The Chronicle (TV series)

The Chronicle is an American science fiction television series that was broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel from July 14, 2001 to March 22, 2002. The series is based on the News from the Edge series of novels (for example, Vampires from Vermont) by Mark Sumner, a St. Louis-based author. The series was originally sold to NBC, which shot the pilot, but later found a home on Sci-Fi Channel. The original creative producers who brought the series to television were German Michael Torres and Trevor Taylor.

The Chronicle
Created bySilvio Horta
StarringChad 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 originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio
Stu Segall Productions
Roundtable Productions
Silent H Productions
20th Century Fox International Television Distribution
Distributor20th Century Fox International Television Distribution
Original networkSci Fi
Original releaseJuly 14, 2001 (2001-07-14) –
March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)


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.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Silvio Horta, Mark SumnerMarc BucklandJuly 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 DavidsonSilvio HortaJuly 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 BookstaverNaren ShankarJuly 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. KretchmerSilvio HortaJuly 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. KretchmerErin Maher, Kay ReindlAugust 4, 2001 (2001-08-04)
6"Bermuda Love Triangle"Krishna RaoHenry Alonso MyersAugust 11, 2001 (2001-08-11)
7"Only the Young Die Good"Adam DavidsonPeter HumeAugust 18, 2001 (2001-08-18)
8"Bring Me the Head of Tucker Burns"Sanford BookstaverJavier Grillo-MarxuachAugust 25, 2001 (2001-08-25)
9"Let Sleeping Dogs Fry"Bruce Seth GreenJavier Grillo-MarxuachSeptember 8, 2001 (2001-09-08)
10"Take Me Back"Krishna RaoNaren ShankarSeptember 15, 2001 (2001-09-15)
11"Touched by an Alien"Sanford BookstaverJavier Grillo-MarxuachJanuary 4, 2002 (2002-01-04)
12"Pig Boy's Big Adventure"Michael GrossmanJavier Grillo-MarxuachJanuary 11, 2002 (2002-01-11)
13"The Cursed Sombrero"Sanford BookstaverSilvio HortaJanuary 18, 2002 (2002-01-18)
14"Tears of a Clone"Adam DavidsonHans BeimlerJanuary 25, 2002 (2002-01-25)
15"I See Dead Fat People"Jay TobiasJosh Appelbaum, André NemecFebruary 1, 2002 (2002-02-01)
16"Man and Superman"Adam DavidsonHenry Alonso MyersFebruary 8, 2002 (2002-02-08)
17"Hot from the Oven"Jay TobiasJavier Grillo-MarxuachFebruary 15, 2002 (2002-02-15)
18"The Stepford Cheerleaders"Perry LangHenry Alonso MyersFebruary 22, 2002 (2002-02-22)
19"The Mists of Avalon Parkway"David StraitonHenry Alonso MyersMarch 1, 2002 (2002-03-01)
20"The King Is Undead"Krishna RaoJavier Grillo-MarxuachMarch 8, 2002 (2002-03-08)
21"Hell Mall"David BarrettMichael Shear, Patrick Sean SmithMarch 15, 2002 (2002-03-15)
22"A Snitch in Time"Krishna RaoHans BeimlerMarch 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)

External linksEdit

  • "The Chronicle". Official site (Sci Fi Channel). Archived from the original on August 2, 2002.
  • The Chronicle on IMDb
  • The Chronicle at