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KNIGHT RIDER
Reboots Again, Dumping Bruce Davison and Sydney Poitier!!

Published at: Nov. 11, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!
NBC’s supershitty “Knight Rider” sequel series just got the back end of a 22-episode full-season order, but the last nine episodes of its current season are expected to look different from the first 13, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Bruce Davison, Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Yancey Arias have all been dropped from the cast. Fans will be relieved to learn that former model/soap stars Justin Bruening (“One Life To Live,” “All My Children”) and Deanna Russo (“The Young and the Restless”) will continue as the show’s leads. The format of the show is changing as well:
"It's a reboot," "Knight" executive producer/showrunner Gary Scott Thompson said. "We're moving away from the terrorist-of-the-week formula and closer to the original, making it a show about a man and his car going out and helping more regular people, everymen."
Thompson wrote "The Fast and the Furious" before he served as creator/showrunner on "Las Vegas." Last week, following news of its pick-up, the series garnered its lowest ratings to date. Read all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.



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  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Drop the shapeshifting car, too

    by Murraypalooza

    I mean, really...sometimes MORE ISNT BETTER.

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Drop the whole damn thing. Watch Pushing Daisies.

    by zacdilone

    The facts are these: Knight Rider always sucked, and still does.

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    "fans will be relieved"

    by Amy Chasing

    ooooh, you're a harsh one Herc. ;)

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Deanna Russo

    by tehgreekhammer

    Is fucking hot.

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    On a geeky note....

    by shellfishh

    Turned on the TV last week and before I even knew that I was watching Knight Rider, I saw a character dressed up as Captain Jack Harkness for Halloween.<br><br> Also, the Asian chick is hot. Not enough reason to watch the show, though.

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    It's over.

    by otm shank

    Well, it really never began. All this is tantamount to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. This show is as dead as John McCain's election campaign.

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Can one dress up as Captn Jack Harkness?

    by Amy Chasing

    I mean a guy in a long black trench-coat and suspenders (pants-suspenders, not... well, he IS Captn Jack Harkness, so the clarification is valid) is just a guy in a trench-coat and suspenders. <P> I submit you can't dress up as Captn Harkness. You're either him, or you're not. <P> ... and the sooner he gets his own show (with better writers) will not be soon enough.

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Good idea!

    by daroru

    Make it closer to the original! Because the original show is so highly regarded in this day and age. Get Michael Knight back to what he should be doing - saving pretty ladies in small towns from corrupt sheriffs.

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Also

    by tehgreekhammer

    He should be spreading his seed through middle america. Like johnny Appleseed

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Shatner/Hasselhoff 2012!

    by Amy Chasing

    www.shatnerhasselhoff.com <P> yes we can

  • Nov. 9, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Anything that needs to be rebooted...

    by mediamole

    this many times obviously aint working....just ask my old laptop.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Bad story choices...

    by veritasses

    The bad acting was amplified by the campy, corny, silly, stupid ideas. You make a dumbed down show for little kids, of course the ratings are going to plummet. There are so many better, cooler ways to approach a show featuring an "entity" with artificial intelligence that they could have explored. Really, what's the point of having a fully sentient machine if it's just going to be used as a gadget? If they're going to do a reboot, make it a serious drama and explore issues about humanity, ethics, relationships, dangers of technology etc. That's what good science fiction is about, not chasing bad guys of the week with a hot rod.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I second the Russo chick bein hot!!!

    by Ka Dargo

    We're talkin insanely ridiculously hot!!! And the asian chick is right behind her. Speaking of the hot asian....anyone catch the last episode? Explain how the bad girl was able to get plastic surgery to look EXACTLY like the asian chick??? How can surgery make you look like her freakin twin??

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    How do they obviously believe this will work?

    by geraldbeans

    Like the current audience is going to rush out and tell all the people who we're proven have no interest in this show that "Hey! You know that terrorist of the week shit you were avoiding!? Well now Knight Rider is about saving the everyman!" Cue millions of people flipping to NBC on Friday nights?????

