SAM COMES FACE-TO-FACE WITH HIS FATHER WHEN HE'S IMPLICATED
IN A KIDNAPPING SCHEME, ONLY TO DISCOVER SOME DEEP DARK SECRETS
ABOUT HIS OWN CHILDHOOD, ON ABC'S "LIFE ON MARS"
"The Man Who Sold the World" -- When the baby of a prominent family is kidnapped for ransom, Sam Tyler is shocked to discover that his own father, Vic Tyler, may be involved. Sam was only four when his father abruptly skipped town under mysterious circumstances back in 1973. Was he sent back in time to stop his father from leaving his family? Vic agrees to cooperate with the squad in order to retrieve the missing baby, but the deeper Sam gets into his father's world, the closer he gets to uncovering some dark, sordid truths, compelling him to face long suppressed childhood memories. His discovery culminates in a shattering face-off, after which Sam will never be the same, on "Life on Mars," THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (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 is Dean Winters as Vic Tyler. Other guest cast TBD.
"The Man Who Sold the World" was written by Meredith Averill and Phil M. Rosenberg and directed by Darnell Martin.
"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.