Night Court is back in session.
After thirty years since the final episode of Night Court aired, a new court with a new cast and one returning member aired on NBC.
Melissa Rauch replaced the lovable Harry Anderson in the judge role as she navigates through a courtroom sitcom that includes India de Beaufort, Lacretta, Kapil Talwalkar, and John Larroquette as Dan Fielding.
Here is the official description of the show:
The eternally optimistic Abby Stone follows in the footsteps of her revered late father, Judge Harry Stone, as she takes on the challenge of overseeing the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court.
Abby always sees the best in people, and her passion for justice is undeniable. In her quest to bring order and dignity to the court and reign in its colorful crew of oddballs, she enlists former night court district attorney Dan Fielding to serve as the court’s public defender. Still exceedingly self-confident, Fielding must adjust to a new boss and a new job—defending the downtrodden. And, beneath his arrogant demeanor, there is an empathetic side to Fielding that Abby is determined to unearth.
They both must contend with Olivia, the court’s officious assistant district attorney. Driven and ambitious, she views the night court as a stepping stone on her way to bigger things. Neil is the court’s neurotic clerk who loved that his job came with low expectations—that is, until a new idealistic judge showed up looking to push him out of his comfort zone.
Rounding out the staff is Donna “Gurgs” Gurganos, the night court’s sharp-witted bailiff. Gurgs takes her job very seriously and is fiercely protective of her night court colleagues.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta was on the red carpet at the NBCUniversal presentation for the Television Critics Association 2023 to speak with Melissa Rauch, John Larroquette, Kapil Talwalkar, and Lacretta. He spoke with the cast about the updated comedy and following the beloved series of the 1980s.
Night Court airs on NBC on Tuesdays at 8/7c. The premiere episode was on January 17.
Watch the exclusive interviews with Melissa Rauch, John Larroquette, Kapil Talwaker, and Lacretta below. Let us know what you think of the interviews.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, NBC