Blast from the past: There is a Night Court sequel in the works.
Night Court, the legal sitcom, aired nine seasons on NBC from 1984-1992. Now, nearly three decades later, it's been reported that the network and an original cast member are developing a sequel to the TV series. Here's what we know so far.
Night Court: A new TV show sequel is in development
Deadline today reported that NBC has a "follow-up" to Night Court in development. Original cast member John Larroquette, 73, is attached to reprise his role as "Dan Fielding," while the series will centre on judge "Abby Stone," the daughter of the now deceased judge "Harry Stone," originally played by Harry Anderson—who sadly passed away in 2018.
According to Deadline, the show follows judge "Stone" as she "follows in her father's footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics." The main role as "Abby Stone" has not yet been cast.
The report adds that Big Bang Theory actress Melissa Rauch is on to executive produce and "initiated" the project herself after being a fan of the show. Larroquette is also on to produce, while Dan Rubin of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is penning the show, which is still in development.
Night Court TV show returning nearly 30 years later
Night Court was a popular legal sitcom that aired nine seasons (1984-1992) with main cast members Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson, Markie Post, and Marshie Warfield. It was a Top-10 rated series for two seasons and Larroquette—who's now returning—was a four-time Emmy winner while on the show.
Stay tuned for more on the return of Night Court, which sounds as if it has plenty of talent backing the project. You can also see where the original cast of Night Court is today here.