Didn’t there used to be a show where Coach Taylor got newspapers delivered by a cat that helped him see life-changing future events? There sure was, and it was called Early Edition. Airing on CBS from 1996-2000, Edition starred Kyle Chandler as Gary Hobson. After Gary got dumped by his wife, he moved into a hotel room, and one day, an orange cat appeared at his door sitting on a newspaper. Upon looking closer at the paper, Gary noticed he was seeing tomorrow’s headlines a day ahead of time. While tempted to simply play the lotto and be done with it, Gary decides instead to try to use the info provided in the newspapers for good.
The series is a chronicle of his various attempts to change the future by intervening in people’s lives to prevent potential tragedy (the show provides a counterpoint to shows like LOST, insinuating that we DO have control over our fates and/or the fates of others). Chandler, as always, was great fun to watch.