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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:

Esti meccsek  »

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(45 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Guillaume's real-life stroke was written into the story line as a stroke suffered by his character, executive producer Isaac Jaffee. See more »


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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Another brilliant show axed by the moron executives of network tv
21 August 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

This is another example of how the executives who rule tv are total mindless idiots, and I mean that in the harshest way possible. The networks leave so much garbage on, ABC itself airs Who Wants to Be A Millionaire (a horrible excuse for a show) 800 times a week, they leave crap like Dharma and Greg on, yet they axe Sports Night? Sports Night is by far one of the best shows on tv...ever. Ever! A show with such brilliant writing is rare, but Sports Night had it right on the money. There wasn't one bad thing about this show. It's smart, it's funny, it's dramatic, it's beautifully shot, the casting is perfect..I could go on for days. I never saw the show on ABC, and have just recently discovered it on Comedy Central (shocking, they DO play something besides Saturday Night Live 10 times a day!) I am amazed at the end of every new episode I see. This show is just packaged so nicely, and I must add, the chemistry between the cast members on the show is unbelievable...this show is in my top 3 of best shows on television, and it only goes to further my disgust with the network tv powers that be...shame on you for running garbage season after season after season, and tossing aside a jewel like this. The head of NBC tv programming was named one of the biggest losers of 2000 by TV Guide for cutting Freaks and Geeks (another brilliant show)..I definitely think the head of ABC programming for 2000 should be added to the list as well. Sports Night- a definite 10 out of 10.

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