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Kelsey Grammer is reportedly exploring a potential reboot of Frasier that would move his iconic character, Dr. Frasier Crane, to a new city.

Grammer, who also executive produced Frasier, is fielding interest on a reboot and is meeting with writers, Deadline reported.

"Kelsey potentially wants to revive the project hence he is taking meetings with various writers," an insider said in a statement to The Wrap.

The revival is being envisioned as a reboot that would differ from the recent returns of Will & Grace and Roseanne by not continuing the plot of Frasier. The reboot would involve the title character relocating out of Seattle where Frasier took place.

Grammer first portrayed Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers, which took place in Boston. The character then moved to Seattle in Frasier, a spinoff of Cheers that ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004.

Frasier also starred David Hyde as Frasier's brother Niles Crane, John Mahoney as Frasier's father Martin Crane, Jane Leeves as housekeeper Daphne Moon and Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle, Frasier's radio show producer.

Mahoney died at the age of 77 in February. "He was my father. I loved him," Grammer said at the time.

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'Deadwood' movie in the works, HBO confirms
Production on a film follow-up to HBO's three-season western Deadwood is scheduled to begin in October, the network said Wednesday.

The Hollywood Reporter said Casey Bloys, the cable network's president of programming, announced that the movie is tentatively slated to debut next spring.

Deadwood creator David Milch wrote the screenplay for the project and Daniel Minihan is set to direct it.

"All of these people have worked very hard to get this together. We are thrilled. It has been a logistics nightmare getting schedules lined up, but we are there and it is green lit," Bloys told those gathered at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, according to TVGuide.com.

The show, which wrapped in 2006, starred Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Kim Dickens, John Hawkes, Robin Weigert, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Paula Malcomson and Brad Dourif.

"Back in the saddle again #deadwood @hbo," Dickens captioned a photo of her from the original series that she posted on Instagram.


AMC: Chris Hardwick will return as 'Talking Dead' host
Television personality Chris Hardwick is heading back to work at AMC, the network announced Wednesday.

The comedian was suspended last month from hosting the shows Talking Dead and Talking with Chris Hardwick -- and was replaced as a high-profile moderator at San Diego Comic-Con -- after ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra accused him in a blog post of abusive behavior.

Hardwick said he and his former partner were not good for each other, but denied any wrongdoing.

"Following a comprehensive assessment by AMC, working with Ivy Kagan Bierman of the firm Loeb & Loeb, who has considerable experience in this area, Chris Hardwick will return to AMC as the host of Talking Dead and Talking with Chris Hardwick. We take these matters very seriously and given the information available to us after a very careful review, including interviews with numerous individuals, we believe returning Chris to work is the appropriate step," AMC said in a statement to Variety Wednesday.

Deadline.com reported Hardwick is expected to resume his Talking Dead duties for the analysis program's Aug. 12 premiere after the mid-Season 4 debut of Fear The Walking Dead.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, a frequent guest on Hardwick's shows, filled in for him during his suspension.


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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton 'intending' to be in '9 to 5' sequel
Jane Fonda is still developing a sequel to hit 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5 that she intends to star in alongside original cast members Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton.

"My role is as an executive producer, and I'm working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers," Fonda said Wednesday at the Television Critics Association panel for her new HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts.

"Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it," she continued.

The original film remains one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time earning an adjusted take of $356 million, noted The Hollywood Reporter. Fonda, Tomlin and Parton starred in the film which tackled sexual harassment in the workplace.

Fonda says the sequel will again take place at the office of Consolidated Companies and could expand on the themes presented in the first film along with how technology has affected the workplace.

"I'm sorry to say the situation is worse today," she said. "Today a lot of the workforce is hired by an outside company. Who do you talk to if you have a problem?"

Fonda, when asked about sexual harassment in the workplace today, stated that she sees the situation improving. "I do think sexual harassment will tend to drop," she said. "Guys are scared."

Development on a sequel to 9 to 5 began in 2018 with Rashida Jones being tapped to pen a script along original screenwriter Patricia Resnick.

Fonda, Tomlin and Parton has remained friends since starring the first film, with Fonda and Tomlin co-starring together in Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.


Cher, Lin-Manuel Miranda among 2018's Kennedy Center honorees
Cher, Reba McEntire, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail have been selected as this year's Kennedy Center honorees, the organization announced Wednesday.

Also to be recognized for their contributions to art and entertainment are Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire.

A star-studded tribute to the honorees is scheduled to air Dec. 26 on CBS.

"I am so honored to be one of this year's #KCHonors recipients along with @cher, Philip Glass, @WayneShorter and an Honors distinction for @HamiltonMusical & its co-creators. Can't wait to see you all in DC!" McEntire wrote in her own post.

The Kennedy Center Honors recognizes exceptional artists who make an impact on culture.

Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein offered praise for this year's honorees.

"Cher is the consummate star, wowing generations of fans with her distinctive voice, blockbuster albums and glittering on-screen presence; Philip Glass is a modern-day Mozart whose works across opera, symphony, chamber music and film define contemporary music and simply transfix us; country songstress Reba McEntire has inspired us over five decades with her powerhouse voice and music that conveys heartfelt, heartwarming honesty; Wayne Shorter is a seminal artist, defying categorization while carrying forward the mantle of jazz; and the creators of Hamilton have literally and figuratively changed the face of American culture with daringly original, breathtakingly relevant work," he said.

"The Cabinet is headed to DC. Honored honored honored," Miranda tweeted after hearing the news.

Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter said the United States is a leader globally for "creative instincts and artistic courage."

"This year's slate of honorees represents the pinnacle of our nation's originality and the rich mosaic of diverse perspectives and art forms that have come to define who we are as a people," she said.

The 2017 Kennedy Center honorees were Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, Norman Lear and Lionel Richie.


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Which 'Deadpool' star is developing a 'Home Alone' revamp 'Stoned Alone'?

Ryan Reynolds is developing a new film that reimagines holiday staple Home Alone as a more mature comedy titled Stoned Alone.

Reynolds is producing through his Fox-based Maximum-Effort studio and may potentially star in the comedy which will be directed by Augustine Frizzell (Never Goin' Back), Variety reported.

The film, scripted by Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider based on an idea by Fox's Matt Reilly, follows a 20-something man who misses the plane for a holiday trip and then decides to get high. The man then discovers that thieves have broken into his house whom he tries to fight off, Deadline reported.

Home Alone, a Christmas classic released by Fox in 1990, featured a similar, more kid-friendly premise where Macaulay Culkin thwarted a pair of thieves after he was accidentally left behind at home for the holidays.

Reynolds, who was last seen in Deadpool 2, will next be appearing in Detective Pikachu. Frizzell is also helming a high-school drama for HBO titled Euphoria.