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(Last updated 25 Dec 2007)


 

A bit of archived news from off the front page:

July 2005: PAX TV has changed their name to i and has begun airing Early Edition again. Who knows for how long, so watch it while you can!

Sept 2004: EELFest 2004 took place in Chicago on September 18. For details, visit the EELFest News Website. PAX TV says that EE will not be on their schedule this fall, but may continue airing it sporadically anyway. Your guess is as good as mine. /shrug/

Sept 2003: PAX TV has begun airing Early Edition Monday-Thursday evenings. Check their schedule for details.

 

July 10, 2005

Well, I guess it's been a while since I've updated anything, eh? But here are a couple bits of news:
  • Kyle Chandler will be appearing as "Bruce Baxter" in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of King Kong, which will hit theatres in December 2005.
     
  • PAX TV, which had been airing Early Edition until sometime in March 2005, has changed their name to i. (You read that right -- they changed it to a lower-case i. It's supposed to stand for "Independent Television".) At any rate, this change appears to be good news for Early Edition fans -- as of July 4, 2005, the show once again began airing on i/PAX.

June 17, 2003
From Multiple Sources at NBC/PAX

I have been contacted by a couple of people from NBC (who owns a portion of the PAX TV network), and am pleased as punch to be able to pass the following information along...

MD writes:
I am writing to let you know that starting this fall the Pax TV network has slated off net (reruns) of Early Edition to air Mon - Thurs 9PM - 10PM E/P. Pax TV (Paxson Communications) owns and operates over 60 television stations in the United States with family friendly programming free of strong sexual/violent content. In addition to the 60 stations owned by Paxson there are dozens of other Pax affiliates across the nation. You can check www.pax.tv on the web for markets with a Pax owned station.

Yay! I will try to keep the website updated with additional information as it comes along, so stay tuned! (For faster news, join the Early Edition Lover's Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/earlyedition/ -- that's usually the first place I send updates to. :)

June 2003
From Various Sources

It's official! Kyle Chandler will be playing the part of "Grant Rashton" on the new NBC drama "The Lyon's Den." LD is scheduled to begin airing this fall on Sunday nights at 10pm Eastern / 9pm Central. Watch your local listings for the exact premiere date.

More information on Lyon's Den can be found at NBC's website here:
http://www.nbc.com/nbc/Primetime_Preview/drama/The_Lyon's_Den.shtml

Join the Yahoo Group "Grant's Place" to discuss this new series with other Kyle Chandler fans: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/grantsplace/

[Update: November 2003: Lyon's Den is pulled from schedule for "sweeps" week, but is never returned. Cancellation announced later that year.]

February 27, 2003
From Zap2it.com

CASTING NEWS: ABC PLAYS POLO, CBS GETS BUSY

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) <snip information about other programs>

In other casting news, at NBC Kyle Chandler has been added to the cast of "The Lyon's Den" playing an attorney who resents the presence of a new lawyer, played by Rob Lowe.

September 8, 2002
From Hollywood Reporter

NBC SUBPOENAS LURIE TO OVERSEE FBI-SET PROJECT
by Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- Writer-director Rod Lurie is back on the primetime development beat with an FBI drama project for NBC.

The network is close to giving a premium script commitment to a one-hour project to be produced by DreamWorks TV and Touchstone TV, where Lurie has a joint overall deal.

The untitled show is described as a juxtaposition of the stories of a young female FBI agent and a mobster in a major U.S. city, probably Seattle.

"I think that if we show parallel stories between a member of the mob and a member of the FBI, we can show how thin the line really is between the law and lawless," Lurie said.

Leslie Bibb, who toplined "Capital City," Lurie's two-hour drama pilot for DreamWorks TV, Touchstone TV and ABC this past season, is being eyed for the role of the FBI agent. According to sources, several other "Capital City" cast members, including David Paymer and Kyle Chandler, have been approached by Lurie to star in the drama for NBC.

DreamWorks last month inked a pod development pact with NBC, though sources said the Lurie project was in the works before that deal was finished.

Lurie said he was very encouraged to set up the project at NBC when he saw copies of the network's 2002 pilots "Kingpin," "Boomtown" and "War Stories."

