Night Court on NBC: Is there really a night court in New York?

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Night Court on NBC is a great comedy series and works as a revival of the original series. Now a lot of fans want to know if the setting a real place in New York or not.

If you haven’t checked out Night Court on NBC yet, now is the time to do it. Melissa Rauch stars as Abby Stone, the daughter of Harry Stone from the OG series*. She has followed her father’s footsteps to oversee the night time court arraignments, which she knew would bring in cynics and oddballs.

It certainly makes for an interesting series. The question a lot of people have is how much of this is true. Is it just created for a comedy series, or is there something like this that actually runs in Manhatten?

Night Court is a real place in New York

While the storylines are fictional, it turns out that there is really a Night Court in New York City. This court holds sessions from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. When you consider that it is the city that never sleeps, that shouldn’t be all too surprising. After all, crimes are committed at all times, and sometimes, a quick hearing is necessary.

Strangely enough, this place has become a tourist attraction in New York City. It’s one of those weird things that only happens in certain places of the world. I guess with some of the weird cases that come up, it being a tourist attraction isn’t all that surprising.

The court deals with around 100,000 cases per year. Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs and politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn have both been involved in the process at this courthouse.

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What do you think of the NBC series? Will you head to see the real place? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Night Court* airs Tuesdays on NBC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.