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'The Real World': Maybe Nia Isn't The Slut She Pretended To Be

'The Real World': Maybe Nia Isn't The Slut She Pretended To Be
Nia certainly came into "The Real World: Portland" house with a splash, but it may not have been the first impression she would have preferred to make. Her debut episode last week ended with her saying she wanted to perform oral sex on Jordan in front of the other roommates.

It was revealed this week that it was all a bluff. What she really wanted to do was get a peek down his trousers so she could see if his bad attitude had anything to do with a "little d*ck complex." Then, her plan was to tell the other girls about it, but none of them seemed too impressed with her strategy.

Instead, the other girls thought she made herself look like a slut when she's actually not. Anastasia had a novel, and far simpler idea. "Why can’t you just sit down and have a talk with him
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'The Good Wife': Leelee Sobieski is awesome, Cary is sneaky and Owen is back

On the first "Good Wife" episode back from hiatus, Cary is the sneakiest sneak who ever sneaked (snuck?) and we love it. Also -- we knew Leelee Sobieski rocked and this just reaffirms it.

Case of the Week

Jonathan Murphy, son of a big client in the Murphy-Gomez case, got picked up for prescription stimulants. And so did his girlfriend of six months, Alexis, who can't afford a lawyer. Cary is the Asa assigned to it and he needs an ID of the drug dealer (who killed a pharmacist and is a lieutenant of recurring drug kingpin Lamont Bishop) and he'll cut a deal.

But it turns out there's no dealer, it's all a ploy to get Jonathan and Alexis to talk because they're actually the suspects in the pharmacist's murder. That sneaky Cary and the Da's office.

Speaking of sneaky Cary, the couple ID'd one of Lamont's crew ... who is already dead.
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The Good Wife Preview: Lockhart/Gardner Splitting Up?

Things are heating up on the January 11 new episode of The Good Wife. Diane reveals to Alicia that she might want split up the firm and this puts Alicia in a very awkward position considering her history with Will. Leelee Sobieski will also be making a guest appearance as the girlfriend of one of Lockhart/Gardner's clients, who is accused of murder along with her boyfriend. Below is a synopsis, promo and photos for the episode.

Alicia's Law Firm Attempts To Turn A Client's Son Against His Girlfriend When They Are Both Accused Of Murder, On "The Good Wife," Tuesday, Jan. 11

Leelee Sobieski Guest Stars as Alexis, the Girlfriend of the Client's Son

"Breaking Up" - Alicia and her colleagues face a moral dilemma when they must try to turn a client's son against his girlfriend, after both are accused of murder. Meanwhile, Diane asks Alicia to make a tough decision regarding the company's split,
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Life on Mars: Was There a Mistake in the Last Episode?

Last week, we said goodbye to ABC's Life on Mars after a too-short run of 17 episodes. Love or hate the ending, most people are happy that the show's executive producers -- Josh Appelbaum, Scott Rosenberg, and André Nemec -- had a chance to wrap things up before the TV show ended.

As those who tuned in found out, Sam (Jason O'Mara) was not actually a cop from 2008 as we'd been led to believe. He was actually an astronaut from the year 2035 who had been placed in a state of deep sleep for a long trip to Mars. In his dream state, he was supposed to be living out a fantasy about living as a 2008 detective. His spaceship was hit some turbulence which caused the program to malfunction, sending his fantasy persona back to 1973. Elements of his 2035 life and versions of his fellow space travelers (Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy,
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Life on Mars: Series Finale Shocker -- A Great Ending or a Terrible Finish?

ABC's Life on Mars didn't catch on with enough viewers and was unfortunately cancelled after one brief season. Sadly, tonight we had to say goodnight to the outstanding cast of Jason O'Mara, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Harvey Keitel, and Jonathan Murphy.

