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Return Mission to "Mars" Finally Set

Remember Life on Mars, that absolutely brilliant BBC series starring John Simm as a detective in pursuit of a serial killer who wakes up in 1973?

For a while it seemed as though David E. Kelley's Americanized version of the series (stuck firmly in pilot status for the last year or so) would make it to air before the second season of the brilliant British series would ever air on digital cabler BBC America.

You can exhale now. BBC America has finally announced the launch date for Season Two of Life on Mars (coincidentally the last season of the skein), which will kick off on Tuesday, December 11th... only fifteen months after the conclusion of Season One in September 2006.

I'm not quite sure what's responsible for the delay in transmission as the second season of Life on Mars wrapped in the UK in April, but I'm glad for something to look forward to in these dark days.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Ghost Whisperer (CBS); Deal or No Deal (NBC); Friday Night SmackDown (CW; 8-10 pm); Men in Trees (ABC); Next Great American Band (FOX)

9 pm: Moonlight (CBS); Friday Night Lights (NBC); Women's Murder Club (ABC); Don't Forget the Lyrics (FOX)

10 pm: NUMB3RS (CBS); Las Vegas (NBC); 20/20 (ABC)


What I'll Be Watching

8-11 pm: BBC America.

If you happen to be staying in after a long work week, why not do it in true Anglophile style with back-to-back episodes of The Office, Coupling, Catherine Tate Show, and Mighty Boosh?

Comments

Jon88 said…
"I'm not quite sure what's responsible for the delay in transmission as the second season of Life on Mars wrapped in the UK in April"

Um, it took longer than usual for BBCA's editors to butcher the show into a 43-minute length?
Anonymous said…
So this is about a different Mars - Veronica Mars - but did anyone have a chance to see the "pilot" for what could have been Season 4? Maybe it was a good decision to end the show when they did (although I did like what I saw, even if it was a little Alias), but Kristen Bell deserves more than her measly part on Heroes. Ugh, Heroes.
Ugh, Heroees, indeed.

But hurrah Life on Mars! I love this show and can't wait for the second season!

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