declined to comment. Reps for Grammer did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Per Deadline, which first reported the news, the potential reboot would be different from other revivals “Will & Grace,” “Roseanne” and “Murphy Brown,” in that it wouldn’t simply be a continuation of the same story. It would see Grammer’s talk radio psychiatrist relocate to another city (something the character already has done before).

The show was produced by Grammer’s Grammnet Prods. and Paramount Network Television, CBS TV Studios’ predecessor.

“Frasier” aired on NBC for 11 seasons from 1993-2004 as part of NBC’s “Must See Thursday” comedy block. It was itself a spinoff of “Cheers,” which saw Dr. Frasier Crane move from Boston to Seattle. Grammer has played the character for 20 years between the two shows.

Due to CBS’ ownership of the sitcom, any comeback could see the show switch broadcast networks.

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John Mahoney, ‘Frasier’ Dad, Dies at 77

We could have another reboot of a classic TV sitcom on our hands. Kelsey Grammer is exploring a potential reboot of “Frasier.”

An insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the possible return of Dr. Frasier Crane is in the very early stages.

“Kelsey potentially wants to revive the project hence he is taking meetings with various writers,” the insider said, before cautioning that there’s not even discussions with CBS TV Studios at this point.

CBS TV Studios declined to comment. Reps for Grammer did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.

Per Deadline, which first reported the news, the potential reboot would be different from other revivals “Will & Grace,” “Roseanne” and “Murphy Brown,” in that it wouldn’t simply be a continuation of the same story. It would see Grammer’s talk radio psychiatrist relocate to another city (something the character already has done before).

The show was produced by Grammer’s Grammnet Prods. and Paramount Network Television, CBS TV Studios’ predecessor.

“Frasier” aired on NBC for 11 seasons from 1993-2004 as part of NBC’s “Must See Thursday” comedy block. It was itself a spinoff of “Cheers,” which saw Dr. Frasier Crane move from Boston to Seattle. Grammer has played the character for 20 years between the two shows.

Due to CBS’ ownership of the sitcom, any comeback could see the show switch broadcast networks.

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John Mahoney, 'Frasier' Dad, Dies at 77

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John Mahoney Remembered by His ‘Frasier’ Co-Star Jane Leeves: ‘The Dearest Sweetest Man I Have Ever Known’

“Frasier” star John Mahoney, who died Sunday at age 77, was remembered Monday by his co-star Jane Leeves as “the dearest sweetest man I have ever known.”

In a statement to TheWrap, Leeves, who played Daphne Moon on the NBC sitcom, said, “John was the dearest sweetest man I have ever known.”

The actress, who later reunited with Mahoney on the TVLand series “Hot in Cleveland,” added, “His wicked sense of humor, usually whispered in your ear or spoken just loud enough that only you could hear could bring you to tears. And his smile. Oh my god. He was lit from within.”

Also Read: John Mahoney, ‘Frasier’ Dad, Dies at 77

“How lucky I am to have had him in my life,” Leeves concluded. “I loved him so much and will miss him so terribly.”

Mahoney’s publicist confirmed the actor’s death to TheWrap on Monday, saying, “I am sad to confirm the Sunday, February 4th death of actor John Mahoney after a short illness in Chicago, Illinois. The family will issue a statement at a later date.”

Mahoney, who played cranky family patriarch Martin Crane on “Frasier,” was twice nominated for an Emmy award, and was also nominated for two Golden Globe awards. He portrayed the role from 1993 until the series’ end in 2004.

Also Read: John Mahoney Mourned by ‘Say Anything’ Co-Star John Cusack and More: ‘I Am Gutted’

Mahoney’s big-screen roles included “Moonstruck” and “Tin Men,” both released in 1987, and “Say Anything,” released in 1989.

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“Frasier” star John Mahoney, who died Sunday at age 77, was remembered Monday by his co-star Jane Leeves as “the dearest sweetest man I have ever known.”

In a statement to TheWrap, Leeves, who played Daphne Moon on the NBC sitcom, said, “John was the dearest sweetest man I have ever known.”

The actress, who later reunited with Mahoney on the TVLand series “Hot in Cleveland,” added, “His wicked sense of humor, usually whispered in your ear or spoken just loud enough that only you could hear could bring you to tears. And his smile. Oh my god. He was lit from within.”

