Early Edition

Early Edition

1996 - 2004, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A cat brings a Gary Hobson the next day's newspaper.

Episode Guide

  • Early Edition - Luck o' the Irish (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Luck o' the Irish

    Gary tries to cheer up a poor Irish immigrant who traveled to the United States in search of a man, only to find he is already a husband and father.

  • Early Edition - Everybody Goes to Rick's (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Everybody Goes to Rick's

    Gary travels through time to save the brother of a beautiful singer in the days of Chicago's St. Valentine's Day massacre.

  • Early Edition - Time (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:


    Gary (Kyle Chandler) finally learns why he was chosen to receive the paper and that there will be another recipient. Guest stars: Charles Durning and Tess Harper.

  • Early Edition - Mel Schwartz, Bounty Hunter (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Mel Schwartz, Bounty Hunter

    Gary befriends an accountant-turned-bounty hunter and protects him from some dangerous situations, including a bar fight with some nasty bikers.

  • Early Edition - Occasionally Amber (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Occasionally Amber

    Gary finds himself torn between trusting his best friend's fiancee -- a former con woman -- or trusting his own instincts to reveal her past.

  • Early Edition - Blind Faith (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Blind Faith

    Gary temporarily loses his sight in an accident and must rely on instinct to rescue a 9-year-old boy from an inferno.

  • Early Edition - The Play's the Thing (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The Play's the Thing

    Gary and an old friend leap into new roles as actors in a small theater threatened by a greedy producer, arson and the director's past.

  • Early Edition - False Witness (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    False Witness

    Gary lies to help his good friend's brother, whom he caught stealing cars, but questions his decision after being shot.

  • Early Edition - Performance Anxiety (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Performance Anxiety

    Gary has his work cut out for him when Joey Clams, a new recipient of tomorrow's news, abuses his privileges.

  • Early Edition - Gifted (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:


    Gary helps a clairvoyant 13-year-old ward off the guilt she feels for not being able to change the fate of her parents.

  • Early Edition - Snow Angels (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Snow Angels

    Gary must choose between saving the life of a good Samaritan or the life of a disreputable motel operator when a snowstorm hits Chicago.

  • Early Edition - Rose (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:


    Gary turns to old friend Marion Crumb for help when he must rescue an amnesia victim who is destined to die at the hands of her twin sister.

  • Early Edition - Run, Gary, Run (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Run, Gary, Run

    Gary finds himself reliving the same day three times, getting another chance to save Marissa each day.

  • Early Edition - Weathergirl (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:


    Gary gives the local weathergirl accurate forecasts when he becomes smitten with her; Uncle Phil returns and winds up in a series of disasters.

  • Early Edition - Fatal Edition (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Fatal Edition

    Gary evades the police so he can find the real murderer; Brigatti is taken hostage when she discovers new evidence.

  • Early Edition - Wild Card (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Wild Card

    Gary's attempts to relax with the newspaper backfire when Patrick's interference keeps changing the news, finally putting him in a life-threatening situation at a Halloween party.

  • Early Edition - Camera Shy (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Camera Shy

    A photographer's accidental snapshot of a criminal who is thought to be dead may cost him his life unless Gary can rescue him.

  • Early Edition - The Iceman Taketh (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Iceman Taketh

    Gary and Detective Toni Brigatti join forces and impersonate wealthy newlyweds hoping to catch a jewel thief.

  • Early Edition - Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Take Me Out to the Ballgame

    Gary's best friend and former partner, Chuck Fishman, visits Chicago and inadvertently meddles with a history-making baseball game.

  • Early Edition - Duck Day Afternoon (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Duck Day Afternoon

    Gary's parents move in with him after a tornado destroys their town; a photographer is suspicious of Gary's connections to rescue efforts.

  • Early Edition - The Out-of-Towner (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Out-of-Towner

    Gary meets a man from New York who has been getting the following day's edition of the Daily News for the past six years.

  • Early Edition - Blowing Up Is Hard to Do (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Blowing Up Is Hard to Do

    Gary saves Detective Paul Armstrong's wife from drowning in a swimming pool and later must prevent a series of bombs from being detonated by a militia group.

  • Early Edition - Play It Again Sammo (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Play It Again Sammo

    Gary and Sammo Law (Sammo Hung) join up to save a thief and his niece from thugs looking for an ancient helmet; guest Martina McBride.

  • Early Edition - Home Groan (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Home Groan

    Gary returns to his hometown to catch two thieves, only to find his own trouble with the law in the form of a petty, local sheriff.

  • Early Edition - Pinch Hitters (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Pinch Hitters

    Marissa's boyfriend saves a man from a series of life-threatening accidents, while Gary is in quarantine after being bitten by a monkey.

  • Early Edition - Crumb Again (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Crumb Again

    Retired detective Marion Crumb returns to Chicago after Gary saves him from being blown up in a remote cabin in Idaho.

  • Early Edition - Fate (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:


    Gary questions his involvement with the paper after failing to rescue a homeless man who falls to his death; Gary reads his own obituary.

