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1 :01x01 - Out Here in the Fields

Oct/09/2008
When NYPD detective Sam Tyler is hit by a car while searching for his missing partner, Maya Daniels, he finds himself in 1973 once regaining consciousness. There, he works for precinct boss Lieutenant Gene Hunt, a man not afraid to bend the law. Now Sam must work to find why he is mysteriously in the past.
Special Guest Stars: Lisa Bonet as Maya Daniels (2008) |
Guest Stars: Clarke Peters as Captain Bellow (2008) | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Mike Starr as Nelson | Michael Bertolini as Colin Raimes (2008) |
Co-Guest Stars: Michael Mulheren as Patrolman | Francisco Burgos as Boy #1 (2008) | Ramsey Faragallah as Raimes' Lawyer (2008) | Phyllis Somerville as Mrs. Raimes | Austin Basis as Willy Kramer | Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Young Colin | Ken Marks as Scientist
Director: Gary Fleder
Songs: The Who -- Baba O'Reilly, Chris Cornell (1) -- Ground Zero, David Bowie -- Life on Mars, The Sweet -- Little Willie, The Rolling Stones -- Out of Time, Five Man Electrical Band -- Signs

2 :01x02 - The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler

Oct/16/2008
After hearing a radio announcement saying Elvis will be performing in concert, Sam remains unsure as to how he found himself 30 years in the past. However, he must put his own predicament aside after he is put on a case involving fatal robberies at a check cashing store.
Guest Stars: Bruce Kirkpatrick as Freddy Gerald/Uniform #1 | Patrick Noonan as Dax Benson/Uniform #2 | Rob Falcone as Policeman | Michael C. Russo as Police Officer #1 | Danny Aiello III as Police Officer #2 | Lee Tergesen as Lee Crocker | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Sylvia Miles as Mrs. Salvaggio | Tanya Fischer as Windy | Pablo Schreiber as Kim Trent | Heather Matarazzo as June | Lisa Bonet as Maya Daniels
Writer: Bryan Oh
Songs: Mott The Hoople -- All the Way from Memphis, Gilbert O'Sullivan -- Get Down, Simon & Garfunkle -- I Am A Rock, David Bowie -- Life on Mars

3 :01x03 - My Maharishi Is Bigger Than Your Maharishi

Oct/23/2008
After a Vietnam veteran is killed upon his return from overseas, Lieutenant Hunt demands a quick resolve to this complicated case. As Sam and the detectives look into the vet's homicide, Tyler uncovers clues about his family's past.
Guest Stars: Brian Avers as Sticker | Nimo Gandhi as The Maharishi | Marc Scrivo as Hippie #1 | Tom Hatton as Hippie #2 | Andre De Shields as Bartender | Dean Winters as Vic Tyler | Evan and Jaron as Crew Cut | Matthew Backer as Hippie Guy | Jaron Farnham as Crew Cut | Tanya Fischer as Windy | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | John D'Leo as Robbie Reeves | Susan Misner as Carol Ann Reeves | Timothy Adams as John Philip Fisher | Arnie Burton as Lawrence Jones | Robin L. Taylor as Jimmy
Songs: The Turtles -- I'm Chief Kamanawanalea, Dusty Springfield -- Just a Little Lovin', Marmalade -- Reflections of My Life, Tommy James and the Shondells -- Sweet Cherry Wine

4 :01x04 - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows?

Oct/30/2008
Sam gets pulled back into his childhood after he must deal with gangster Nick Profaci's assault on a young woman, who turns out to be his mother in 1973. As Sam tries to save her, he learns about two unsolved murders linked to Profaci and his boss, Elliot Casso.
Guest Stars: Odette Annable as Adrienne | Lenny Venito as Nick Profaci | Tanya Fischer as Windy | Jennifer Ferrin as Rose Tyler | Robert Klein as Elliot Casso | Don Puglisi as Jim Croce |
Co-Guest Stars: Kay Walbye as Adrienne's mom | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted
Director: Alex Zakrzewski
Writer: David Wilcox
Songs: The Kinks -- 20th Century Man, T. Rex -- Bang a Gong (Get It On), The Hollies -- Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, The Beach Boys -- Long Promised Road, Jones Brothers -- Lucky Lady, Paul Simon -- Mother and Child Reunion, The Velvet Underground -- Rock and Roll