“How lucky I am to have had him in my life,” Leeves concluded. “I loved him so much and will miss him so terribly.”

Mahoney’s publicist confirmed the actor’s death to TheWrap on Monday, saying, “I am sad to confirm the Sunday, February 4th death of actor John Mahoney after a short illness in Chicago, Illinois. The family will issue a statement at a later date.”

Mahoney, who played cranky family patriarch Martin Crane on “Frasier,” was twice nominated for an Emmy award, and was also nominated for two Golden Globe awards. He portrayed the role from 1993 until the series’ end in 2004.

Mahoney’s big-screen roles included “Moonstruck” and “Tin Men,” both released in 1987, and “Say Anything,” released in 1989.

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Fans and TV critics are mourning the loss of “Frasier” star John Mahoney, who died Sunday at 77.

“Say Anything” co-star John Cusack, who appeared with Mahoney in the 1989 teen film, tweeted to say he was a “great actor” and a “lovely kind human.”

“Any time you saw him you left feeling better – RIP John,” Cusack wrote on Monday.

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“I’ve not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor,” tweeted casting director Jeff Greenberg. “We were all blessed to have spent 11 glorious years together.”

“I am gutted. To me, he will always be Diane Court’s dad,” said EW executive editor Carla Sosenko. “To my parents, he will always be acclaimed stage actor John Mahoney.”

Mahoney was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for his role as Martin Crane on “Frasier,” and twice again at the Golden Globes.

See more reactions below.

Great actor – lovely kind human -any time you saw him you left feeling better – RIP John … https://t.co/jHXPHm1dEb

— John Cusack (@johncusack) February 5, 2018

John Mahoney lived down the street from my parents in suburban Chicago. I ran into him more times than I can count…I can’t begin to describe how kind he was in a 280 character tweet. A wonderful man has passed away at 77 which seems far too young in this case. pic.twitter.com/QThy1VHLXT

— Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) February 5, 2018

The great John Mahoney passed away today at age 77. I’ve not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor. We were all blessed to have spent 11 glorious years together. pic.twitter.com/hn3SZwuEy4

— Jeff Greenberg (@JeffGreenbergCD) February 5, 2018

We’re watching Fraiser from the beginning and I’m blown away by John Mahoney. I’m positive I did not sufficiently appreciate his performance at the time. He’s the emotional core of this series. pic.twitter.com/gFaakXDVab

— Mirrorverse Mason (@discountcompost) February 5, 2018

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Oh no!! Frasier is a comic masterpiece and John Mahoney was magnificent in that role. What a loss https://t.co/7uYjP3xnPt

— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) February 5, 2018

That’s so sad. Frasier was such a wonderful series & John Mahoney helped root it in reality. Thanks for so much pleasure. RIP. https://t.co/rCFIpKvh3c

— Gyles Brandreth (@GylesB1) February 5, 2018

RIP John Mahoney. My family loved FRAISER and he was always one of our favorites pic.twitter.com/58tg1jhfQV

— Ian Brill (@ibrill) February 5, 2018

Today is a sad day. https://t.co/mgPhlgTKTv

— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 5, 2018

John Mahoney, R.I.P. More than just a sitcom star, he was a stage actor of the highest distinction whom I reviewed several times, always with admiration and delight. I grieve at his passing: https://t.co/tZRR5IYW6x

— Terry Teachout (@terryteachout) February 5, 2018

The strength of John Mahoney: Likable in all his roles. Even as the crooked dad defrauding the elderly in “Say Anything,” you still loved his performance. #RIPJohnMahoney

— Jonah Freedman (@jonahfreedman) February 5, 2018

John Mahoney will always be pugnaciously loyal Black Sox skipper Kid Gleason in Eight Men Out to me. RIP, sir. pic.twitter.com/acvCzpmWBF

— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) February 5, 2018

my thoughts are with @bransonreese who loves Frasier and John Mahoney and John Mahoney on Frasier as much as I love Grey’s Anatomy and Sandra Oh and Sandra Oh on Grey’s Anatomy, which is to say, so much a doctor would be concerned

— Nicole Silverberg (@nsilverberg) February 5, 2018

I am gutted. To me, he will always be Diane Court’s dad. To my parents, he will always be acclaimed stage actor John Mahoney. https://t.co/sAmBtVQrZW

