Now that the 11-year run of Frasier has finally ended, look for a new spin-off called Niles and Daphne.
The new series will star David Hyde Pierce and Jane Leeves as the happily married couple from Frasier. John Mahoney (Martin) and Wendie Malick (Ronee) also star on the sitcom, which will be seen on NBC in the same Tuesday night slot that Frasier once occupied.
Kelsey Grammer will serve as executive producer, and he'll also continue to set the record as the longest-running character in television history. "Frasier Crane is coming back," a jubilant Grammer told the press at a news conference. In the final Frasier episode, Grammer's character accepted a new radio host position in San Francisco, so expect him to come back to Seattle during the holidays.
Niles and Daphne may also add a new character: Tanya Searcy, the more successful twin sister of notorious freeloader Lynn on Girlfriends, which is also executive-produced by Grammer. When Persia White was presented with the new character, her response was: "Damn, I must be really good!"
Tanya will be written in as a receptionist at the psychiatrist's office where Niles works.