Kelsey Grammer Now Part of ABC's 'Empire'
The multiple Emmy winner has signed on to
The show marks Grammer's first role in a single-camera comedy after more than two decades of playing Dr. Frasier Crane on multi-camera shows like "Cheers" and "Frasier." This past season he starred in
"Roman's Empire" is based on a BBC2 show that debuted in the U.K. last year. It's told through the eyes of Leo (Nick Thune, "Knocked Up"), a guy who can't escape the grasp of Roman Pretty (Grammer) and his family even after he breaks up with Roman's daughter (Christine Woods, "Welcome to the Captain").
The pilot has also cast Carla Gallo ("Carnivale," "Undeclared") and Laura Leigh as Roman's other daughters and Zachary Knighton ("Life on a Stick") as the boyfriend of one of them.
Al Higgins ("Malcolm in the Middle") is writing the pilot and will executive produce with