HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Stewart, best known
for his work as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Paramount Television's long-running
syndicated drama series "The Next Generation," as well as his work in the Star
Trek feature films and in blockbuster films such as "The X-Men" and "X-Men 2"
will guest star as a "potential" love interest for Frasier Crane. The episode
entitled "The Doctor is Out" will air on Tuesday, September 30 on NBC.
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In the episode, Stewart portrays Alistair Braithwaite, head of the Seattle
Opera Guild and one of the most acclaimed Opera directors in the world.
Frasier admires Alistair immensely and would do almost anything to know him.
Meanwhile, Frasier ducks into a local gay bar in an effort to determine if
Roz's new boyfriend is gay and after being spotted, is "outed" on his radio
show. Alistair learns of Frasier's humiliation and, having been in a similar
situation, comforts him after running into him in Cafe Nervosa. Frasier, so
impressed by Alastair, continues a close friendship with him living out his
dream of being one half of a major "power couple" even though Alastair's
feelings for him have become more than just friends.
FRASIER is a Grub Street Productions production in association with
Paramount Television Production Division and is filmed before a studio
audience at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Paramount Television Production is part of the Viacom Entertainment Group,
which includes Paramount Motion Picture Group, Paramount Television
Production, Paramount Worldwide Television Distribution, Simon & Schuster and
Paramount Enterprises (which is comprised of Paramount Parks, Famous Players
Inc., Paramount's interest in United Cinemas International, Famous Music
Publishing, Consumer Products and Paramount Digital Entertainment).
Viacom Entertainment Group is part of the entertainment operations of
Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA), one of the world's largest entertainment and media
companies, and a leader in production, promotion, and distribution of
entertainment news, sports and music.
SOURCE Paramount Television Production Division