An inside look at the 10th anniversary boxed set of the show that paved the way for Aaron Sorkin

By Ari Karpel
October 10, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
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  • TV Show
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Sports Night: The Complete Series
Starring Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman
45 episodes, 1998-2000

Inside Look:
Not to be heretical, but Aaron Sorkin would change a few things about his first TV show. ”Lots of times, the patter was too cute by half,” the writer-producer tells EW after rewatching early episodes of Sports Night to do commentary for this 10th-anniversary set. That quick-witted banter among the players at a SportsCenter-like newscast defined Sorkin’s comedy-drama hybrid — not to mention his later series, The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Surely the six-time Emmy winner knows better than to mess with a classic…right? ”I’d love to write another couple of seasons,” he muses. ”I would steal Felicity from Desperate Housewives and Peter from Dirty Sexy Money.” But, Sorkin assures us, it wouldn’t be ”some kind of Brady Bunch reunion.” Whew!

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  • TV Show
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Premiere
  • 09/22/98-05/16/00
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  • In Season
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