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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... 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
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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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During one episode, Dan shakes writer's block by reminding himself why he got into writing in the first place - to impress women. Josh Charles, who plays Dan Rydell, was also in Dead Poets Society (1989) in which Josh's character wrote poetry also to woo a woman. See more »

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Isaac Jaffe: Let me start by saying that: Dana, what I say in my office stays in my office.
Dana Whitaker: Natalie's my number 2, she's the only one I told.
Natalie Hurley: Jeremy's my boyfriend, and he's the only one I told.
Jeremy Goodwin: I told many many people.
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Referenced in Borgen: I Bruxelles kan ingen høre dig skrige (2011) See more »

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Best Half Hour on Television
4 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

If you can only spend a half hour a week in front of the tube, spend 9:30 - 10:00 (eastern, 8:30 central) watching "Sports Night", the best written show on television. If you have unlimited time to watch any and every show on, start here and begin weeding out the rest.

Aaron Sorkin is the David Mammet, Billy Wilder or Cameron Crowe of the small screen. (And let's not forget his big screen credits, including the screenplays for "The American President" and "A Few Good Men".) His scripts are crisp, clever and funny as can be.

Add the fantastic pacing of a group of talented directors, and you have the one show on TV that compels you to tune everything else out so that you can savor every second of wondrous activity.

To that we can add a great cast. Josh Charles becomes your best friend. Peter Krause and Felicity Huffman create the greatest romantic tension you will find. Joshua Molina is brilliant. Sabrina Lloyd chews scenery with pure joy and a wink. And Robert Guillaume gives consistently spectacular performances, both before and since his stroke.

Don't miss this show! If you do, you'll never get your wasted 30 minutes back.


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