Ted Danson Explains Why Cheers Reunion Isn’t Likely Despite Lovely Emmys Bit

LOS ANGELES — Fans hoping for a “Cheers” reunion may have to keep waiting, despite the cast’s appearance together at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards. Ted Danson, one of the show’s stars, mentioned that he had recently seen his former co-stars, sparking speculation about a potential reunion. However, Danson quickly dismissed the idea, citing a clash of opinions among the older cast members.

The Emmy Awards reunion included Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, Kelsey Grammer, and George Wendt. Notably absent were Woody Harrelson and Shelley Long, who left the show after its fifth season. Rumors of a feud between Danson and Long have circulated in Hollywood.

Danson explained that Harrelson couldn’t attend the reunion as he was performing in a play in London, but he praised Harrelson’s performance. Despite the absence of key cast members, Danson described the reunion as “lovely.”

The cast appeared at the Emmys in a reconstructed Bull & Finch pub, evoking nostalgia for the beloved show. Anthony Anderson, the Emmys host, played a role in bringing the cast together on stage.

Although fans may still hope for a “Cheers” reunion, it seems unlikely given the cast’s current circumstances and differing opinions. “Cheers” aired for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993, leaving a lasting impact on television history.