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‘Night Court’ is Getting a Revival

NBC’s Night Court is the latest series to be getting the revival treatment. Reinhold Weege’s 1984-1992 legal comedy garnered 31 Emmy nominations across its nine seasons, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series, and it’ll hope to replicate that success in a new era. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Dan Rubin will write and executive produce this new incarnation of the smash hit. 

Per Deadline, the revival will focus on “unapologetic optimist” judge Abby Stone, a new character not seen in the original series, as she tries to make order of the chaos that ensues amongst the inhabitants of a Manhattan arraignment court, with colorful characters on both sides of the law. Abby is the daughter of former series lead Harry Stone, who was played by the late Harry Anderson. Anderson passed away in 2018 at the age of 65. John Larroquette, who won four Emmys for his role as prosecutor Dan Fielding, will return to co-star and produce. 

The project was brought to the studio by The Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch, who is on board as executive producer. Rauch, a childhood fan of the original series, has no plans to act in the project, leaving the casting of new lead Abby a question mark for the time being. 


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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