'Boston Legal' Pickup Ensures 'Life on Mars'
The pickup of "Legal" likely paves the way for "Life on Mars" to make its way to the network, the showbiz trade papers report. ABC wants the series -- an adaptation of the
Kelley, however, owns the rights to the show and had to approve any such deal. ABC's willingness to renew "Boston Legal" helped lead Kelley to OK the deal for "Life on Mars." The trades say that while a deal is not completed yet, it's fairly certain that "Life on Mars" will have a place on ABC's 2008-09 schedule.
The network will announce its lineup for next season on Tuesday (May 13). NBC import