Night court

Night Court was an NBC network sitcom created by Reinhold Weege which aired from January 4, 1984 to May 31, 1992, lasting for 9 seasons & 193 episodes.


"Night Court" took place during the night shift of a municipal court in Manhattan, New York in Criminal Court Part 2 which was presided over by a young, unorthodox judge, Harold T. "Harry" Stone.


Main Cast

  • Harry Anderson as Judge Harold "Harry" T. Stone
  • Gail Strickland as Sheila Gardner (pilot episode only).
  • Paula Kelly as Liz Williams (Season 1 after the pilot)
  • Ellen Foley as Billie Young (Season 2)
  • Markie Post as Christine Sullivan (Seasons 3–9)
  • John Larroquette as ADA Reinhold "Dan" Fielding
  • Richard Moll as Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon
  • Selma Diamond as Selma Hacker (Seasons 1-2)
  • Florence Halop as Florence Kleiner (Season 3)
  • Marsha Warfield as Rosalind "Roz" Russell (Seasons 4–9)
  • Karen Austin as Lana Wagner (Season 1)
  • Charles Robinson as Macintosh "Mac" Robinson (Seasons 2–9)

Recurring Cast

  • Martin Garner as Bernie (Seasons 1–3)
  • Terry Kiser as Al Craven (Seasons 1 and 2)
  • Jason Bernard as Judge Willard (Seasons 1 and 2)
  • Rita Taggart as Carla "Carla B." Bouvier (Seasons 1 and 2)
  • D.D. Howard as Charly Tracy
  • Denice Kumagai as Quon Le Duc Robinson (Seasons 2–9)
  • Mike Finneran as Art Fensterman
  • John Astin as Buddy Ryan (Seasons 3–9)
  • Mel Tormé as himself
  • William Utay as Phil Sanders
  • Brent Spiner as Bob Wheeler
  • Leslie Bevis as Sheila
  • Yakov Smirnoff as Yakov Korolenko
  • Eugene Roche as Jack Sullivan
  • Daniel Frishman as District Attorney Vincent Daniels
  • Joleen Lutz as Lisette Hocheiser (Seasons 8 and 9)
  • Gilbert Gottfried as Oscar Brown (Season 9)
  • Florence Stanley as Judge Margaret Wilbur


The series received a number of awards and nominations.

Both Selma Diamond (in 1985) and John Larroquette (in 1988) earned Golden Globe nominations, but lost to Faye Dunaway and Rutger Hauer respectively.

Paula Kelly was nominated for an Emmy after the first season.

John 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 Harry Anderson received three nominations in 1985, 1986 & 1987.

"Night Court" received three nominations for "Outstanding Comedy Series" in 1985, 1987, and 1988.

It also received many awards and nominations in the areas of lighting, editing, sound mixing & technical direction.

The show was nominated for thirty-one Emmys, winning seven of them.

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