Sports Night (1998–2000)

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Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. At "Sports Night", their nightly cable program, the two display their unique talent and skills in reporting up-to-the-minute... See full summary »

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 Dan Rydell (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Casey McCall (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Dana Whitaker (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Jeremy Goodwin (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Natalie Hurley (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Isaac Jaffe (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Kim (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Elliott (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Chris (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Dave (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Will (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Alyson (34 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Billi (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. At "Sports Night", their nightly cable program, the two display their unique talent and skills in reporting up-to-the-minute sports news. When they step off-camera, office romances and sports-related hijinks ensue. Written by Anonymous

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It's about sports. The same way Charlie's Angels was about law enforcement. See more »

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During one episode, Dan shakes writer's block by reminding himself why he got into writing in the first place - to impress women. Josh Charles, who plays Dan Rydell, was also in Dead Poets Society (1989) in which Josh's character wrote poetry also to woo a woman. See more »

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Natalie Hurley: New York, the city of lights.
Dana Whitaker: Paris is the city of lights.
Natalie Hurley: We've got a lot of lights, Dana.
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.2 (2014) See more »

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One of the Best Shows Ever
4 December 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I have seen a lot of sitcoms, and this is one of the best.

Offering a level of realism and intelligence rarely seen in a sitcom, Sports Night should have been destined for greatness. Alas, it wasn't. ABC pulled the plug on this amazing piece of work much to early. (ABC, by the way, should be flushed down a toilet after THAT blunder.) Rarely does any show on television, dramas included, engage the viewer in such a way as this one did.

The show is filled with great characters, dialogue, and plots. Further more, much like the Simpsons and Seinfeld, you really get to know and like just about every character on the show, rather than merely the main characters. The people whose names you may be hard pressed to remember offer up as many enjoyable moments as the 'stars' of the show.

I would wish that this show would be picked up again by some other network looking to continue this amazing show, but that is something out of fantasy. In the real world, it just can't happen like that. Which is a real shame.

For all of you who missed it's original airing on ABC (who could've done a MUCH better job promoting this show), I advise you to catch it in reruns on Comedy Central. You'll be glad you did.


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