Life on Mars was a short-lived television series that aired on ABC from 2008 to 2009. Based on a British television show of the same name, the series chronicles the life of Det. Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara), who, after what seems like an innocent car accident, finds himself mysteriously back to the 1970s. Unnerved, Tyler returns to his home station to speak to another officer, and finds that they believe he’s their newest transfer. He must continue to live life in 1973 as a police officer, but also struggles to find out how he got there in the first place.
The series also starred Michael Imperioli as Det. Ray Carling, Gretchen Mol as Annie Norris, Jonathan Murphy as Det. Chris Skelton, and Harvey Keitel as Lt. Gene Hunt.
The show was nominated for 6 awards during its short run, but never won an award.