NBC has ordered a second season for its Night Court revival
Well, this is an official legal decision. NBC renewed the revival of television in 2023Night Court” just two weeks after the show debuted. The network has picked up the show for a second season.
NBC orders ‘Night Court’ Revival for second season
The original sitcom ran from 1984 to 1992 on NBC for nine seasons and 192 episodes. The new series stars “The Big Bang Theory” Melissa Rauch as Abby Stone, the daughter of Harry Stone from the original series, who serves as a night-shift judge in Manhattan Criminal Court. Following in his father’s footsteps, he wants to bring order to the Manhattan District Court’s crew of weirdos and cynics.
John Larroquette returns as Dan Fielding from the original series. Formerly the court’s deputy district attorney, he returns as a defense attorney in the new series. The show also stars India de Beaufort, Kapil Talwalkar and Lacretta.
Actor Harry Anderson, who played Judge Harry Stone in the original series, sadly passed away in 2018 at the age of 65. Markie Post, who played Christine Sullivan in the original series, also passed away in 2021. He was 70 years old.
In a press release announcing the series’ renewal, NBC boasted that the series has reached 25.7 million viewers across its viewing platforms since the series premiered on January 17th. The show was also the No. 1 broadcast premiere of the 2022–23 season in the 18–49 demographic and total viewers, and the No. 1 comedy premiere of the season on broadcast or cable in the key demo and total viewers. .
Additionally, the series drew the most viewers of any comedy premiere since 2018’s “The Connors” and the best comedy premiere on NBC since 2017’s “Will & Grace.”
Commenting on the announcement, Lisa Katz, president of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming of Scripted Content, said, “It’s such an honor to see audiences respond and return to a show that has such incredibly warm feelings, and it’s a testament to broadcasting more broadly. is still a huge driver of community viewing.” He continued, “A huge thank you to our studio partners, the amazing cast, the incredibly talented writers and producers, and the crew who turned a lower Manhattan courtroom into a true family.”
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Television Group President and CEO Channing Dungey weighed in: “The verdict is in and the ‘new shoe’ for ‘Night Court’ is a hit! The show’s razor-sharp humor makes it a weekly must-watch. We are glad that the court is still in session and will return with new cases in the second season. We are extremely grateful to our colleagues at NBC, the talented creative team led by Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch, Dan Rubin and John Larroquette, and the all-star ensemble cast.”
The new series is written and executive produced by Dan Rubin. Rauch serves as executive producer alongside Winston Rauch. Larroquette is also a producer of the series.
New episodes of the “Night Court” revival currently air Tuesday nights on NBC. Unfortunately, the original series doesn’t seem to be streaming anywhere right now. Hopefully the success of the revival can make the original more available on streaming platforms soon.