A RACIAL WAR IS SPARKED WHEN A YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL
IS BRUTALLY MURDERED AND SAM TYLER AND THE 1-2-5 FACE OFF WITH
THE NEIGBORHOOD AND EACH OTHER, AS LONG HELD RACIAL ATTITUDES
STAND IN THE WAY OF JUSTICE, ON ABC'S "LIFE ON MARS"
Whoopi Goldberg Guest Stars as Disc Jockey Brother Lovebutter;
Lisa Bonet Returns, Guest Starring as Maya Daniels
"Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead" � A racial confrontation is triggered between the African Americans and Puerto Ricans in the neighborhood when a young African American girl's body is discovered thrown from a rooftop. Working the case with Sam Tyler and the squad is the cop Sam considers his mentor in 2008 � a much younger Fletcher Bellow � who doesn't recognize his future prot�g�. Tangling with the Black Liberation Army, who is intent on hunting down the Puerto Rican suspect first to levy their own kind of justice, Sam, Bellow and the detectives of the 1-2-5 are in a race against time if Angel Ramirez is to have any chance to answer for the crime. But in the end, Sam must battle the racial attitudes in his own precinct � most notably Lt. Hunt and Detective Carling � and a dramatic standoff on the same rooftop leads to gunshots being fired, on "Life on Mars," THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 (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 Whoopi Goldberg as Brother Lovebutter, Lisa Bonet as Maya Daniels, Edi Gathegi as Fletcher Bellow, John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted, Jesse J. Perez as Angel Ramirez, Chad L Coleman as Suede, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Denise Watkins, Chris Bauer as Father Tim, Steven Marcus as wino, Emerald Young as lullaby girl, Don Puglisi as Jim Croce, Kay Walbye as Adrienne's mom, Shirley Rumierk as Marta Ramirez, Greg Butler as pipe bomber/perp no. 1, Babs Olusanmokun as perp no. 2, Clarke Peters as Captain Bellow (2008) and Christian and Caleb Wallace as young Sammy.
"Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead" was written by Sonny Postiglione 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.