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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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Series cast summary:
 Dan Rydell (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Casey McCall (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Dana Whitaker (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Jeremy Goodwin (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Natalie Hurley (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Isaac Jaffe (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Kim (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Elliott (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Chris (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jeff Mooring ...
 Dave (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Will (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
Suzanne Kellogg ...
 Alyson (34 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Billi (18 episodes, 1999-2000)


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 took fifty years to define the television sitcom. And one year to turn it upside down. (Season 2) See more »


Comedy | Drama | Sport





Release Date:

22 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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(45 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally conceived as a movie, Aaron Sorkin was unable to devise a coherent plot. The episodic nature of television solved this. See more »


Casey McCall: Is it nature's special time?
Dana Whitaker: Oh, you know what, bite me so hard for that.
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Referenced in Borgen: I Bruxelles kan ingen høre dig skrige (2011) 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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