Early Edition (1996–2000)

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His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right.

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 Gary Hobson (90 episodes, 1996-2000)
Shanesia Davis-Williams ...
 Marissa Clark (90 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Chuck Fishman (48 episodes, 1996-2000)
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What would you do if tomorrow's paper came to your door today? If you knew that you were going to die? Be lucky in love unlucky in life? That's what Gary Hobson has to ask himself every day. Gary Hobson is a stockbroker that got fired from his job and his wife found him uninteresting and kicked him out. You see it's quite simple. Everyday an orange cat comes to his door with the paper (a Chicago Sun Times). Gary doesn't know where it comes from. He did a bit of research and found out that a man named Lucis Snow, was an old typesetter and he had the paper before Gary. The day after Snow died, the paper came to Gary. Gary has two friends. Chuck Fishman, who has been best buds with Gary since college. Chuck wants Gary to give him the scores of games, winning lotto numbers, stocks, or even soap opera tips. Marrisa is Gary's blind friend who helps Gary make all the right choices. Written by Anonymous

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What If You Had Tomorrow's News... TODAY?

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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28 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kiválasztott - Az amerikai látnok  »

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The newspaper used by Gary throughout the series was actually printed by the Chicago Sun-Times for each episode. See more »

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A shot used throughout the series is of an accelerated sunrise behind the Chicago skyline, as seen from the lake shore. It has to be a sunset played in reverse, because the shoreline runs roughly north-south, with Lake Michigan to the east. Sunrise is normally over the lake. See more »

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Gary: Look, isn't there any way you can just stamp me as not crazy and let me get outta here?
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just plain good
27 July 2000 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

I was really sad to see that this show had been cancelled. I actually only started seeing this show in re-runs on Fox Family. Here was a smart show, no cliches, no mush, no garbage. Here was a show that you would actually feel comfortable watching with everyone from your thirteen year-old son/daughter to Grandma. Here was a show that caught my family's attention, and, for once, kept it. The acting was great, the storyline was original, and the setting for this show was perfect- Chicago. All you need to know is that it's about a guy (Gary Hobson), down on his luck, who starts getting tomorrow's paper today. Unlike most people, he uses the paper to save lives, not to win the lottery. This becomes his life. The show's got morals. How many shows on television today can you say that about?


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