But his luck changes when he receives a newspaper---with tomorrow's news. Emmet Walsh in a red suit. Did it hang around because it was expecting a tip? Season 1, Episode 22 May 3, 1997 Season 1, Episode 22 May 3, 1997 Gary's newly retired father William Devane makes a visit, and likes Gary's work so much he decides to make his stay permanent. That's what Gary Hobson has to ask himself every day. It's not a bad concept for a procedural, actually, except for the fact that we could never reboot it.
And finally, how does a single fictional cat spur so many questions nearly two decades after the show went off the air? Gary Hobson is a stockbroker that got fired from his job and his wife found him uninteresting and kicked him out. Season 1, Episode 11 December 21, 1996 Season 1, Episode 11 December 21, 1996 On Christmas Eve, Gary tries to prevent a bombing, but has a jolly tough time convincing the police that there's a problem. What would you do if tomorrow's paper came to your door today? Everyday an orange cat comes to his door with the paper a Chicago Sun Times. There was The Pretender, where one guy was trained since childhood to be the ultimate spy and which, I'm pretty sure, had human cloning. Marrisa is Gary's blind friend who helps Gary make all the right choices. Be lucky in love unlucky in life? The day after Snow died, the paper came to Gary.
Figure skater Tara Lipinski has a cameo. What was most interesting about the whole future newspaper delivery, though, was the fact that the paper never showed up alone. But a glimpse at the early edition causes Gary to learn something about the case he's prevented from acting on. If you knew that you were going to die? Chuck Fishman, who has been best buds with Gary since college. Season 1, Episode 7 November 9, 1996 Season 1, Episode 7 November 9, 1996 Two newspaper stories, one about an abandoned baby and one about a woman's suicide, lead Gary to a desperate teen Virginia Keehne.
If you're too young to remember this gem of a program -- or if you were somehow under a rock in 1996 -- then let me set the stage. Season 1, Episode 4 October 19, 1996 Season 1, Episode 4 October 19, 1996 Gary's investigation into the origins of his subscription leads him to a Chicago newspaper, where he falls for the star reporter Leslie Hope. Season 1, Episode 21 April 26, 1997 Season 1, Episode 21 April 26, 1997 A head injury lands Gary in the hospital, where he winds up trying to help a teen awaiting a transplant. Was it secretly a person who turned into a cat for the purposes of future paper delivery? Season 1, Episode 6 November 2, 1996 Season 1, Episode 6 November 2, 1996 Gary jumps through hoops to convince a basketball star Sharrieff Pugh with a life-threatening condition to stay on the sidelines; Marissa's reunited with an old flame Michael Warren. When you think about science fiction, usually you think spaceships and aliens and monsters and time travel and crazy technology. You see it's quite simple. Roger Ebert has a cameo.
It was always accompanied by a ginger tabby cat. Season 1, Episode 14 February 1, 1997 Season 1, Episode 14 February 1, 1997 Gary attracts the suspicions of a Secret Service agent who's covering security for a Presidential visit. A strangely prescient Twitter feed? Full Show Summary Gary Hobson was a regular Chicago stockbroker. As the newspaper receiver is apparently a role passed down like pope-hood, was the cat immortal? That cat is the reason I remember this show, to be honest, which makes me think it was quite the scene-stealer. Since the cat was played by three different cats during the run of the show, was it always the same cat, or is there like a contingent of orange tabbies delivering future papers across the country? But the greatest of these, of course, was none other than Early Edition. Chuck wants Gary to give him the scores of games, winning lotto numbers, stocks, or even soap opera tips. Season 1, Episode 3 October 12, 1996 Season 1, Episode 3 October 12, 1996 Gary's ex Rya Kihlstedt finds his new confidence appealing and invites him to dinner, but he has another crisis on his plate---Chuck is due to deliver a baby.
