Life On Mars Sent Into Orbit

HARVEY KEITEL, JASON O'MARA and MICHAEL IMPERIOLI's U.S. sci-fi TV series LIFE ON MARS has been cancelled - just five months after the show first aired.
The American programme, adapted from a popular British series of the same name, began airing in October (08), but has not seen the same success as its U.K. counterpart, which has won BAFTA and Emmy Awards.
On Monday (02Mar09), the three actors teamed up to urge New York State officials to extend their tax credits for film and television production - the same day bosses at TV network ABC announced they would not be ordering a second season, reports Daily Variety.
The final episode is scheduled to air next month (Apr09).


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Cancelling LOM is a HUGE mistake. This is one of the best shows on TV. It has all the components of a winner - seasoned and respected actors, interesting storyline, riveting drama. Of all the drivel that your network can get rid of (According to Jim comes to mind), you decide that LOM is not worth hanging on to? Who is making those decisions there? Please rethink this - you are going to lose thousands of viewers!
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Life on Mars is the best new series on telivision. It is my favorite Broadcast television series. I am disgusted that it is cancelled. I'm going back to FOX. At least when NBC had fan support for their gem "SNL", they got the message and figured out a way to get out a second season. Life on Mars has the best acting and the cleverist scripts on TV. What a loss. The decision makers in this case won't last long because they are not competent to judge what the public wants. That's why broadcast television is doomed. It is aimed, I guess at a moronic demography. Either that or it's the desicion makers who are the morons. What a bummer!James Dennen
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Unbelievable!!!! ABC yanks the one show in the past 10 years or so (on their network, anyway) worth watching, and yet America's Funniest Home Videos just keeps going on and on and on?!?!?!!! What the hell? ABC, YOU HAVE HARVEY KEITEL--HARVEY F-ING KEITEL!!! Just in case you missed that-HARVEY KEITEL! Not to mention the rest of the fine cast. This show was top-notch, and even better than its British predecessor. What a shame the American public keeps eating up the drek that is reality TV. I am actually amazed that Lost made it past its first season, as it contains no dancing celebs or swapped wives. America, you are by and large stupid. I guess there was only room for one show that makes folks think on this network. Lost and LOM seemed like perfect complements to one another, but what do I know? If it weren't for Scrubs, I'd never tune in your network again. It's no wonder the cable nets are kicking the big four's asses. Hopefully, HBO or Showtime will pick up this amazing series, as a quickie ending is not fitting for a show of this calibre. Sincerely, A Very Disappointed Life On Mars Fan in Ohio.
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Life On Mars is my favorite show!! Don't cancel it! Why is a show like According to Jim still even airing - and Life on Mars is CANCELLED????? I love Michael Imperioli and Harvey Keitel!! The cast is great, the story is different and interesting. My husband loves it, too. It is so disappointing to find out it is cancelled. Say it isn't so!!
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