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)
Jeff Mooring ...
 Dave (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Will (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
Suzanne Kellogg ...
 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 a Show About a Show About Sports, That Isn't About Sports At All 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 Family Guy: Let's Go to the Hop (2000) See more »

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great television
1 December 2002 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

I never caught this on TV, but I bought the DVDs, and am very happy I did! What a great show. In turns funny, touching, intelligent, entertaining... this show covered all the bases.

The chemistry between the characters is just phenomenal, one or two episodes in, things really start warming up and you find yourself completely hooked.

Great writing on TV doesn't come along that often, but Sports Night (except for the occasional smart-ass moment) proves to be as well-written as anything I've ever seen... it's amazing what they managed to squeeze in in these 20 minute episodes.

And don't worry if you're not a sports fan - you don't have to be to enjoy this show.

The DVD box set is unbelievably plain - 42 episodes and that's it - no booklet, no supplements, no commentary. But fortunately, the material itself is so good, I can forgive Buena Vista for this. Also, the laugh track is a little infuriating to begin with, but it gets toned down in later Season 1 episodes, and removed altogether later in Season 2.


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