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Amy Chasing

    by shellfishh

    I can only fall back on the excuse that the Asian chick (I would use her name if I knew it) SAID that he was dressed as Captain Jack Harkness. I blame it on Knight Rider.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Amy Chasing

    by the podosphere

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Amy Chasing

    by the podosphere

    If Canada and Germany get together and buy the United States from China, maybe we could end up with President Crane and Vice President Buchannon. Imagine the duets!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    the asian chick

    by the milf lover

    IMDB says her name is Smith Cho, her character is Zoe Chae, I agree she is hot but I never watched the show and dont plan to. Sounds like they just realized they should've cancelled it to make such drastic changes.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    zacdilone is correct, watch Pushing Daisies!

    by br1947

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    "Fans will relieve themselves"

    by LargoJr

    all over this pointless and pathetic attempt to tug at our 80's nastalgia

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Wait... there's a new Knight Rider?

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Oh, wait... I've known about this for months...<p>and I still have never watched it, nor do I care...<p>a sentiment shared with pretty much everybody else in America.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    I am a Fan

    by Playhouse

    Of the original. I have no problem admitting that. I'm not saying it was a well-written show by any stretch of the imagination. But growing up in the '80s, KR and Dukes of Hazzard were class shows. Sure, I've watched reurns and there are many wince-inducing moments throughout. But there's still a sense of adventure to it that a lot of newer series lack because they are overthought and overwrought. This new show is a good example. It blows and if you're already on your third iteration of the concept in the first season (last spring's movie included), it's time to toss in the head gasket.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    get rid of the retard CGI

    by lynxpro

    I find the CGI to be the worst aspect of this show. The CGI'ed up blower on KITT looks stupid and obviously fake. The CGI "Turbo Boost" which looks like a repulsor (sic) lift hover is equally dumbtastic. That needs to go. And then the whole car transforming based upon what an ass fuck at Microsoft speculated regarding the abilities of cars 20 years from now needs to also be dumped. Microsoft should never be consulted about future tech because time and time again, they can't even figure out modern tech and are constantly behind the likes of Sony, Apple, and Google. Bruce Davison needs to be kept and this whole hokey looking *Las Vegas* vibe needs to be dropped for pure action and something that resembles the old *Knight Rider* but without the ironic cheese. Seriously, if this show in its present form had half its budget, it would be lucky to be shown on the USA Network. The leads are definitely not the problem, its the production, the sucktastic effects, and the shitty writing. Throw some cash at some respectable genre writers to tender some scripts.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Captain Jack Harkness reference...

    by lynxpro

    What show was Captain Jack referenced on? I haven't watched last night's *Knight Rider*...although I just noticed that on tonight's episode of *American Dad* they were able to insult Eagle Scouts, red heads, and Doctor Who fans within the space of one minute. I was amazed at that randomness.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST

    *Blade Runner* is on SciFi, mofos...

    by lynxpro

    Turn it on...it be Sir Ridley's "Final Cut" in which he continues to deny that the original screenplay had the narration included. Still, awesome film.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Let's see, a recap of last week...

    by ugh

    1) A lucky last corner break and Lewis Hamilton wins the F1 Drivers' Championship. 2) Obama/Biden (for the non-believers, just remember that ANYTHING is better than the last 8 years). 3) WTF, "Knight Rider" gets a 3rd reboot!? ...Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. (Does this mean that when the Hoff joins the cast, it will be the 4th reboot...or has that happened already?)

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Wow, this news actually inspires hope!

    by DrPain

    I stopped watching this new Knight Rider many episodes ago, but I will give it a second chance and tune back in for those last nine. That statement up there sounds great, never liked that dumb Saturday morning team anyway as well as the jumbo jet, transformer kitt and poor green screen stuff. And here’s hoping they do something about that lame heavy metal theme song as well.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:35 a.m. CST

    "not chasing bad guys of the week with a hot rod."

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Um...wasn't that EXACTLY what the original Knight Rider was about?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Journeyman...

    by Fievel

    Journeyman.... Studio 60... thrown away like a dirty tissue. But Knight Rider gets a full season?!!? The execs at NBC need some serious intervention/rehab/etc.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Firing all the expensive actors...

    by photoboy

    To be fair Davison and Poitier have had nothing to do every week but I'm surprised they're dumping Arias since he actually had something to do each week. What I don't get is why they didn't fire Paul Campbell. I know he was on Galactica and therefore has some fan-cred, but he's absolutely fucking horrible in KR. Couldn't they also fire the car and get something cool looking when they do the reboot? I hate that car...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:21 a.m. CST

    "helping more regular people"?

    by newc0253

    but aren't terrorists regular people too?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    How About Dumping The Show???!!!!!

