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Sports Night: Season 1 (1998-1999)

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The frenetic workplace of a cable-sports network is the setting for this alternately witty and poignant sitcom revolving around two cocky anchors and their neurotic producer. Created by Aaron Sorkin (`The West Wing'), the series was smartly cast and executed, and it deserved a better fate. The 1998 pilot won an Emmy for director Thomas Schlamme.

Cast

Josh Charles
as Dan Rydell
Peter Krause
as Casey McCall
Robert Guillaume
as Isaac Jaffe
Felicity Huffman
as Dana Whitaker
Greg Baker
as Elliot
Teri Polo
as Rebecca
Brad William Henke
as Christian Patrick
Lisa Edelstein
as Bobbi Bernstein
Aaron Lustig
as Gilbert
Joy Behar
as Herself
Russell Andrews
as Matt McGreger
Cory Buck
as Charlie
Star Jones
as Herself
Nina Barry
as Claire
Doyle Holmon
as Roland Shepard
Felton Perry
as Homeless Man
Joe Whyte
as Desmond Corey
Lisa Weli
as Redhead
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Critic Reviews for Sports Night: Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

The best, must succinct endorsement of Sports Night I can give is that I unabashedly love the show and yet I watch zero sports and never turn on ESPN.

November 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Filled with great banter and wonderful chemistry between the cast members, it is a joy to watch. Or, it is except for when it's heartbreaking... It is great television.

November 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Once in a while a truly bright situation comedy comes along - thoughtful, good-hearted, and smart enough to take on real human issues and in 22-1/2 minutes tell a good story.

November 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Smart writing, talented actors playing realistic characters and a pace and cinematography reminiscent of HBO's The Larry Sanders Show.

November 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The best new sitcom by any measure is Sports Night.

February 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, Sports Night's freshness is inspiring, and its potential is great.

November 5, 2015 | Full Review…

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