(NOTE TO EDITORS: The following episode of COLD CASE is now scheduled for Jan. 8 at 8:30 PM, ET/PT).
ORIGINAL BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SONGS FEATURED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGHOUT THE EPISODE IN WHICH LILLY AND THE TEAM REOPEN THE 1988 CASE INVOLVING FOUR HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS WHO ARE ALL SUSPECTS WHEN ONE OF THEM IS FOUND DEAD,
ON "COLD CASE," AT A SPECIAL TIME, SUNDAY, JAN. 8 AT 8:30 PM
"8 Years" -- Lilly reopens the 1988 case involving four high school friends who are brought in for questioning when one of them is found dead, on COLD CASE, at a special time, Sunday, Jan. 8 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mark Pellington directed the episode that was written by Executive Producer and Creator Meredith Stiehm.
Original Bruce Springsteen songs will be featured exclusively throughout the episode.
In 1980, four high school friends went off to pursue their dreams, but nothing ended up as planned and one was murdered in 1988. Now, Lilly and Danny get a tip about the murder that reveals how these friends' hopes and dreams unraveled as they faced the harsh realities of life.
The following nine original Bruce Springsteen songs from the 1980s will be heard throughout the entire episode:
"I'm On Fire"
"Drive All Night"
"One Step Up"
"Because there are such vivid stories and characters in Bruce Springsteen's music, we decided to let the lyrics do a lot of the storytelling for us, instead of depending on dialogue," said Executive Producer and creator Meredith Stiehm. "So in this case I chose the songs first, and then designed the story around them. 'No Surrender,' 'Bobby Jean,' 'Drive All Night' and six other songs help tell the story of four optimistic kids 'busting out of class' with big hopes and dreams, who hit harder times as the years go by. The episode also tracks the life and death of a young marriage, and what happens when 'hearts of fire grow cold.'"
"We often use music in the show to evoke a time period," she added, "but Bruce Springsteen's music spans over 30 years, so we chose a specific span of time (1980-88) for this story. The '8 Years' of the episode includes music from four different albums: The River, Nebraska, Born in the USA and Tunnel of Love."
Lilly Rush: Kathryn Morris
John Stillman: John Finn
Nick Vera: Jeremy Ratchford
Will Jeffries: Thom Barry
Scotty Valens: Danny Pino
Kat Miller: Tracie Thoms
Clem: Allen Cutler
Sally: Alona Tal
Sally (1988): Christine Elise
Petey: Zachery Bryan
Petey (1988): David Parker
May: Shelly Cole
May (1988): Lisa Pescia
Rita: Laura Johnson
Henry Mack: Steven J. Oliver