Monday, March 2nd

Monday, March 2nd at 9:30pm

Whoopi Goldberg is in for a gender-changing new role – the Sister Act actress will be joining Life on Mars as an underground New York radio personality who goes by the name of Brother Love Butter when the series continues with its action packed season on Monday, March 2nd at 9:30pm on 3.

Life on Mars sees NYPD Detective Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara) thrown back in to the cultural hotbed of 1973 New York City.

This is the time of the Vietnam War, Watergate, women’s liberation and the civil and gay rights movements. Until now Sam hasn’t fully experienced this side of 1970’s New York, however this is all about to change in this week’s episode titled “Things to Do in New York When You Think You’re Dead”.

When a racial confrontation between the African-Americans and Puerto Ricans communities results in a young black girl’s body being thrown from a rooftop Sam and his fellow detectives must solve the crime before the Black Liberation Army hunts down the Puerto Rican suspect to levy their own kind of justice.

Joining them with their task is none other then Brother Love Butter. “Fresh on all you cats – Brother Love Butter here and in your ear,” says the Oscar-winning Goldberg when audiences first see her as the radical (male) radio personality.

As a respected, militant voice in black New York, Brother Love Butter gets involved in the search for a Puerto Rican man accused of murdering the young African-American girl.

But there’s more to “Things to Do in New York When You Think You’re Dead” than racial tension and an Oscar-winning actress. The episode will also see Sam Tyler encounter the young version of the NYPD detective who would later become his friend and mentor, Capt. Bellow (Clarke Peters). Although Fletcher does not recognise Sam, the two do end up collaborating to investigate the murder.

Will this collaboration help Sam get closer to the truth of why he’s found himself in 1973? Find out when Whoopi Goldberg joins Life on Mars on Monday, March 2nd at 9:30pm on 3

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