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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 »


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Release Date:

22 September 1998 (USA)  »

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(45 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tapes and decks used on the show are U-Matic (aka 3/4") format, which would have been very out-of-date in the late 1990s. At the time, the standard would have been Betacam. U-Matic equipment looks very much like Betacam equipment, and would have been much cheaper, especially for use as a prop. See more »


[after making a presentation for his son's class]
Dan Rydell: What did you do?
Casey McCall: I did what I do, Dan. I did what I do.
Dan Rydell: You screwed up your romantic life in front of fifth-graders?
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.30 (2016) See more »

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Sports Night
7 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is amazing. I can't even believe it only was on 3 seasons, I would like to know if there are any lost episodes. My husband and I love, love, love this show. It is philosophical, thought provoking, holds symbolism, the communication dialog is with rapid succession, incredibly paced, just amazing. The shows flows with humor, and is really not about sports. Its about relationships, the ups & downs of life, new discoveries, etc..I just can't express enough how wonderful this show is. This is and was the best show ever in the history of television. I just don't understand why it was canceled. Oh, might I also say the direction is awesome. I have not seen West Wing, but will be checking this out. I am just not into politics. But am curious about this show. In closing, I wish they would bring Sports Night back, and all the original characters. Thank you.

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