‘Night Court’ is Back! NBC orders pilot w/John Larroquette & Melissa Rauch

NBC has handed out a formal pilot order to "Night Court", a sequel of its Emmy-nominated comedy series with original star John Larroquette being joined by "Big Bang Theory" alum Melissa Rauch.

The new "Night Court" is based on the original series and revolves around Abby Stone (Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone (the late Harry Anderson),who is following in her father's footsteps as she presides over a Manhattan arraignment court and its oddballs and cynics, including former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (Larroquette, who reprises his Emmy-winning role).

"Night Court" ran as part of NBC's Thursday lineup from 1984-92. Larroquette took home four Emmys playing Fielding, with the show also earning three best comedy nominations.

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