The Night Court revival will be notable due to the absence of most of its original cast and the changes required of the one returning character.
The upcoming revival of the classic ’80s sitcom Night Court will be an entirely different series than the original. This is due to most of the original cast not being involved in the revival, and the one returning character being problematic by modern standards. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the new show won’t share the original series’ DNA.
Running for nine seasons from 1984 to 1992, the original Night Court was part of the now-legendary NBC Thursday Night Must See TV line-up. The action of the series centered upon the wacky antics that ensued during the night shift in a Manhattan criminal arraignment courtroom overseen by Judge Harry T. Stone (Harry Anderson). Though the ensemble saw considerable changes during its first few seasons, the core cast came to solidify in season four with defense attorney Christine Sullivan (Markie Post), prosecuting attorney Dan Fielding (John Larroquette), clerk Mac Robinson (Charles Robinson) and bailiffs Bull Shannon (Richard Moll) and Roz Russell (Marsha Warfield).