EXCLUSIVE: The new Night Court has founded a dream duo. In the sequel to the classic legal comedy series, which has been heating up for a pilot assignment at NBC for several weeks, Melissa Rauch and the original series co-star John Larroquette learn to repeat the role of Emmy winner.
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This marks the first TV role since The Big Bang Theory for Rauch, the driving force behind the restart, who originally only served as Executive Producer for Warner Bros TV but decided to star after reading the script. NBC and WBTV officials declined to comment.
Written / extensively produced by Dan Rubin based on the original series by Reinhold Weege. At the center of the night court with multiple cameras is the non-apologetic optimistic judge Abby Stone (Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone who follows in her father’s footsteps presides the night shift of a court in Manhattan and tries to keep the crew from special balls and cynics, in particular to bring order to the former District Attorney of the Night Court, Dan Fielding (Larroquette).
The original Night Court, which aired nine seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1992 and received three Emmy nominations for the Outstanding Comedy Series, followed the trial during the night shift of a Manhattan district court, which was directed by a young, unorthodox judge, Harold, ” Harry ”, was directed. T. Stone. He was played by Harry Anderson, who died in 2018 at the age of 65. Abby is a newly created character who wasn’t part of the original show.
Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch produce through their production company After January, which is based on Warner Bros. TV. Produced after January in collaboration with WBTV, which was also the studio behind the original series. As part of her company’s WBTV deal, Melissa Rauch reached out to the studio about the Night Court IP while growing up a fan of the show believing a new incarnation might work fine today.
Rauch comes from Warner Bros TV’s The Big Bang Theory blockbuster comedy series, which aired on CBS for 12 seasons. She recently appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat alongside Meryl Streep. Rauch starred, produced and wrote, with husband Winston Rauch, The Bronze – the official opening film of the Sundance Film Festival, released by Sony Pictures Classics. She produced, wrote (with Winston) and starred in a stage production of a political satire titled The Secret Lunches by Chelsea & Ivanka at Joe’s Pub in NYC. It will again be looked after by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Gang, Tire, Ramer, Brown & Passman.