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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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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 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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Trivia

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: 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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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Let's Go to the Hop (2000) See more »

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Best Half Hour on Television
4 November 1999 | by BigEd-4See 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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