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Early Edition

Season 1

  • Kyle Chandler ( King Kong (2005) ) as Gary Hobson
  • Shanésia Williams as Marissa Clark
  • Fisher Stevens ( Short Circuit (1986) ) as Chuck Fishman [ 1-2 ]
  • Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 1] Pilot
    Shown 28-Sep-1996

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 2] The Choice
    Shown 05-Oct-1996

    Gary must choose which one to save - wee girl or 747? Events conspire against the 747 - is it fate?

    The ending may be interpreted as a twist ...

    Alternatively, cynics might find it predictable. It depends on your Point of View.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 3] Baby
    Shown 12-Oct-1996

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 4] The Paper
    Shown 19-Oct-1996

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 5] Thief Swipes Mayor's Dog
    Shown 26-Oct-1996

    Chuck's uncle Phil repeatedly steals a dog from the Mayor (Norm from Alf ).

    The ep is about Political corruption. The crooks want to skim the State Lottery - but Gary and Chuck win it!

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 6] Hoops (a.k.a. Hoop Dreams)
    Shown 02-Nov-1996

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 7] After Midnight
    Shown 09-Nov-1996

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 8] Gun
    Shown 16-Nov-1996

    A Divorcee is harrassed by her violent ex-hubby.

    Their son plays with her revolver!

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 9] His Girl Thursday
    Shown 23-Nov-1996

    The Reporter babe takes Gary's paper. It's the cat's idea!

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 10] The Wrong Man
    Shown 07-Dec-1996

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 11] Christmas
    Shown 21-Dec-1996

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 12] Frostbit
    Shown 11-Jan-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 13] Mob Wife
    Shown 25-Jan-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 14] The Wall (1)
    Shown 01-Feb-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 15] The Wall (2)
    Shown 08-Feb-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 16] Bat Masterson
    Shown 22-Feb-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 17] The Jury
    Shown 08-Mar-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 18] Psychic
    Shown 12-Apr-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 19] The Cat
    Shown 13-Apr-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 20] Phantom of the Opera
    Shown 19-Apr-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 21] Faith
    Shown 26-Apr-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 22] Dad
    Shown 03-May-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1, Episode 23] Love is Blind
    Shown 17-May-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 1 , Episode 1 ]
    Shown th June 2002 [Wednesday]

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  • Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 1] Home
    Shown 27-Sep-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 2] The Medal
    Shown 04-Oct-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 3] The Wedding
    Shown 11-Oct-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 4] Jenny Sloan
    Shown 18-Oct-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 5] Downsized
    Shown 25-Oct-1997

    Gary is called in to meet the man who sends the Special Delivery paper. This is for an annual evaluation, in case Gary needs to be sacked ... err, Downsized.

    Joey Clams from NYC is in town, to get his own newspaper delivery back.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 6] Angels and Devils
    Shown 01-Nov-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 7] Redfellas
    Shown 08-Nov-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 8] March in Time
    Shown 15-Nov-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 9] A Regular Joe
    Shown 22-Nov-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 10] A Bris is Just a Bris
    Shown 20-Dec-1997

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 11] A Minor Miracle
    Shown 10-Jan-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 12] Romancing the Throne
    Shown 17-Jan-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 13] Walk, Don't Run
    Shown 24-Jan-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 14] The Return of Crumb
    Shown 31-Jan-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 15] Mum's The Word
    Shown 22nd February 2002 - Friday

    This is a remarkable episode for two reasons. Firstly, our hero tangles with a mystery that seems supernatural in origin. The Chicago Museum plays host to an Ancient Egyptian relic which may be cursed.

    A plague is unleashed on the city, possibly of supernatural origin. The victims are taken to the local hospital - Chicago Hope!

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 16] When Or Where
    Shown 25th February 2002 - Monday

    Our hero sees a beautiful woman, clad in 1940s clothes, just before he falls off a scaffolding and breaks his leg. Later, in his wheelchair, he sees the same woman again in an apartment across the road.

    The hero's bar takes on a new waitress - the spitting image of the 1940s woman. When the newspaper arrives it reveals what happened. The newspaper is dated to 1944, instead of tomorrow! The waitress is the grandaughter of the ghostly figure, and will fall victim to murder as did her grandmother.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 17] The Fourth Carpathian
    Shown 18-Apr-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 18] The Quality of Mercy
    Shown 25-Apr-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 19] Show Me the Monet
    Shown 02-May-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 20] Don't Walk Away, Renee
    Shown 09-May-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 21] Hot Time in the Old Town
    Shown 16-May-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 2, Episode 22] Second Sight
    Shown 23-May-1998

    Season 3

  • Billie Worley as Patrick Quinn [ 3-4 ]
  • Kristy Swanson as Erica Paget [ 3 ]
  • Miles Jeffrey as Henry Paget [ 3 ]

  • Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 1] Blackout
    Shown 26-Sep-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 2] Collision
    Shown 03-Oct-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 3] A Horse Is a Horse
    Shown 10-Oct-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 4] Lt. Hobson, USN
    Shown 17-Oct-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 5] Saint Nick
    Shown 24-Oct-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 6] Halloween
    Shown 31-Oct-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 7] Up Chuck
    Shown 07-Nov-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 8] Deadline
    Shown 14-Nov-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 9] In Gary We Trust
    Shown 21-Nov-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 10] Nest Egg
    Shown 05-Dec-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 11] Teen Angels
    Shown 19-Dec-1998

