|Tuesday 9:30–10:00 p.m.
|Peter Krause, Josh Charles, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina, Sabrina Lloyd and Robert Guillaume
Sports Night is by far the best new series, and is perhaps the best new comedy in recent memory. Though to call it a comedy is not completely accurate. Sure, there's a laugh track and it's a half-hour show, but the issues and the delivery suggest drama. Sports Night boasts smart, stylized writing and sharp dialogue, and it tackles tough issues. Though it's a behind-the-scenes look at a cable sports show, Sports Night has broad appeal, focusing as much on human interaction and relationships as it does the intricacies of producing a nightly show.