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'Sports Night': An oral history, starring Aaron Sorkin and his cast

Back in 1998, when TV viewers turned to Friends and Frasier for punchlines and ER and NYPD Blue for drama, one series boldly attempted to be a one-stop shop: ABC’s Sports Night. Set in the high-stakes world of a live sports news program, the Aaron Sorkin-scribed dramedy followed the behind-the-scenes exploits of fictional “Sports Night” coanchors Casey (Peter Krause) and Dan (Josh Charles), their brilliant producer Dana (Felicity Huffman), harried associate producer Natalie (Sabrina Lloyd), gruff executive Isaac (Robert Guillaume), and whip-smart researcher Jeremy (Josh Malina).

Sports Night was adored by the media—including EW, which called it “the most consistently funny, intelligent, and emotional of any new-season series.” But the show never became a hit, struggling with low ratings and unsympathetic network execs who insisted on an awkward laugh track for the first season and then canceled the series in 2000.

Yet a funny thing has happened in the nearly 15 years since the lights went out at the fictional Continental Sports Channel. Thanks to DVDs and online streaming—and a ripple effect from Sorkin’s hits in TV (The West Wing) and film (The Social Network)—Sports Night found fans beyond its all-too-brief two-season run. “‘Ahead of its time’ is overused,” says Malina. “But it actually is appropriate to Aaron and Sports Night.”

That time began in 1995. Bill Clinton was in the White House. TLC were on the radio. And Aaron Sorkin was living out of L.A.’s Four Seasons hotel, watching too much ESPN. READ FULL STORY

'Law & Order: SVU': First look at guest star Josh Malina's creepy role -- VIDEO

Josh Malina has most definitely taken off the white hat in his guest role on Wednesday’s Law & Order: SVU.

The Scandal star plays Simon Wilkes, a prominent photographer who has a secret — and very disturbing — life in the episode “Thought Criminal.” In the creepy clip below, Malina’s character tries to team up with an undercover Lt. Murphy (Donal Logue) to buy, torture, and kill a young boy. READ FULL STORY

'Scandal' star Josh Malina's criminally underrated TV picks

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Scandal star Josh Malina’s picks for his favorite criminally underrated TV shows range from eerie French drama Les Revenants to British comedy Look Around You. See what else he thinks deserves more love below:

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'Scandal' behind the scenes: Inside the cast and crew photo -- VIDEO

With the second season finale of Scandal just weeks away (Nooooooooo!!!), we’re also nearing the end of EW’s behind the scenes look at the making of the show. (Double “Noooooo!!”)

Luckily, we’re not there yet! And in this week’s video, Josh Malina takes us behind the scenes of the cast and crew photo. For those who don’t know, it’s often customary for television shows to take one photo of its cast and crew together toward the end of the season. It’s a lovely little gathering of all the people who work hard to bring shows to life every week.

After meeting several important people from behind the scenes at Scandal thanks to Malina’s video series, see how many familiar faces you can spot… READ FULL STORY

'Scandal': Josh Malina goes behind the scenes of EW photoshoot -- VIDEO

“This is getting very meta,” Josh Malina jokes in today’s behind the scenes video. And he’s very right.

Although EW has been working with Malina all season to bring you a series of behind the scenes videos, a few weeks ago, our paths collided off the internet when Scandal scored itself an EW cover! In this week’s video, Malina takes you behind the scenes of the big day for an inside look at when EW met OPA. READ FULL STORY

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