Harry Stone’s daughter leads Night Court sequel

We’ve deets on NBC’s upcoming “Night Court” sequel series today.

In the follow-up, unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone, the daughter of the late Harry Stone, follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (series star John Larroquette).

So yep, we’re in “daughter of..” territory here. But it could work.

Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”), who was originally going to EP originally, announced earlier this week she’d also decided to play Abby. “My intention was purely to be behind the camera on this project, but my plans quickly changed after falling in love with the incredible script from the brilliant mind of Dan Rubin. I couldn’t be more thrilled to join forces with Dan, the immense talent that is John Larroquette, and the two powerhouse institutions of comedy that are NBC and Warner Bros. to bring Night Court back to television.”

Dan Rubin is the writer and EP on the series.

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