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NBC has Plans to Revive "Knight Rider"

NBC has Plans to Revive "Knight Rider"

Who would've thought we'd get two pieces of David Hasselhoff-related news in one week? On the heels of the new Hoff comedy comes the news that NBC wants to revive "Knight Rider," the show that first made Hoff famous.

According to Variety, NBC is planning a two-hour TV movie that could serve as a pilot for an updated series. Apparently, NBC entertainment chairman Ben Silverman was so taken by this summer's updated Transformers movie that he wants to bring the '80s series back — now with [insert TV-announcer voice here] shape-shifting cars! There might be evil cars this time, too, but Variety assures us that the story " is expected to essentially remain focused on the story of a single man fighting for justice with the help of his superadvanced car." The TV movie could be on the air sometime in the spring, with a potential series coming next fall.

I think it's funny that Silverman's line of thinking on this one seems to boil down to "transforming cars rule, dudez!" Also, I'm guessing this will turn into one giant advertisement for whichever car company decides to sponsor it. I'm too young to remember much about "Knight Rider" in its prime, so I'll defer to those of you who are a bit older: Is this sacrelige?


Phil Phil 10 years
gruaig - I think NBC may be reading Buzz's recast challenge
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
What is wrong with the tv execs of today that they find it impossible to come up with an original idea?!
yyam084 yyam084 10 years
you're just wasting money folks!!
dorotawessler dorotawessler 10 years
sometimes leaving a classic and not re-doing it is the best idea but I guess if you're starving for more viewers even stupid ideas deserve a chance. BTW did you know the the KITT kit is up for sale on the internet.SOmeone told me that you can install it and maek your car say pre-programmed lines.I might jut look into that :))))
acemonkey acemonkey 10 years
Please NOOOOO! They can make a cheesy movie out of it, but please don't make a TV series out of it. That would be dumb.
sofi sofi 10 years
I loved Knight Rider but can't see them redoing it- KITT didn't transform. Stop with these obnoxious ideas. Bionic Woman (new) was interesting, but the old one is just classic and shouldn't of been messed with.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
blah. this sounds like a crazy idea to me!
vanyvrgs vanyvrgs 10 years
Wow, first they ruin Bionic Woman and have that damn show mimicking (sp?) Quantum Leap/Dead Zone and now they want to tackle Knight Rider? Please spare us.... thanks NBC!
Phil Phil 10 years
at first I was excited. Now, not so much. Transforming car? WTF!! KITT would run Silverman over if he ever found out about this! If the car would be the same but with NOS and you could connect your iPod to it, it's be all fine and dandy and I would still be excited. But, a transforming car??? Why not just give the Batmobile a voiceover actor?
Lisara Lisara 10 years
Wow..... I think thats about all I can say...... Wow......
boredatwork boredatwork 10 years
hi, i'm NBC and can't think of an original idea.
nikisix nikisix 10 years
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Please don't do it...
lucyS lucyS 10 years
Oh hell no. Wasn't it bad enough the first time around?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
of course it does, nothing from my childhood is sacred. While they are at it why dont they remake Little House, Threes Company, Love Boat and Benson for freaking hire,.
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