Night court is in session again: NBC officially awarded a pilot order for the next series to the comedy hit of the 80’s The Big Bang Theory alum Melissa Rauch is a star, TVLine has learned.
Rauch will play the “irreconcilable optimist” Abby Stone, the daughter of Judge Harry Stone, who was played by the late Harry Anderson in the original NBC comedy from 1984 to 1992 (Anderson died in 2018) Abby “follows in his father’s footsteps, as he presides over the night shift of the Manhattan Court of Inquiry and tries to bring order to his crew of strange balls and cynics, ”according to the official synopsis.
Plus, original colleague John LaRockett will reprise his role as a filthy lawyer, Dan Fielding ̵
“My intention was purely to stand behind the camera of this project, but my plans changed quickly after I fell in love with the incredible script from Dan Rubin’s brilliant mind,” Rauch said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more excited to join forces with Dan, the great talent who is John Laroquette, and the two comedy institutions that are NBC and Warner Bros.” Night court back to television. “