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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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Aaron Sorkin
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 35 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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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 a Show About a Show About Sports, That Isn't About Sports At All 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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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 »

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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Referenced in Borgen: I Bruxelles kan ingen høre dig skrige (2011) 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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