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Episode Guide

    • La Forza Del Destino
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/9/00
      9.4
      While at Anthony's trying to drown their fears about the future of "Sports Night," Dana meets a mysterious stranger who seems to know a great deal about the bidding for Continental Corp.; and Dan tries to convince Casey that a move to LA might not be a bad thing.
    • Eli's Coming
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      3/30/99
      9.4
      Dan's day is not shaping up to be a good one as Bobbi Bernstein returns to the broadcast, and he discovers Rebecca's husband hasn't quite reached "ex" status. Meanwhile, Casey and Dana's bickering escalates until news that Isaac has suffered a stroke reaches the staff.
    • What Kind of Day Has it Been
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      5/4/99
      9.3
      Season One Finale.

      Gordon has an announcement for Dana. Dan helps Casey and his son Charlie with a problem. Dana has a big new camera and she's threatening to use it. Isaac's back!

    • Quo Vadimus
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      5/16/00
      9.3
      Bidders drop out of the auction for Continental Corp., which causes concern for the future of the "Sports Night" team. Meanwhile, Casey prepares to look for new work without Dan, who is reunited with a familiar face from his past.
    • Cliff Gardner
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/19/99
      9.3
      With Sam Donovan around everyone is on edge, both on and off the set. Dana considers leaving the show, because she feels everyone is blaming her for the show's problems. Natalie makes her realize how silly this is, by pointing out to her that if she goes she has to bring her... and Jeremy... and Casey...and Dan... The tension grows, when the network bosses demand that the staff meet with J.J. and his boys for "some notes". Sam is offered Isaac's job but doesn't answer, then shows his respect for Isaac and the others' work by sidetracking the network execs' meeting as it was getting out of hand, and answering their job offer by surreptitiously leading them to the exit and suggesting very strongly that they are incompetent to be judging the staff's work or making suggestions of any kind and should leave immediately. Isaac observes what he did, and Sam goes back into the meeting alone and tells the staff to trust him, he's going to help pull them out of the hole they are in.moreless
    • Napoleon's Battle Plan
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      4/27/99
      9.3
      Gordon has proposed to Dana, and Casey is seething, but tells Dan he plans to "take the high road' and follow Napoleon's Battle Plan: Show up and see what happens next. Dan reminds Casey that Napoleon lost at Waterloo and died in exile, and announces his intention to "step in".

      So Dan tells Natalie about Gordon's fling with Sally. Natalie runs straight to Dana, who confronts Gordon who, in turn, tells Dana about Casey's fling with Sally. Then Dana confronts Sally, who reveals she has been sleeping with Casey for months. Confused? You won't be on the tonight's episode of . . . oh wait, that's another show!moreless

    • Shoe Money Tonight
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/8/98
      9.3
      It's snowing in Pittsburgh so the anchors of the 2 AM West Coast Update are stuck and the staff have to stay to do the show. Instead of going to Atlantic City, Dan and Casey and the staff have a poker tournament.

      Natalie is angry with Jeremy because he skipped an outing with her to go play tennis with an old girlfriend who is now an actress. Casey approves a rundown from the 2AM producer, Sally without consulting Dana, making her feel very angry and unappreciated. Isaac is shrinking.moreless
    • 12/15/98
      9.2

      An African-American football player and five other students refuse to play at a Tennessee college where the Confederate flag is flown. Luther Sachs, the owner of CSC and alumnus of the college, sides with the college. Isaac has an opinion, but struggles with identity and obligation before he makes a decision. Casey goes on The View and takes credit for his wardrobe, which means a lesson in humility when he returns to the station.

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    • Mary Pat Shelby
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/20/98
      9.2

      Dana is excited to be getting a notorious football player, Christian Patrick on the show. The staff is less excited when his lawyers force them to not mention the ex-girlfriend he badly abused, Mary Pat Shelby. When Natalie goes to pre-interview him, he assaults her. Dana's decision about whether to break the story is a difficult one, and it is not the same as Dan and Casey's. Also, Dan wrestles with whether or not to get a goatee, and Dana is made aware of her lack of comic ability.

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    • Ten Wickets
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      4/13/99
      9.1
      Jeremy can't figure out how to report a great story no-one understands. Natalie doesn't accept Jeremy's attempts to break up with her. Rebecca gives Dan her decision. Dana starts losing things and Casey doesn't want to stop the Jerry Falwell jokes.
    • 10/27/98
      9.1

      Natalie starts making mistakes in the wake of the Christian Patrick incident, and the hate mail she's receiving. Casey rides the coach of his alma mater after a bad call loses a game, but an unexpected voice of reason causes him to reevaluate his stance. Jeremy, worried about Natalie, doesn't sleep because he wants to protect her, but Dana directs him on a different path. Meanwhile, everyone freezes because of a malfunctioning air conditioner - or is it the heater?

