Kelsey Grammer has signed on to direct CBS’ multicamera comedy pilot Vince Uncensored, which stars Michael Chiklis. The project, from veteran sitcom writer Phoef Sutton, Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and Warner Bros. TV, centers on a man (Chiklis) who, after a life-changing experience, decides to take a more honest approach to his life, work and family.
While best known for his TV starring roles, mainly his 20-year stint as Dr. Frasier Crane on NBC’s Cheers and Frasier, Grammer has also been active behind the camera, directing TV comedy series and pilots. He helmed 37 episodes of Frasier and has directed four pilots, one of which, Out of Practice, went to series. In 1999, he received a DGA nomination for directing the “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz” episode of Frasier. Grammer spent the last year on Broadway starring in the revival of La Cage aux Folles, which earned him a Tony nomination. He next stars and executive produces the Starz drama series Boss.