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The Night Court creator died Dec. 1 at 63 of natural causes. Weege got his start as a staff writer on Barney Miller and left the show in 1984 to launch Night Court, which ran until 1992. Known as "Reiny" on set, Weege retired from the show after six seasons, having received several Emmy and Writers Guild Association award nominations. His other writing credits include M*A*S*H, Semi-Tough and the Barney Miller spin-off Fish.