Cheers 30th Anniversary reunion
The cast of Cheers gathered for a dinner to mark the 30th Anniversary since the show first aired.
Earlier this week the cast of Cheers gathered for a dinner to mark the 30th Anniversary since the show first aired.
Hosted by the show’s creators, James Burrows, Glen Charles and Les Charles, in attendance were Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Bebe Neuwirth and Rhea Perlman.
Absent were Woody Harrelson and Kelsey Grammer, both out of town on business. Harrelson was shooting The Hunger Games sequel on location while Grammer was in London, promoting Boss.
Cheers ended after 11 seasons. Forty million viewers tuned in for the final episode in the US in 1993. Over its long run, the show earned 28 Emmys, four of them for Best Comedy. By the end of its run, an amazing 26 million viewers were still tuning in.
“You really put us on the map,” Danson told Long at the reunion Dinner. “And this is not my opinion. This is everybody’s. We hadn’t seen a character like Diane Chambers for years … You really put ‘Cheers’ on the map with your astounding performance.”
“I was not looking for a sitcom, because the philosophy at that point was that you had to make a choice: Were you going to do movies or TV? You couldn’t cross over,” Long has previously said. “Then this script came along, and it was the best TV script I’d ever read.”
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