Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then he will wake up and start the day over again.


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Series cast summary:
 Detective Brett Hopper (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Rita Shelten (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Andrea Battle (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Jennifer Mathis (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Damien Ortiz (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Chad Shelten (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Buchalter (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Fencik (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Detective Spivak (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Detective Christopher Choi (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Shadow Man / ... (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
 Preisser (7 episodes, 2006-2007)


Brett Hopper is a police detective. One day when the day begins, he notices a few unusual things, and when he goes home, he is arrested. He is told that he's the suspect in the murder of a D.A. whom he says that he doesn't know. While in his holding cell, he is taken out and brought somewhere, where a man whom he doesn't know tells him something. That's when the sun goes down. He then wakes up and discovers he is reliving the day again. And armed with what little info he learned from the day before, he tries to find out why he is being framed. But comes up short but when the day ends he relives it again and again. Written by

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an intelligent show gets punished for being intelligent
24 December 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This show reminded me of a mix between "Groundhog Day" and "Early Edition" After the first episode I thought it was a very interesting story. But to keep a story surprising and exciting while this main character is reliving this particular day would be difficult. And after seeing the first six episodes I was sure this was a good action/drama with a very interesting story. Because you got to see different angles to stories and characters. I couldn't wait till the next episode. Yes,maybe it was a bit far fetched. Only that was part of the fun. Also I liked the idea of getting the chance to correct mistakes you made. Who doesn't want that. What really was brilliant that they showed the different paths and their outcomes,good or bad. This gave the show a very intelligent take on faith and destiny. This show made you think and keep you entertained. In my book that is called a hit. That's why I am really sad to hear that they cancelled this great show! To me it's a big mystery that they keep on broadcasting boring shows like Law and Order and Stargate where they keep repeating the same themes over and over again and killing wonderful shows like this one. Thanks for this show,you made my day. Addendum: Good news!!!! ABC put out the remaining episodes from Day Break on their Website. I have been able to watch all the episodes! The finale was great! Not going to spoil it but it has a touching ending. Do watch this show, you won't regret it.

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