An adaptation of the BBC series, "Life on Mars" revolves around Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara), a modern-day NYPD detective who, after a near-fatal car accident, finds himself mysteriously transported to 1973, but is still working as a detective.
Sam clashes with his new boss at the 125th Precinct, the irascible Lieutenant Gene Hunt (Harvey Keitel), who would rather use his fists than his brains to solve a crime. However, he finds a friend and ally in policewoman Annie Norris (Gretchen Mol).
In his new-found surroundings of gritty, 1970's New York, he's trying to understand what has just happened to him and how he can get back "home."
Josh Appelbaum ("Alias," "October Road"), André Nemec ("Alias," "October Road") and Scott Rosenberg ("October Road") are executive producers. "Life on Mars" is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.