American version ‘Life on Mars’ to debut

I saw the entire British series, and it was very cool, so I’m very skeptical about them doing an American version of this show. Most American versions of British shows are bad.
Except, they’ve got Harvey Keitel and Michael Imperioli from “The Sopranos” signed up. That changes things.
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This show, premiering Thursday, is also another Americanized remake of a British series. But the results promise a fresh and innovative experience, and it’s hard to think of two more improbable descriptions for a show about a bunch of New York City cops.