The Early Edition TV show was a 60 minute fantasy series on CBS with an unusual twist. Once per day an orange cat would come to Gary Hobson's house with a newspaper. Now that's strange enough! But even more strange was that the paper was one day early! That's right! He'd always get tommorrow's paper today! Getting the winning lotto number a day early might be nice but seeing yourself listed in the obituary column sure wouldn't! Yes, along with the good news came the bad news!
Early Edition Cast
Kyle Chandler .... Gary Hobson
Shanesia Davis Williams .... Marissa Clark
Billy Worley .... Patrick Quinn
Fisher Stevens .... Chuck Fishman
Kristy Swanson .... Erica Paget
Myles Jeffrey .... Henry Paget
Early Edition Trivia
Kyle Chandler didn't see much television as a young boy. All you could "pick up" in his hometown of Loganville, Georgia was WTBS. Old movies were about all he got to watch. He was discovered by a talent scout from ABC in 1988 at the University of Georgia where he was a drama major.
Gary didn't know where his "early editions" came from. He did discover, however, that a man named Lucis Snow used to get it until he died. The day after Mr. Snow's death, it started coming to Gary.
In order to better portray a blind woman on the Early Edition TV show, Shanesia Davis-Williams visited the Chicago Guild of the Blind and worked with a seeing eye dog.
Fisher Stevens wanted to act at an early age. At 13 years of age he left his hometown of Chicago, Illinois and moved to New York City to become an actor. While things got off to a slower start than he had hoped, he landed his first major motion picture role in "The Burning (1981) at 16 years old. Even though he left Chicago many years ago, he says he's still a Cubs fan. Along with many other roles and his starring role on Early Edition, Fisher also starred on the series, "Key West".
Kristy Swanson got her first acting job at 9 years old in a dollhouse commercial. By the age of 13, she had more than 30 commercials to her credit. She was also the original "Buffy" in the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Movie".
Early Edition Opening Narrative
(Fisher Stevens' voice as Chuck Fishman:)
Version #1: "What if you knew beyond a doubt what was going to happen tomorrow. What would you do? There's no easy answer for a guy who gets tomorrow's news, today."
Version #2: "His name is Gary Hobsin. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how, he doesn't know why. He only knows when the early edition hits his front door he has twenty-four hours to set things right."
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