Night Court is again in session: NBC has formally handed a pilot order to a follow-up collection to the ’80s comedy hit, with Big Bang Theory alum Melissa Rauch set to star, TVLine has discovered.
Rauch will play “unapologetic optimist” Abby Stone, the daughter of Judge Harry Stone, who was performed by the late Harry Anderson within the authentic 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 courtroom and tries to convey order to its crew of oddballs and cynics,” per the official synopsis.
Plus, authentic co-star John Larroquette will reprise his function as sleazy legal professional Dan Fielding — though he is since moved on from the night time shift; the synopsis describes Fielding because the “former night time courtroom prosecutor.” (Larroquette gained 4 consecutive Emmys for the function from 1985 to 1988.) Dan Rubin (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Happy Endings) will function author and government producer on the sequel collection.
“My intention was purely to be behind the digicam on this undertaking, however my plans rapidly modified after falling in love with the unimaginable script from the good thoughts of Dan Rubin,” Rauch mentioned in a press release. “I could not be extra thrilled to affix forces with Dan, the immense expertise that’s John Larroquette, and the 2 powerhouse establishments of comedy which might be NBC and Warner Bros. to convey Night Court again to tv.”