Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Sports Night (which originally aired in the late 1990's), is a smart dramatic comedy that has its lighthearted and quirky moments, but deals with some mature themes, too, including violence and sexual assault, and the decriminalization of marijuana. It also contains some iffy language ("ass," "damn," "crap") and occasional drinking. It's a bit too mature for tweens, but teens and adults looking for an entertainingly sophisticated comedy will find it here.
Dating and relationships are themes.
One episode deals with the ethics of hunting for sport, another deals with a bomb threat. A member of the fictional Sports Night team is sexually assaulted by an athlete in a locker room (the event is not shown). Guns and rifles are sometimes discussed.
Words like "damn," "crap," and "ass" used.
Ethical issues surrounding stories that are covered and other production decisions are discussed. Friendship and professionalism are also themes.
Conversations about sports teams and sports icons are endless, as are references to shows like The View and publications like USA Today. References to high-end logos like Manolo Blahniks and Chanel are common.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The de-criminalization of marijuana is discussed in one episode.