Night Court Sequel in Development With John Larroquette Returning as Dan Fielding
A Night Court sequel series is currently in development at NBC, according to Deadline, with John Larroquette (The Practice, The Good Fight) reprising his Emmy-winning role as Dan Fielding.
Based on the original series created by Reinhold Weege, the multi-camera Night Court centers on the unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone, daughter of the late Harry Stone, who 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 (Larroquette).
Larroquette is also attached to produce the series, which is written and executive produced by Dan Rubin (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) will executive produce for Warner Bros. TV alongside Winston Rauch via their After January banner. After January is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The original series aired on NBC for nine seasons from 1984 to 1992. Night Court earned three Emmy nominations and followed the proceedings during the night shift of a Manhattan municipal court, led by a young, unorthodox judge, Harold “Harry” T. Stone who was played by the late Harry Anderson.