EXCLUSIVE: Ana Villafañe (Younger) is defined as a regular series in NBC’s half-hour pilot Night court, a sequel to the classic legal comedy series which is titled and produced by The Big Bang Theory ‘s Melissa Rauch, with John Larroquette from the original series reprising her Emmy-winning role.
Written / executive produced by Dan Rubin based on the original series created by Reinhold Weege, The Multi-Camera Night court focuses on unabashedly optimistic judge Abby Stone (Rauch), daughter of the late Harry Stone, who follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift at a Manhattan impeachment court and attempts to bring order to his team of eccentrics and cynics, including former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (Larroquette).
Villafañe will play Monica, the court’s deputy prosecutor. Type A, shallow and tightly coiled. Monica sees the Night Court as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. She’s above this place and everyone in it, but it’s a good way to get some courtroom experience under her belt. It’s all part of his plan to land a job at one of the big companies. Thirty will be there before she realizes it and if she doesn’t have much success by then… well, you better not think about it.
Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch produce through their production company After January; Larroquette is a producer. After January produced in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
Actress and singer Villafañe looks back on the last season of Younger, which airs on Paramount +. Prior to that, she reoffended in two NBC / Uni TV series New Amsterdam and comedy Sunny side. On stage, Villafañe created the role of Gloria Estefan in the Broadway production of At your expense “ and performed throughout the 2014-2017 musical, winning the 2015 Theater World Award for Best Actress. She then starred as Nina Rosario in the 2018 Kennedy Center production In the heights and made his off-Broadway debut in MCC’s Collective rage: a game in five Betties in 2018. She is twice nominated for the Drama League Award for On your feet and Collective rage. Villafañe is replaced by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.