We've given you the lowdown on the US remake of Life on Mars already, and the word is out: It's going to need a little work. But we think that the problem goes a little deeper than just casting and script - We think that it's going to take some major surgery to make this latest revamp work for an American audience. Maybe change the career of the time-lost hero... or even the identity of said hero. Broaden the scope of the show from cop drama to slice-of-dated-life human interest. It sounds extreme, I know, but picture the time-tossed cop recast as a brainy radio host, and the setting changed to an public radio station in 1970s Chicago. After all, who could resist This American Life on Mars?
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