According to Deadline, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist star Kapil Talwalkar is set to join the cast on NBC’s upcoming sequel series to the classic sitcom Night Court.
Based on the classic comedy series Night Court which ran from 1984 to 1992, the multi-camera show will tell the story of the unapologetically optimistic judge Abby Stone, the daughter of the late Harry Stone, as she follows in her father’s footsteps to preside over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court.
Melissa Rauch will be starring as Abby Stone, with John Larroquette appearing as former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (his award-winning role from the original show). Talwalkar is the third member of Stone’s courtroom to be cast, joining Ana Villafañe and Lacretta. He will be joining the courtroom as Neil, the court’s clerk. A job that became much more difficult when the idealist Judge Stone took the bench.
In the original series, the court clerk was originally played by Karen Austin in the first season; however, she was succeeded by Charles Robinson, who played Macintosh “Mac” Robinson for the show’s remaining eight seasons.
Talwalkar joins the cast straight off the disappointing cancellation of NBC’s musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. His character, Tobin, was bumped from recurring in season 1 to a regular in season 2.