Kelsey Grammer is making his way back to the small screen.
According to TV Line, the veteran actor has joined upcoming Fox drama, Proven Innocent in a recast.
He will replace Brian D’Arcy James as Gore Bellows on the show which is penciled in for a midseason launch.
The official logline for Proven Innocent reads:
Focuses on a wrongful conviction firm led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice.
The team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were “proven” guilty.
The leader’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name, and national celebrity.
While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies— one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. She defends others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.
It sure looks like one of the most promising new series of the 2018-19 TV season, and that's in large part due to the talented cast.
Grammer joins a roster that already includes Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Nikki M. James, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith, Clare O’Connor, Francis Guinan, Persia White, Shanesia Davis, Karin Anglin and Caitlin Mehner.
Kelsey is probably most well-known for his series regular roles on both Cheers and Frasier, which are both widely regarded as two of the best comedy series ever made.
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