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    • The Cut Man Cometh
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/18/00
      9.1
      While prepping to cover a major fight, Dana and Casey duke it out over their stalled fling, and Dan's dad, Jay, hits town for a tense visit. But after the match goes south, the CSC staff bands together to knock out a killer show, including an hour's worth of coverage of a fight that lasted under a minute and a correspondent who only will respond to being called "the cut man", calls Dan; Casey, and Casey; Dan. He also shows he has no idea what he is talking about, when he talks about the last winner of the Miss America pageant, Miss Rochester.moreless
    • Dear Louise
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/10/98
      9.1

      Jeremy writes a letter to his deaf sister about his new job at Sports Night. In it he describes the last few days there, including Dan's writer's block and a story about the carjacking, beating and death of Archibald Russell, an 80-year-old Negro League ball player, whom Isaac knew. He also talks about his interest in Natalie, who, as everyone but he can see, is crazy about him. Elsewhere, Isaac is mad that his daughter is dating a Republican, and Casey tries to annoy Gordon, Dana's new boyfriend, who clearly can hold his own against Casey.

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    • The Sword of Orion
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      3/23/99
      9.0
      Hit hard by the news of his parents' impending divorce, Jeremy pushes himself to solve the mystery of a yachting disaster. This will be his first feature length story. Meanwhile, romance is in the air when Rebecca agrees to watch a baseball game with Dan.
    • Ordnance Tactics
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      4/6/99
      9.0
      Isaac's in the hospital, the network brass is all over Dana, Jeremy wants to break up with Natalie, Rebecca may go back to her husband and Casey continues to see Sally -- something's bound to explode -- let's hope it's not a bomb in the building!
    • 3/21/00
      9.0
      As NFL draft day unfolds, relationships unravel. Jeremy anguishes over Jenny's visit to the studio, where she and Natalie discover common ground and she and Jeremy come apart. After giving him a talking-to behind closed doors, Casey is stunned when Dan humiliates him in front of millions.
    • Special Powers
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/5/99
      8.9
      Second Season Opener

      Isaac returns to the job, but the effects of his stroke appear to be affecting his performance. The 90-day "cooling off period" following Dana's canceled wedding is drawing to a close, and Dan encourages Casey to ask Dana out. Natalie and Jeremy fight over a job she's offered in Galveston, TX.moreless

    • 3/14/00
      8.9
      Casey and Dana try to psyche each other out as they prepare to make their NFL draft day predictions. Dan gets glum when his golf date with PGA star David Duval is jeopardized - by his job. Jeremy tells Natalie about Jenny - except for the part about her being a porn star. Casey questions Dan's attitude and Dan questions their relationship.moreless
    • April is the Cruelest Month
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/28/00
      8.9
      The network deals a financial blow to "Sports Night" that has Isaac and Dana reeling - the show's Olympic coverage is going to be cut to the quick and Natalie's job may be cut entirely! Depressed about his disgraceful on-air behavior toward Casey, Dan decides to hold a Passover Seder, which Jeremy turns into a theatrical event that has a healing effect on everyone.moreless
    • Thespis
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/17/98
      8.9
      November 23rd marks the birthday of Thespis, the Greek God of Theater. A legend states that on his birthday he has been known to haunt live productions, and for the first half-hour of it, Sports Night is targeted. This date also is the anniversary of Dan and Casey's first broadcast, and Casey can't remember. Issac worries over his expecting daughter, and Dana worries about making Thanksgiving for her mother.moreless
    • Rebecca
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/26/99
      8.9

      Isaac's departure seems imminent after a tease in the Wall Street Journal reports a lunch between Luther Sachs and a man qualified for Isaac's position, and J.J. maneuvers to take advantage of the situation. Meanwhile, Dana worries about her own status with Gordon and Dan has an ego-crushing encounter with a woman he met on the elevator.

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    • How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      3/9/99
      8.8
      A televised tennis match heads into overtime, delaying the start of Sports Night and forcing Dana to choose between canceling a date with Gordon and handing the show over to Sally. Meanwhile, Jeremy uses the delay to write to Louise; and Dan's charms are beginning to work on Rebecca.
    • Small Town
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/12/99
      8.8

      It's Dana and Casey's night off, and neither wants to take it. They decide to double date, Dana with Gordon and Casey with Leesa a lawyer who's his blind date. Natalie is left to produce the show for the first time, and has to handle an 11th hour trade, which in its chaos, Isaac and Jeremy question her authority. Casey's replacement is Bobbi Bernstein a psychotic woman who thinks that Dan slept with her in Spain and never called.

