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Night Court (Pilot Episode 1984)

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Night Court – Pilot Episode (1984)

Night Court debuted in September of 84 and ran through 1992. It was based on a failed show from back in 76-77 called “Sirota’s Court.”  Let’s go back to 1984

Set in the ‘Night Court’ in Manhattan, Judge Harold “Harry” Stone (played by Harry Anderson) saw his share of strange people come through his courtroom. Anderson was surrounded by a great cast that included John Larroquette, Paula Kelly, Richard Moll, Marsha Warfield, Markie Post and great weekly guest stars.

Night Court received a number of awards and nominations. Both Selma Diamond (in 1985) and John Larroquette (in 1988) earned Golden Globe nominations. Paula Kelly was nominated for an Emmy after the first season. Larroquette won four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series from 1985 to 1988, before he withdrew his name from the ballot in 1989. Selma Diamond was nominated in 1985, and Anderson received three nominations in 1985, 1986 and 1987. The series received three nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1985, 1987, and 1988.

The series also received many awards and nominations in the areas of lighting, editing, sound mixing, and technical direction. The show was nominated for thirty-one Emmys, winning seven

The show was created Reinhold Weege. Weege had worked on Barney Miller in the 1970s and early 1980s.

There’s been talk of a show reboot. Obviously, there’s not much brain power left in Hollywood so they keep puking up the same shows over and over and can’t even do that right anymore. Check out the article regarding that HERE.


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