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Say Cheers to the Frasier Reboot With First Trailer

Plus: John Carpenter haunts the suburbs and Brie Larson teaches some Lessons in Chemistry.
  • Kelsey Grammer and Jack Cutmore-Scott in Frasier (Photo: Paramount+)
    Kelsey Grammer and Jack Cutmore-Scott in Frasier (Photo: Paramount+)

    We think we hear the blues a-callin’, which can only mean one thing: Paramount+ has released the first trailer for its Frasier reboot. The erudite radio psychiatrist will find himself back in his adopted home of Boston, once more doing his best to fit in with the hoi polloi (and fail miserably at it).

    It’s actually been a big week for trailers, as programmers rush to prove there’s still something left in the pipeline — they could also, you know, just pay writers and actors what they’re worth and let everyone get back to work — and preview their seasonal offerings. After the jump, you’ll find previews for Big Mouth Season 7, a new Goosebumps show, and Apple TV+’s adaptation of Lessons in Chemistry.

    Best trailer for the week of September 11: Frasier, premieres October 12 on Paramount+

    What could bring Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) back to Boston, years after he left that city to start over in his hometown of Seattle, after which he decided to move to Chicago to be with matchmaker Charlotte (Laura Linney)? From the looks of the trailer, an overwhelming desire to repair his relationship with his son Freddy (Jack Cutmore-Scott), now the kind of blue-collar guy who would have made his grandpa Martin (the late John Mahoney) proud.

    It won’t be easy, even if Frasier manages to rent the apartment across the hall from his son’s, and pick up where he left off in terms of drinking with the regular folk. But he won’t be entirely on his own — his old buddy Alan Cornwall (Nicholas Lyndhurst, originating the role) will frequent the same pub (please let it be called Cheers 2 U), and it looks like Frasier will also hit it off with Freddy’s girlfriend Eve (The Boys’ Jess Salguiero). Though Frasier’s greatest ally Niles (David Hyde Pierce) — who, let’s face it, is also probably his biggest foe — will be missing in action, we can look forward to seeing Bebe Neuwirth, Peri Gilpin, and Jane Leeves reprise their roles.

    Honorable Mention: John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams, premieres October 13 on Peacock

    John Carpenter first pierced the veil of suburbia with Halloween, and now he’s back with a six-episode anthology that will explore “true tales of terror that took place in seemingly perfect American hometowns.” And yes, in addition to directing one of the episodes, he’s also composing the series's original score.

    Honorable Mention: Lessons in Chemistry, premieres October 13 on Apple TV+

    The Office alum Lee Eisenberg is the producer behind this limited series adaptation of Bonnie Garmus’ massively popular 2022 novel Lessons in Chemistry, but Brie Larson provides the face and heart of the show. She stars as Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant woman whose dreams of a career in science are trampled by a bunch of stodgy old sexists, who then uses the only platform afforded to her — a cooking show — to demonstrate just how wrong they were. Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away With Murder) and Lewis Pullman (of the upcoming Salem’s Lot adaptation) co-star.

    Honorable Mention: Big Mouth Season 7, premieres October 20 on Netflix

    Megan Thee Stallion makes her Big Mouth debut in this date announcement video, hitting it off with Connie the Hormone Monstress (Maya Rudolph) and hinting that things are getting “real sexy” in Season 7. It’s far from the “Bongos” singer’s first TV appearance; she also co-starred in Starz’s P-Valley and Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

    TOPICS: Frasier, Apple TV+, Netflix, Paramount+, Peacock, Big Mouth, John Carpenter's Suburban Screams, Lessons in Chemistry, Brie Larson, John Carpenter, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Thee Stallion