Life on Mars Episodes

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Life on Mars episodes

Life Is a Rock Season 1, Episode 17

In the series finale, a mysterious caller offers Sam a chance to return to 2008, but a confusing set of circumstances makes him wonder whether he even wants to do it. read more

All the Young Dudes Season 1, Episode 15

Sam goes undercover to infiltrate a gang suspected of truck hijackings. He's hard-pressed to keep his cover intact, and his attraction to the gang leader's sister (Paige Turco) could be a problem, too. Jimmy McManus: Peter Greene. read more

Coffee, Tea or Annie Season 1, Episode 14

Annie and Sam go undercover to investigate a flight attendant's murder and wind up being invited to a swingers' party, where they run into a familiar face. Rita: Gina Gershon. Lincoln James: Mark Linn-Baker. read more

Revenge of Broken Jaw Season 1, Episode 13

Student radicals target police with bomb threats on the anniversary of the death of their charismatic leader, and Lt. Hunt loses several close friends in the fiery carnage. The subsequent investigation turns up ties to a political-science professor (Janel Moloney). read more

The Simple Secret of the Note in Us All Season 1, Episode 12

A newspaper columnist is killed, and Sam is sure he knows who did it. The problem: It's someone he remembers from another murder case 35 years in the future, and the rest of the squad has another suspect in mind. Chief Harry Woolf: Fred D. Thompson. read more

Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster Season 1, Episode 11

A councilman caught with a hooker in a police raid on a motel reveals a shocking secret to Sam. Meanwhile, a chaotic shooting breaks out at the precinct, so Lt. Hunt puts it on lockdown; and Hunt has an emotional confrontation with his daughter, Maria. read more

Let All the Children Boogie Season 1, Episode 10

Death threats against a rock star pull Sam and Chris into the rocker's over-the-top world, where a spacey groupie and an FBI agent known as The Sorcerer (Wallace Shawn) play prominent roles. A turn in the investigation makes Sam wonder if he has now found a way to get back to his time. read more

The Dark Side of the Mook Season 1, Episode 9

The squad investigates a series of decapitations, and Ray's shady brother, Eddie (Eric Balfour), may be involved. But there are also connections to a biker, a Wall Street exec and a badly disfigured man. read more

Take a Look at the Lawmen Season 1, Episode 8

A bank robbery that may be linked to the Russian mob renews a long-standing rivalry between Lt. Hunt's squad and Lt. Nunzio's crew. Meanwhile, Sam takes a shine to a pretty, young social worker. read more

The Man Who Sold the World Season 1, Episode 7

When a baby from a prominent family is kidnapped, Sam is stunned to learn that his father, Vic (Dean Winters), may be involved. Vic abandoned the family under mysterious circumstances in 1973 when Sam was 4, and Sam wonders if his time trip is linked to that incident in some way. read more

Tuesday's Dead Season 1, Episode 6

A hostage crisis at County Hospital finds Sam, Ray, Annie and Lt. Hunt in a gunman's crosshairs while he tries to force a doctor to reverse a dangerous operation on the hostage taker's brother. Meanwhile, Sam is troubled by a phone call in which he seems to hear his mother's voice in 2008 begging him to wake up. read more

Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead Season 1, Episode 5

A black girl is thrown from a rooftop, touching off racial tensions between the black and Puerto Rican communities. Sam works the case with officer Fletcher Bellow, his mentor in 2008, who doesn't know him in 1973. Whoopi Goldberg guest stars. read more

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows? Season 1, Episode 4

Sam tangles with the mob when a woman---who is actually his mother---is assaulted. Evidence leads Sam to the troubling suspicion that members of the precinct may be involved with organized crime. Elliot Casso: Robert Klein. Rose Tyler: Jennifer Ferrin. Nick Profaci: Lenny Venito. read more

My Maharishi's Bigger Than Your Maharishi Season 1, Episode 3

Lt. Hunt is on the warpath when a Vietnam vet is murdered, and the complicated and controversial case may lead Sam to some information about his family's past. read more

The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler Season 1, Episode 2

Sam investigates a series of fatal robberies at check-cashing stores, and evidence points to someone in the squad being involved. June: Heather Matarazzo. Mrs. Salvaggio: Sylvia Miles. read more

Out Here in the Fields Season 1, Episode 1

In the series opener, NYPD detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) is hit by a car in 2008 and wakes up in 1973. There, he works with politically incorrect boss Gene Hunt (Harvey Keitel) and tough detective Ray Carling (Michael Imperioli) to help find a killer whose case is similar to one he was working on in 2008, all the while trying to figure out how to get home to 2008. Loosely based on the British drama of the same name. Annie Norris: Gretchen Mol. read more

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Premiered: October 09, 2008, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A New York City detective is hit by a car in 2008 and wakes up in 1973. There he must adjust to his new life and work for a politically incorrect boss, all the while trying to figure out how to get home to 2008. Loosely based on the British series of the same name.

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