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Old 04-08-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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Sports Night Appreciation Thread

Does anyone else remember this show? It was cancelled before it really had a chance to get its legs. It had a few clunky/sappy moments, but it was so fresh and clever in a lot of ways, too.

And has Josh Charles worked at all since it was cancelled? I know Peter Krause is now on Six Feet Under, and Robert Guillaume will always have work (and he was SO GREAT)...
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Yes, I remember it.

I think it only ran for 2 seasons though. It was created by Aaron Sorkin (West Wing fame). One of the actors on West Wing was on it....Joshua something.

A great show - it would be great to see it again. Is it currently available on cable or DVD?
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I have the whole series on DVD. I actually bought it for my dad for Christmas because he wanted it, and watching it with him I was reminded how great it was.

I know who you mean--Joshua Malina, I believe his name is.

Oh, and Felicity Huffman was in Magnolia and she's married to one of my favorite actors of all time, William H. Macy.
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It's my boyfriend's favorite show... therefore, I had to watch the whole DVD boxed set last summer. I've developed quite an affection for it.
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..which one's felicity huffman? I know the name, I saw it on the box once, and I've never figured out which of the ladies she was.
William H. Macy was great on that show, by the way.
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they put it on comedy central for a while and added in a laugh track... twas odd
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I loved that show and I do own the DVD boxed set.
I loved the quotes. I even have one as part of my signature

Laugh tracks
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Felicity Huffman played Dana, the producer.

And yes, William H. Macy was great.

And yes, it did suck with the laugh track added.
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I remember being completely disgusted when ABC cancelled Sports Night and kept Two Guys and a Girl

On dateline they did a story recently on Ted McGinley(Gordon). He is somewhat of a jinx when he is on tv shows. They all go down hill and /or get cancelled. I actually felt sorry for the guy.
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Calvin Trager: Anyone who can't make money off of Sports Night should get out of the money-making business.

Maybe I read more into this quote than I should have but I always thought that that was aimed directly to ABC
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Casey: If you had half as much fun watching this show as we did making it, well, then we had twice as much fun making the show as you did watching it.
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