Thankfully, the show's creators were given enough time to craft a true series finale. Executive producer Scott Rosenberg told Scifiwire, "Basically, this episode was always going to be the season finale, so we just switched things up towards the end. But we always wanted it to culminate with him and his parents... Amongst our favorite things that we did was always with his father and his mother. Every time we went to that well, it really worked for us. You'll realize when you see it Wednesday night at 11:00, you'll see that the whole theme of the entire 17 hours was all leading up to this. It was all about
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Life on Mars: Now That It's Cancelled, Will Viewers and Sam Be Left Hanging?

To no great surprise, fans of ABC's Life on Mars are quite upset that the network has decided to kill the series after only 17 episodes. Granted, the early ratings weren't that great but the network didn't help matters either. Will viewers be given closure or will they and Sam Tyler be left stranded forever in the 1970s?

Life on Mars, a remake of the popular UK series, revolves around a modern-day detective (Jason O'Mara) who is somehow transported back to 1973. He manages to acclimate himself but is stymied as to the how and why of his situation. The series also features Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy, Dominick Mancino, John Cenatiempo, Chris Miskiewicz, Tom Stratford, Matthew Cowles, and Tanya Fischer.

The drama debuted on October 9, 2008 to a solid 11.33 million viewers and a 3.8/10 rating/share in the 18-49 demographic. Unfortunately, those numbers didn't last and Mars fell significantly in its second week,
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Life on Mars: ABC TV Show Cancelled, No Season Two

To no great surprise, ABC has opted not to order a second season of their Wednesday night drama, Life on Mars. The show was one of the most anticipated of the season. So, what happened? Will viewers be left hanging or will the show's mysteries be resolved?

A remake of a UK show of the same name, Life on Mars follows Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) , a modern-day NYPD detective who's investigating the abduction of his girlfriend (Lisa Bonet) by a serial killer. After being hit by a speeding car, Tyler wakes up in 1973. While trying to figure out what's happened to him, he ends up becoming part of his precinct in the past. Is he in a coma, insane, or a true time traveler? The stand-out cast includes Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy, Dominick Mancino, John Cenatiempo, Chris Miskiewicz, Tom Stratford, Matthew Cowles, and Tanya Fischer.

The
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Life on Mars Gets the Axe

ABC has announced that the time-traveling detective series Life on Mars will not be receiving a second season. Mars was an American remake of the British series of the same name. Starring Jason O'Mara, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy, Michael Imperioli and Harvey Keitel, Mars centers on a NYPD detective who, after a car accident, is mysteriously transported back to the 1970s. Originally developed and shot in 2007 under David E. Kelley, the show was redeveloped and reshot after Kelley departed. Under the new showrunners, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, just O'Mara was kept from the original cast; it was also retooled to better reflect the U.K. original. The series, from 20th TV and ABC Studios, will complete its 17-episode freshman series order with the season finale written as a series finale that will wrap the loose story ends, explain how Tyler got transported back in time and (maybe
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Life on Mars: Can Lost Help Save the ABC TV Show from Cancellation?

Based on a UK show of the same name, Life on Mars was one of ABC's most anticipated new TV series of Fall 2008. It got off to a great start in the ratings but how do things stand now? Will Lost help or hurt?

Life on Mars follows the life of modern-day NYPD detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) after he's been hit by a car. Things are very different than what he remembers and he finally realizes he's somehow been transported to 1973. He starts to help the officers solve a murder that has strange similarities to a case that he was investigating in 2008. Is he sick, mad, or a time traveler? Other castmembers include Jonathan Murphy, Dominick Mancino, Tom Stratford, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Harvey Keitel, Chris Miskiewicz, John Cenatiempo, and Lisa Bonet.

The series debuted on October 9th on ABC. Up against CBS' Eleventh Hour, Mars easily won its
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October Road: TV Show Costar Says Series Finale Date Set

After an all-too-brief two season run on ABC, the network cancelled October Road. Viewers were left hanging with lots of unanswered questions. Will Hannah end up with "Big Cat" or Nick? Who is young Sam's father?

