New NBC Series: Knight Rider - Fall 2008

By Kelly West 2008-04-04 20:18:40 discussion comments
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I doubt it was much of a surprise to anyone that Knight Rider found a place on NBC’s 2008 fall lineup. The network aired the backdoor pilot/TV-movie for the series last February so many of us expected to see the sequel eventually go to series. Right now, NBC has it set to air on Wednesday nights at 8 PM.

Here’s the information NBC released about the series:

KNIGHT RIDER - On the heels of NBC's hit movie, the iconic 1980s television classic comes roaring back to life as an updated drama series showcasing the new customized KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) Ford Mustang. As the sequel resumes, KITT is absolutely the coolest car ever created: its supercomputer capable of hacking almost any system; its weapons systems efficient; and its body -- thanks to its creator's work and nanotechnology -- is capable of actually shifting shape and color. It is the ultimate car -- and someone will be willing to do anything to obtain it. "Knight Rider" stars Justin Bruening ("Cold Case"), Deanna Russo ("NCIS"), Sydney Tamiia Poitier ("Veronica Mars") and Bruce Davison ("Breach"). David Bartis ("Heist," "The O.C."), Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "The Bourne Identity") and Gary Scott Thompson (“Las Vegas,” “The Fast and The Furious”) are executive producers and David Andron serves as supervising producer and writer. Based on characters created by Glen Larson, “Knight Rider” is from Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Productions.”

I had high hopes for the Knight Rider TV movie that aired in February. Unfortunately, I wasn’t overly impressed with how the series got started. K.I.T.T. itself seems pretty awesome and they certainly made some really cool upgrades with the car but that was about the only thing I felt really positive with when the backdoor pilot ended. Hopefully the writers will get things tightened up before the series premieres this fall.

For the full Fall ’08, Winter ’09 and Summer ’09 NBC line-ups, CLICK HERE.
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