Frasier Enlists Patricia Heaton for Season 2 Arc

It’s the Back to You reunion we’ve all been waiting for.

Patricia Heaton will reunite with former co-star Kelsey Grammer during Season 2 of Paramount+’s Frasier revival. According to our sister site Deadline, Heaton will play Holly, who is described as “down-to-earth, unpretentious and openly mocking of overly-intellectual types. A Boston native who tends bar at upscale restaurants and events, Holly is extraordinarily comfortable with both who and where she is in life, a quality that the always-climbing, always-reaching Frasier finds as alien as he does attractive.”

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Grammer and Heaton go way back. The two previously played a pair of local TV news anchors on Back to You, which ran for one, strike-shortened season on Fox, in 2007 and 2008. Twelve years later, they reunited on Heaton’s short-lived CBS sitcom Carol’s Second Act; Grammer was introduced as Carol’s ex-husband in the Season 1 finale, with the hopes of recurring in Season 2. Alas, Carol’s Second Act didn’t see a second season.

'Frasier' Season 2 Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton & Kelsey Grammer in Fox’s Back to You (2007-08) 20th Century Fox Film Corp./Everett Collection

As previously reported, the Frasier revival has enlisted original series star Peri Gilpin to reprise her role as Roz Doyle, Dr. Crane’s former KACL sidekick, on a recurring basis in Season 2. The multi-cam has also cast Greer Grammer (Awkward) as Roz’s daughter Alice, and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) as Monica, older sister to Toks Olagundoye’s Olivia.

Frasier Season 2 does not yet have a release date.

Heaton, of course, is no stranger to the multi-cam format. She earned two Emmys for her turn as Debra Barone on the CBS classic Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005), which was followed by Back to You (2007-08). A nine-season stint as star of ABC’s The Middle (2009-18) was followed by her aforementioned return to CBS in Carol’s Second Act (2019-20).

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