5 :01x05 - Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead

Nov/06/2008
A racial fight is triggered between the African American and Puerto Ricans when a young African American girl is found dead. Sam is assigned to the case and thinks about his mentor in 2008 in order to get an edge on the case.
Special Guest Stars: Whoopi Goldberg as Brother Lovebutter |
Guest Stars: Clarke Peters as Captain Bellow (2008) | Chris Bauer as Father Tim | Renée Goldsberry as Denise Watkins | Chad Coleman as Suede | Jesse J. Perez as Angel Ramirez | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Edi Gathegi as Fletcher Bellow | Lisa Bonet as Maya Daniels (2008) |
Co-Guest Stars: Babs Olusanmokun as perp #2 | Gregg Butler as pipe bomber/ perp #1 | Shirley Rumierk as Marta Ramirez | Kay Walbye as Adrienne's mom | Don Puglisi as Jim Croce | Steven Marcus as wino
Songs: The Mighty Indiana Travelers -- Anywhere in Glory, Three Dog Night -- Black and White, Marion Black -- Come On and Get It, Sly & The Family Stone -- Everybody Is a Star, Boscoe -- He Keeps You, Kool Blues -- I'm Gonna Keep On Loving You, Garland Jeffreys -- Wild in the Streets

6 :01x06 - Tuesday's Dead

Nov/13/2008
Sam Tyler finds it difficult to separate a life-and-death hostage situation taking place at County Hospital from his own strange circumstances. Stressed about a phone call where he seems to hear his mother's voice -- in 2008 -- begging him to wake up, he and the rest of the squad are ordered to diffuse a potentially explosive face-off in which a crazed gunman is trying to force a doctor to reverse a dangerous operation on the renegade's brother. Sam, Ray, Annie and Lt. Hunt are all targeted in the madman's cross hairs, but as Sam and the 1-2-5 attempt to resolve the confrontation, he suddenly realizes that the clock ticking on the gunman's demands parallels another deadline that could spell the end of Sam Tyler.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jennifer Ferrin as Rose Tyler | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Brian McCormack (1) as Unit Commander | Michael Mulheren as Sergeant | Marcella Lowery as Nurse | Bill Irwin as Dr. Schwahn | Alicia Minshew as Soap Opera Nurse | Elizabeth Hubbard as Sam's Soap Opera Mother | Grant Aleksander as Soap Opera Doctor | John Wernke as Orderly | Carmen Goodine as Erica | Stephen James King as Johnny H | Brad William Henke as Michael H | Lisa Bonet as Maya Daniels
Director: Dan Minahan
Writer: Adele Lim
Songs: The Majestic Arrows -- Going to Make a Time Machine, The Propositions -- Sweet Lucy, Cat Stevens -- Tuesday's Dead, Grand Funk Railroad -- We're an American Band

7 :01x07 - The Man Who Sold the World

Nov/20/2008
Sam Tyler is shocked to discover that his own father, Vic Tyler, may have been involved in the kidnapping of a baby from a prominent family. Sam hasn't seen his father since 1973 when he was only four, having disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Was his reason of being sent back in time was to stop his father from leaving his family? Vic makes an agreement to work with the squad so they can retrieve the missing baby, but the deeper Sam gets into his father's world, the closer he comes to uncovering some dark, sordid truths, compelling him to face long suppressed childhood memories. His discovery culminates in a face-to-face which will leave Sam changed forever.
Guest Stars: Dean Winters as Vic Tyler
Director: Darnell Martin
Songs: Bread -- Everything I Own, David Bowie -- Life on Mars, Steely Dan -- Reelin' in the Years, Harry Nilsson -- Spaceman

8 :01x08 - Take a Look at the Lawmen

Jan/28/2009
Lt. Hunt's squad and Lt. Nunzio's crew renew their long-standing rivalry due to a bank robbery with a connection to the Russian mob. Meanwhile, Sam is attracted to a pretty, young social worker.
Guest Stars: Damon Tolstoy as Sasho | Daniel Yelsky as Lexi Voronin | Olek Krupa as Vasilli Lukin | Michael Aronov as Yuri Demidov | Christopher Eric Tschupp as Fucci | Joe Badalucco as Carbone | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Vincent Curatola as Nunzio | Maggie Siff as Maria Belanger |
Co-Guest Stars: Bernard Hernandez as James | Jeff Wiens as Ruben Penzler | Jessica Maksimov as Yuri's Daughter | Yelana Shmulenson as Lexi's Mother | Michael Gibson as FBI Agent
Director: Brad Turner
Songs: Darondo -- Legs, B.W. Stevenson -- My Maria, The Guess Who -- No Time, Thin Lizzy -- Whiskey in the Jar

