The Chronicle (TV series)

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The Chronicle
Created by Silvio Horta
Starring Chad Willett
Rena Sofer
Reno Wilson
Jon Polito
Curtis Armstrong
Elaine Hendrix
Patrick Renna
Sharon Sachs
Octavia Spencer
April Bolds
Composer(s) Donald Markowitz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Greenblatt Janollari Studio
Stu Segall Productions
Roundtable Productions
Silent H Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Original network Sci Fi
Original release July 14, 2001 – March 22, 2002

The Chronicle is the name of a science fiction television series on the Sci-Fi Channel. The series is based on the "News from the Edge" series of novels (Ex. "Vampires from Vermont") by Mark Sumner, a St. Louis, Missouri based author. The show was originally sold to NBC, which shot the pilot, then later found a home with Sci-Fi Channel. The original creative producers who brought the Mark Sumner series to Television were German Michael Torres and Trevor Taylor.


The show centers on a group of journalists at a tabloid newspaper, The Chronicle, and the contradictions that transpire when they realize that the various monsters, aliens, and mutants turn out to be real.



No. in
Title Directed by Written by Release date
1 "Pilot" Silvio Horta, Mark Sumner Marc Buckland July 14, 2001 (2001-07-14)
Tucker Burns (Chad Willett), a journalism graduate from Columbia with a slightly blemished record, is desperate for a job in the print media. The only place that will hire him is The World Chronicle, a weekly tabloid. He quickly discovers that the Chronicle's articles may be truer than people think. The pilot introduces other Chronicle staff members, including lead reporter Grace Hall (Rena Sofer), photographer Wes Freewald (Reno Wilson), and editor/publish Donald Stern (Jon Polito).
2 "What Gobbles Beneath" Adam Davidson Silvio Horta July 14, 2001 (2001-07-14)
Powerful new cell phones threaten the city when huge underground worms home in on the signals.
3 "Here There Be Dragons" Sanford Bookstaver Naren Shankar July 21, 2001 (2001-07-21)
Tucker, Grace and Wes investigate a dragon living in the sewers beneath Chinatown only to get tangled up in a love triangle. George Takei guest stars as the father of Mina Shen (Youki Kudoh).
4 "Baby Got Back" John T. Kretchmer Silvio Horta July 28, 2001 (2001-07-28)
An abandoned baby on the doorstep of the World Chronicle building exposes the staff to a dangerous--some might even say demonic--pyramid scheme, led by David Tally (Richard Karn).
5 "He's Dead, She's Dead" John T. Kretchmer Erin Maher, Kay Reindl August 4, 2001 (2001-08-04)
6 "Bermuda Love Triangle" Krishna Rao Henry Alonso Myers August 11, 2001 (2001-08-11)
7 "Only the Young Die Good" Adam Davidson Peter Hume August 18, 2001 (2001-08-18)
8 "Bring Me the Head of Tucker Burns" Sanford Bookstaver Javier Grillo-Marxuach August 25, 2001 (2001-08-25)
9 "Let Sleeping Dogs Fry" Bruce Seth Green Javier Grillo-Marxuach September 8, 2001 (2001-09-08)
10 "Take Me Back" Krishna Rao Naren Shankar September 15, 2001 (2001-09-15)
11 "Touched by an Alien" Sanford Bookstaver Javier Grillo-Marxuach January 4, 2002 (2002-01-04)
12 "Pig Boy's Big Adventure" Michael Grossman Javier Grillo-Marxuach January 11, 2002 (2002-01-11)
13 "The Cursed Sombrero" Sanford Bookstaver Silvio Horta January 18, 2002 (2002-01-18)
14 "Tears of a Clone" Adam Davidson Hans Beimler January 25, 2002 (2002-01-25)
15 "I See Dead Fat People" Jay Tobias Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec February 1, 2002 (2002-02-01)
16 "Man and Superman" Adam Davidson Henry Alonso Myers February 8, 2002 (2002-02-08)
17 "Hot from the Oven" Jay Tobias Javier Grillo-Marxuach February 15, 2002 (2002-02-15)
18 "The Stepford Cheerleaders" Perry Lang Henry Alonso Myers February 22, 2002 (2002-02-22)
19 "The Mists of Avalon Parkway" David Straiton Henry Alonso Myers March 1, 2002 (2002-03-01)
20 "The King Is Undead" Krishna Rao Javier Grillo-Marxuach March 8, 2002 (2002-03-08)
21 "Hell Mall" David Barrett Michael Shear, Patrick Sean Smith March 15, 2002 (2002-03-15)
22 "A Snitch in Time" Krishna Rao Hans Beimler March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)

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