. The next morning, at 6:30 am, a mysterious yellow cat showed up at his front door with tomorrow's edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. Kyle Chandler, pre- Friday Night Lights, wakes up every morning to find a copy of tomorrow's Chicago Sun-Times outside his door. Season 1, Episode 15 February 8, 1997 Season 1, Episode 15 February 8, 1997 Conclusion. Season 1, Episode 17 March 8, 1997 Season 1, Episode 17 March 8, 1997 Gary's a juror in the trial of an ex-con Mike Starr who claims he's innocent. Season 1, Episode 9 November 23, 1996 Season 1, Episode 9 November 23, 1996 A lovestruck Meredith Leslie Hope returns to Gary's life, and the two strike up a romance after she makes a promise not to sneak peeks at the paper. You had John Doe, where one guy has no memories but all the knowledge in the known universe who apparently had, like, God's brain or something, but luckily we never got to the explanation part.
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 2000s gave us shows like Joan of Arcadia, where a young girl literally talks to God and doesn't have a brain tumor, or Tru Calling, where Eliza Dushku talks to dead people and relives days and dates Matt Bomer. That said, it does leave me with a few unanswered questions. Season 1, Episode 10 December 7, 1996 Season 1, Episode 10 December 7, 1996 Gary tries to be gracious after learning that Marcia Rya Kihlstedt is remarrying, even after he discovers the identity of her fiancé. Season 1, Episode 1 September 28, 1996 Season 1, Episode 1 September 28, 1996 In the pilot, a hapless broker Kyle Chandler feels at the end of his rope after being thrown out by his wife.
He has 24 hours to stop whatever tragedy is going to happen that day and change the headlines. From that day on his life was never the same. Season 1, Episode 16 February 22, 1997 Season 1, Episode 16 February 22, 1997 Gary befriends a former cop Philip Bosco who believes he's Bat Masterson---and who's itching for a showdown with the man he thinks killed his partner. Meanwhile, Chuck's arrested and thrown in jail---with a big guy M. Date Aired Early Edition Episodes Season 1 28 September 1996 05 October 1996 12 October 1996 19 October 1996 26 October 1996 02 November 1996 09 November 1996 16 November 1996 23 November 1996 07 December 1996 21 December 1996 11 January 1997 25 January 1997 01 February 1997 08 February 1997 22 February 1997 08 March 1997 12 April 1997 13 April 1997 19 April 1997 26 April 1997 03 May 1997 17 May 1997 Season 2 27 September 1997 04 October 1997 11 October 1997 18 October 1997 25 October 1997 01 November 1997 08 November 1997 15 November 1997 22 November 1997 20 December 1997 10 January 1998 17 January 1998 24 January 1998 31 January 1998 04 April 1998 11 April 1998 18 April 1998 25 April 1998 02 May 1998 09 May 1998 16 May 1998 23 May 1998 Season 3 26 September 1998 03 October 1998 10 October 1998 17 October 1998 24 October 1998 31 October 1998 07 November 1998 14 November 1998 21 November 1998 05 December 1998 19 December 1998 09 January 1999 16 January 1999 06 February 1999 13 February 1999 20 February 1999 27 February 1999 20 March 1999 03 April 1999 17 April 1999 01 May 1999 08 May 1999 15 May 1999 Season 4 25 September 1999 02 October 1999 09 October 1999 16 October 1999 23 October 1999 30 October 1999 06 November 1999 13 November 1999 20 November 1999 18 December 1999 19 February 2000 26 February 2000 04 March 2000 11 March 2000 25 March 2000 08 April 2000 22 April 2000 29 April 2000 06 May 2000 13 May 2000 20 May 2000 27 May 2000 27 May 2000. Season 1, Episode 19 April 13, 1997 Season 1, Episode 19 April 13, 1997 When the cat falls ill, Gary winds up at a veterinarian's office, where he befriends the doctor's globe-trotting mother Marion Ross.
One day his wife dumped him and he was forced to move into a hotel room. At first skeptical, Gary started to try saving people's lives and stop disasters from happening. Like, did the cat deliver the paper with its surprisingly sturdy jaw? Gary doesn't know where it comes from. Season 1, Episode 23 May 1, 1997 Season 1, Episode 23 May 1, 1997 Gary tries to prevent the murder of Marissa's professor Patricia Kalember by a stalker, but the woman comes to suspect that her potential killer is actually Gary. You think about giant differences between life as we know it and the reality depicted on your screen. With the help of his friends Chuck and Marissa, Gary became a man with a mission, even though he doesn't know why or how the paper gets to him every morning.