A return to ‘Sports Night:’ Josh Charles reprises his beloved character (VIDEO)

One 'Night' only: Charles gets back into his 'Sports' role. 

"The Good Wife" actor Josh Charles made a surprise appearance back on the small screen Friday night. 

Nearly a week after his "Good Wife" character [spoiler alert] met his untimely demise last Sunday, Charles got behind the news desk to reprise his old "Sports Night" role of Dan Rydell alongside Keith Olbermann on the broadcaster’s eponymous show.

Rydell was famously based on Olbermann in Aaron Sorkin’s fictional sports news show series.

Check out Charles delivering the news in classic Rydell form before breaking character below: 

And here’s a clip from the original series, which ran from 1998-2000: 

H/t Deadline