"NBC is almost like being at HBO," he said. "They're giving a lot of leverage to their creators, and that's pretty extraordinary." Lurie plans to go to "places that've never been explored on TV, taking absolutely everything to the edge."

Lurie wrote the NBC project and will executive produce with his producing partner Marc Frydman. Lurie, who also directed "Capital City," said that he "would dearly love to direct the (NBC) pilot" if his schedule allows.

On the feature side, Lurie, repped by Agency for the Performing Arts, WMA and Brillstein-Grey, recently signed on to direct the romantic comedy "Beat the Eagle" for Intermedia Films and is penning a script for DreamWorks that Steven Spielberg might direct.

Lurie's feature directing credits include "The Contender," which he also wrote, and "The Last Castle."

Bibb is best known for her starring role on the WB Network's "Popular." She recently signed to do a five-episode arc on "ER." Bibb, whose feature credits include "The Skulls," is repped by ICM, Raw Talent and attorney Mark Stankevich.

March 4, 2002
From Zap2it.com

MARSHALL LANDS 'HIDDEN HILLS' & OTHER CASTING NEWS

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) <snip information about other programs>

At ABC... Also, Mary Steenburgen and Peter Horton will appear in ABC's untitled pilot by Rod Lurie for DreamWorks TV and Touchstone TV. Steenburgen will play the House majority whip, while Horton portrays an ambitious investigative lawyer newly assigned to cover Capitol Hill.

February 25, 2002
From Reuters/Variety

MR. BERENGER GOES TO WASHINGTON

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Tom Berenger and Kyle Chandler are headed to Congress for ABC, while Laurie Metcalf will reunite with former ``Roseanne'' producer Chuck Lorre for CBS, as the networks firm up casting for their fall series contenders. <snip>

Here's the latest in TV pilot casting:

Berenger will portray the majority party Senate leader in writer/director Rod Lurie's yet-untitled Washington-set project for ABC. It's the ``Platoon'' star's first regular starring role in a primetime TV series.

Chandler, who co-starred in ABC's short-lived ``What About Joan,'' will play the legislative director for a congressman played by David Paymer. Chandler's character develops a romantic interest in former ``Popular'' star Leslie Bibb's lead character. Katharine Ross joined the cast last week as the first lady to Peter Fonda's recurring role as president. <snip rest of unrelated info>

February 25, 2002
From Zap2it.com

PROCTOR JOINS CAST OF 'CSI' SPIN-OFF
(With related television news)

Rod Lurie's drama pilot from DreamWorks TV and Touchstone Television has cast Tom Berenger and Kyle Chandler. The project will be Berenger's first foray into primetime series television.

Berenger will play a powerful, arch-conservative Senate majority leader in the Washington-based pilot, while Chandler will play the legislative director for Rep. Benny Fletcher (David Paymer), who develops a romantic interest in Fletcher's assistant, the show's leading character, Paige Armstrong (Leslie Bibb). Other cast members include Katharine Ross and Peter Fonda.

February 12, 2002
From Zap2it.com

PETER FONDA ENTERS WHITE HOUSE FOR ABC

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - The man who was once the on-screen symbol of the counterculture may soon be playing the on-screen version of the ultimate establishment figure.

Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and starred in "Easy Rider," is close to signing a deal to play the president of the United States in an ABC pilot from writer-director Rod Lurie ("The Contender," "The Last Castle" ). Fonda will join fellow Oscar nominee David Paymer ("Mr. Saturday Night" ) on the project.

"Peter Fonda as the president of the United States, the Easy Rider as the commander in chief," Lurie muses to The Hollywood Reporter. "How much cooler does it get than that?"

Lurie's two-hour pilot centers on a female congressional staffer in her first year on Capitol Hill. Should the pilot, which Lurie is writing and directing, be picked up, Fonda's president would become a recurring character in the series.

Paymer is set to play a Republican congressman in the pilot. Lurie says the character is modeled on several current and former politicians, including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and current House Majority Whip Tom DeLay.

(Per 11/08/2001 zap2it article, this program is tentatively titled "The Beltway.")

