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Writer/Exec-Producer Peter Casey Talks Creating Frasier
Thursday, December 07, 2006 - reddit
Casey was a writer for Cheers, and co-created, produced, and wrote for character spin-off Frasier. In the first of a three part post, he talks about a series premise that was vastly different to the show that made it on the air.
Kelsey wasn’t particularly interested in continuing the character of Frasier either, so we came up with a new concept. Kelsey would play this very high-brow, eccentric multi-millionaire publisher (think Malcom Forbes) in New York who was paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident. He would run his publishing empire from his bed in his fabulous Manhattan penthouse. His live-in nurse would be a very street smart, dedicated Hispanic woman (we pictured Rosie Perez) who would be a thorn in his side, but bring out the humanity in him.Part 2 has already been posted here. Keep an eye on Ken's blog for a third part to be posted soon.
Kelsey liked it, Paramount hated it.
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