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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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2000   1999   1998  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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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 12 episodes, 1998-2000
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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 took fifty years to define the television sitcom. And one year to turn it upside down. (Season 2) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When Robert Guillaume suffered a real-life stroke, it was added to the story-line. His character, managing editor Isaac Jaffe, also had a stroke. See more »

Quotes

Dan Rydell: You're married?
Rebecca Wells: We're separated.
Dan Rydell: There's a difference between being divorced and being separated. One is divorced and the other is separated. That's why they have those names.
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.30 (2016) See more »

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great television
1 December 2002 | by Marty-GSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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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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