    by Media Messiah

    This is throwing good money after bad!!! This show has no chance of surviving, so why not just cancel it already and replace it with a superior program.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:45 a.m. CST

    I can't believe this is going to have more episodes than Journym

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    ...I'm even surprised it's lasted longer than Bionic Woman for that matter. <p> I tried watching this show a few weeks ago and could only handle about 2 minutes. Even seeing an advertisement for this series wants to make me change the channel.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Supernatural...

    by DC Films

    Look at how Supernatural stopped being the 'take it or leave it' monster of the week show, to a compelling serial that you miss at your peril if you wanna know what's developing. Knight Rider, like any dramatic series, needs a major developing story arch - a plot. Darker the better - then the lighter stuff (which there's plenty of scope for with KITT) balances it, rather than coming off cheesy.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:49 a.m. CST

    why not? that's why CTRL-ALT-DEL was invented...

    by Maniaq

    obviously this show runs on Windows - reboot and reboot OFTEN!!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST

    a man and a car...

    by quintana007

    ...the most natural combination in the whole wide world, seems to be the hardest thing to do in television. And it gets worse with every minute, "We reboot and reboot feed you with this shit til you enjoy it". Why isn‘t this running at FOX? It would be already long forgotten.

  • Hmmmmmm??????

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 6:36 a.m. CST

    I think it's good

    by Dazzler69

    Hot women, fast cars, Karr might be making an appearance soon. It's starting to build excitement for me! Dumbing down the stories more is a bad idea.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    BRING BACK HOFF!!!!!

    by GeorgieBoy

    Jeez, it's so frickin' easy to get people to watch this show. Bring back The Hoff and Daniels! Dump Val Kilmer (in the nearest landfill) and whammo, you have a show people will watch.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    just retool the original scripts

    by j2talk

    and film them, how hard would that be????????surely if it worked once, it would work again, just change a few names and update a bit of the tech and bingo....5yrs worth of scripts are already to go

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Get The Hoff = people will watch(at least for a while)

    by F-18

    It seems like they are trying to avoid that.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Viper was better

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Yep, forgot that one huh?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Knight Rider

    by dyerknight

    I like the show. I don't "love" the show but most of the problem is the sheer lack of realism and trying to put too much into it. The transforming car the whole "Kitt Cave" the silly "KR" logo everywhere. Make it simple and more realistic. The guy, the girl, the car and the dad. Pretty simple actually. No need to have all the useless people ( mostly for political correctness it's so obvious it hurts! ) the car being able to transform into a truck or a submarine ( useless and silly ). I've watched every episode so far and the best thing from the new Knight Rider was the 2 hour pilot. The car was very realistic and the only silly thing it did was change color. If they went back to that the series would have survived. I've said 1,000,000 times make the show more CSI meets the original Knight Rider and the show would take off. It only makes sense as the adudience they are trying to reach loves fast cars and CSI is the number one show in the country...... IS anyone listening or reading????

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Was underwhelmed by the pilot

    by MRJONZ72

    so I never watched the series even though Sydney Potier is fine.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    The car transformed to a truck and a submarine???

    by MRJONZ72

    is that someone just posted?? Maybe its a good thing I did skip out on thier series.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    William Daniels....

    by blacknoi

    will give KITT the voice he deserves.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    STREET HAWK, BITCHES!

    by Pennsy

    Yeah.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Anyone interested in reading some "4400" fan fiction?

    by Leafar the Lost

    I ask, because that would be more interesting than watching a reboot of a reboot of Knight Rider in the same season. Men who cannot accept the fact they are wrong are behind this shit-pile of a series. It pisses me off, because in the right hands Knight Rider could have been a good, sci-fi series.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    They REBOOTED a 1 year old remake series

    by ricarleite

    Oh. My...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Oh fuck you, SOUTH PARK FAN!

    by LordEnigma

    Seriously; you are a whack motherfucker sometimes Herc. You just need to accept the inherent silliness of the show, embrace Russo's hotness, and enjoy a trippy ass KITT!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    This show is fucked

    by greg39

    It makes Manimal look like high art. And now that Ford is going broke and won't continue to pay for the product placement look for it to die quickly.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    ridiculous

    by yodaismyhomie

    You know what worked with the original series was the simplicity. It was the basic car, the guy stopping crime in little towns, and just being fun. The new version (which is like the 4th incarnation i guess...remember KR 2000?) takes itself too seriously and isn't that great a show. Let's just get back to basics with a talking car that looks real, doesn't transform and doesn't survive napalm attacks but driving fast. Oh...and why not just cancel it for the season and start over again next year instead of a midseason switch that will confuse people.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Why NBC needs Knight Rider...

