Sports Night - Episode Guide

Season 1

Pilot

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 22, 1998

Pilot

Casey's ongoing personal problems is causing problems for the show.

The Apology

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 29, 1998

The Apology

Dan gets in trouble with the network after his personal remarks on the nation's war on drugs. Casey works with Jeremy on his first editing assignment.

The Hungry and the Hunted

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 6, 1998

The Hungry and the Hunted

Natalie tries to push Casey and Dana together. Jeremy gets his first chance as a segment producer.

Intellectual Property

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 13, 1998

Intellectual Property

Casey's obsession with Dana leads to bizarre behavior. Dan gets in trouble with standards and practices after singing "happy birthday" on the air.

Mary Pat Shelby

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 20, 1998

Mary Pat Shelby

The show gets an opportunity to boost their ratings when a controversial athlete agrees to an in studio interview. The situation changes after Natalie's pre-interview and Dana must make some hard decisions.

The Head Coach, Dinner and the Morning Mail

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 27, 1998

The Head Coach, Dinner and the Morning Mail

Natalie's work performance deteriorates as she struggles with the negative attention she is receiving while Jeremy tries everything in his power to protect her.

Dear Louise

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 10, 1998

Dear Louise

Jeremy narrates this episode as he writes a letter to his sister about his three months at Sports Night. Dan is suffering from writers block and Natalie tries to help him. Casey continues to be jealous of Dana and Gordon.

Thespis

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 17, 1998

Thespis

Is it the anniversary of Thespis, the first ever actor, and his ghost seems to have haunted the studio. Meanwhile, Dan and Casey bicker over another anniversary while Isaac worries about the impending birth of his first grandchild.

The Quality of Mercy at 29K

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Dec 1, 1998

The Quality of Mercy at 29K

The show is anxiously following an assault on Mt. Everest. Dan tries to figure what charity to give to,Jeremy and Natalie finally admit their feelings while Dana discovers Broadway.

Shoe Money Tonight

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 8, 1998

Shoe Money Tonight

A snow storm means that Dan and Casey must fill in at 2AM for the west coast anchors, so the gang kills time at the poker table. Natalie and Jeremy's dispute boils over into the game while Dana's jealosuy rears its head over the 2AM segment producer.

The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Dec 15, 1998

The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee

When some players at a Tennessee university get suspended because of the Confederate flag, Isaac must make a choice. Casey promotes the show on The View, and inadvertently hurts some feelings back at his own show.

Smoky

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Jan 5, 1999

Smoky

Dan decides that it's time Casey started dating again, so long as he stays away from Sally Sasser. Isaac fears for his job.

Small Town

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Jan 12, 1999

Small Town

Dana, Gordon, Casey, and a woman from Gordon's office go on a double-date, leaving Natalie to produce the show and Dan to contend with a replacement anchor.

Rebecca

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Jan 26, 1999

Rebecca

Dan obsesses over a woman who works in the building, and everyone worries about Isaac's job.

Dana and the Deep Blue Sea

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Feb 9, 1999

Dana and the Deep Blue Sea

Gordon invites Dana to go snorkeling, and Dan begs Jeremy to talk him up to Rebecca.

Sally

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Feb 23, 1999

Sally

Gordon stands Dana up, and Casey's missing his favorite shirt.

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Mar 9, 1999

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?

The show is held up when a tennis match goes longer than expected, putting a damper on Dana and Gordon's dinner plans.

The Sword of Orion

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Mar 23, 1999

The Sword of Orion

Jeremy's parents are getting divorced, and Dan eagerly awaits Orlando Rojas' return to baseball.

Eli's Coming

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Mar 30, 1999

Eli's Coming

Isaac is late coming back from vacation, Bobbi Bernstein returns, and Steve Sisco visits Rebecca.

Ordnance Tactics

Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Apr 6, 1999

Ordnance Tactics

A bomb scare clears the building, Jeremy tries to break up with Natalie, and the network starts pressuring Dana.

Ten Wickets

Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Apr 13, 1999

Ten Wickets

Casey is still rattled from the bomb scare, Jeremy tries to understand a cricket story, and Rebecca makes her decision about Dan.

Napoleon's Battle Plan

Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Apr 27, 1999

Napoleon's Battle Plan

When Dana and Gordon get engaged, Casey has no plan and Dan's compelled to reveal a secret.

What Kind of Day Has it Been

Episode: 1x23 | Airdate: May 4, 1999

What Kind of Day Has it Been

Casey's son comes to visit, and Dana takes a group photo with her new camera.

Season 2

Shane

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Dec 7, 1999