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Everything to Know About the New Night Court on NBC

Night Court is back in session!

Melissa Rauch as Abby Stone, John Larroquette as Dan Fielding in Night Court

All rise: Night Court is back in session and returning to NBC with a continuation of the beloved comedy. 

The original Night Court had a nine-season run from 1984 to 1992, focusing on the night shift of the Manhattan municipal court. The series centers around the court's eccentric staff, wacky court cases, and the endlessly hilarious legal practices of Judge Harry T. Stone (late Harry Laverne Anderson). Night Court was a critical success, scoring 31 Emmy nominations and seven wins throughout its nine seasons. 

With Night Court's revival, fans of the original series have their eyes peeled for information about which characters may be returning and what cases will be gracing the Manhattan municipal courtroom. Here's everything we know about the new Night Court

What is the new Night Court about?

Rather than a reboot of the original, the new Night Court will be a continuation of the original story, this time starring Judge Harry Stone's daughter, Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch), taking the reins as Judge in the courtroom. Episodes will follow a similar formula to the original Night Court as Abby and her courtroom staff tackle the day's most complicated and kooky cases that make their way to the night shift. 

Was Night Court a spin-off of Cheers?

Because of their critical acclaim and popularity at the same time of release, many confuse Night Court as a spin-off to the hit NBC comedy Cheers. However, Night Court is not a spin-off but an original series that also aired on NBC during its original run. 

Who is in the remake of Night Court?

The new Night Court series will feature an all-new cast making up the night shift staff, with Rauch leading the way as Abby. The cast includes Melissa Rauch, John Larroquette, India de Beaufort, Kapil Talwalkar and Lacretta.

Is Richard Moll in the new Night Court?

Many who watched the original Night Court fell in love with Richard Moll in his role as Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon. Bull, a gentle giant with the iconic catchphrase "Ohh-kay" was a longtime fan favorite, so it makes sense for viewers to wish for his return, seeing as Moll is still actively working. At this time, Moll is not set to reprise his role as Bull, but fans will just have to wait to see whether or not Night Court's beloved bailiff will return. 

When does the new Night Court premiere?

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 8/7c on NBC with back-to-back new episodes.  

How to watch the new Night Court

After the premiere, watch Night Court on NBC and stream episodes on Peacock. 

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