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Sports Night 

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Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. On "Sports Night," their nightly cable program.

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Aaron Sorkin
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Josh Charles ...  Dan Rydell 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Peter Krause ...  Casey McCall 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Felicity Huffman ...  Dana Whitaker 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Joshua Malina ...  Jeremy Goodwin 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Sabrina Lloyd ...  Natalie Hurley 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Robert Guillaume ...  Isaac Jaffe 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Kayla Blake ...  Kim 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Greg Baker ...  Elliott 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Timothy Davis-Reed ...  Chris 45 episodes, 1998-2000
Jeff Mooring ...  Dave 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Ron Ostrow ...  Will 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Suzanne Kellogg Suzanne Kellogg ...  Alyson 34 episodes, 1998-2000
Rose Colasanti ...  Billi 18 episodes, 1999-2000
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Storyline

Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. On "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.

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It's about sports. The same way Charlie's Angels was about law enforcement. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baietii de la Sport See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last episode of the first season of all three of Aaron Sorkin's TV shows (The West Wing (1999), Sports Night (1998), and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)), as well as the series finale of "The Newsroom" (2012), is titled "What Kind of Day Has It Been?" See more »

Quotes

Dan Rydell: I gotta tell you, at this point, the length of this conversation is way out of proportion to my interest in it.
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Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.2 (2014) See more »

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one of the best TV shows ever
11 August 2003 | by JamieWJacksonSee all my reviews

Too bad we can't rate TV shows on IMDB, eh? I wonder what this one would get; I'm sure it would be very high.

Like practically everyone else, it seems, I ran across SN after it had been canceled and was in reruns on cable. It took about 15 seconds to fascinate me, because it was obviously a show about a sports show that somehow wasn't about sports (which naturally made me wonder what it _was_ about), and because the writing was so excellent. Oh, and the acting was good too ;-).

Given all the comments already posted, there seems to be nothing left to say about this program so I'll close by ranking it alongside Babylon 5 and Northern Exposure as one of my all-time favorite shows ever aired on television (the similarities to NE are possibly worth exploring). Really enjoyable stuff; terrible that it only lasted such a short time.


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