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“Night Court” sequel, starring John Larroquette, in the works at NBC.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by AKA, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. AKA

    AKA 86451103 Thread Starter

  2. cloggedmind

    cloggedmind Doctor Do-Very-Little

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    I kinda wonder how Dan Fielding will fare in today's PC, all-sensitive climate..

    Can we get John Astin back as Buddy? At least once?!
     
  3. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

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    I would rather see John as a lawyer or judge in Chris Meloni's new Law & Order.
     
  4. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    I would see this. I wonder if they’ll get any other cast members to guest star.
     
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  5. cloggedmind

    cloggedmind Doctor Do-Very-Little

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    Guarantee Richard Moll won’t come back.
     
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  6. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    He's actually been in some things recently, but I don’t see him coming back either.
     
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  7. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    No real point in doing this. Laroquette is way too old to be Fielding it up.

    He must be aching for nostalgia to take on this project.
     
  8. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    He must be desperate for money as well.
     
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  9. cloggedmind

    cloggedmind Doctor Do-Very-Little

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    He's gone on record a while back stating that if there was a reunion, he'd "run in the other direction," and that there's "no way in hell" he would ever revisit the Bull Shannon character.
    'Tis a shame. He is more than that character, sure, but his work on Night Court was brilliant!
     
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  10. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    I actually did see that on TMZ a few years ago.
     
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  11. SmallDarkCloud

    SmallDarkCloud Forum Resident

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    Of course, Bull returned to his home planet in the series finale. It's a long way back to Earth.
     
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  12. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    Wasn't there talk of a Night Court spinoff when the series ended? I read somewhere about a proposed series where Dan and Christine opened their own law office.
     
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  13. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    Is John Astin still working? He's 90 years old.
     
  14. cloggedmind

    cloggedmind Doctor Do-Very-Little

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    I don't think so. He had quite a run as Poe in live theatre circa age 70. Aside from archive interviews on Youtube, I think the last newest chat with him I've seen was from the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes anniversary dvd.. roundabout 2007? Love that Professor Gangrene!

    Igo-o-o-o-o-or!
     
  15. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

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    This will not work with the cancel culture.
     
  16. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    Yes.
     
  17. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    He hasn’t acted since 2018.
     
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  18. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    We need comedy more than ever but even if this project ever worked on its own merit, it'll go down in flames thanks to the bunch of people with nothing better to do than actively looking for something to be fake outraged about. :rolleyes:
     
  19. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    And I don’t see this show lasting long either.
     
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  20. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

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    Who knows if it will ever see the light of day. Remember the “Coach” reboot from a few years ago? NBC gave it a 13 episode order, then cancelled it after the pilot was filmed.

    I’m not against a sequel series using the same concept. But I hate when they try to shoehorn the children of the original characters basically serving the same function as their parents. So contrived.

    As for Richard Moll: I never found Bull funny in the slightest. Reminds me of Lowell on “Wings”, another character whose appeal escaped me.
     
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  21. modrevolve

    modrevolve Forum Resident

    here is a good summary of the Coach reboot.
    The Inside Story on NBC's Ill-Fated 'Coach' Reboot

     
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  22. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

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    Thanks for posting that. I didn’t know all of those details. I’d enjoy seeing that pilot.
     
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  23. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    I can maybe Markie Post guest starring, but that would be it.
     
  24. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

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    We had "cancel culture" in the '80s, too -- but it was 'baked in' to the shows, which basically censored themselves before the public even had a chance to be outraged. The reason why Dan Fielding got away with being a scumbag -- and the reason why "Night Court" was such a great show -- is because his behavior was balanced out by the purity of the other characters. Dan never really got a chance to be too evil, because Harry (or Bull or Mac or someone else) would either block him or talk him out of it.

    If NBC decides to bring back Dan Fielding, it will only work if they set up the same dynamic -- go ahead and let Dan be a lecher, but only if he's balanced out by multiple characters who are morally superior.
     
  25. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Senior Member

    But he's feeling MUCH better NOW!!!
     

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