    by Darth_Nader

    It's all about synergy. NBC needs a show like Knight Rider because it can shoehorn in promotions for other items in the show. It's what they had in Las Vegas. If Universal's hottest artist was about to release their album, guess who would be the 'special guest star' that week? I am avoiding KR like the plague, but I can only assume it is a matter of time before we hear something like "KITT, we need to get into that Young Jezzy concert before the terrorists poison his extreme Mountain Dew Voltage. I know, let's pick up a limited time Pizza Hut Meat Lover's extreme with a sauce stuffed crust, and use it to sneak back stage! Quick, log on to ticketmaster and get me a ticket! Here, make sure you use my Pepsi discount code!" At least that is what I imaging most of these episodes are like.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Following News of It's Pick-Up

    by Crow3711

    the series garnered its lowest ratings to date. hahahaha. Ouch.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    news of its pick-up

    by ArcadianDS

    There's a Pick-Up in this show?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Kitt Transforms into Space Shuttle in Next Ep

    by _Maltheus_

    I assume anyway, I gave up after the first ep. The pilot was ok, but they "rebooted" it and made it even worse. Which way will this reboot go? I can only imagine cause I'll be watching Daisies for however long that lasts.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Sidney Portier can't catch a break!

    by Penetron

    Bitch gets the heave ho from Veronica Mars; she was her journalism teacher for an episode, now she's back to spongeing off her dad.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Why is Richard Chamberlain staring at Kara's juggs?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Fucking perv

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    This reminds me of when they rebooted Charles in Charge.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I really did like the Pembrokes better than the Powells. Yes, the Powells had Nicole Eggert, but the Pembrokes had this goth chick daughter that brooded all the time and she was really hot.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    And why the hell aren't we talking about Supernatural?

    by Cotton McKnight

    Dean Winchester is awesome.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    How long till Kitt transforms into a bi-pedal robot?

    by Xian042

    You KNOW its coming. I can just smell it. Kitt will have to scale some rockface and the only way he'll be able to do it is transform into the experimental "R" stage. "But Michael, the "R" stage hasn't been fully tested! My structural integrity could be comprmomised!" "Kitt, the structural integrity of this show is ALREADY comprimised! JUST DO IT!"

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    The Irony: Fix Or Repair Daily

    by Royston Lodge

    Never would have been this way if KITT wasn't a Mustang... ;-)

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Night Boat: The Crime-Fighting Boat

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    The only man who can save it: TIM KRING!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    They were meant for each other!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I am actually starting to feel bad for NBC

    by snowpuff

    They've been in such bad shape, for so long... it's just pathetic. I can't even mock them anymore.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I like this show

    by JackDonkey

    But I do admit I may be getting stupider every time I watch an episode.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Can this somehow be blamed on Palin?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Fuck everything else is.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Sydney Potier = Zero Talent. Kurt Russell said so,

    by Stuntcock Mike

    And while we're at it, her Dad can smootch my caboose as well. "They call me Mr. Tibbs."ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Fuck this. Bring back the original.

    by namasteandgoodluck

    Reboot these nuts! This show has put Knight Rider in the ground. PUSHING DAISIES FUCKING SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Kara bitches

    by Unnatural

    Cancel Studio 60 and Journeyman... I hope KR is a festering boil on the ass of NBC. I don't watch this -- I TiVo through commercials and that's all the new KR is... a commercial.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    It's entertaining enough, but....

    by Philvis

    I really think they need to kill the transforming aspect and kill the CGI. If that was taken away, I would take it for what it is meant to be. They aren't trying to win Emmy's or anything like that. It is just supposed to be a fun show. I do think going back to the regular type story lines would be better as well. Terrorist of the week can get old. I didn't realize California was such a hotbed for them! Oh, get the original voice for KITT back as well. I'm still waiting for a Hasselhoff cameo with the original KITT. I still reminesce back to my 84' Firebird I owned...gotta love Knight Rider.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    It'd be cool if Davison went all Willard

    by skimn

    on their ass, and loaded the car with carniverous rodents.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I woulda watched it if Will Arnett channeling GOB was KITT

