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Is Brent Spiner on the New Night Court?

Brent Spiner played the quirky Bob Wheeler on the original Night Court, and he was a fan-favorite character.

By Jackie Manno
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The original Night Court was filled with an amazing ensemble cast and so many memorable recurring characters with hilarious backstories. One quirky role that stands out in the memory of OG fans is Bob Wheeler, played by Brent Spiner.

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Wheeler, who appeared in seven episodes in both Season 3 and 4, was a poor, unfortunate farmer with some serious bad luck that always gave the audience a case of schadenfreude. For example, in one hilarious episode, he and his wife sell all their items to purchase a newsstand in the court cafeteria. There’s no doubt that Spiner made Wheeler a fan favorite, but should audiences expect to see him return in the new Night Court?

Is Brent Spiner on the new Night Court?

As of right now, Brent Spiner is not set to reprise his role on the new Night Court. 

But don't worry: John Larroquette, who reprised his popular role as Dan Fielding, told Deadline, "We have all new people; the world is still going on. It’s still Night Court, so you’re still gonna have a rowdy circus of perpetrators that wind up there at, like, 3 o’clock in the morning who will be just as impressive to the audience as the old guest stars."

Seeing John Larroquette as Dan Fielding should certainly make fans excited, as well. 

"He got out of the law system and found somebody he fell in love with and who fell in love with him," Larroquette told TV Insider about where his iconic character is now. "He was content and matured. And then his wife passed away, and he retreated back into this dark cave. Dan is pulled back into the light by Harry’s daughter."

Watch Night Court Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC. Episodes of the show will stream the next day on Peacock.  

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