  • Early Edition - Two to Tangle (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Two to Tangle

    Gary tries to help a couple involved in a bitter dispute over their lingerie company and the custody of their 9-year-old daughter.

  • Early Edition - Number One With a Bullet (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Number One With a Bullet

    Gary learns that a rap artist, who fathered a child whom Marissa helped raise, will be mortally wounded at his upcoming concert.

  • Early Edition - Funny Valentine (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Funny Valentine

    A baseball player decides to stay in Chicago after falling in love with a doctor, much to his agent's chagrin.

  • Early Edition - Just One of Those Things (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Just One of Those Things

    Gary thinks he can salvage his relationship with Erica by telling her about the paper, but she refuses to believe him.

  • Early Edition - The Last Untouchable (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Last Untouchable

    A retired treasury agent believes that Al Capone's last living henchman can lead him to the mobster's long-lost fortune.

  • Early Edition - Slippity-Doo-Dah (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    Gary's efforts to prevent a woman's fall on ice snowballs into a deadly bus crash; Henry tags along with Gary.

  • Early Edition - Teen Angels (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Teen Angels

    After the newspaper arrives in tatters, Gary poses as a substitute teacher to learn who will be involved in a school shooting.

  • Early Edition - Nest Egg (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Nest Egg

    Gary searches for a way to save his parents' nest egg after his mother invests their retirement money with a con artist.

  • Early Edition - In Gary We Trust (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    In Gary We Trust

    Gary's blossoming romance with Erica may be nipped in the bud after he witnesses a mob shooting and enters a witness protection program.

  • Early Edition - Deadline (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:


    Gary enlists the support of a newspaper reporter to help reopen a case involving a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.

  • Early Edition - Up Chuck (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Up Chuck

    A financially strapped Chuck (guest star Fisher Stevens) returns with a crazy scheme to exploit Gary's (Kyle Chandler) newspaper heroics. Jerry Springer also guest stars.

  • Early Edition - Halloween (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:


    Gary (Kyle Chandler) tries to keep a batch of tainted apples from causing a Halloween tragedy. With Kristy Swanson and Billy Worley.

  • Early Edition - Saint Nick (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Saint Nick

    Gary must confront his feelings for Erica when her old flame, an orthopedic surgeon and philanthropist, comes to town.

  • Early Edition - Lt. Hobson, USN (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Lt. Hobson, USN

    Gary unexpectedly winds up in jail while escorting a naval officer's daughter to a dance; Henry dabbles in world politics.

  • Early Edition - A Horse Is a Horse (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    A Horse Is a Horse

    Henry uses horse racing results from the newspaper's sports section to help his estranged father win big at the track.

  • Early Edition - Collision (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:


    Gary is unsure what to do when he must choose between preventing a massive traffic accident or a 9-year-old boy's drowning death.

  • Early Edition - Blackout (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    Gary must attempt to avert several tragedies at once after a lightning strike plunges the city into darkness.

  • Early Edition - Second Sight (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Second Sight

    Marissa envisions a strange logo which becomes instrumental to rescuing Chuck when he stumbles upon a mob-murder victim.

  • Early Edition - Hot Time in Old Town (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Hot Time in Old Town

    Gary tries to prevent the Chicago fire and meets Rod Serling.

  • Early Edition - Don't Walk Away, Renee (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Don't Walk Away, Renee

    Thugs seeking a research disk take Gary's parents (William Devane, Tess Harper) hostage when he becomes involved with a computer programmer.

  • Early Edition - Show Me the Monet (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Show Me the Monet

    An art forger trying to go straight wants Gary and Marissa to help him break into a museum and return a stolen masterpiece.

  • Early Edition - The Quality of Mercy (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Quality of Mercy

    A former prisoner whose life Gary (Kyle Chandler) once saved is determined to kill the prosecutor who put him away. With Fisher Stevens.

  • Early Edition - The Fourth Carpathian (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Fourth Carpathian

    When Gary disappears, the paper is delivered to his parents' house, alerting his father that an aerialist is about to commit a suicidal jump.

  • Early Edition - Where or When (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Where or When

    Gary (Kyle Chandler) protects a woman (guest star Alexondra Lee) from the same fate her murdered grandmother suffered 50 years earlier. With Fisher Stevens.

  • Early Edition - Mum's the Word (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Mum's the Word

    Gary rushes Marissa to the hospital with a mysterious illness that she may have caught from a mummified cat.

  • Early Edition - The Return of Crumb (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Return of Crumb

    Gary has a run-in with Detective Crumb when he tries to convince the officer that an assignment will put his life in danger.

  • Early Edition - Walk, Don't Run (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Walk, Don't Run

    Gary's term as temporary county supervisor is made difficult by corrupt local politicians who think they can buy his vote.

  • Early Edition - Romancing the Throne (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Romancing the Throne

    A privacy-seeking princess stows away in Gary's car while he is off averting tragedy.

  • Early Edition - A Minor Miracle (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    A Minor Miracle

    Gary tries to prevent a little girl's death and becomes a suspect in her disappearance.

