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David Hyde Pierce shared his thoughts on the recent Frasier reboot after deciding not to reprise his role as Niles Crane.

Fans of the original series, a spin-off of Cheers, were devastated when it was confirmed that the actor, who starred as the younger brother of Kelsey Grammer's titular character for 11 years, would not return in any capacity.

Although Anders Keith landed the role of his son, mentions of Niles and Daphne Crane (Jane Leeves) were fleeting in the first season.

In a new interview, David revealed his decision to leave the show, despite Kelsey's pleas, while also expressing his opinion on how the series developed.

“I never really wanted to go back,” he told LA Times. 'It's not like I said, 'Oh, I don't want to do that again.' I loved every moment. It's just that I wanted to do other things.

'And when we started talking about the reboot, I had just started on the TV show Julia and I was working on a musical and I was going to do another musical, not this one.

David Hyde Pierce played Niles Crane to perfection in Frasier (Photo: CBS)

'And I thought, 'I don't want to commit to a show and not be able to do things like that.'

'And I also thought, 'They don't really need me.' Frasier has moved to a new world. They have new characters. And I think I'm right. It's going very well. And the new people they have are great.

Although David and Jane did not appear in the Paramount+ episodes, some of their former co-stars jumped at the chance to reunite with Kelsey.

Bebe Neuwirth joined the chaos in a mid-season issue, effortlessly reprising her role as Frasier's ex-wife Lilith Sternin.

Dayid Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane and Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane in Frasier

David revealed that he would not reprise his role alongside Kelsey Grammer (Photo: CBS)

Peri Gilpin made a brief cameo as Roz Doyle in the finale, traveling to Boston to spend Christmas with her former colleague.

When we last saw Roz, she had been promoted to station manager at KACL, remaining in Seattle while her best friend traveled to Chicago to begin a romance with Charlotte (Laura Linney).

Opening up about stepping back into Roz's shoes after years, the actress joked about the possibility of returning in the future.

Peri Gilpin as Roz in Frasier

Peri Gilpin recently made a cameo appearance as Roz (Photo: Paramount+)

“It was fun to revisit and it felt really good. I didn't expect it to not happen, but I was really surprised by how great it was to be there again,” she told The Wrap.

'I really love this character. So I would love to do that [again]. It just depends on what happens next.

We need to make this happen immediately!

Frasier is available to stream on Paramount+ now.

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