• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 1998
Season #: 1, 2
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Summary: Sports Night ran nearly two full seasons on the ABC network in the US during the '98-99 and '99-00 seasons. Created by Emmy Award winning writer/director, Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin created such movies as, A Few Good Men & The American President before his first venture into television (Sorkin would later create the massively respected & popular The West Wing). Smart, fast-paced, witty and featuring a fine ensemble cast, Sports Night struggled in the ratings from the start, particularly during its second season, when it was routinely pre-empted and moved from night to night. Art imitated life imitating art, as the show took on a consultant (William H. Macy in his first TV role since his stint on ER), was hired to "tweak" the ratings. The show within a show continued to falter, amidst rumors of the imminent sale of its network and the subsequent gutting of its staff, until it, like its parent Sports Night, simply disappeared from the schedule. Upon its cancellation, several networks, most notably HBO came to Sorkin for a possible move to the respected network, but nothing was ever solidified. Sports Night gained additional exposure through a subsequent syndication on Comedy Central.

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Network: ABC
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Seasons: 1, 2
Cast Credit
Sabrina Lloyd Natalie Hurley
Felicity Huffman Dana Whitaker
Robert Guillaume Isaac Jaffee
Joshua Malina Jeremy Goodwin
Peter Krause Casey McCall
Josh Charles Dan Rydell