Before 'Frasier' , there was 'Cheers'
The character of Frasier Crane began life on the very successful US sitcom 'Cheers' , created by Glen Charles, Les Charles and James Burrows. Set in and around the 'Cheers' bar in Boston, the show followed the lives of the staff and regulars of 'Cheers' including Sam Malone (played by Ted Danson), Carla (Rhea Perlman), Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger), Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson), Norm Peterson (George Wendt) and many more. 'Cheers' first opened it's doors on 30th September 1982 on NBC, and was first seen here in the UK on Channel 4 on the 4th February 1983. At the beginning of the third season, Diane returns from the sanatorium with Dr Frasier Crane, the staff psychiatrist there, in tow and they fall in love and get engaged, only for Diane to jilt Frasier at the altar. Despite this, he returned to Boston and saw his love life improve after he meets and falls in love with fellow psychiatrist Dr Lilith Sternin before getting married and having a child together, Frederick Crane.