9 :01x09 - The Dark Side of the Mook

Feb/04/2009
Ray's shady brother may have played a role in the number of recent decapitations in which the squad is investigating. but other suspects pop up too, such as a biker, a Wall Street executive and badly disfigured man.
Guest Stars: Eric Balfour as Eddie Carling | Kevin Conway (1) as Donovan Stamp | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted |
Co-Guest Stars: Bridget Berger as Biker Chick | Diedre Goodwin as Nurse | Guy Paul as Willis Ashton | Antonia Rey as Latina Woman | Joel Marsh Garland as Seven Fifty | Tanya Fischer as Windy | Joseph McKenna as Disfigured Man
Director: Rick Rosenthal

10 :01x10 - Let All the Children Boogie

Feb/11/2009
Sam and Chris are pulled inside the world of a rock star who is receiving death threats, and a spacey groupie and an FBI agent known as "The Sorcerer" may be involved. A twist in the investigation has Chris wondering if he has found a way to return to his time.
Guest Stars: Jessalyn Wanlim as Sweet Jane | Robert Clohessy as Frank Wyatt | Del Pentecost as Carl Stefanski | Kevin Henderson as Uniformed New Jersey Cop | Isabelle Chester as Lulu | Robert L. Putterman as Desk Sergeant | Duke Valenti as Grizzly | Manoel Felciano as Bradley Thomas | Kristen Connolly as Donna | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Maggie Siff as Maria Belanger | Alexandra Daddario as Rocket Girl | Cheyenne Jackson as Sebastian Grace | Wallace Shawn as The Sorcerer
Songs: The Action -- Look at the View, David Bowie -- Starman, The Kinks -- Supersonic Rocket Ship, Traffic Sound -- Yesterday's Game

11 :01x11 - Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster

Feb/18/2009
Sam discovers a shocking secret after a councilman is caught with a hooker when the police conduct a raid on a motel room. Meanwhile, Lt. Hunt puts the precinct on lockdown following a chaotic shooting inside the building. Hunt has a confrontation with his daughter, Maria.
Guest Stars: Quisha Saunders as Misty / Elena | Corey Stoll as Detective Russell Ventura | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Maggie Siff as Maria Belanger | Laura Benanti as Denise Carling |
Co-Guest Stars: Sharon Puterman as Clerk | Hector Lincoln as The Pimp | Eric Chan as Chinese Delivery Man | Royce Johnson as Man In Uniform #1 | Malachy McCourt as The Wizard | Laura Esterman as Sue Moyer | Jason Kravits as Jerry | René Ifrah as The Groom | Annie Meisels as The Bride | Armand Schultz as Councilman Prince
Director: David Barrett
Songs: Sweet -- Ballroom Blitz, Judy Garland -- Somewhere Over the Rainbow

12 :01x12 - The Simple Secret of the Note in Us All

Feb/25/2009
The detectives at the 1-2-5 investigate the murder of newspaper journalist Joey Conway. Sam is convinced the killer is the same criminal from a case in 2008. He is motivated by flashbacks to the case, which puts him at odds with his coworkers who think someone else is guilty.
Guest Stars: Tom Hammond as Reporter Number #2 | Geoffrey Cantor as Ed Redlich | Michael J. Burg as Truman Capote | Danai Gurira as Angela | Peter Appel as Demetri Pantos | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Chris Bowers (1) as Tony Crane | Fred Dalton Thompson as Chief Harry Woolf | Patricia Frost as Penny | Anne Marie Nest as Reporter Number #1 | Kerry Bishé as Eve Flannery
Songs: Moody Blues -- Isn't Life Strange, Ringo Starr -- It Don't Come Easy, Traffic Sound -- Lux