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    Come on!!!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Ditch the following and it will be watchable:

    by Cletus Van Damme

    -The shitty, wooden Justin-whoever.<p>-The fact that multitudes of people are aware of KITT.<p>-"Transforming" KITT<p>-The KITTcave (ugh)<p>-Soon-to-be-NM Gov. Kilmer.<p>Now, BRING IN...<p>-KARR<P>-Goliath<p>-A strict ratio of 2-3 Hoff cameos per season (make them serve a purpose, i.e.: add to the overall mythology)<p>-With the Hoff must also come original KITT<p>-Jordana Brewster as the new Bonnie (get her off of "Chuck" already.<p>Billy Connelly as the new Devin.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    How about dumping everything and everybody...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    ...associated with this television's version of the holocaust. Then change the title of the show to "The Bruce Campbell Show".

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    This show is ultra trash

    by turketron

    ULTRA<P><P> TRASH

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    They should just show 60 mins. of horses screwing!

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Hey, rebooting worked so well for THE BIONIC WOMAN

    by SpyGuy

    Oh, wait. No, it didn't.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    It's like smearing dog shit on your TV screen and looking at is

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    They should just nuke the cast in the final episode.

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    It's like getting kicked in the balls for 60 mins.

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Cancel the show and I might watch it.

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Show actually made for Palin's new son.

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    It's like wiping your ass with your face.

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I would rather see Journeyman back..

    by cooper2000

    than watch this show rebooted or retooled of whatever.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Why reboot a crappy show to make it......

    by TVguy4566

    a different version of a crappy show?

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Go Watch...

    by WIBoomer1

    ...McKidd on Grey's if you need to get your Journeyman on...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Um...

    by Cobbio

    Wow, that's just pathetic. I mean, really, really pathetic. Rebooting a horribly shitty, braindead show with low ratings so that... what? We can save our asses from dark 1980's karma?<p> The original show sucked. The new show sucked. The new, new show sucked. And the latest new, new, new show sucked harder than them all.<p> According to ratings, even the handful of steadfast braindead have given up on Knight Rider.<p> But nooooo! The studio, possibly the MOST braindead entity ever to exist, has decided to "reboot" the show in mid-fucking-season.<p> Wow. As opposed to letting the show die and trying something new for the braindead demographic, huh? For example:<p> *"People Play Video Games!" A rocking show where viewers watch drunken truckers get their 360 on. Death metal pulses through the entire show, along with hyperspeed editing to ensure ADD-complicity. It's like getting drunk and playing "Gears of War," except you're not. Tune on in, bro! (spoken with bumpkin-cool accent)<p> Or "Fartin' in Cars," a show where a team of wacky tattooed sixteen-year-old high school dropouts get drunk, break into BMWs, fart their brains out, and laugh oh-so-hard about it. Get high and get stinky, dood!<p> These shows would garner better ratings than a mid-season reboot (still can't fucking believe it) of "Knight Rider."<p> Wow. Pathetic.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Watch the Pieman and the living dead girl.

    by The Merk

    that is all.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Bring back "The Highwayman"

    by Billy Goat

    ...starring Jacko as Jetto!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    just watched the episode in question...

    by lynxpro

    The Captain Jack reference was the most entertaining part of the episode. Again, the actors are not the problem. They just need to cut out the stupid CGI, amp up the action, and get The Hoff to guest star. They get points for bringing back KARR but why did they have to ignore "his" origin from the original series to introduce him as some transforming moon rover looking evil robot? And they should not axe Bruce Davison...

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    and aside from the CGI in this episode...

    by lynxpro

    ...it was a budget saving episode...no location shooting.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, isn't this the 2nd reboot this remake has had?

    by TallBoy66

    I hate the term reboot, first of all. Second of all, when this fucker came in he called it a reboot--- and now it's a reboot again. Fuck you, fucking Knight Rider. Cancel already!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Will Knight RIder guy have THREE girls in bed?

    by kabong

    See, starting with just two in bed with the gay guy starring the series indicated lack of oomph. <p> Don't neglect a female maverick cop with a ten-million-dollar Malibu lesbo pad.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    They couldn't get a remake right!!!!!!!

    by kabong

    How stupid do you have to be in network TV? <p> Whedon shows his smarts, though. He remakes his Dollhouse series before it runs. <p> TV is almost as stupid as the movie business.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    This is Funny

    by Phategod2

    A Reboot of a Remake is getting a reboot.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    I look forward to

    by Phategod2

    The "StreetHawk" "Blue Thunder" "Airwolf" "Automan" remakes This ALMOST as dumb as reality TV.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    does anyone remember what other big NBC fiasco got a reboot 6 ep

    by WIBoomer1

    Gentlemen, I give you SUPERTRAIN! They 2 also got rid of half the cast, and had no clear direction...and it was on a train, so there was no need for where to go, you just follow the frickin' tracks!

