NBC Launching ‘Night Court’ Reboot in 2022-23 Season

by Joe Rutland

Are you ready to laugh at courtroom proceedings, late-night style? There’s good news. NBC is bringing back Night Court next season.

An article from Deadline spells out the details.

After launching its midseason schedule on Friday, Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television, and Streaming, confirmed the show is coming back.

“We love Night Court and really do believe in it,” Rovner tells Deadline. “It will be on next year’s schedule.”

‘Night Court’ Reboot Will Have Melissa Rauch In Starring Role

This reboot will star Melissa Rauch of The Big Bang Theory. She’s also an executive producer on the show.

Rauch plays Abby Stone, daughter of late judge Harry Stone, played by Harry Anderson in the original series. She’s an optimist judge and rules the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court.

She becomes the third actress from The Big Bang Theory to oversee a new project.

Kaley Cuoco released her show, The Flight Attendant, earlier in 2021.

Mayim Bialik recently announced a reboot of Blossom, the show that made her a household name in the 1990s.

Bialik has been busy, too. She is one of the hosts on Jeopardy! that producers decided upon in the wake of the death of Alex Trebek.

Meanwhile, she’s got another sitcom in Call Me Kat. According to Deadline, this show returns for a second season on Jan. 9, 2022. Call Me Kat is on FOX.

Now, this second season of Call Me Kat debuts almost a year since its debut.

John Larroquette Comes Back To Play Dan Fielding In Updated Show

Rauch is the driving force behind the new Night Court series as well as its star. Originally, she was set to executive produce the project. However, she later decided to take on the lead role.

Back for more laughs is John Larroquette, who reprises his role as prosecutor Dan Fielding. Larroquette also is a producer on the sitcom.

The original NBC series Night Court ran for nine seasons. It starred Anderson, Larroquette, Charles Robinson, Markie Post, Richard Moll, Selma Diamond, and Marsha Warfield.

Sadly, in recent years, Anderson, Robinson, and Post have died. Diamond died after Season 2.

Post died after a four-year cancer battle.

Warfield, in a social media post, says that out of respect for Post’s family, she didn’t want to say anything publicly until she saw it in the press.

“Though our recent communications were limited to social media exchanges, I had no idea she was ill,” Warfield said. The actress-comedian also said she’s not surprised that Post didn’t “let on” about what she was going through. Post didn’t want anyone to worry, according to Warfield. 

Keep your eyes open, Outsiders, for this reboot of Night Court. It is back in session one more time.