October Road follows Nick Garrett (Bryan Greenberg), an acclaimed writer who hits it big after writing a novel about his small town. When he develops writers block, he returns to face the family and friends he'd left behind. The ABC show also stars Laura Prepon, Brad William Henke, Geoff Stults, Tom Berenger, Jay Paulson, Evan Jones, Warren Christie, Slade Pearce, Odette Yustman, Rebecca Field, Jonathan Murphy, Lindy Booth, Elizabeth Bogush, and Penny Johnson.

Immediately after hearing of the show's cancellation, the show's creators -- Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg -- sat down and wrote a brief ending for Road. Appelbaum said, "It's sort of like therapy for us, but the most important
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October Road: Cancelled ABC TV Show Kept Alive Through Life on Mars

Though October Road was cancelled last May, devoted viewers await news of the promised conclusion. Meanwhile, the show's writers are keeping the Road world alive.

October Road follows Nick Garrett (Bryan Greenberg) who left his life behind to author a bestselling book. After developing writer's block, he returns home to face his family and friends. Knights Ridge residents are played by Laura Prepon, Brad William Henke, Geoff Stults, Tom Berenger, Jay Paulson, Evan Jones, Warren Christie, Slade Pearce, Odette Yustman, Rebecca Field, Jonathan Murphy, Lindy Booth, Elizabeth Bogush, and Penny Johnson.

On Mars, NYPD detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) is hit by a car and awakens in 1973. As he tries to figure out what's happened, Sam encounters people and places that are strangely familiar. The cast includes Tom Stratford, Michael Imperiol, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy, Harvey Keitel, John Cenatiempo, Tanya Fischer, and Lisa Bonet.

Mars is based on a British
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Series Actor Speaks of His 'Life on Mars'

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Remakes are in again. That seems to be the trend nowadays, when networks tend to snatch a British series format and create their own based on the original. This holds true for ABC’s Life on Mars, which recently debuted earlier this month. The series stars Jason O’Mara as Sam Tyler, the detective who gets thrown into New York circa 1973 after being hit by a car in present time. While there, he tries to fit in while juggling his job under Gene Hunt (Harvey Keitel) and working alongside Ray Carling (Michael Imperioli), Annie Norris (Gretchen Mol) and Chris Skelton (Jonathan Murphy).

Recently, Michael Imperioli spoke to the New York Times, saying that his role on the show allowed him to stay with his family in New York, where they are currently filming. The 42-year-old father of three also grew up in the area of Mount Vernon, near New York City.
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Mars Rookie Jonathan Murphy Learning Tricks of the Trade

"October" has always been good to Jonathan Murphy. The actor got his big break on the now-defunct October Road, and his latest TV foray, Life on Mars (Thursdays at 10 pm/Et, ABC), debuted Oct. 9 and showed, well, life. Murphy plays clean-cut newbie Det. Chris Skelton on the decade-warping BBC remake and took time out of the busy New York '70s streets to chat with TVGuide.com about the show forging its own path, how he prepared for the role and why Luke Perry better watch out. Oh, and for all you Roadies out there, get an update on the series' mini-epilogue.

TVGuide.com: The show is based on a British series. How would you describe it to American viewers?

Jonathan Murphy: I would describe it as ...

See Murphy's answer and full interview after the jump.
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Mars Rookie Jonathan Murphy Learning Tricks of the Trade

"October" has always been good to Jonathan Murphy. The actor got his big break on the now-defunct October Road, and his latest TV foray, Life on Mars (Thursdays at 10 pm/Et, ABC), debuted Oct. 9 and showed, well, life. Murphy plays clean-cut newbie Det. Chris Skelton on the decade-warping BBC remake and took time out of the busy New York '70s streets to chat with TVGuide.com about the show forging its own path, how he prepared for the role and why Luke Perry better watch out. Oh, and for all you Roadies out there, get an update on the series' mini-epilogue.

