Night Court, the famous courtroom comedy has been given a follow-up to season order by NBC.
The multi-camera sitcom, from Outmatched and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt co-EP Dan Rubin and Melissa Rauch of The Big Bang Theory, was in the works in December, according to reports. It received a pilot order in May and will now be seen on television.
The multi-camera Night Court is inspired by Reinhold Weege’s original show and follows outspoken optimist judge Abby Stone (Rauch). She is the daughter of the late Harry Stone and presides over the night duty of a Manhattan arraignment court, attempting to restore order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, following in her father’s footsteps. Former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding is one of them, with Larroquette resuming his role.
Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch executive produce through their After January production firm, with Rubin exec producing as well. Larroquette is a producer for Warner Bros. Television’s, Universal Television’s, and After January’s half-hour comedy.
Pamela Fryman directed and executive produced the pilot, which also stars Ana Villafae (Younger), Lacretta, and Kapil Talwalkar from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
Night Court is Rauch’s first post-Big Bang Theory TV job since she was the main driver behind the remake and contacted Warner Bros. Television about the Night Court IP, where she has a contract.
It seems to be unclear if Night Court will debut in the 2021/22 broadcast season or the 2022/23 broadcast season. In May, Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television, and Streaming, announced that pilot pick-ups might run in the midseason of 2021-22 or be carried over to the next season.
Night Court joins Morena Baccarin and Ryan Michelle Bathe’s drama project The Endgame, which was also given a series order previously.