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Archived News

Date Source Article/News
x x x
09/08/2002 Yahoo - Hollywood Reporter NBC SUBPOENAS LURIE TO OVERSEE
FBI-SET PROJECT
03/04/2002 Zap2it.com MARSHALL LANDS 'HIDDEN HILLS' &
OTHER CASTING NEWS (Re: 'The Lurie Project')
02/25/2002 Reuters/Variety MR. BERENGER GOES TO WASHINGTON
(Re: 'The Lurie Project')
02/25/2002 Zap2it.com PROCTOR JOINS CAST OF 'CSI' SPIN-OFF
(Re: 'The Lurie Project')
02/12/2002 Zap2it.com PETER FONDA ENTERS WHITE HOUSE FOR ABC
(Re: 'The Lurie Project')
07/24/2001 Wall Street Journal 'ABC FAMILY' CHANNEL WILL RECYCLE
NETWORK FARE
07/24/2001 Yahoo - AP Business DISNEY BUYS FOX FAMILY FOR $3B
07/21/2001 Yahoo - Reuters DISNEY SEEN BUYING FOX FAMILY WORLDWIDE
04/03/2001 Chicago Tribune CHANDLER FINDS CHICAGO IS HIS
KIND OF TOWN FOR ROLES
03/18/2001 USA Weekend Magazine WHO'S NEWS: KYLE CHANDLER
03/18/2001 Chicago Tribune KYLE CHANDLER: BIOGRAPHY
02/11/2001 Chicago Sun-Times A MOVING LOOK AT RACE, HISTORY AND ART:
THEATRE REVIEW - BEE LUTHER HATCHEE
02/07/2001 Chicago Sun-Times SHANE: THE NAME GAME
02/02/2001 Chicago Sun-Times ON STAGE: SHANESIA IN BEE LUTHER HATCHEE
01/06/2001 Sugar Moon Productions RE: PRODUCTION ON 'SHADE OF GRAY'
01/05/2001 Chicago Sun-Times THE PLAY'S THE THING
11/2000 Metromix Television JOAN CUSACK PROJECT
10/30/2000 Zap2it.com PRODUCTION BEGINS ON JOAN CUSACK SHOW
10/13/2000 Chicago Tribune NOT FOR SALE (Re: Chandler/Cusack Show)
10/13/2000 Chicago Sun-Times CHANGING CHANNELS
(Re: Chandler/Cusack Show)
10/13/2000 Associated Press KRISTY SWANSON ORDERED
TO ATTEND AA
10/12/2000 Zap2it.com JOAN CUSACK COMES TO TELEVISION
10/06/2000 CityOfChicago.org THE JOAN CUSACK SHOW
09/22/2000 Miscellaneous JOAN CUSACK SHOW
09/05/2000 Zap2it.com WB SAYS NO TO 'YOUNG AMERICANS'
(Re: Fox Family Channel)
08/19/2000 Entertainment Weekly JAMES' GANG
(Re: Joan Cusack Show)
05/03/2000 Parents' Television Council FANS SEND AN SOS: SAVE OUR SHOWS
04/18/2000 Chicago Sun-Times SCOOPSVILLE: TIPS & TWADDLE
04/12/2000 Chicago Sun-Times KYLE CHANDLER MOVES INTO A
NEW ROLE -- DIRECTOR
04/03/2000 Mediaweek WB STATION GROUP TAKES
EARLY EDITION
03/19/2000 Excite News FOX FAMILY VISITS 'PROVIDENCE'
03/13/2000 New York Post MATS ENTERTAINMENT!
(Re: ECW wrestlers guest stars on EE)
03/06/2000 MediaWeek Daily News TV PROGRAMMING HOLES TO FILL
02/14/2000 Miscellaneous WINNING LINES LOSES
01/13/2000 TV Guide Online NBC LOGO A NO-GO ON CBS
(Blurb Re: EE's future)
01/11/2000 Eyemark Entertainment EARLY EDITION DEBUTS IN SYNDICATION
12/1999 email to webmaster FISHER STEVENS IN 'SHYSTER'
11/26/1999 USA Today 'GRAPEVINE' YIELDS SECOND CBS CROP
11/15/1999 Miscellaneous 'EDITION' LANDS ON FFC DOORSTEP
11/1999 Chicago Magazine SEE JANE CAST
(Re: EE's Casting Director)
09/1999 Arizona Republic EARLY EDITION SAYS GOODBYE
TO FAMILIAR FACES -- BUT OTHER
CHARACTERS RETURN
09/20/1999 New Jersey Star Ledger GETTING BACK TO INK-STAINED ROOTS
09/19/1999 Chicago Sun-Times FURRY FRIENDS GOT PAIR TALKING
09/13/1999 CBS Fall
Entertainment Guide
HIS KINDA TOWN
09/10/1999 Entertainment Weekly FALL TV PREVIEW: EARLY EDITION
09/04/1999 TV Guide GUIDE TO RETURNING FAVORITES
07/1999 Miscellaneous SWANSON TO STAR IN GRAPEVINE
03/16/1999 Chicago Tribune THE COLD HARD FACTS...
01/19/1992 Chicago Tribune KYLE CHANDLER