— carla sosenko (@carlasosenko) February 5, 2018

This one’s for you, John Mahoney. pic.twitter.com/iB8MiZdDFv

— carla sosenko (@carlasosenko) February 5, 2018

“The city is almost like a person to me,” Mahoney said, also in 2004. “I can’t tell you why my heart is so full of Chicago, but it’s where I want to be. When I’m not here, I’m not as happy.” #RIP https://t.co/vMUbjkRIC2

— Trilbe Wynne (@trilbe) February 5, 2018

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Fans and TV critics are mourning the loss of “Frasier” star John Mahoney, who died Sunday at 77.

“Say Anything” co-star John Cusack, who appeared with Mahoney in the 1989 teen film, tweeted to say he was a “great actor” and a “lovely kind human.”

“Any time you saw him you left feeling better – RIP John,” Cusack wrote on Monday.

“I’ve not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor,” tweeted casting director Jeff Greenberg. “We were all blessed to have spent 11 glorious years together.”

“I am gutted. To me, he will always be Diane Court’s dad,” said EW executive editor Carla Sosenko. “To my parents, he will always be acclaimed stage actor John Mahoney.”

Mahoney was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for his role as Martin Crane on “Frasier,” and twice again at the Golden Globes.

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John Mahoney, Beloved ‘Frasier’ Father, Dies at 77

He passed away in hospice care yesterday.

John Mahoney has died at age 77, reports TMZ. The actor, best known for playing Martin Crane on “Frasier” for the show’s entire 11-season run, passed away while in hospice care in Chicago. Mahoney won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance on the long-running sitcom and was also nominated for two Golden Globes and two Emmys.

Born in Blackpool, England on June 20, 1940, Mahoney was the seventh of eight children. He spent his early years in Manchester, returning to the city of his birth to escape the bombing during World War II; he became an American citizen in 1959 after joining the United States Army. It wasn’t until his late 30s that Mahoney began pursuing acting, a life-changing decision encouraged by John Malkovich. Prior to his work on “Frasier,” Mahoney appeared in such films as “Tin Men,” “Eight Men Out,” “Say Anything…,” “Barton Fink,” and “The Hudsucker Proxy.”

Martin Crane was much less refined than his two sons, played by Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce, preferring his recliner and beloved dog Eddie to their more sophisticated concerns; their dynamic was a vital element of “Frasier’s” success.

Mahoney was also a prolific voice actor, and following his time on “Frasier” he appeared on “In Treatment,” “Burn Notice,” and “Hot in Cleveland,” among others.

“I’m an aberration,” he once said of his success. “With me, it was all the stars aligning at exactly the right time. There was so much luck involved.”

John Mahoney, ‘Frasier’ Dad, Dies at 77

John Mahoney, who played family patriarch Martin Crane on the NBC comedy “Frasier,” died Sunday, according to multiple media reports.

In addition to playing small-screen dad to Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce), Mahoney’s many other credits include “Hot in Cleveland” and “In Treatment.”

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Born June 20, 1940 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, Mahoney cut his teeth with stage work before moving on to film and television.

For his portrayal of Martin Crane, Mahoney was twice nominated for an Emmy award, and was also nominated for two Golden Globe awards. He portrayed the role from 1993 until the series’ end in 2004.

Mahoney’s big-screen roles included “Moonstruck” and “Tin Men,” both released in 1987.

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John Mahoney, who played family patriarch Martin Crane on the NBC comedy “Frasier,” died Sunday, according to multiple media reports.

In addition to playing small-screen dad to Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce), Mahoney’s many other credits include “Hot in Cleveland” and “In Treatment.”

Born June 20, 1940 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, Mahoney cut his teeth with stage work before moving on to film and television.

For his portrayal of Martin Crane, Mahoney was twice nominated for an Emmy award, and was also nominated for two Golden Globe awards. He portrayed the role from 1993 until the series’ end in 2004.

Mahoney’s big-screen roles included “Moonstruck” and “Tin Men,” both released in 1987.

