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If There's A Second Season Of KNIGHT RIDER, Will The Hoff Return For Father/Son Adventures Of The Week??

Merrick here...
John sent in a message from AFM (HERE), where a producer of the ANACONDA franchise discussed plans to realize further installments, and whether or not Hasselhoff would appear in them. Here's what John had to say:
The producers of Sony's 2009 release Anaconda 4 (or whatever it was called) which stars David Hasselhoff said they're going to make more of them, but it won't star David. He said that David will probably be too busy to do a 5th film in the series (he did 3 & 4 back to back) because he's returning to TV. The plan for the next season of KNIGHT RIDER, says he, is for David Hasselhoff to be a regular on the show. He'd be teamed with his on-screen son Mike Tracer (Justin Bruening) to solve weekly adventures in the hopes that that boosts ratings. I wish them luck ;) resurrect Devon I say!
A few days ago, we heard that KNIGHT RIDER was shedding some stars & reshaping its format to better evoke the original series (details HERE). But, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first indication we've heard that The Hoff - a new series' "guest star" - would assume a substantially more prominent role should the ratings-challenged series continue past its existing full season order.

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  • Nov. 13, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I'll poke out my eyes with a burning stick

    by Aloy

    Is that what you're looking for?

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    ..oh I see, all I read was "If there's a second season"

    by Aloy

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Should have been

    by robertplant

    all Hoff from the start. Hoff and Yasmine Bleeth. How come them 2 aint never worked together before?

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    You know your show is in dire straits...

    by kenny38606

    ...when you have to rely on David Hasselhoff to boost ratings.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    It's very simple.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Tracer= new Michael Knight. Old Michael Knight= Devon. Sarah=Bonnie. The slant chick and Billy from BSG flip around from ep to ep. Make an ep where Hoff has to bail the new MK out with the old William Daniels voiced KITT. Then let it be. Give me a producer s credit and I'll right this ship NOW.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Knight Rider was TERRIBLE last night.

    by Squashua

    {snagged from the Lipstick NBC thread}<br><br> I mean, it's always terrible, but last night I caught 5 minutes of it by accident. <br><br> This girl has her boyfriend slam his mustang into the van she, her mob boss father (I guess b/c she called him "daddy") and the token black Knight Rider FBI agent chick were in, and she comes out unscathed. <br><br> And this happens in a downtown intersection street in full public view. So she hops out of the van and instead of getting away, she hugs her boyfriend "We did it!" and kisses him and hugs him like they're a retarded version of Bonnie and Clyde. <br><br> Which they are. <br><br> I changed the channel. These writers should never be allowed near a keyboard again. They should be forced to work telemarketing for the rest of their lives. <br><br> The only things worth watching on NBC are The Office and 30 Rock, and Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Knight Rider is TERRIBLE every week

    by Seth Cohen

    val kilmer sounds miserable as KITT... and KITT shouldnt NOT be a friggin mustang!!!

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    NBC should have kept Journeyman and Bionic Woman

    by Squashua

    Journeyman, heck even Bionic Woman, was a much better show than the all-new-all-different Knight Rider. <br><br> Right, two posts too soon, but whatever.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I hear Christian Slater's free.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    As of now.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST

    should have done this from the start

    by j2talk

    much as i cant stand David Hasselhoff, he should play the Edward Mulhare part-Devon Miles- and send Mike Traceur out on his missions.....

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Anaconda 4? WTF

    by turketron

    I thought there were only 2 of them so far. BTW get rid of this stupid waste of TV time Knight Rider show. Turn that shit off, throw it away.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    "the ANACONDA franchise"

    by Cletus Van Damme

    There aren't enough LOLs on teh itarnetz for me to reply.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    That standoff in the first 15 minutes was HOR-RI-BLE.

    by Pennsy

    Grade school stuff.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I would give this a shot.

    by Helpful Electronic Lab Partner Robot

    Hopefully he anchors a new Baywatch as well.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    How about 'Reboot' the Anaconda franchise?

    by Baron Karza

    And hopefully it will blue-screen.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Gary Scott Thompson !!!

    by medicinaluser

    "I'm the guy who wrote The Fast and the Furious, I have a reputation, and that reputation's going to be on this show so I need to make it cool." <BR><BR> Sack the idiot and then reboot the entire thing, it was always doomed from the start with him in charge.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    They should have done this in the first place.

    by Chief Joseph

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    The fact that

    by Maestro610

    Knight Rider has no audience and is terrible but is being discussed for a second season while shows like Journeyman are cancelled is astounding. Pushing Daisies is a more fantastic show in every way and it looks like it'll be capped at 13 episodes this season. I wish I worked at a studio just so I could have someone explain to me exactly what the hell they are thinking about when they do things like this.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    It's like someone shitting in your eyes!!!

    by BilboRing

  • When I hear the great Sidney Poitier is fired from this piece of crap show I start to think I'm living in some Bizarro universe. As I recall this show tanked last season after 3 episodes and then tanked this year. Now they're talking another seasonl? Who's behind this and who's naked pictures does he own?