TVGuide.com: The show is based on a British series. How would you describe it to American viewers?

Jonathan Murphy: I would describe it as ...

See Murphy's answer and full interview after the jump.
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Today's News: Our Take - Mars Rookie Jonathan Murphy Learning Tricks of the Trade

"October" has always been good to Jonathan Murphy. The actor got his big break on the now-defunct October Road, and his latest TV foray, Life on Mars (Thursdays at 10 pm/Et, ABC), debuted Oct. 9 and showed, well, life. Murphy plays clean-cut newbie Det. Chris Skelton on the decade-warping BBC remake and took time out of the busy New York '70s streets to chat with TVGuide.com about the show forging its own path, how he prepared for the role and why Luke Perry better watch out. Oh, and for all you Roadies out there, get an update on the series' mini-epilogue.

TVGuide.com: The show is based on a British series. How would you describe it to American viewers?

Jonathan Murphy: I would describe it as ...

See Murphy's answer and full interview after the jump.

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Meet the Characters of ABC's 'Life on Mars'

A surge of fresh cop drama series toped with a witty comedy will premiere tonight, October 9 in the form of "Life on Mars". Picked up by ABC, the show is adapted from the British television series of the same name, and the stellar cast behind the U.S. versions has just been given an introduction.

Harvey Keitel stars as Lt. Gene Hunt, a man who likes to throw his weight around and acts first and thinks later. This results in several punch-ups between him and main character Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) who believes in by-the-book policing. Michael Imperioli takes on the role of "ladies' man" of the station, Ray Carling while Gretchen Mol portrays Annie Norris, a Cid Woman Detective Constable who shares a degree of attraction with Sam in the 1970s era.

Det. Chris Skelton played by Jonathan Murphy, is the clown of the lots. His clumsiness has caused
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'Life on Mars' Season Premiere Promo Video

ABC is getting ready for the release of its new series, "Life on Mars" which will hit the small screens on October 9 with the release of the show's promotional video. The footage is exceptional for its inclusion of Chris Cornell's brand new single "Ground Zero" which will appear on his November 4 solo album "Scream".

Lining up Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy, Michael Imperioli and Gretchen Mol as the main cast, "Life on Mars" is a cop drama adapted from the successful British series of the same name. The first episode is titled "Out Here in the Field" where NYPD Detective Sam Tyler is trying mightily to understand what's just happened to him and how he can get back "home" .

He finds himself in 1973 in the cultural hotbed of New York City during the tumultuous times of the Vietnam War, Watergate, women's lib and the civil and gay rights
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'Life on Mars' Begins Anew

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Fans of the BBC hit television series Life on Mars are gearing up for the Us version of the show, which is going to be presented to us by none other than ABC. In fact, the show, which will debut on television screens across America on October 9 at 10pm, has already begun filming the episodes, with Jason O’Mara playing the central character in the series. The show will be led in by Grey’s Anatomy, which will air at 9pm.

Life on Mars follows NYPD detective Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara) as he discovers that he has mysteriously time-traveled back to the year 1973 in New York City, where issues such as the Vietnam war, Watergate, women’s liberation and the gay and civil rights movements are underway. The last thing he remembers is that he was in a car accident while trying to pursue a criminal, in 2008.

Like a lost sheep,
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'October Road' actor joins 'Life on Mars'

'October Road' actor joins 'Life on Mars'
It will be an "October Road" reunion on ABC's midseason drama "Life on Mars."

The new creative stewards of "Life on Mars," "October Road" creators Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, have recruited former "October Road" co-star Jonathan Murphy for their new series.

Based on the British series, "Life on Mars," centers on a modern-day police detective (Jason O'Mara), who, after a car crash, finds himself mysteriously transported back to 1973 and still working as a detective.

Murphy will play Detective Chris Skelton, a jittery young detective who is new to the department.

On fan favorite "October Road," which was canceled in May after two seasons, Murphy played Ronnie.
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