Kelsey Grammer, best known for his comedic work as Dr. Frasier Crane on NBC’s “Cheers” and “Frasier,” will be returning to broadcast TV in a dramatic role. Fox announced that Grammer has joined the cast of the upcoming legal drama “Proven Innocent.”
Grammer replaces Brian d’Arcy James in the role of Gore Bellows, described in the Fox announcement as “a hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state’s attorney, who goes up against an underdog legal team committed to reopening investigations to exonerate the innocent who were ‘proven’ guilty.”
The series, from “Empire” co-creator Danny Strong and David Elliot, is scheduled to premiere at midseason.
Here’s the full announcement from Fox, with additional details about the show.