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.