Sports Night: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 05
1999

Special Powers

Second Season Opener
Isaac returns to the job, but the effects of his stroke appear to be affecting his performance. The 90-day ““cooling off period”…

2 Oct 12
1999

When Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rumors abound that a ““ratings guy”“ is being brought in to raise the show from its third place status. To Dana’s suprise, Isaac announces the rum…

3 Oct 19
1999

Cliff Gardner

With Sam Donovan around stiffness ensues both on and off the set. Dana debates leaving the show, after she feels everyone is blaming her for the shows problems. Natalie tells h…

4 Oct 26
1999

Louise Revisited

Jeremy becomes concerned when he finds out Natalie is writing to his deaf sister Louise. Dan and Casey become, very competitive about an Internet poll, over whose cooler. Casey…

5 Nov 02
1999

Kafelnikov

Jeremy tells Dana that there is no reason to hire people to prepare for the expected Y2K computer problems; he has made the computers Y2K compatible. To prove this, Jeremy, rig…

6 Dec 07
1999

Shane

Natalie obsesses over the loss of hell. In a nod to real-life racist John Rocker, Casey interviews an old friend, Shane McArnold, who heaps disdain on his new home city of New…

7 Dec 14
1999

Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks

Dana is extremely proud when her brother gets two sacks in a football game. She becomes determined to show others how he did it. Jeremy is nervous about firing Corbin Davis, a…

8 Dec 21
1999

The Reunion

Dana gets edgy as the arrival of her brother comes close. As part of a Secret Santa, Casey searches for the perfect gift for Isaac. Natalie tells Casey that if his gift isnR…

9 Dec 28
1999

A Girl Named Pixley

Dana worries when Casey goes out on a date. Jeremy’s optimism about his award nomination fades.

10 Jan 11
2000

The Giants Win the Pennant, the Giants Win the Pennant

Casey goes out with Pixley again much to Dana’s dismay. Dan wants to do a story on the amazing World Series win by the Giants in 1951, and finds out that Isaac was actual…

11 Jan 18
2000

The Cut Man Cometh

While prepping to cover a major fight, Dana and Casey duke it out over their stalled fling, and Dan’s dad, Jay, hits town for a tense visit. But after the match goes sout…

12 Jan 25
2000

The Sweet Smell of Air

The crew is excited when they get a chance to interview Michael Jordan; that is until the strings began to be attached. First they find a paper in the press packet, that coache…

13 Feb 01
2000

Dana Get Your Gun

Natalie and Jeremy fight over going to a club. Dan finagles the night off. A substitute anchor can’t do his job because of his girlfriend. Dana and Sam share a moment.

14 Feb 08
2000

And the Crowd Goes Wild

Jeremy and Natalie’s break-up ripples through the show after Jeremy asks for his ““stuff”“ back. Casey’s dilated pupils provide comic relief…

15 Feb 29
2000

Celebrities

The staff prepares for a game of ““Celebrities”“. Jeremy, feeling left out, goes to the bar and makes a new friend, then panics when he realizes who she…

16 Mar 07
2000

The Local Weather

Dan decides to skip therapy and spends an hour in Abby’s office telling her so. Jeremy e-mails the porn star he blew off, then decides to tell her in person why he’…

17 Mar 14
2000

Draft Day: Part I - It Can't Rain at Indian Wells

Casey and Dana try to psyche each other out as they prepare to make their NFL draft day predictions. Dan gets glum when his golf date with

18 Mar 21
2000

Draft Day: Part II - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian

As NFL draft day unfolds, relationships unravel. Jeremy anguishes over Jenny’s visit to the studio, where she and Natalie discover common ground…

19 Mar 28
2000

April is the Cruelest Month

The network deals a financial blow to ““Sports Night”“ that has Isaac and Dana reeling – the show’s Olympic coverage is going to be cut to t…

20 Apr 04
2000

Bells And A Siren

Upset when Natalie gets a job interview with Saturday Night Live, Dana encourages everyone to undermine her confidence. Dan’s publicist wants him on the PR fast track …

21 May 09
2000

La Forza Del Destino

While at Anthony’s trying to drown their fears about the future of ““Sports Night,”“ Dana meets a mysterious stranger who seems to know a great de…

22 May 16
2000

Quo Vadimus

Bidders drop out of the auction for Continental Corp., which causes concern for the future of the ““Sports Night”“ team. Meanwhile, Casey prepares to lo…

About Sports Night

Sports Night ran nearly two full seasons on the ABC network in the US during the ’98-99 and ’99-00 seasons. Smart, fast-paced, witty and featuring a fine ensemble cast, Sports Night struggled in the ratings from the start, particularly during its second season, when it was routinely pre-empted and moved from night to night. Art imitated life imitating art, as the show took on a consultant, was hired to “tweak” the ratings. The show within a show continued to falter, amidst rumors of the imminent sale of its network and the subsequent gutting of its staff, until it, like its parent Sports Night, simply disappeared from the schedule.

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