Look out, Don Cannon. Here comes Frazier!
Today's New York Times has a story about new shows coming out this fall. One stars the guy who played Dr. Frazier Crane, along with the wife from Everybody Loves Raymond. Oh. And it stars Pittsburgh:
Fox’s “Back to You” also uses tried and true stars. With its homely title, it’s a vintage-looking multicamera sitcom about a Pittsburgh newsroom. There’s very little to suggest it’s cool. But in the preview Thursday, the quippy, wide-faced stars — Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton, both hyperaccomplished in prime time — seemed genuinely to irritate each other, in the kind of fast, feisty scenes with real payoff that TV stars like this couple can reliably deliver. If “Back to You” fails with this pedigree, the conventional sitcom really should be buried. (Please? Can we agree to that?)
Might be interesting to see what role the city would play, at least in the background.
I haven't been this excited since Mr. Belvedere.
UPDATE; Here's the show's official website. Check out that skyline! And a warning to those predisposed to be defensive: The story line is that a Pittsburgh newsman rose through the ranks in the 90s. Meaning that he got to leave Pittsburgh and go on to bigger and better things. But has now been forced to return to our humble little 'burgh.