Michael Imperioli - A Great Reason to Watch 'Life on Mars' Tonight

Michael Imperioli these days sporting long hair, sideburns and a mustache, doesn't much resemble Christopher Moltisanti, the drug-abusing (and clean-shaven) New Jersey Mafia character he played to Emmy-winning effect on "The Sopranos" until last year. But his newest television role does allow him to stay in New York, though it takes him back to 1973.
The New York City of 35 years ago is the setting for the genre-bending new ABC series "Life on Mars," which on Thursday nights resurrects a year in which the World Trade Center was formally dedicated, Watergate began to erode Richard M. Nixon's presidency and the Vietnam War dragged on. Mr. Imperioli plays Ray Carling, a bitter, sexist yet dedicated detective in the fictional 125th Precinct of New York.

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