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Early Edition 

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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2000   1999   1998   1997   1996  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kyle Chandler ...  Gary Hobson 90 episodes, 1996-2000
Shanesia Davis Shanesia Davis ...  Marissa Clark 90 episodes, 1996-2000
Fisher Stevens ...  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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kiválasztott - Az amerikai látnok See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Runtime:

| (90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the fourth season, W.G. Snuffy Walden's main title theme was replaced with "Time Has Come Today" by the The Chambers Brothers, though Walden continued to get credit. See more »

Goofs

Throughout mainly the first season, it can be seen that the headlines do not match the columns themselves. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Fishman: [voice over] It's easy to be cynical. Especially today, when it looks like all our heroes are crooks, our role models frauds. Every now and again, however, when you least expect it, the real thing comes along: someone who can find the heart inside the cynic and give those who hold nothing sacred something to believe in. It's not always easy telling the good from the bad, even if you do get tomorrow's paper today. Why, is why. Sometimes, to find the answers, you have to look in your heart.
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Referenced in Capital City (2004) See more »

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Amazing
5 July 2008 | by jayc-lawrenceSee all my reviews

I just started watching this after 10 years gone by. I had originally only seen a single episode of Early Edition.

The idea is not exactly an original idea but I believe the writing and production quality of each episode is great. The episodes continue to some canon; so you find later episodes referring to previous episodes, rather than independently written episodes.

You'll spot a lot of 'to be famous' faces in there and I do wonder what ever happened to Chuck and Gary as they were great actors.

As with many TV series of the 90s this is an honest and heartwarming series with much stimulation of your own thoughts and experiences, leading you to realise that hindsight is often just as powerful as foresight.

10/10 as this is one of the best series I have seen in a long time, even in 2008.


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