Sports Action Team

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Sports Action Team was a half-hour comedy television series that ran for two seasons in 2006-2007. It was aired by some affiliates of the NBC network and the high definition channel HDNet. It was a semi-improvisational mockumentary depicting the production of a fictional sports news show of the same name. Originally intended as a sport-related program to fill air time after Sunday football games on the west coast, the first season eventually expanded to most major NBC markets around the country (including all NBC Owned and Operated stations). The show's second season is shot in high definition, and is distributed by MGM. It is produced by Chicago-based Towers Productions, Inc.[1]

The regular cast was Al Samuels, Kevin Fleming, Steven Fleming, Antoine McKay, Katie Nahnsen, and Niki Lindgren, who have a background in Chicago area improvisational theater and play characters with the same first names.[2] It also regularly features appearances by professional athletes.[3] Athletes that made appearances on the show include Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, Rudi Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals, former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, Randy Moss of the New England Patriots, Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers, and IndyCar racer Danica Patrick. Several non-athletes have made appearances, such as The Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien and former Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell. Each show includes several appearances by athletes who are included in the shows plot lines.

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  1. ^ [1] IMDB
  2. ^ Kristen Schorsch Southtown natives create sports comedy TV show, Daily Southtown 1 October 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2006.
  3. ^ Mike Thomas "Show plays to jocks' comedic strengths" Chicago Sun-Times 9 September 2006.

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