Bells and a Siren
"Bells and a Siren"
Season 2
Episode 20
Written By Chris Lusvardi and
David Walpert and
Aaron Sorkin
Director Don Scardino
Original Airdate April 4, 2000
Episode chronology
Previous Next
"April Is the Cruelest Month" "La Forza del Destino"

"Bells and a Siren" is the twentieth episode of the second season and the forty third episode of the series overall. It originally aired on April 4, 2000. It was written by Chris Lusvardi and David Walpert and Aaron Sorkin and directed by Don Scardino.


Natalie gets a job interview with Saturday Night Live, but Dana wants everyone to undermine her confidence so that she won't get the job and leave the Sports Night team. Dan's publicist wants him to make a public appearance in New Jersey. Isaac is upset because his grandson has been scared of him ever since the stroke. Casey and Jeremy decide to investigate CSC's financial situation, but make an unsettling discovery in the process: the network might be up for sale.





  1. Josh Charles as Dan Rydell
  2. Peter Krause as Casey McCall
  3. Felicity Huffman as Dana Whitaker
  4. Joshua Malina as Jeremy Goodwin
  5. Sabrina Lloyd as Natalie Hurley
  6. and Robert Guillaume as Isaac Jaffe

Guest starring

  1. Kayla Blake as Kim
  2. Greg Baker as Elliott
  3. Alanna Ubach as Catherine
  4. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris
  5. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  6. Ron Ostrow as Will


Opening Credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. Brian Grazer - Executive Producer
  3. Ron Howard - Executive Producer
  4. Tony Krantz - Executive Producer
  5. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  6. Rob Scheidlinger - Executive Producer
  7. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  8. Kevin Falls - Co-executive Producer
  9. Matt Tarses - Producer
  10. David Walpert - Co-producer
  11. John Amodeo - Supervising Producer
  12. Chris Lusvardi and - Writer
  13. David Walpert and - Writer
  14. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  15. Don Scardino - Director

Closing credits

  1. Bonnie Zane - Casting
  2. Paula Rosenberg - Casting
  3. Bruce Chevillat - Co-producer
  4. Stephen Putnam - Associate Producer
  5. Bill Wrubel - Executive Story Editor
  6. Peter Smokler - Director of Photography
  7. Tho. E. Azzari - Production Designer
  8. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  9. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  10. Keri L. McIntyre - First Assistant Director
  11. Shawn Hanley - Second Assistant Director
  12. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music