Night Court is again in session: NBC has formally handed a pilot order to a follow-up sequence to the ’80s comedy hit, with Big Bang Theory alum Melissa Rauch set to star, TVLine has realized.
Rauch will play “unapologetic optimist” Abby Stone, the daughter of Judge Harry Stone, who was performed by the late Harry Anderson within the unique 1984-92 NBC comedy. (Anderson handed away in 2018.) Abby “follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night time shift of a Manhattan arraignment court docket and tries to carry order to its crew of oddballs and cynics,” per the official synopsis.
Plus, unique co-star John Larroquette will reprise his function as sleazy lawyer Dan Fielding — though he’s since moved on from the night time shift; the synopsis describes Fielding because the “former night time court docket prosecutor.” (Larroquette received 4 consecutive Emmys for the function from 1985 to 1988.) Dan Rubin (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Happy Endings) will function author and govt producer on the sequel sequence.
“My intention was purely to be behind the digital camera on this venture, however my plans shortly modified after falling in love with the unbelievable script from the good thoughts of Dan Rubin,” Rauch mentioned in a press release. “I couldn’t be extra thrilled to hitch forces with Dan, the immense expertise that’s John Larroquette, and the 2 powerhouse establishments of comedy which can be NBC and Warner Bros. to carry Night Court again to tv.”
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