Night Court

Night Court

All rise! Criminal court, part two, city of New York is now in session! The Honorable Harold T. Stone, presiding!

The outgoing mayor, on his last day in office, filled all the judicial vacancies in New York. One of the positions fell to 34-year-old Harold T. Stone, who received the appointment because he happened to be home to answer the phone. He is assigned to preside over a Manhattan criminal night court. The court attorneys are assistant district attorney Dan Fielding and Legal Aid defense attorney Christine Sullivan, his court clerk is Vietnam veteran Mac Robinson, and the bailiffs keeping things in order (and acting as court commentators) are Bull Shannon and Roz Russell.

Anything can happen in New York, and that mentality spills into the Manhattan criminal courtroom. Whether Harry is fining Wile E. Coyote for harassing the Road Runner or dealing with a person who walked in to confess to a murder, the docket is always filled with laughter at Night Court.


Night Court, over the course of its nine-year run, was nominated for thirty one Emmy awards, winning seven. Three Emmys were technical awards, for editing (1987), sound mixing (1989) and technical direction (1989); while four consecutive Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series awards (1985-1988) went to John Larroquette for his role as Dan Fielding.

Theme Music By Jack Elliot

Nielsen Ratings:

#11 in the 1985-1986 season
#7 in the 1986-1987 season
#7 in the 1987-1988 season
#21 in the 1988-1989 season
#29 in the 1989-1990 season

Episode Info

Final: 9x22 -- The 1992 Boat Show (May/31/1992)

Harry AndersonHarry Anderson
As Harold T. Stone
John LarroquetteJohn Larroquette
As Dan Fielding
Richard MollRichard Moll
As Bull Shannon
Karen Austin (1)Karen Austin (1)
As Lana Wagner (S01)
Paula Kelly (1)Paula Kelly (1)
As Liz Williams (S01)
Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
As Selma Hacker (S01-S02)
Ellen FoleyEllen Foley
As Billie Young (S02)
Charles RobinsonCharles Robinson
As Mac Robinson (S02-S09)
Florence HalopFlorence Halop
As Florence Kleiner (S03)
Markie PostMarkie Post
As Christine Sullivan (S03-S09)

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Recurring Guests

Mike Finneran as Art Fensterman (14 eps)
William Utay as Ivan Brewster (13 eps)
Denice Kumagai as Quon Le Robinson (9 eps)
Jack Riley as Emil Dutton (6 eps)
Annie O'Donnell as June Wheeler (6 eps)
Brent Spiner as Bob Wheeler (6 eps)
Gary Grossman as Mr. Feldman (6 eps)
Timothy Stack as Tim Bond (5 eps)
Martin Garner as Bernie (5 eps)
Bumper Robinson as Leon (5 eps)

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