Sports Night - Season 1

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ABC (ended 2000)

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Episode Guide

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Ten Wickets
    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.
  • Ordnance Tactics
    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!
  • Eli's Coming
    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.
  • The Sword of Orion
    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.
  • 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.
  • Sally
    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
  • 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
  • Rebecca
    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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  • Small Town
    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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  • Smoky
    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.
  • 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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  • Shoe Money Tonight
    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
  • 12/1/98
    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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  • Thespis
    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
  • Dear Louise
    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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  • 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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  • Mary Pat Shelby
    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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  • 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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  • 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
    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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  • Pilot
    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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