13 :01x13 - Revenge of Broken Jaw

Mar/04/2009
When the Weather Underground sends the department bomb threats on the anniversary of their leader's death, Lt. Hunt takes the threats personally. As Sam, Annie and Lt. Hunt investigate, they soon find a connection between a student and Pat Olsen, a professor.
Guest Stars: Robert L. Putterman as Cop | William Devlin as Bomb Squad Guy | Christopher Backus as Rodney Slaven | Michael Cullen as Fire Chief Gibney | Arthur J. Nascarella as Rooney | Austin Pendleton as Dr. Goldman | Anslem Richardson as Sergeant Hoyte | John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted | Janel Moloney as Pat Olsen | Kevin Kilner as Dr. Richard Olsen | Carleigh Chirico as Laura Olsen | Brendan Sexton III as Danny Krasner | Mary Testa as Phyllis
Director: Stephen T. Kay
Songs: Moody Blues -- Go Now, Elton John -- Rocket Man

14 :01x14 - Coffee, Tea or Annie

Mar/11/2009
When a Pan Atlantic air hostess is found dead, matching up with two previously murdered girls, Annie, who happens to closely resemble the dead girl, volunteers to go undercover in order to help solve the case. Assisted by the girl's extensive diary, Annie, along with Sam and Ray, work undercover to find the perp.
Guest Stars: Jim O'keefe as Detective James Harrison | Scott Robertson as Doorman A | Marla Sucharetza as Mrs. Collins | Libby George as Old Lady | Caleb Wallace as Young Sammy | Hamilton Clancy as Derelict | Keri Lynn Pratt as Leslie | Kelli Giddish as Carol | Mark Deklin as Ronald Harris | Mark Linn-Baker as Lincoln James | Gina Gershon as Rita
Director: David Petrarca
Songs: Simon & Garfunkel -- Fakin' It, Shocking Blue -- Venus, The Partridge Family -- Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque

15 :01x15 - All the Young Dudes

Mar/18/2009
Sam goes undercover to infiltrate a violent Irish gang, and has to reveal a dark side in order to keep his cover. The situation gets twisted, though, when it turns out that the sister of the gang leader is actually a neighbor who occasionally babysat him in his youth. The connection to his youth once more challenges Sam's perception of his situation.
Guest Stars: Bill Cwikowski as Timothy | John O'Creagh as Drunk Petey | Christian S. Anderson as Rian | Rick Kain as Officer Kane | Caleb Wallace as Young Sammy | Robert Creighton Williams as Little Patrick | Daniel Stewart Sherman as Big Patrick | Jennifer Ferrin as Rose Tyler | Patrick Salerno as 10-year-old Sammy | Harry Raab Alderson as 16-year-old Sammy | Christian Wallace as Young Sammy | Paige Turco as Colleen McManus | Peter Greene as Jimmy McManus
Director: Darnell Martin
Songs: Jim Croce -- You Don't Mess Around with Jim, Mott The Hoople -- All the Young Dudes

16 :01x16 - Everyone Knows It's Windy

Mar/25/2009
Crime hits home after Ray and Chris are shot by a gang member. When the shooter is found dead near a bar, Sam becomes the lead suspect since he has been working undercover as part of the gang. With evidence mounting against him, Sam must search for the real killer before it's too late for him.
Guest Stars: Michael H. Bush as Paramedic | Joe Toronto as Officer Priore | Steve Rizzo as Detective Rizzo | Diedre Goodwin as Nurse | Liza Binkley as Intern | Baylen Thomas as Doctor | Robert Creighton Williams as Little Patrick | Scott Adsit as Dr. Clifford Dorsett | Peter Gerety as Agent Frank Morgan | Peter Greene as Jimmy McManus | Tanya Fischer as Windy
Director: Alex Zakrzewski

17 :01x17 - Life is a Rock

Apr/01/2009
Sam receives an offer to return to 2008 from a mystery caller, but he finds himself confused over a certain set of circumstances which makes him wonder if he even wants to do this.
Guest Stars: Waltrudis Buck as Old Annie Norris | Dean Winters as Vic Tyler | Nick Damici as Bumper | Christian Wallace as Young Sammy | Caleb Wallace as Young Sammy | Peter Gerety as Agent Frank Morgan | Steven Marcus as Homeless Man/Wino | Emerald Young as Keisha Davies | Karen B. Song as Nurse | Michael Merly as Officer Tom Brown
Songs: Reunion -- Life is a Rock, Elton John -- Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Warning: Life on Mars (US) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 09, 2008
Ended: April 01, 2009
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