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    • The Reunion
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/21/99
      8.8
      Dana gets edgy as the arrival of her brother comes close. As part of a Secret Santa, Casey searches for the perfect gift for Isaac. Natalie tells Casey that if his gift isn't cheap and located within two blocks of the building he's getting socks. When Natalie gives Dan a tape to watch of her work as an anchor, he tells her it was great, when it really was just mediocre. The crew struggles to name an athlete of the century. Dan decides to go to midnight mass, even though he's Jewish.moreless
    • Smoky
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      1/5/99
      8.8
      Certain employees try to position themselves for a promotion when rumors of Isaac's leaving start to circulate.
    • And the Crowd Goes Wild
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      2/8/00
      8.8
      Jeremy and Natalie's break-up ripples through the show after Jeremy asks for his "stuff" back. Casey's dilated pupils provide comic relief for Dan and the crew. Dana deals with Sam's imminent departure. A riot breaks out at Madison Square Garden and Natalie questions turning over the show's filmed coverage of the event to the police.moreless
    • Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/14/99
      8.8
      Dana is extremely proud when her brother gets two sacks in a football game. She becomes determined to show others how he did it. Jeremy is nervous about firing Corbin Davis, a cousin of JJ's who is screwing up simple assignments. Jeremy gives him a pep talk and Corbin tells him, that he doesn't take sides when JJ talks bad about this show. Because of a drug scandal involving football players erupts, Casey travels to Ohio to find out the names, Tina fills in. When the names are uncovered, one hits close to home for Dana... literally... her brother.moreless
    • Dana and the Deep Blue Sea
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      2/9/99
      8.8
      Having been rebuffed by Rebecca, Dan turns to Casey for help in dating her. Casey, still wrestling with his feelings for Dana, refuses. Next Dan turns to Jeremy in his efforts to be "more than friends" with Rebecca. Meanwhile, Dana agrees to go snorkeling with Gordon even though she is terrified of fish. Casey: "Sometimes you just stand there -- hip-deep in pie." Rebecca [to Jeremy]: "Is everyone who works on your show deranged?"moreless
    • Bells And A Siren
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      4/4/00
      8.7
      Upset when Natalie gets a job interview with Saturday Night Live, Dana encourages everyone to undermine her confidence. Dan's publicist wants him on the PR fast track - starting with an appearance in New Jersey! Casey and Jeremy roll up their sleeves and try to get to the bottom of CSC's financial woes. Isaac stresses over his stroke's effect on his grandson.moreless
    • Louise Revisited
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/26/99
      8.7
      Jeremy becomes nervous when he finds out Natalie is writing to his sister Louise. Casey gets very competitive about an Internet poll regarding who is cooler, Dan or Casey, so Casey convinces Jeremy to rig the computer to cheat, and stuff the ballot box for him. Sam demonstrates his ability to pay attention even when visibly doing something else. When Dana goes out with an old friend from high school, Casey is unsettled. Dana, in a spur of the moment whim, takes off her panties during the utterly boring meal and stuffs them into her purse , which Natalie, once informed, inadvertently blurts to Casey during a discussion. When he confronts Dana about it, she gets all defensive but once he realizes it wasn't a threat to him he relaxes. Dan, in the meantime, realizes something is up with regards to the poll when Casey has 3,000,000 votes to Dan's 230+moreless
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/22/98
      8.7

      Sports Night, Continental Sports Channel's 11 pm sports news show, has a crisis. Casey, one of their anchors, whose divorce is affecting both his on- and off-screen performance, as well as morale for the rest of the crew. Meanwhile, a major error in last night's script means a new associate producer/analyst must be hired, and Casey decides to fix his issues with a life-changing decision that will likely alter CSC's "#3 sports network" place in the ratings.

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    • Celebrities
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/29/00
      8.7
      The staff prepares for a game of "Celebrities". Jeremy, feeling left out, goes to the bar and makes a new friend, then panics when he realizes who she is. Isaac, despite his vast knowledge of American popular theatre, cannot recall the lyrics of "How Are Things In Glocca Morra".
    • The Quality of Mercy at 29K
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/1/98
      8.7

      The team's broadcast of an Everest summit makes many wonder what they can do. Dana takes her niece to see "The Lion King", and returns with a newfound love of the theater. Jeremy discovers a passion that makes reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain pale in comparison. Meanwhile, a burst water main outside the building means everyone is starved, and Dan's quest for food leads to a meaningful encounter.

