Sports Night was a 30 minute comedy series on ABC about the cast and crew of a sports news program who attempt to produce a quality program while constantly being pressured by their network.
Sports Night Cast
Josh Charles .... Dan Rydell
Robert Guillaume .... Isaac Jaffe
Peter Krause .... Casey McCall
Felicity Huffman .... Dana Whitaker
Joshua Malina .... Jeremy Goodwin
Sabrina Lloyd .... Natalie Hurley
Kayla Blake .... Kim
Timothy Davis-Reed .... Chris
Greg Baker .... Elliott
Ron Ostrow .... Will
Jeff Mooring .... Dave
Suzanne Kellogg .... Alyson
Sports Night Trivia
Robert Guillaume suffered a mild stroke on the set while shooting an episode of Sports Night. Instead of Guillaume disappearing from the show for some petty reason for a while, they actually wrote his stroke into the scripts!
The fictional Sports Night program is in some ways similar to ESPN's "SportsCenter". This show's character "Casey McCall" played by actor Peter Krause was loosely bases on SportsCenter anchor "Craig Kilborn".
Series creator Aaron Sorkin originally conceived Sports Night as a movie but couldn't come up with a plot that made sense to him for a full feature length film. Changing his creation to a 30 minute episodic TV series solved that problem.
Sorkin lost interest in Sports Night in 2000 when another of his series, "The West Wing" had a first season of hit ratings behind it. He decided to abandon Sports Night with its less than stellar ratings to concentrate on keeping the quality of The West Wing as high as possible. ABC decided to drop the series due to ratings and Sorkin's exit. Several cable networks wanted to buy the series but all backed out when Sorkin absolutely refused any further connection with the show.
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
Sports Night - The First Season
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