Paramount’s New Streaming Service is Rebooting a Fleet of Your ’90s Faves

Seventeen years after signing off the air, Frasier Crane is still listening.

The iconic ’90s sitcom Frasier is being rebooted for ViacomCBS’ new streaming service Paramount+. Kelsey Grammer will be reprising his role on the show, though there’s no word what supporting cast members will return for the new series, or even what the updated premise will be.

But rest assured, “the revival will have everything you love about the original: coziness, great writing, and of course, a cast led by Kelsey Grammer,” ViacomCBS said in an announcement. 

The Frasier reboot is actually part of an intriguing content mix for the new streaming service. Paramount+ will have a massive content catalog at launch, including 2,500 movies, 1,000 live sporting events (including the NFL, SEC football, March Madness and PGA), around-the-clock news (including new shows like 60 Minutes+) and 30,000 TV episodes.

But it’s the plans for original programming that make Paramount+ interesting. In the works are extensions of current hit shows, including Yellowstone spinoffs, Y:1883 and 6666, as well as Reno 911! The Hunt For QAnon, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and The Weekly Show With Trevor Noah, which will be taking on HBO’s This Week Tonight With John Oliver and the highly anticipated new John Stewart show coming to AppleTV+. Popular films and franchises are also getting the TV series treatment, like The Italian Job, Flashdance and Halo.

And for those of you longing for the ’90s, you’ll have way more than just the Frasier reboot to scratch your nostalgic itch. Paramount+ will have a new era of MTV’s Unplugged, Yo! MTV Raps and VH-1’s Behind the Music. Even a live-action remake of Dora the Explorer is in the works, as well as reality shows like Road Rules and The Real World: Homecoming: New York. 

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There will even be new Beavis & Butthead movie.

While the last thing we all need is another paid streaming service, the plans for original content do make Paramount+ intriguing, and like Peacock and Hulu, there will be an option for a less expensive, ad-supported tier. Paramount+’s ad-free premium plan will be $9.99 per month starting March 4, and an ad-supported plan will be $4.99 per month starting in June.

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