‘Night Court’ Sequel Series in Development at NBC With John Larroquette, Melissa Rauch

Joe Otterson
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A sequel series to “Night Court” is in development at NBC, Variety has confirmed.

The followup to the classic sitcom will see original series star John Larroquette return as Dan Fielding. “Big Bang Theory” alum Melissa Rauch is attached as an executive producer on the series.

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The new multi-cam show would follow unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone, daughter of the original series character Harry Stone, as she follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court. She tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Fielding (Larroquette). Harry Stone was played by Harry Anderson in the original series. Anderson passed away in 2018.

Dan Rubin is attached to write and executive produce the project. Rauch and her husband Winston Rauch will executive produce under their After January Productions banner. Larroquette will produce in addition to starring. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

“Night Court” was created by Reinhold Weege. It ran on NBC from 1984-1992 for nine seasons and nearly 200 episodes. The series won seven Emmys throughout its run, including four for Larroquette in the best supporting actor in a comedy category.

This is one of several followups, reboots, and revivals currently in the works at NBC. It was previously announced that the network was developing a series version of the film “Finding Forrester,” while Variety exclusively reported in October that a series based on “Fried Green Tomatoes” starring Reba McEntire is also in development. Most recently, Variety exclusively reported that the network’s pilot based on the film “Night School” was not moving forward.

Deadline first reported the “Night Court” news.

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