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The show was finally canceled when Aaron Sorkin decided to concentrate on his other show, The West Wing (1999). Low ratings on ABC also contributed to its demise. But it did receive several attractive offers to continue on cable TV. However, all the deals included Sorkin as a writer but Sorkin declined. See more »
[after making a presentation for his son's class]
What did you do?
I did what I do, Dan. I did what I do.
You screwed up your romantic life in front of fifth-graders?
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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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