• Dec 4th 2008 at 9:57AM
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Gang, you and I have nine more Knight Rider liveblogs ahead of us, then it's over. NBC hasn't officially announced the show's inevitable cancellation, but you don't exactly need to be Stephen Hawking to figure this one out. After first giving the show a baffling full-season order, then announcing that it's being completely revamped after ratings took a nosedive following the 1-week break it had in November, NBC suits have reconsidered the number of episodes they want to subject us to when Knight Rider returns from hiatus. The 22-episode full-season order has officially been cut back to 17, the last of which will air on February 25. Barring some kind of ratings miracle, Knight Rider will then join last year's NBC retread fiasco, Bionic Woman, in the Bad Decision Hall of Fame. According to the L.A. Times, Knight Rider's Wednesday 8:00 PM slot will go to a new, as-yet-unnanounced program starting March 4th. Note to NBC: this would be a good time to run the Top Gear pilot. Just saying, you know? After all, you'll need something to replace Knight Rider next fall. As for KITT and friends, they return on New Year's Eve for their season-ending (and probably series-ending) 9-episode run. See you then. Thanks for the tip, Ben.

[Source: L.A. Times]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      yup, the show stunk. NBC does have some good stuff, 30 rock especially.

      The new Top Gear, i think that would be a great place to air it. BUT to be honest, NBC should buy an episode of real top gear, like the one where mark whalburg was the guest, and play it right before or after. This way the public, as well as the makers of GE Gear have the ability to see what a proper motoring program, i mean the greatest motoring program, i mean one of the highest rated shows on planet earth, looks like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You got that right, this new version is a disaster, there is nothing in it, other than the second episode and pilot, otherwise, this is a trainwreck, poor bruce davison was wasted in this mess, I'm glad it's the worst show of 2008 and it sure is.
      • 6 Years Ago
      maybe if they didn't use a POS mustang...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Aww. I was just started to get used to it. By "it", of course, i mean the lack of script, direction, and anything much at all.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thank you very much for the information about the show.

      Life and memories about the old KR show is good once again.

      I guess--if this is one thing the bad economy was good for....
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you are going to re-hash shows, bring back good ones. Airwolf. A-Team. Saved by the Bell.

      Truth be told, other than The Office, the last time NBC had a good show it was a show about nothing. Pathetic.
        • 6 Years Ago

        A-Team vs. MacGyver, it looks like A-team, until Mac builds an amazing machine from a toothbrush, paper clip, wad of chewing gum, and a piece of string. A-team doesn't stand a chance.

        Airwolf CLOBBERS Viper. Only after an overly dramatic hostage situation, of course, in which the helicopter stays hidden until Stringfellow Hawke can finally get to the lair, and then commence the tush-kicking in very short order.

        Stingray Vs. KR... Old KR might win, but new KR, both just lose. I don't even think I remember "Stingray." I barely remember "street hawk".

        The sad thing about this whole thing with new KR, is that the execs probably think the whole genre is just poison, rather than realizing that this execution stunk on ice because of writing, production, specific premise, and corporate sell-out. We probably won't get good TV to replace this, as the studios abandon the whole genre, rather than practicing some accurate self-evaluation.

        The good stuff actually gets canned FASTER than this. Like Journeyman, and Firefly. My Own Worst Enemy is probably going away, too. Thankfully Chuck, Pushing Daisies, House, and Bones, and one or two others are still on. Otherwise I would be stuck watching reruns and delayed releases of the only other good show, BBC's new Dr. Who.

        But no... Rosie's variety show was a great use of development cash. I think even THEY were suprised how much that flatlined. I saw a commercial for that, and actually avoided the television entirely because of it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        boxer fanatic:
        great minds think alike,

        btw: stingray

        Stingray totally kicks KR, if only because a 65 stingray vette with Nick Mancuso does cool WAY BETTER than a gussied up 80s transam or a Val Kilmer voiced mustang
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm pretty conservative, but I think 30-rock is a pretty good show. Give it a try. Especially since conservatives are known to have the best sense of humor.
        • 6 Years Ago
        *AHEM* 30 Rock ... "Crazy Putty" if you're a fan.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Never watched 30 rock.. May or may not be a good show, but due to the extent of my political differences with Fey and Baldwin, I just can't bring myself to turn it on.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Saved by the Bell? LAWL, get outta here.
        • 6 Years Ago
        saved by the bell? r u serious?
        I'll give you Tiffany Amber but those were jail bait years.

        I want to see the following match ups
        A-Team vs MacGyver
        Airwolf vs Viper
        Stingray vs Knight Rider
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
      Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
      Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
      Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
      Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
      Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
      Let them know
      The Wicked Witch is dead!
        • 6 Years Ago
        WTF? What does this have to do with The Wizard of Oz?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now for the ultimate Comment...

      In the Knight rider 2000 show they pretty much killed the show. No Devan, no Bonnie, and Kitt was but into a new car. A woman was implanted with one of Kitts chip and enhanced her abilities to remember stuff.

      Now... here's where the series could have been better.. The woman with the chip decided NOT to pursue the field, kitt was dumbed down with the lack of the chip so he would have to relearn things. The car would be updated ad usual with a super pursuit mode including a new hover mode for over water and could turbo boost, etc. There would be a big picture of Devan and some nostalgic stuff with the new guy to see. Michael night makes a cameo as Garth at one point. KARR becomes a supped up car with other abilities and makes a team of his own perhaps? There are so many other possibilities with all the lose ends that were left.

      Trying to remake the characters is a dumb idea...hard shoes to fill...

      DENY THIS SERIES AND REDO IT AGAIN... this time, use the die hard fans of the show to guide you this time!!!

      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't say I will miss it, maybe NBC will actually try to develop a good series in its timeslot.

      Oh wait, we're talking about NBC, Six Million Dollar Man here we come!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I gotta wonder if NBC pulling the show had something to do with Ford reconsidering its investment in Knight Rider.

      Ford: Why keep dumping money into a show nobody is watching?

      NBC: After carefull consideration, despite attempts to revamp the show, we have decided to end its run in February.
        • 6 Years Ago
        So if another automaker step's in, KITT could be saved and salvaged?
        How do you think KITT would like as a toyota prius?
        He might be able to us his onboard batteries as makeshift bombs or something.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I despised the new Knight Rider, but it was almost like the villain wrestlers when I was a kid. You'd boo them when they came into the ring, but you were sad when they were gone. That being said, I think the only thing I will truly be sad about is not having a KR liveblog to read on a weekly basis. Thank you for your service, Alex.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Christmas has come early for Alex :)
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