Kelley, ABC on Mission to 'Mars'
The "Boston Legal" creator will pen a version of the
"Life on Mars" is about a present-day cop who, after surviving a car crash, wakes up to find himself in the 1970s. Despite the odd-sounding premise, the show debuted on the BBC earlier this year to strong reviews and solid ratings, drawing between 6 million and 7 million viewers for most of its eight-week run.
Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan and Ashley Pharoah, all of whom worked on the heist drama "Hustle" (shown on
It will be Kelley's first stab at a crime show since "Snoops," which ran for half a season on ABC in 1999. It's also the first time in quite a while -- going back to "L.A. Law" -- that Kelley will work on a show he didn't create.