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)
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 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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28 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Gary's name, Hobson, implies the nature of the show, a Hobson's choice. He receives information and is in a position to help, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. The choice is to act or not, a Hobson's choice. See more »

Goofs

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: I can baby-sit or whatever it is you do with an eight year old.
Marissa: Gary, you don't even like kids.
Gary: I do too like kids. From a distance, they're all right.
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Referenced in Capital City (2004) See more »

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LOVE IT!
6 January 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

So many shows these days are just dumb. I like this show because sometimes, i can't even guess what gonna happen next. I wish that they hadn't gotten rid of it, but i love watching it on PAX. (go PAX!!) The stories are interesting without being gross or sick. It's one for the whole family!


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