Frasier's Rival Returns
The Geena Davis Show
's Kim Coles
will reprise her role as Dr. Mary the rival radio personality Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer
) loves to hate on Frasier
's Dec. 12 episode. As fans will recall, Dr. Mary launched her talk radio career by nearly stealing the shrink's gabfest right out from under him.
"Dr. Mary wasn't evil. Frasier just gave her an opportunity and she ran a little too far with it," Coles jokes to TV Guide Online. "This time, Frasier's station brings me back, gives me my own show and then I co-host the Seattle Christmas parade with him."
But Coles who first gained fame as Living Single's sassy Synclaire is quick to point out that Frasier's far from ready to kiss and make up. "He still has issues with Dr. Mary," she says, "because she's popular and people just seem to love her. And she's just loving life and having a good time, so she doesn't even realize she takes over the way she does."
Speaking of competition, NBC's Frasier airs opposite Geena Davis's lead-in on ABC, Dharma & Greg. "But Geena was fine letting me out to do this episode," admits Coles. "I don't know if they'll let me out for a whole lot more, but it's a real delight to get to do this again."