The casting of Bruening in the lead role is strangely similar to Hasselhoff's being chosen for the original series. Hasselhoff was also a daytime soap opera star before driving K.I.T.T., and was almost the same age as Bruening (28) at the time.
Should we go just ahead and predict a revival of Baywatch with Bruening as a buff and tan lifeguard, too?
And, oddly enough, there's also a Michael Knight on the All My Children cast. Hmm.
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