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From Wags to Riches: 9 of TV’s Most Famous Dogs (Photos)

Hollywood’s most famous dogs on TV

 

Giggy, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump’s Pomeranian, is perhaps one of TV’s most pampered pups, with his own personal chef and Twitter account. He has become such a fan favorite that he now makes his own red carpet appearances, rich owner in tow.

 

Gidget, the 12-pound chihuahua known for the ubiquitous catchphrase, “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” was propelled to stardom after landing the lucrative fast-food campaign in the late ’90s. She also starred as Bruiser’s mom in 2003’s “Legally Blonde 2” alongside Reese Witherspoon.

Brigitte, a five-year-old French bulldog “actress,” best known for her role as Stella on ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family,” won Best Dog in a Television Series at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards in 2012. Yes, that’s a thing.

Even though Sadie isn’t exactly a TV star, Oprah Winfrey‘s cocker spaniel has been mentioned so many times on her show, she’s almost as famous as her gazillionaire owner. In 2009, Dogtime.com reported that Oprah set aside $30 million for her five dogs, including Sadie.

Cookie Frankel, “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel’s dog, has more than 25,000 followers on Twitter. The Lhasa apso gets regular massages and is constantly fed antioxidant-rich carrots. “Everyday is a spa day for her,” Bethenny has said.

“Million Dollar Listing” star Fredrik Eklund insists his miniature dachshund, Fritzy, needs a big living room to play in. But Eklund is realistic, insisting he would never spend more than $2 million on his dog’s digs. Moderation is key, people.

Pal, the original Lassie, made $4,000 a week in 1954 or $51,000 in today’s world. Lassie has since been played by 10 generations of Pal’s descendants.

Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie on “Frasier,” earned a cool $10,000 per episode. In total, Eddie earned $3.2 million in his 11-year run. He also received more fan mail than any of his costars! Fun fact: Eddie’s biological son, Enzo, took over the role after his dad retired.

Flame Jr., also known as Rin Tin Tin IV, starred in the TV hit ABC show “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” from 1954-59. The famed dog was responsible for  increasing the popularity of German shepherds as family pets and was nominated for the American Humane Association’s PATSY Award for animal performers.

Famous dogs on TV

 

Hollywood’s most famous dogs on TV

 

Giggy, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump’s Pomeranian, is perhaps one of TV’s most pampered pups, with his own personal chef and Twitter account. He has become such a fan favorite that he now makes his own red carpet appearances, rich owner in tow.

 

Gidget, the 12-pound chihuahua known for the ubiquitous catchphrase, “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” was propelled to stardom after landing the lucrative fast-food campaign in the late ’90s. She also starred as Bruiser’s mom in 2003’s “Legally Blonde 2” alongside Reese Witherspoon.

Brigitte, a five-year-old French bulldog “actress,” best known for her role as Stella on ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family,” won Best Dog in a Television Series at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards in 2012. Yes, that’s a thing.

Even though Sadie isn’t exactly a TV star, Oprah Winfrey‘s cocker spaniel has been mentioned so many times on her show, she’s almost as famous as her gazillionaire owner. In 2009, Dogtime.com reported that Oprah set aside $30 million for her five dogs, including Sadie.

Cookie Frankel, “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel’s dog, has more than 25,000 followers on Twitter. The Lhasa apso gets regular massages and is constantly fed antioxidant-rich carrots. “Everyday is a spa day for her,” Bethenny has said.

“Million Dollar Listing” star Fredrik Eklund insists his miniature dachshund, Fritzy, needs a big living room to play in. But Eklund is realistic, insisting he would never spend more than $2 million on his dog’s digs. Moderation is key, people.

Pal, the original Lassie, made $4,000 a week in 1954 or $51,000 in today’s world. Lassie has since been played by 10 generations of Pal’s descendants.

Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie on “Frasier,” earned a cool $10,000 per episode. In total, Eddie earned $3.2 million in his 11-year run. He also received more fan mail than any of his costars! Fun fact: Eddie’s biological son, Enzo, took over the role after his dad retired.

Flame Jr., also known as Rin Tin Tin IV, starred in the TV hit ABC show “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” from 1954-59. The famed dog was responsible for  increasing the popularity of German shepherds as family pets and was nominated for the American Humane Association’s PATSY Award for animal performers.

