When will Judge Abby Stone return to NBC’s Night Court? Continue reading to find out more about Night Court Season 2.
Order! Order! The court will be back in session, and your favorite judges, lawyers, and juries will return in the much-anticipated new season, which is a revival of the hit 1980s series that originally aired from 1984 to 1992. The fans of Judge Abby Stone are more than ready to once again delve right into this world of Manhattan Criminal Court’s night shift, which has been exciting, humorous, and thrilling all at once!
So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about when the new season will be available for streaming, then look no further!
To make it easier for you to get ready before watching the new season of Night Court, we at Web News Observer have gathered all the necessary details right here for you. Right now, it’s safe to assume that the show isn’t going anywhere, so it’s time to kick back, unwind, and get ready for NBC’s Night Court Season 2 to take you on yet another fantastic adventure.
Night Court Season 2 Expected Release Date and Time Slot
We would like to bring attention to the fact that the exact date has yet to be determined. However, it has been speculated to have a release window sometime around the fall of 2023 or maybe in early 2024, with January being the likely month. It is expected to follow a similar time schedule, with new episodes airing weekly on Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC and later available to stream on Peacock.
Of course, this is just speculation, as recently many major writer’s rooms for the various shows were closed amid the ongoing writer’s strike which can lead to further delay in the premiere of the second season. Hence, we suggest that the viewers be patient and follow all the social media platforms for the series to be updated with the latest information for the second season.
In the meantime also check out the official renewal announcement as shared on the official Twitter handle of Warner Bros. TV also shared the second season’s announcement among its followers, quoting, “Justice may be blind, but we love to see the news that #NightCourt is getting a Season 2!” Take a look at the official post below:
Justice may be blind, but we love to see the news that #NightCourt is getting a Season 2! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/zo2LOEWR7D
— Warner Bros. TV (@warnerbrostv) February 2, 2023
Night Court Season 2 Plot
The second season is expected to continue the premise which showcases, “The new Night Court follows judge Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone, as she follows in her father’s footsteps presiding over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court. Throughout Season 1, she tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (John Laroquette).”
Moreover, the upcoming season is also scheduled to pick up some elements from the finale episode, “The Honorable Dan Fielding Part 2,” of the first season, which aired on May 9, 2023. The episode was directed by Joanna Kerns and written by Caroline Fox and Bennett Webber. In the episode, we saw that Abby is on trial, and she and Dan are fighting for her professional life. District Attorney Jeff Dewitt returns and forces Olivia to choose sides, and Abby and Rand find their relationship at a crossroads.
According to the official NBC press release, “It’s so rewarding to have audiences respond and return to a show in which they have such incredibly warm feelings, and, more broadly, it’s testament to how the broadcast is still a huge driver of communal viewing,” Lisa Katz, NBC’s President of Scripted Content, said. Further adding, “A huge thank you to our studio partners, a wonderful cast, incredibly talented writers and producers, and a crew that has transformed a lower Manhattan courtroom into a true family.”
“The verdict is in and the ‘new boot’ of Night Court is a hit! The series’ razor-sharp humor makes the show a weekly must-watch,” Channing Dungey, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Television Group said. “We’re overjoyed that court will remain in session and return with new cases for Season 2. We’re so grateful to our colleagues at NBC, to the richly talented creative team led by Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch, Dan Rubin, and John Larroquette, and to the stellar ensemble cast.”
That’s not all! John Larroquette, who reprised his role as Dan Fielding, also gave some insight into the new season. “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,” he told Deadline.
Larroquette says he had his amazing co-stars to fall back on when it came to reviving his iconic character. “Let me really be honest, I am 40 years older than when I began that part, so getting in his shoes was difficult because my feet are swollen,” he told TV Insider. “Luckily, I had Melissa to play against, and it fell into place easily.”
Night Court Season 2 Cast and Crew
The series’ main stars who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season are as follows: Melissa Rauch as Abby Stone, India de Beaufort as Olivia, Kapil Talwalkar as Neil, and John Larroquette as Dan Fielding. As of writing this, there is a possibility that the new season might introduce some new characters that weren’t seen before to explore the story further, which will be exciting to see and be confirmed in the coming months.
The series is written and executive produced by Rubin. Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch also executive produce. Larroquette produces. Warner Bros. Television produces in association with After January Productions and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Night Court Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
Even though the exact episode count for the second season hasn’t been confirmed, it is expected to have at least 16 episodes with an average runtime of 21–23 minutes in order to be consistent with the storylines. We’d also like to point out that the exact titles and synopsis for the episodes cannot be confirmed and will be disclosed once the release date draws near.
Those who are interested can also enable notifications to be notified when the show premieres on the respective streaming platforms. In the meantime, readers should check out the first season to help them explore the plot, which will unfold and expand the story further to reach the best series conclusion.
For you to get your hands on all the episodes of Night Court, they are available to stream on NBC and Peacock. You can also watch the show by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference and location of the users.
Tonight’s #NightCourt Season Finale is not to be missed, especially for OG fans. One of my most favorite moments I’ve witnessed in front of a live audience takes place in this ep because of the amazing guest star that we were lucky enough to have join us! 8/7c on @nbc @peacock 💙 pic.twitter.com/suD8sWermT
— Melissa Rauch (@MelissaRauch) May 9, 2023
Night Court Season 2 Official Trailer
The network hasn’t released any official teasers or trailers as of May 2023, but there is still some time left for the promotion tour to begin. Hence, we urge the readers to check out the first season, which, according to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, reported a 73% approval rating with an average rating of 6.5/10 based on 22 critic reviews.
The website’s critical consensus reads, “This revival retains enough of the original Night Court‘s spirit to ward off objections from fans while offering a somewhat stale sitcom format to newcomers, but it ought to sustain interest when judged alongside its own peers.” Metacritic assigned a score of 65 out of 100 based on 12 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
Take a look at the official trailer for Night Court Season 1 below:
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