Night Court is being restarted at NBC. Just under three decades after the original show ended, the network has officially placed a pilot order for a sequel series. The confirmation of the pilot order follows an earlier report in December that Night Court restart happened. While there are many other shows on the way to NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, the plan is for Night Court restart is to be broadcast on NBC.
The new Night Court sequel series is produced by Melissa Rauch, the actress best known for her role as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz in the popular comedy series Big Bang theories. She is also set to star as judge Abby Stone, daughter of judge Harry Stone, who was played by the late actor Harry Anderson in the original Night Court. John Larroquette is also on board to repeat his role as prosecutor Dan Fielding.
Originally, Melissa Rauch had no intention of showing up Night Court when she stepped into the project in a producer role. Things changed as the series began to come together thanks to the script written by series writer and co-executive producer Dan Rubin (The unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Rauch took her role as judge Abby Stone and could not help but take the role of her next big TV role after her run on Big Bang theories.
“My intention was solely to stand behind the camera on this project, but my plans changed quickly after falling in love with the incredible script from Dan Rubin̵
The original Night Court was created by Reinhold Weege, which aired for nine seasons between 1984 and 1991. It was set during the night shift at a municipal court in Manhattan led by a young, unorthodox judge, Harry T. Stone (Harry Anderson). One of the more popular shows of its era, it was consistently recognized during the awards season, which includes frequent Emmy nominations over the years. Larroquette managed to win for unique supporting role in a comedy series on four separate occasions for his role in the show.
Earlier, Harry Anderson, Markie Post and Charles Robinson repeated theirs Night Court roles for a particular look at 30 Rock. In the episode called “The One with the Cast of Night Court,” Larroquette’s character is mentioned, though he does not physically appear. Unfortunately, Anderson will not be able to return to the sequels when he died in 2018. There is still no word on Post, Robinson or any other original Night Court stars will be back for restart along with Larroquette.
From now on, it is unclear when the pilot will start filming, or when NBC will ideally look to premiere the new Night Court should it be ordered for series. This news comes to us from TheWrap.
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