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 12] Slippity-Doo-Dah
    Shown 09-Jan-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 13] The Last Untouchable
    Shown 16-Jan-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 14] Just one of Those Things
    Shown 06-Feb-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 15] Funny Valentine
    Shown 13-Feb-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 16] Number One with a Bullet
    Shown 20-Feb-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 17] Two to Tangle
    Shown 27-Feb-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 18] Fate
    Shown 20-Mar-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 19] Crumb Again
    Shown 03-Apr-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 20] Pinch Hitters
    Shown 17-Apr-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 21] Home Groan
    Shown 01-May-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 22] Play It Again Sammo
    Shown 08-May-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 23] Blowing Up is Hard to Do
    Shown 15-May-1999

    Season 4

  • Luis Antonio Ramos as Miguel Diaz [ 4 ]

  • Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 1] The Out-of-Towner
    Shown 25-Sep-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 3, Episode 2] Duck Day Afternoon
    Shown 02-Oct-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 3] Take Me out to the Ballgame
    Shown 09-Oct-1999

    Chuck (Fisher Stevens - Short Circuit ) is back in town.

    The main story involves a baseball player and a loan shark.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 4] The Iceman Taketh
    Shown 16-Oct-1999

    Gary is conscripted into undercover cop work with Female Lt Bugati. They are after the jewel thief.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 5] Camera Shy
    Shown 23-Oct-1999

    A Photographer coincidentally arrives at locations with Gary. Then he photos a villain, and is pursued for the film. Gary helps him.

    This would have been a good recurring character.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 6] Wild Card
    Shown 30-Oct-1999

    Patrick (a goof) accidentally interferes with Gary's plans to save people.

    Chicago must be a city with no homicides or fatal accidents!

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 7] Fatal Edition (1)
    Shown 06-Nov-1999

    Gary is arrested for murder. In flashbacks he is investigated by jerk reporter. There is a cameo by Miguel the photographer.

    The female detective has a cameo. Conor O'Farrell ( Dark Skies ) is the detective on Gary's case.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 8] Fatal Edition (2)
    Shown 13-Nov-1999

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 9] Weathergirl
    Shown 20-Nov-1999

    Gary romances a weathergirl ( Maria Pitillo ) who is bad at telling weather.

    Gary must save his sidekick's unlucky uncle repeatedly.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 10] Run, Gary, Run
    Shown 18-Dec-1999

    Gary relives the day three times to save Maria. In the end, walking is faster than cycling or taxi!

    Gary would get there quicker, only he stops for pointless arguments.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 11] Rose
    Shown 19-Feb-2000

    Gary and PI Crumb help amnesiac girl.

    This is a standard drama; the magic newspaper does not play a big role. There are story twists - a very unlikely thriller plot.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 12] Snow Angels
    Shown 26-Feb-2000

    Chicago has a blizzard. The Original Boomer ( Battlestar Galactica (1978) ) is a Good Samaritan. Gary must save seventeen lives.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 13] Gifted
    Shown 04-Mar-2000

    A teen girl (foster parented) is clairvoyant.

    The cat engineers meetings (there are lots of coincidences).

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 14] Performance Anxiety
    Shown 11-Mar-2000

    NYC branch gets subscription cancelled. He comes to stay with Gary, to redeem himself.

    Gary gets called in for an interview. His name is Hobson (Devil's son) but it seems he works for Angels ...

    Money saves the day (it is a capitalist economy), but the moral is that do-gooders do not need a daily income. How do they buy food and pay the rent?

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 15] False Witness
    Shown 25-Mar-2000

    Miguel Diaz's younger brother is in a car thief ring.

    Gary must save him and help Detective Armstrong catch the ringleader.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 16] The Play's the Thing
    Shown 08-Apr-2000

    PI Crumb helps in a stage-play. The evil director (Tim Omundson - Xena: Warrior Princess ) is suspected of sabotage.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 17] Blind Faith
    Shown 22-Apr-2000

    Gary is blinded in an accident, but is helped by a Russian (new barman?). They must save a wee boy from a burning building.

    This is a very basic lo-budget ep after prevous hi-concept eps (eg multiple Garys).

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 18] Occasionally Amber
    Shown 29-Apr-2000

    Chuck returns - as does the jewel thief. Detective Bugati is on the case.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 19] Mel Schwartz, Bounty Hunter
    Shown 06-May-2000

    Gary sees a court-ordered shrink.

    An accountant wants to be a bounty-hunter, Gary must save him.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 20] Time
    Shown 13-May-2000

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 21] Everybody Goes to Rick's
    Shown 20-May-2000

    1929, St Valentine's Day Massacre (filmed as black & white scenes).

    Modern day, and Crumb the PI is on an arson case.

    The title is a Casablanca reference.

    Early Edition Early Edition [Season 4, Episode 22] Luck o' the Irish
    Shown 27-May-2000

    Quigley (Henry Gibson - The Burbs ) is jinxed.

    Gary must help other Oirish people - some illegal immigrant women (a collection of bad stereotypes).