  • Early Edition - A Bris Is Just a Bris (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    A Bris Is Just a Bris

    Gary's disruption of a bris for Chuck's nephew has unexpected consequences when his friend falls for the attractive rabbi performing the service.

  • Early Edition - A Regular Joe (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    A Regular Joe

    Stressed-out Gary goes straight to the sports section, where he learns an aging football star will be critically injured.

  • Early Edition - March in Time (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    March in Time

    A skinhead group turns on Gary when he tries to stop its protest, even though he interferes to save the leader's life.

  • Early Edition - Redfellas (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    A Russian taxi driver turns out to be the father of a visiting violinist and a conspirator in a plot to kill the Russian ambassador.

  • Early Edition - Angels and Devils (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Angels and Devils

    After she helps Gary prevent a gang-related robbery, a savvy nun (Nia Peeples) questions her vocation.

  • Early Edition - Downsized (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    A man facing a midlife crisis decides to have plastic surgery; Chuck searches for a picture of himself for a magazine cover story.

  • Early Edition - Jenny Sloane (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Jenny Sloane

    Gary stops the publicity plans of a woman pretending to have cancer and the newspaper columnist covering the story.

  • Early Edition - The Wedding (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Wedding

    Gary tries to prevent his high-school sweetheart's impending nuptials because someone will try to kill Genie and her father at the ceremony.

  • Early Edition - The Medal (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Medal

    Gary tries to prevent the suicide of a Vietnam veteran tortured by flashbacks that were triggered by an upcoming memorial ceremony in his honor.

  • Early Edition - Home (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:


    Gary tries to prevent a greedy land developer who purchased McGinty's bar from turning it into a parking lot.

  • Early Edition - Love Is Blind (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Love Is Blind

    Gary must prevent Marissa's charming study partner from killing her psychology professor in a bomb blast.

  • Early Edition - Dad (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:


    Tossed out of the house by his wife, Gary's father moves in with his son, where he soon proves valuable in preventing the next day's tragedies.

  • Early Edition - Faith (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:


    Gary must decide whether to save the life of a girl in need of a heart transplant or to prevent a troubled teen from being killed in a robbery attempt.

  • Early Edition - Phantom at the Opera (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Phantom at the Opera

    Gary considers stopping his new love from being reunited with her old love when he learns about it in the paper.

  • Early Edition - The Cat (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Cat

    The cat begins delivering the paper to an eccentric lady named Eunice in an effort to get Gary to help her with her problems.

  • Early Edition - Psychic (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    When Gary saves the life of a fraudulent psychic, she refuses to leave him alone, convinced that he truly has the ability to see the future.

  • Early Edition - The Jury (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Jury

    Gary is serving on a jury about to pronounce a man guilty when he learns from the next day's paper that the defendant is innocent.

  • Early Edition - Bat Masterson (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Bat Masterson

    Gary helps a decorated police officer claiming to be the legendary cowboy Bat Masterson avenge his partner's death.

  • Early Edition - The Wall (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Wall

    A pawnbroker holds the answer that Gary needs to stop a planned presidential assassination from taking place in Chicago.

  • Early Edition - Mob Wife (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Mob Wife

    Gary and Chuck run afoul of the mob and the FBI when they try to prevent the murder of a key witness.

  • Early Edition - Frostbit (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:


    A homeless boy who lifted Gary's wallet faces freezing to death unless Gary can free him from an abandoned warehouse.

  • Early Edition - Christmas (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    Gary learns the teddy bear bomber will strike a crowded skating rink; Chuck helps a man claiming to be Santa Claus escape from prison.

  • Early Edition - The Wrong Man (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Wrong Man

    Gary is mistaken for a criminal when he tries to save a man who is about to marry his ex-wife, Marcia.

  • Early Edition - His Girl Thursday (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    His Girl Thursday

    Gary saves a family from a tornado; Chuck and Gary's journalist girlfriend use the early edition for gain.

  • Early Edition - Gun (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Gary poses as a school official to prevent a boy with behavioral problems from fatally shooting his older brother.

  • Early Edition - After Midnight (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    After Midnight

    Gary tries to save two lives when he learns a teenage mother, who has become involved in an illegal drug operation, is going to abandon her baby.

  • Early Edition - Hoops (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    Gary tries to convince a promising young basketball player with a heart condition to leave the game before it costs him his life.

  • Early Edition - Thief Swipes Mayor's Dog (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Thief Swipes Mayor's Dog

    Gary is determined to save the mayor's dog, as well as the future of the thief who wants to kidnap it.

  • Early Edition - The Paper (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Paper

    Gary saves a reporter in pursuit of a story and attempts to locate the source behind the mysterious paper.

  • Early Edition - Baby (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    Gary sets out to prevent a catastrophic water main break that could black out the entire city; Marcia has a change of heart.

  • Early Edition - The Choice (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Choice

    Marissa and Chuck help Gary in an attempt to save both a child who will die of hospital neglect and a Chicago jetliner destined for doom.

  • Early Edition - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Gary begins receiving the early edition of the next day's newspaper and realizes the responsibility that has been entrusted to him.