His producer Roz Doyle (Gilpin) is very different from Frasier in many ways.
She is working class, has cheap tastes and, at least early in the series, has superficial relationships with many men.
The main show featured a "street smart" Hispanic live-in nurse who would clash with the main character.Grammer ultimately agreed to star in a Cheers spin-off, but the producers set the new show as far from Boston as possible to prevent NBC from demanding that other characters from the old show make guest appearances on the new show during its first season.Martin Crane was based on creator Casey's father, who spent 34 years with the San Francisco Police Department.The creators suggested to NBC that they'd like to cast someone like Mahoney, to which NBC told them if they could get Mahoney, they could hire him without auditions.The Crane sons, who possess expensive tastes, intellectual interests, and high opinions of themselves, frequently clash with their blue-collar, Average Joe father.
The brothers' close relationship is often tense, and their sibling rivalry intermittently results in chaos.The record has since been surpassed in animation by the voice cast of The Simpsons, and in live action by Richard Belzer's portrayal of John Munch on the series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.Grammer was briefly the highest paid television actor in the United States for his portrayal of Frasier, while Jane Leeves was the highest paid British actress.Pierce returned as Cecil for the second time (the first since Frasier had concluded) alongside Grammer in the 2007 episode "Funeral for a Fiend". In the Season 2 episode "Unseparated at Birth" and Season 3 episode "Funeral Crashers", Mahoney guest stars as a waiter smitten with Betty White's character.Gilpin appears in the episode "I Love Lucci (Part 1)", and Tom Mc Gowan (who played Kenny Daly) appears in "Love Thy Neighbor" as a casting director.One element of the original concept that was carried over was the live-in health-care provider which would be for Frasier's father.