'Life on Mars': Bringing back the '70s (Oct. 9, ABC) After being hit by a car in the present day, Det. Sam Tyler wakes up in 1973, a time of big pointy collars, big-boss criminals and police on the take. David E. Kelley was once attached to the show before handing the production over to the folks behind the short-lived melodrama "October Road." Which means things might be a little less quirky, but also that the show is less likely to spin out of control.
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