'Sports Night' Anchor Dan Rydell Appeared on 'Olbermann'
The cross-section of people who watch Olbermann and are fans of the regrettably short-lived Emmy Award-winning show Sports Night were given a treat Friday night when Josh Charles reprised his role of Dan Rydell on air. Josh Charles, who just left the cast of The Good Wife (side note: I don't watch this show or know anyone who does, is it worth picking up?), sat next to Keith as he delivered the day's sports news in a confident ease that will make fans of Sports Night wax nostalgic. At the very least seeing Dan Rydell, a character written by Aaron Sorkin, appear next to Keith Olbermann, a character who could plausibly be written by Aaron Sorkin, was somewhat fascinating. According to Sorkin, the show was inspired by Olbermann and Dan Patrick's time as SportsCenter anchors.