Why Ted Danson Doesn’t Want a ‘Cheers’ Reboot

While many shows have been rebooted in recent years, Ted Danson has no interest in bringing back the iconic series Cheers.While visiting Late Night on Tuesday, the actor said that he has no plans to participate in a Cheers reboot. “It’d be a bunch of people in their 70s in a bar going, ‘What? What? A horse walked into a what?'” he explained.

“Maybe Cheers, the old age home,” Danson said. After the audience cheered at the idea, Danson said, “Don’t worry. It won’t happen to you.”

The actor referred to a joke Seth Meyers made earlier in the episode about many ’80s stars becoming bad people, including Bill Cosby. “The reason why Cheers became a top-10 show was because of The Cosby Show,” said Danson. “It just elevated everything.”

“It was a great show and it’s a horrible thing that he did, not my place to vote on that, but the show had other actors and it was an amazing show,” he said of The Cosby Show. “I think it’s okay to say that.”

Meyers agreed, saying of the show’s legacy, “You know, it’s not at the top of the list at the price that’s been paid by the awful things that he did, but it is strange that this thing now will be forever tarnished.”

Earlier in the interview, the two discussed the time Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen spent with Meyers’ 2-year-old son a pig racing event. “Mini, mini pigs in a race,” said Danson. “And they even had a trough that had water in it, so they’d race a couple of times then jump in and race and the motivation was a plate, truth, of Oreos.”

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