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    • The Hungry and the Hunted
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/6/98
      8.6

      Jeremy gets the "call" -- his first field production assignment. Unfortunately, it's for CSC's sport hunting show, and he has a problem with modern sport hunting, and with high powered weapons being "sport" of any kind. Natalie tries to orchestrate romance between Casey and Dana during one of Chairman Luther Sach's dinner parties, which does kindle Casey's interest, but Dana already has a new boyfriend named Gordon, who is at the party.

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    • The Apology
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/29/98
      8.6

      Dan is misunderstood on his opinion over marijuana and the law. When Luther Sachs reads this, he demands an on-air apology; Isaac seconds it, as does Dana. But no one will answer as to whom he should be apologizing to. Casey worries about why he is not considered "cool" like Dan is. Dan is stalked by one of the CSC fitness show stars.

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    • Casey goes out with Pixley again much to Dana's dismay. Dan wants to do a story on the amazing World Series win by the Giants in 1951, and finds out that Isaac was actually at the game, although he missed the key home run. When Dan finds out Isaac never told him, but told Jeremy he questions their special bond.moreless
    • The Sweet Smell of Air
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/25/00
      8.5
      The crew is excited when they get a chance to interview Michael Jordan; that is until the strings began to be attached. First they find a paper in the press packet, that coaches Michael how to steer away from sports questions, next they are told to only talk about his new cologne, and then they get a request for total editorial control to Michael. They drop the interview when they discover that they were picked because of their ratings vulnerability. Sam returns and sets Dana into a frenzy, he later meets Sally. Casey frets over what to do in front of Charlie's class, when he is invited to show and tell.moreless
    • Sally
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/23/99
      8.3
      When Casey has a one-night stand and does not tell anyone, the entire staff, led by Dan, prods him for details. After Gordon cancels a date with Dana, she questions the status and future of their relationship. Jewish Jeremy panics when he is set to visit Natalie's parents for a Catholic holiday he knows nothing of.moreless
    • Intellectual Property
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/13/98
      8.3

      Casey spins out of control due to jealousy, when Dana starts seriously dating Gordon. He swats flies that no one else can see, kicks fire hydrants and other odd behavior. Dana, Natalie, and Jeremy wonder where all their "good" ideas went, and CSC has to pay royalties after Dan sings Casey "Happy Birthday" on the air.

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    • Kafelnikov
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/2/99
      8.3
      Jeremy tells Dana that there is no reason to hire people to prepare for the expected Y2K computer problems; he has made the computers Y2K compatible. To prove this, Jeremy, rigs the computer to say that it is December 31, 1999 and hold a Y2K test to prove that there will be no computer problems when the studio rolls into 2000. The results are total darkness. Dan picks up a therapist in a bar, who invites him out on a date... he thinks; she really just thinks he needs some therapy.moreless
    • A Girl Named Pixley
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/28/99
      8.3
      Dana worries when Casey goes out on a date. Jeremy's optimism about his award nomination fades.
    • Shane
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      12/7/99
      8.3
      Natalie obsesses over the loss of hell. In a nod to real-life racist John Rocker, Casey interviews an old friend, Shane McArnold, who heaps disdain on his new home city of New York and all its inhabitants. Casey promises to "fix it" out of loyalty, but Dana knows it's good television and leaves it as is. Meanwhile, Dan's therapist Abby is opening up Dan's true feelings about his family, making him more and more dysfunctional.moreless
    • Dana Get Your Gun
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      2/1/00
      8.3
      Natalie and Jeremy fight over going to a club. Dan finagles the night off. A substitute anchor can't do his job because of his girlfriend. Dana and Sam share a moment.
    • 10/12/99
      8.2
      Rumors abound that a "ratings guy" is being brought in to raise the show from its third place status. To Dana's surprise, Isaac announces the rumors are true.

      Dana has an "epiphany" that she and Casey should date other people for six months.

      Dan is invited to a Hillary Clinton fundraiser, and in his efforts to impress the First Lady, confuses secular with non-secular in a conversation about schools. This causes him no end of distress, and he proceeds to obsess about it to Casey.moreless
    • The Local Weather
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      3/7/00
      8.1
      Dan decides to skip therapy and spends an hour in Abby's office telling her so. Jeremy e-mails the porn star he blew off, then decides to tell her in person why he's not going to see her again. Casey decides to bribe the gang with international cuisine to get them to watch a track and field event in the wee hours. Dana decides to seek shelter from a rainstorm in church.moreless
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