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    How to save the Show

    by Phategod2

    Get rid of the entire Cast Get rid of Kitt. Hire Kevin Mckidd Change the story to revolve around a guy who goes back in time to fix problems in the past and deal the his family and reprecussions of his actions in the present, and rename the show Journeyman then I'll be haapy.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    This gets full season and Journeyman gets cancelled after 13??

    by Turd Furgeson

    This is by far the worst show I have ever seen, period. It reminds me of a SCI-FI show of the week. Bad writing, bad acting, bad production, low budget and terrible. I saw nothing in this show leading me to believe it was a keeper..

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I'm Curious

    by dyerknight

    Was Journeyman really that good of a show? I never watched it and you all seem to think it's a great show that got the axe. I was pissed when The Dead Zone got the boot but the last season of The Dead Zone was pure garbage. So I can see why it went bye bye.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Yes it was.

    by Phategod2

    The 1st episode was boring till the last five minutes and the show never looked back quality wise from those last five minutes.

  • Nov. 10, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    i think it would be wise

    by frankenfickle

    to reboot this show before this reboot hits air. actually, i would reboot it twice.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    The goofiest Shit on 4 wheels. CANCEL. IT.

    by GenreBoy

    I was unlucky enough to watch and episode of this while i waited for "LIFE". It was so under written and badly acted. Justin Bruening comes off like a dopey-dumbass trying to be tough, without ever being tuff. It reminds me of the "Spy Script" That Carell's Character Michael Scott wrote on "The Office"...only this show isnt funny.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    it'll be better - now it's the crime SOLVING car...

    by Maniaq

    I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit - it's the only way to be sure

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST

    ...and I'm still waiting for an Airwollf reboot??

    by Maniaq

    maybe they could exist in the same universe - a kind of "Justice League" of crime SOLVING machinery? I would have said Blue Thunder but they decided not to go with terrorist-of-the-week any more...

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST

    it'd be like... be like .. the THUNDERBIRDS

    by Maniaq

    on second thought-

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    KR has encountered a serious error and needs to shut down

    by Maniaq

    if this is the first time you've seen this error, fire all your staff, hire new writers and reboot. <p> if you see this error again, follow these steps: <P> check to make sure there are no scenes involving flying motorcycles and a pool of sharks. if this is your first season, contact your new writers to see if there are any updates available<p> if problems continue, disable or remove pointless cgi or characters. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, try Cameos by Original Cast Members under Advanced Startup Options.<p> <p> Technical Information:<P> *** STOP: 00000000.ra.PING ** (my.childhood) <p> *** remake quota: OVERFLOW! Datestamp 3c6dd67c

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    It's worse than drowning in raw sewage.

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I tried to watch an episode but my TV killed itself.

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    NBC is just fucking a corpse at this point.

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    reboot *The Highwayman* next...

    by lynxpro

    I loved that short-lived series. The Highwayman's boss was the hot lizard chick Diana from *V*. I just don't know who'd they cast in Jacko's role since we don't have any obnoxious stereotypical Aussie actors outside of Crowe and he would cost too much. Seriously NBC, read the critical posts and figure out how to improve *Knight Rider*. After all, you guys had much less reasons to cancel *Bionic Woman* last year.

  • Nov. 11, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    NBC is remaking My Mother the Car

    by JoeSixPack

    Might as well at this point.

  • Nov. 12, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Royston: "Night Boat"...

    by mbeemer

    ...has already been done. It was called "Thunder in Paradise" and starred Hulk Hogan.<p> It was utterly unwatchable despite the presence of Carol Alt as a supporting character.<p> (Which was quite a pity...)

  • Nov. 12, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Night Boat was also a show on the Simpsons

    by indyjonez100

    I hope it doesn't get away from the water. Oh wait, the bad guys are getting away near an obvious jump point for a boat.