It's a show about a show about sports, that isn't about sports at all.
, created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing
) takes viewers behind the scenes of the production a sports show within a show. At 11:00 pm every night, the cable sports show "Sports Night" airs, hosted by Casey McCall (Peter Krause
) and Dan Rydell (Josh Charles
). Casey and Dan, who are best friends off-camera, work along side a group of co-workers who work in the fast-paced world behind the scenes. Together, their humor, intelligence, and chemistry as a whole make what goes on behind the scenes just as dramatic as what happens on-camera.
As executive producer, Dana Whitaker (Felicity Huffman
) is an old friend of Casey's, and despite the chemistry between them, she keeps their relationship strictly professional due to Casey being a recent divorcee. Isaac Jaffee (Robert Guillaume
), the show's managing editor, is tough on his staff, but would do anything to keep the show on the show on the air. Natalie Hurley (Sabrina Lloyd
), the show's senior associate producer, is young and enthusiastic and responsible for the hiring of Jeremy Goodwin (Joshua Malina
) who works hard as an associate producer, but worries about not fitting in with the rest of the staff.
Through the ups and downs, wins and loses of the sports world, the tight-knit team works together day in and day and remains committed to writing, directing, and producing one of the top cable sports television shows.
Though critically-acclaimed and award-winning, Sports Night
was canceled after two seasons due to declining ratings.