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    And then...

    by :-o

    ....I almost forgot. These insufferable hacks had the cojones to FIRE the great Sidney Poitier. Sidney, I really really hope you're not upset about this. The fact that they could even share the same Starbucks with you is a miracle in itself.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    How THE FUCK is this thing on the air?

    by br1947

    I liked the original, cheese and all, but man 10 minutes into this one and I instantly tuned out never to return. How the hell does this get renewed and Pushing Daisies is near death? What the mother-fucking FUCK is wrong here?

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Stop rebooting and start booting

    by kabong

    There are too many people producing movies and TV who no idea of how to do anything but blowjobs.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    who HAVE no idea

    by kabong

    you figured that out

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by kgerm

    Better writing. Seriously. It's that simple. Also, how the hell does Journeyman get cancelled but this sludge gets a whole other season to visually slaughter its audience.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Wrong Sydney Poitier.

    by Shan

    The Sydney Poitier on this show is the daughter of the great Sidney Poitier. A way to remember it, the one with the 'Y' in the name doesn't have a Y chromosome. <p> I actually think you know which Poitier is in this show and are having a joke with us. You are, aren't you?

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Honestly Knight Rider is entertaining

    by MajorTierce79

    I know I will be kill on the board for that, but I found KR entertaining...turn your brain off enjoy the hot chicks and roll with it...its way better than Heroes (was a fan now it bores me to death) and Prison Break (same deal)...I put KR in the same league as Chuck, fun entertainment but let your brain at the door, there are other shows for that :-)

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is a Knight Rider?

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    Bring back LOST, 24 and Flight of the Conchords motherfuckers!

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    "If There's A Second Season Of KNIGHT RIDER..."

    by RaveX

    ...there is no God.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I wish I could strangle...

    by Chief Joseph

    ...every idiot that tros out that "switch off your brain and enjoy" crap.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 7:38 p.m. CST

    I wish I could strangle...

    by F-18

    every idiot that says "reboot".

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    They need The Hoff but does The Hoff need them?

    by Anakin Whoopass

    The Hoff personally owns the rights to Baywatch and will literally never run out of money as long as someone on the planet wants to see young Pamela Anderson run in slow motion. What would motivate The Hoff to guest star in this turd again, never mind being a regular?

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Fuck Knightrider! The Hoff is the one true Nick Fury!

    by Uncle Stan

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    "If theres a Second Season Of Knight Rider..."

    by Phategod2

    Then this is truly the End of Days. Trust me, you've been warned.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Who cares

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    the show is so bad there's no point in trying stunt casting to draw in viewers.<p> Hoff's reputation is a joke these days and is pretty unrecoverable itself

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    What kills me

    by yodaismyhomie

    is because of the popularity of the old Knight Rider they are willing to even think about doing this...but when they had a truly innovative show like Journeyman which was actually coming up with some intriguing storylines, it doesn't get a second chance. This is why I have really come to HATE the networks. They don't take chances anymore...they want to recycle everything just like Hollywood does with their movies.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    The Bionic Woman will be in the show also

    by snowpuff

    Plus Liz Lemon from 30 Rock.<br> <br> Jeff Zucker will play Garth, Michael Knight's evil twin.<br> <br> It all makes sense to me now.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    he's not Traceur anymore...

    by lynxpro

    When they started off the season, they "killed" off his identity and he formally adopted the name "Michael Knight" after mentioning that his father had used that name before and that his father's original name was Michael Long (which it was). That was the smartest thing they've done so far with the reboot prior to the next reboot. I would love to see The Hoff running the show as head of Knight Industries/Knight Research. And yes, I thought he was a good Nick Fury too...too bad that tv flick/backdoor pilot was so low-budget.

  • Nov. 13, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I should also mention...

    by lynxpro

    I should also mention that I watch this show on the Saturday night repeat.

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    what kind of a world.....

    by red1701

    do we live in where a 90210 "the next generation of sorts"..gets a somewhat more decent treatment than our classic man and his trans tale???!! give the mustang to chuck bartowski...he'd be a much more fun person to watch tackle crime with a kitt 3000 AND it would be MEANT TO BE COMEDY! we'd get to see more of "sara the hot piece of ass CIA agent."

