NBC is moving forward in its revival of sitcom “Night Court”, which originally aired on NBC for nine seasons – from 1984 to 1992. Based on the original created by Reinhold Weege, the “Night Court” sequel series will star “The Big Bang Theory’s” Melissa Rauch as “unapologetic optimist” Abby Stone, the daughter of Judge Harry Stone (played by the late Harry Anderson). Abby 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, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (played again by Emmy Award winner John Larroquette).
Rauch is also an executive producer on the Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television and After January Productions co-production, alongside writer Dan Rubin (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Happy Endings”), Winston Rauch and pilot director Pamela Fryman. Larroquette will also carry a producer title.
Also featured in the cast of the new “Night Court” are Ana Villafañe (“Younger”), Lacretta and Kapil Talwalkar” (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”).