According to a report from Variety, TV time-travel drama “Life On Mars” has been canceled by ABC after one year, but with a unique twist to ending the series.
ABC has decided to allow the show to keep it on until the end of the current run, allowing the show’s core mystery to finish up, giving “Life On Mars” a one-of-a-kind chance to wrap up it’s overarching story with a proper ending. There are five more episodes of “Life on Mars”, with the final episode scheduled to air April 1st, until it’s replaced with the previously-announced “The Unusuals”.
Based on the BBC series of the same name, “Life on Mars” was first developed for adaptation in 2007 and centers on a cop, played by Jason O’Mara, who suddenly finds himself transported back to the 1970s after being hit by a car, where the rules of being a cop are dramatically different from what he’s used to and there are signs all around him that things might not be what they seem, especially as he becomes embroiled in a case that begins to resemble one he was investigating in the present. The show also stars Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy, Micheal Imperioli, and Gretchen Mol.
Despite network and fan approval of the show, network executives report that ratings didn’t warrant a second season of the show, which is a combination of science fiction, drama, and police procedural.
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By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: Variety)