- Number of Discs: 8
- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 20 hours
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 30, 2008
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Shout Factory
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary - 8 Cast & Crew Commentaries
- Behind The Scenes - INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reels
- FACE-OFF - Real Life/Character Comparisons
- LOOING BACK - Conversation With Aaron Sorkin and Thomas
- Aaron Sorkin, Creator
- Josh Charles, Actor; Robert Guillaume, Actor; Felicity Huffman, Actor;
- Peter Krause, Actor; Joshua Malina, Actor
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 11/08/2002
"...[With] a magnificent cast made even more magnificent by Robert Guillaume, who delivers powerful performances..."
New York Times - 11/21/2008
"Mr. Sorkin, a successful playwright and screenwriter when SPORTS NIGHT made its debut in 1998, created a workplace -- the studio, control room and offices of the Continental Sports Channel -- that was a hothouse of witty banter, sports arcana, office romance and corporate intrigue."
SPORTS NIGHT was the brainchild of Aaron Sorkin (A FEW GOOD MEN) and ran on ABC from 1998 until 2000 as a critically acclaimed look behind the scenes at a very SPORTSCENTER-like show from which the series takes its name. Peter Krause and Josh Charles star as Casey McCall and Dan Rydell, the show's anchors, with Rydell being the series's focal point as a young and slightly idealistic sports journalist who has an endearing way of standing up for the dignity of his profession. A behind-the-scenes look at the production of a television show, SPORTS NIGHT is not at all about sports, but about the show's frantic, often quirky characters who often have to wrestle with tough moral and ethical questions about journalism as well as the occasional turkey thawing on the hot lights above the anchor desk.
Description by Universal Music & Video Distribution / Shout! Factory:
Debuting on ABC in 1998, Sports Night was an innovative half-hour program about a team of smart and likeable people who put on a daily live sports cable newscast, much like ESPN's SportsCenter. This team is funny, disciplined, capable and fast-thinking—a group of consummate professionals, but in their personal lives . . . not so much. There they operate in apparent chaos, communicating every uncensored thought and feeling through a libretto of witty and honest chatter over the hum of the separate-but-integrated live show-within-the-show.