Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton are in talks to star as duelling news anchors in a new sitcom.
The half-hour show is being created by Grammer's Frasier producer Christopher Lloyd and JUST SHOOT ME producer STEVEN LEVITAN.
ACTION NEWS revolves around the re-teaming of two local news anchors, to be played by Heaton and Grammer.
Grammer has been weighing the idea of a TV comeback for several months and has produced several series at US network CBS since his hit show ended its run.
Former Everybody Loves Raymond star Heaton is currently appearing in the off-Broadway play THE SCENE in New York City.