What's New on the website?
(the site is updated regularly with little changes here and there...
only the more important changes are added here)

Note: Previous Website Updates can be found on the Updates Archive page.

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August 13, 2005
Two updates in as many months! Who'd have thunk it?? Added a fanscript for episode 404: The Iceman Taketh, which can be found in the Episode Archive. (Many thanks to HarrietJ for doing all the work!)

July 10, 2005
Verified the links on the links page, and either updated or deleted some, whichever was appropriate. Who says I never update, huh?!?

March 5, 2004
Added US and Canadian Amber Alert tickers to the Home page. Also updated the late-breaking news section there. Added a new "Timeline" page to the Extra! Extra! section.

February 16, 2003
Added the images from the old "gallery" to the Episode Archive section for episodes 108-116. Also finally moved the "fun lines" (now "quotable quotes") to their respective episodes in the Episode Archive section.

February 9, 2003
Added seven more "virtual reality" scenes in the Extra! Extra! section, for a total of nine extra groovy ways to view the sets. Whee!

June 09, 2002
Completed the credits list for the rest of the episodes in the Episode Archive! Also added a photo for Angels and Devils.

March 02, 2002
Added a new page in the Extra!Extra! section with a list of music used in EE.

FEBRUARY 25, 2002
Updated NEWS. Archived the news from 2001.

NOVEMBER 12, 2001
Added more trivia to the Episode Archive. Added Virtual Reality images of Gary's loft to the new section entitled "Extra! Extra!" This new section contains the loft images, the chat/interview transcripts, the mail list musings, the cast biographies, and the party favor -- in other words, items that are exclusive to this site or that didn't fit in any other category.

AUGUST 9, 2001
Added photo of Lorenzo Clemons with daughter and Kyle Chandler to "Run, Gary, Run" fanscript. Lorenzo portrayed "Officer" in this episode. He also appeared in other episodes of Early Edition - can you spot him? :)

JUNE 29, 2001
Moved site to .com. New url for site is: http://earlydues.usanethosting.com/ee/

MAY 2001:
Moved all of the episode guides, credits, trivia, and images to one main section called Episode Archive. Eventually the funny lines will be found there as well.

APRIL 2001:
Changed the colors on all of the fanscripts, etc., so they're easier to read (I hope!), added some more photos for the "Christmas" episode. Slowly, but surely, I'll get updated... one of these days.

Added transcript for the 04/03/2001 KC interview on Regis. (Thanks, Vickie Jo!)


MARCH 2001:
Have created a new low-tech site for WHAT ABOUT JOAN here: http://earlydues.usanethosting.com/waj/

Haven't been able to add any more trivia or fanscripts lately. Been too busy with that dreaded Real!Life stuff. You've survived this long without it... what's a few more weeks or months, right? <g>


JANUARY 2001:
Archived the older news and updates to make way for new goodies. :) Previous Website Updates can be found on the Updates Archive page.

Moved Cusack Show related stories to their own page.

Added bunches more Trivia; more to come soon!



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