Logo for Season 11 of the Frasier television series.
|Creator(s)||David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee|
|Country of origin||USA|
Frasier is an American situation comedy that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, from 16 September 1993 to 13 May 2004. The program was created and produced by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee (as Grub Street Productions) in association with Paramount Television. A spin-off from another half-hour sitcom, Cheers, Frasier stars Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane.
At the beginning of the series, Crane returns to his hometown of Seattle following the break up of his marriage and his life in Boston (which was covered in the series Cheers). His plans for his new life as a bachelor are complicated when he is obliged to take in his father, ex-police officer Martin Crane (John Mahoney), who had to retire after being shot in the line of duty. A frequent visitor to their apartment is Frasier's effete younger brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce), a fellow psychiatrist. Numerous running jokes and themes develop throughout the series. Chief among them are the class and familial conflicts among Frasier, Niles and Martin. The two sons, who possess fine tastes, intellectual interests and rather high opinions of themselves, frequently clash with their blue-collar, down-to-earth father. However, despite their being similar in personality, interests and sensibilities, the relationship between Frasier and Niles is no less turbulent. They have an intense sibling rivalry and their jealousy of each other and petty attempts at one-upmanship drive many of the plots.
- Adapted from the Wikipedia article on Frasier.