No one knows what's going on with the Life On Mars remake
I was watching a Red Sox game last week (yes, stay with me here, this really does have something to do with Life on Mars) and they had Lenny Clarke in the booth as a guest. He shows up from time to time, usually with Denis Leary (they're both from Boston) and riff on everything for an inning or two. The two announcers asked Clarke what he was working on and he mentioned that he was in the pilot for the ABC remake of the British series but didn't know if he was going to be in the rest of the series. He didn't really know what was happening with the show.
He's not the only one.
The L.A. Times tried to get to the bottom of rumors and gossip swirling about the show. Allison told you recently about producer David E. Kelley's departure from the show, and the LAT tried to find out if that was true or not. No such luck. They had an interview with Kelley, but it was pushed back and they missed the deadline. Then his agent was available, but that talk had to be off the record. The only thing known for sure is that the show's production has moved from L.A. to New York (along with Ugly Betty).
So, no one really knows if Kelley will stick after the show after the pilot. We also don't know if they're even going to keep the pilot. They might throw it away and start from scratch with new cast members. Or they might keep the pilot and change a few things about it. In other words, stay tuned.