Famous dogs on TV

 

From Wags to Riches: 9 of TV’s Most Famous Dogs (Photos)

Hollywood’s most famous dogs on TV

 

Giggy, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump’s Pomeranian, is perhaps one of TV’s most pampered pups, with his own personal chef and Twitter account. He has become such a fan favorite that he now makes his own red carpet appearances, rich owner in tow.

 

Gidget, the 12-pound chihuahua known for the ubiquitous catchphrase, “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” was propelled to stardom after landing the lucrative fast-food campaign in the late ’90s. She also starred as Bruiser’s mom in 2003’s “Legally Blonde 2” alongside Reese Witherspoon.

Brigitte, a five-year-old French bulldog “actress,” best known for her role as Stella on ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family,” won Best Dog in a Television Series at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards in 2012. Yes, that’s a thing.

Even though Sadie isn’t exactly a TV star, Oprah Winfrey‘s cocker spaniel has been mentioned so many times on her show, she’s almost as famous as her gazillionaire owner. In 2009, Dogtime.com reported that Oprah set aside $30 million for her five dogs, including Sadie.

Cookie Frankel, “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel’s dog, has more than 25,000 followers on Twitter. The Lhasa apso gets regular massages and is constantly fed antioxidant-rich carrots. “Everyday is a spa day for her,” Bethenny has said.

“Million Dollar Listing” star Fredrik Eklund insists his miniature dachshund, Fritzy, needs a big living room to play in. But Eklund is realistic, insisting he would never spend more than $2 million on his dog’s digs. Moderation is key, people.

Pal, the original Lassie, made $4,000 a week in 1954 or $51,000 in today’s world. Lassie has since been played by 10 generations of Pal’s descendants.

Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie on “Frasier,” earned a cool $10,000 per episode. In total, Eddie earned $3.2 million in his 11-year run. He also received more fan mail than any of his costars! Fun fact: Eddie’s biological son, Enzo, took over the role after his dad retired.

Flame Jr., also known as Rin Tin Tin IV, starred in the TV hit ABC show “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” from 1954-59. The famed dog was responsible for  increasing the popularity of German shepherds as family pets and was nominated for the American Humane Association’s PATSY Award for animal performers.

Famous dogs on TV

 

Hollywood’s most famous dogs on TV

 

Giggy, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump’s Pomeranian, is perhaps one of TV’s most pampered pups, with his own personal chef and Twitter account. He has become such a fan favorite that he now makes his own red carpet appearances, rich owner in tow.

 

Gidget, the 12-pound chihuahua known for the ubiquitous catchphrase, “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” was propelled to stardom after landing the lucrative fast-food campaign in the late ’90s. She also starred as Bruiser’s mom in 2003’s “Legally Blonde 2” alongside Reese Witherspoon.

Brigitte, a five-year-old French bulldog “actress,” best known for her role as Stella on ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family,” won Best Dog in a Television Series at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards in 2012. Yes, that’s a thing.

Even though Sadie isn’t exactly a TV star, Oprah Winfrey‘s cocker spaniel has been mentioned so many times on her show, she’s almost as famous as her gazillionaire owner. In 2009, Dogtime.com reported that Oprah set aside $30 million for her five dogs, including Sadie.

Cookie Frankel, “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel’s dog, has more than 25,000 followers on Twitter. The Lhasa apso gets regular massages and is constantly fed antioxidant-rich carrots. “Everyday is a spa day for her,” Bethenny has said.

“Million Dollar Listing” star Fredrik Eklund insists his miniature dachshund, Fritzy, needs a big living room to play in. But Eklund is realistic, insisting he would never spend more than $2 million on his dog’s digs. Moderation is key, people.

Pal, the original Lassie, made $4,000 a week in 1954 or $51,000 in today’s world. Lassie has since been played by 10 generations of Pal’s descendants.

Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie on “Frasier,” earned a cool $10,000 per episode. In total, Eddie earned $3.2 million in his 11-year run. He also received more fan mail than any of his costars! Fun fact: Eddie’s biological son, Enzo, took over the role after his dad retired.

Flame Jr., also known as Rin Tin Tin IV, starred in the TV hit ABC show “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” from 1954-59. The famed dog was responsible for  increasing the popularity of German shepherds as family pets and was nominated for the American Humane Association’s PATSY Award for animal performers.

Famous dogs on TV