Earth to ABC: Kelley preps Mars attack

Boston Legal creator David E. Kelley is going back in time with an ABC project based on the BBC's 2006 sci-fi crime drama Life on Mars.

The show, targeted for fall 2007, follows the exploits of a 21st-century detective who, following a car crash, mysteriously finds himself working as a cop in the 1970s.

Kelley is set to write the pilot script and to executive-produce the pilot. It marks his first stab at the crime-drama genre since the short-lived 1999 series Snoops, also on ABC.

Life on Mars, named after the David Bowie song, debuted on BBC 1 on January 9 with an initial run of eight episodes. It stars John Simm.

Kelley's other credits include The Practice and Ally McBeal.

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Apr 18, 2006
Excellent series, hoping for series 2
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Mar 31, 2006
absolute brilliant show!!! one of my favourites
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Mar 29, 2006
Ummmm.. okay?Who cares?
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Mar 28, 2006
Ah, yes...flash back to the 70s...again...I'm getting a bit tired of this Baby-boomer butt kissing....
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