A Stage Version of Cheers Is in the Works

Here’s something to raise a glass to: Cheers is bound for the stage.

For fans missing their weekly trip to the bar “where everybody knows your name,” one of the legendary sitcom’s stars has exciting news.

“You know,” John Ratzenberger, who played postal worker Cliff Clavin on the sitcom, told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles premiere of Inside Out, “I just got an email yesterday that CBS is planning a stage show of Cheers.’”

5 Things We Learned About Cheers from John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger, aka Cliff Clavin from Cheers, did a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) Monday, and in between personal tidbits (his favorite color is “blush red”) and career trivia (did you know he was in The Empire Strikes Back? We didn’t), there were some great lesser-known facts about the long-running NBC

John Ratzenberger's Last Call on Dancing With the Stars

John Ratzenberger left Dancing With the Stars like a gentleman on Tuesday night – without complaint and with a lady on his arm.

The 60-year-old, silver-haired actor, who’d taken merciless teasing about his age all season, nodded and smiled quietly when he and partner Edyta Sliwinska were eliminated from the ABC dance competition.

Cheers's Cliff to Join Dancing with the Stars

Now a new generation of viewers will know his name: Former Cheers star John Ratzenberger will join the cast of Dancing with the Stars, ABC announced Friday on Good Morning America.

Ratzenberger, who played Cliff Clavin on the popular barroom sitcom for 11 seasons, will take the place of actor Vincent Pastore, who dropped out of the competition earlier this week, claiming that the show’s physical demands were too rigorous.