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST

    If true, Hasselhoff's career is about as progressive as...

    by Johnny Smith

    ...Dan DiDio's reign as EiC of DC Comics. "Hey, what characters were cool 20 years ago? Yeah? Okay, do that."

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 4:43 a.m. CST


    by The McPoyle Clan

    or more properly, the Ford/Goodyear Hour, again illustrates there is no shame in Hollywood.

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I'd rather read "4400" fan fiction than watch Knight-Rider.

    by Leafar the Lost

    That is how bad it is. I do not understand how NBC can cancel "My Own Worst Enemey" but keep the worst show on TV, Knight Rider, on the air. Someone close to KR must be giving some executive at NBC the best blowjobs of all time to keep this shit-fest on TV for 22 episodes. Maybe that model on the show (I don't know her name and don't really give a fuck) is screwing someone just to keep her job. The Bionic Woman was a better show that KR. Journeyman was better. Hell, Lipstick Jungle was better.

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Bring back LEE MAJORS

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...and have him star in THE SIX-BAZILLION DOLLAR MAN

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    My casting suggestion:

    by DrManhattansUnit

    Switch roles so Val Kilmer's driving the car and that wooden Traceeuur guy plays the computer.

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    But then Kilmer would have to drive to the fat farm.

    by moondoggy2u

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    The Hoff Should Play Garthe Knight with Goliath!!!

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST


    by Royston Lodge

    KITT should not be a Ford Mustang. It's just wrong. I could live with a Dodge Challenger, some fancy European sports car, or even a custom-designed fibreglass kit car, but not a Ford Mustang. Little old ladies and teenagers drive Mustangs.

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Better yet, reboot Night Boat: The Crime-Fighting Boat.

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I watch Knight Rider

    by JackDonkey

    I don't know why but when it's in my hulu que I watch it before other shows.

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Remember KITT vs. KARR???

    by BilboRing

    That was the balls!!! But Goliath was a killer. The Hoff had to play 2 guys in those episodes!!! You do NOT fuck with The Hoff!!!

  • Nov. 14, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Like Lemon juice on a cancerous rectum

    by Drath

    That's it, keep this turd and cancel everything else that's good, why not, it's just NBC.

  • Nov. 15, 2008, 4:39 a.m. CST

    I'm trying to watch Hellboy II

    by buffywrestling

    and I have a piece of shit Knight Rider commerical that I just FF>.

  • Nov. 15, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST

    by MajorTierce79

    its always funny seeing ppl who say the show sucks, I don't watch it, blahblahblah....taking time to post on talkbacks....honestly I don't post talkbalks about stuff I don't you are all KR closet lovers :-)

  • Nov. 15, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Replace the CAR????? THAT is not the problem with the show

    by chromedome

    EVERYTHING about the show is the problem with the show!<p>From the idea to remake it, to every single syllable of the writing, to the wooden acting..... Every step is a mis-step.

  • Nov. 16, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    I can't believe there's a Knight Rider talkback every week

    by ZeroCorpse

    And there's not one mention of Clone Wars past the first episode. <p> I'm sorry, but Clone Wars is pretty damn good, and the last episode kicked ass. My imagination never thought a fight between R2-D2 and another astromech droid would be so cool. <p> I feel sorry for people who are so jaded that they can't enjoy Clone Wars as a fun weekly adventure series. <p> Coaxial keeps talking about Knight Rider- A show NOBODY LIKES and even NBC stars make fun of (Leno and Conan have both ragged on it) and still we can't get a talkback for one of the only decent adventure serials on television? Pfeh. <p> I bet if Joss Whedon went on record saying he liked Clone Wars, it would be covered here twice daily. If Whedon actually wrote an episode, we'd have to wade through a Hercgasm to get to the details. <p> Look. There's no Doctor Who or BSG or LOST right now. There's no Venture Bros. There's no Torchwood. There's nothing Star Trek on television. There's very little in the sci-fi, adventure, action genre available outside of Terminator and Heroes. Is this not a geek site? Where's the love for Star Wars?

  • Nov. 17, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    The reason Knight Rider doesn't work...

    by Big DM

    Most of us were kids when the original show premiered over 20 years ago. A talking car is not amusing to GROWNUPS. We like Iron Man and Batman because the stories relate to who we are as adults now. Either make Knight Rider more grown up, or put that shit on Nickelodeon.

  • Nov. 18, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Yeah, like there'll even be a second season!

    by Paul T. Ryan

    Prove me wrong NBC, prove me wrong...