STILL TORMENTED BY THE TURN OF EVENTS IN HIS LIFE, SAM FOCUSES HIS ATTENTION
ON A SERIES OF FATAL ROBBERIES, AS HE TRIES TO PROVE HIMSELF TO LT. HUNT
AND THE OTHER SQUAD MEMBERS, ON ABC'S "LIFE ON MARS"
Lisa Bonet Continues in Her Recurring Guest Starring Role of Maya Daniels
Sylvia Miles and Heather Matarazzo Also Guest Star
"The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler" � Is this vintage1973 Sam Tyler real or not? Sam's unbelieving ears clearly hear a radio station announcing that Elvis will perform a concert in memory of his mother, but he's still not sure how or why he landed in these circumstances. Moreover, he doesn't have much time to think about his own predicament. A string of fatal robberies at AAA Money check cashing stores are baffling the 1-2-5, and Sam jumps headlong into the case, which features no forced entries and no witnesses. Even with Lt. Hunt strong-arming the lead suspect, it still takes an unexpected turn of events to make the squad to look within to solve the crime. At the end of the day Sam, in spite of himself, might even experience some true happiness � temporary though it might be -- on "Life on Mars," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Life on Mars" stars Jason O'Mara as Detective Sam Tyler, Harvey Keitel as Lieutenant Gene Hunt, Michael Imperioli as Detective Ray Carling, Gretchen Mol as Annie Norris and Jonathan Murphy as Detective Chris Skelton.
Guest starring are Lisa Bonet as Maya Daniels, Heather Matarazzo as June, Pablo Schreiber as Kim Trent, Tanya Fischer as Windy, Sylvia Miles as Mrs. Salvaggio, John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted, Lee Tergensen as Lee Crocker, Bruce Kirkpatrick as Freddy Gerald/uniform no. 1, Patrick Noonan as Dax Benson/uniform no. 2, Rob Falcone as policeman, Mike Russo as police officer no. 1 and Danny Aiello III as police officer no. 2.
"The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler" was written by Bryan Oh and directed by Michael Katleman.
"Life on Mars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
This episode of "Life on Mars" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.