March 03, 2009 at 07:53 AM EST

Once again I get attached to a show with the word Mars in the title. Once again I’m mourning its premature demise.

Multiple sources are confirming that ABC has canceled my beloved Life on Mars. Per an insider, the network recently advised the show’s producers that it would not be ordering a second season. The heads-up will allow them to make this year’s season finale a series finale, thus leaving no questions unanswered. And unlike Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, etc., all indications are that ABC will actually air this series finale. We’re making progress, people!

Another advantage of pulling the plug now as opposed to in May is it allows the show’s stars to audition for fall pilots. Case in point: Gretchen Mol is currently in talks to join ABC’s adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick

Mourning Mars‘ passing? Relieved we’ll at least get closure? Hoping Sam and Annie will get it on before he hops on his time machine back to 2009? Sound off below!

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