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The series finale of the 1970s-set, sci-fi New York cop drama Life on Mars is scheduled to air next month, ABC announced. The U.S. adaptation of the popular British television show stars Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol and Jonathan Murphy.
By Robert Bianco There's only so much credit you can give a copy. Tonight's premiere of Life on Mars is one of the best new hours of TV this fall -- as it should be, considering it's a virtual scene-for-scene remake of a terrific British original.
In America, of course, 16 episodes isn't even an entire season. So obviously, there'll be some busking when it comes to explaining why Sam has become an unwilling time traveler. In the meantime, he must make sense of the culture shock of '70 s mores. Police brutality is a casual pastime.
By Frazier Moore NEW YORK -- All comfortably familiar by cop-show standards, "Life on Mars" begins with NYPD Detective Sam Tyler nabbing a murder suspect, who then gets a grilling from him at the precinct house.
By Gary Levin There's a second life for Life on Mars, the BBC drama about a modern-day detective who, after an accident, abruptly finds himself on the beat in 1973. ABC took a quick shine to the show when it premiered in 2006 and began developing an American version with producer David E.
By JUDITH S GILLIES By Judith S. Gillies The Washington Post Detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) is hit by a car while chasing a bad guy in New York. When he regains consciousness, he's more than baffled to find himself as a member of the NYPD - in 1973.
By Mike Hughes Sam Tyler really isn't having a good day. For one thing, he's a cop in a city with lots of crooks. For another, he's quite sure the year is 2008. Everyone and everything else says it's 1973. That's the setup for "Life on Mars," ABC's first (and only) new scripted show this fall.
By GREG HERNANDEZ Jason O'Mara wanted to make one thing clear: He's not changing his haircut for his new ABC series "Life on Mars." What? No retro look for NYPD Detective Sam Tyler who is hurtled back in time to 1973 after being hit by a car while chasing down a criminal.