Sunday, October 12, 2008


With 'Sanctuary' now playing on Sci-Fi, and after the run of 'The Middleman' this summer on ABC Family, I've been thinking of a short-lived TV series which I hope finds its way to DVD someday: 'The Chronicle'......

'The Chronicle' is the name of a short-lived television series on the Sci Fi cable channel. The series is somewhat influenced by previous television shows such as 'Kolchak: The Night Stalker' and 'The X-Files' and loosely based on the "News from the Edge" series of novels by Mark Sumner. The show centers on a group of quirky employees at a tabloid newspaper, The Chronicle, and the adventures that transpire when they realize that the various monsters, aliens, and mutants turn out to be real.

As this blog is a sandbox where old TV shows still provide the toys we play with, the Chronicle is still out there in Toobworld. But across this 'TV Nation', it has slightly different names on the mast-head (probably for publisher Donald Stern's tax purposes). In the New York area, it's the World Chronicle; in Los Angeles, it's a different kind of Chronicle. But.... I couldn't really make it out on Big Mike's copy in the latest episode of 'Chuck' ("Chuck vs. The Seduction").

But when the headline blares "Celebs Reveal It All!", I wonder if Kevin Sorbo ever admitted publicly that he really was the demi-god Hercules! And did Dennis Rodman go on record as being an alien?

The Chronicle probably carried the story that the late Lloyd Bridges was a cross-dressing, neo-Nazi kleptomaniac......

'The Chronicle'
'The Middleman'
'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys'
'Third Rock From The Sun'
'Ned & Stacey'

Toby O'B

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