Whaaaat? Sports Night returns to the small screen?
Well, no. The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite TV series is not returning, at least there’s no plans for it.
However, in a recent interview on HuffPo Live, Peter Krause answers a question about the possibility of a reunion and admits that he has talked about it semi-recently with series creator and writer Aaron Sorkin. Apparently series executive producer Ron Howard has also mentioned his willingness to return to the world of the Continental Sports Channel.
Three of the major players are (possibly) willing to do a reunion?
So you’re saying there’s a chance.
If you haven’t seen this gem, which sadly ended after only 2 seasons and ranks high on every list of TV shows cancelled too soon, go out and rectify this immediately. The cast included the aforementioned Peter Krause as well as well known figures like Felicity Huffman, Robert Guillaume, William H. Macy, as well as many actors that went on to The West Wing. And of course, it featured Sorkin’s trademark genius for dialogue.
I totally agree with Krause that Sports Night is the best work that Sorkin has created, highlighting his talent for captivating dialogue with a solid mixture of comedy and serious emotional content. In the setting of the Sports Center-esque show, Sorkin tackled some extremely serious and sensitive subjects, making the characters three dimensional and totally believable and human. It’s a show that will definitely make you laugh and cry.
“We’ll bring you the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat – and, because we’ve got soccer highlights, the sheer pointlessness of a zero-zero tie. You’re watching Sports Night on CSC, so stick around.”