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Melissa Rauch, John Larroquette Signed On For Night Court Sequel Series

May 2, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Night Court

The Night Court sequel series is a moving ahead, with Melissa Rauch and John Larroquette set to star in the prospective show. Deadline reports that the revival of the classic 1980s legal sitcom is set to bring back Larroquette in his role as Dan Fielding, with Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) set to play optimist judge Abby Stone. Abby is the daughter of the late Harry Stone, played by the late Harry Anderson in the original series.

The site notes that Rauch was originally set to only executive produce but decided to take the lead role when she read the script for the pilot. The series is not yet officially ordered but is said to be nearing a pilot order at NBC. It is written and executive produced by Dan Rubin, based on the original series created by Reinhold Weege.

The original series ran for nine seasons from 1984 to 1992 and earned several Emmy nominations, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series. Larroquette won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.