Knight Rider to drive all season long

After seeing about 15 minutes of the Knight Rider premiere, I would never have thought the hokey action-drama would see its way to November. Shows what I know.

This topsy-turvy (mostly turvy) television season has given the industry its first surprise, given that NBC has ignored critics and given a full-season order to Knight Rider, according to Variety.

The drama, which is a modern-day continuation of the 1980s cheesefest starring The Hoff, has done OK in the ratings department in its Wednesday-night slot, hovering around the 7 million viewers mark. But when critics took Knight Rider for a spin and totaled it, many believed that Knight Rider would be thrown in the garage for good.

Knight Rider stars Justin Bruening as Mike Traceur, son of Michael Knight, a crime fighter who runs down crooks with his sentient supercar K.I.T.T. Also starring are Deanna Russo, Bruce Davison, and Sydney Tamiia Poitier, with Val Kilmer handling the voice of K.I.T.T.

Knight Rider, which airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on NBC, joins Fox's Fringe and The CW's 90210 as the only first-run series to receive full-season orders so far.

OK, let's hear it. What are your thoughts on the Knight Rider pickup?

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Knight Rider is the best serial of all time especially the 2008 and hopefully will also be a second series. As Mike, Sarah, KITT are the best in the world.
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I'm very happy for the full season order. I had ended up watching this when my hours at work got switched and CBS (Which comes in better on my tv-then)didn't have anything decent on, so I watched Knight Rider and got hooked. please please please tell me that they'll continue this. i'm ordering the old series on dvd so I can get the whole background
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Good. It's fun tp watch.
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I am glad to hear that it has gotten the green light for a full season. As the episodes have progressed, the show has slowly begun to gain its footing and get better. It is equally good that they are going forward, as we now are beginning to realize a probable tie-in with Mike's lost memories and Knight Industries. I am somewhat disappointed, however, that they have a new KARR and not the original CPU from KARR that supposedly survived his battle between Michael and KITT.
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I don't understand the hatred for this show. IMHO this is an excellent revival of Knight Rider and I'd be pissed if they canned it.
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I enjoy the Mustang KITT> but its time for the series to get matured as i see lots of potential being wasted. bring in some oldies from the franchiese to suuup up the show like smallville been doing.
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It's a shame that this idiotic remake is now being picked up for a full season, this show stinks more than it got chew.



the mustang sucks on this show.

Maybe the worst revival of a show since the awful route 66 from the 1990's.
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Love the show! Wouldn't miss it for the world! I Watch it evey Wed. Then go to NBC.com to watch it over again. To NBC. Thanks you so much for believing in the show, and remember that Knight Rider(1982) had the same outlook from those dumb-ass critics as this one has. And look what a big hit it is today. Lissten to the fans, not the critics. Critics don't play your bills, you pay there's.
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I'm glad NBC have shown a little faith in this, it may not be the best thing on the box, but it's good fun that doesn't take itself too sreiously
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I could not even get through the pilot last year. I won't waste my time watching this show.
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Hehe well that's a second good news after the Terminator continuation.
Both shows are not great but very entertaining and Knight Rider has this funny part that makes it easy watching. Cudos to NBC and thank you so much!
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Why do people watch this crap? I can understand the need to watch some mindless stuff just for the fun of it, but this is beyond that. It's actually painfully cringe-worthy. I quit after the first ep. Did it somehow get better after that? Is that why some people are actually excited it got picked up?
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Glad to read that this show has been pickup because I watch every week and this show is definatly worth watching.
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The thing is the original was CAMPY as crap, and so is this, I watch it with my 13 year old son and 75 year old mother, and they both love it, its just FUN, its just something to watch and enjoy, its not DEEP and its not meant to be, just enjoy the show and let it be campy.
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I didn't find it nearly as good as the original. I quit after the first episode.
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Cavemen is worth ten Knight Riders.
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Not sure what to make of the show, it's not good by all means but it's not so bad that it's unwatchable at least some parts aren't.
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OMG Knight Rider (2008) is going to be a challenge for me to say but what is NBC doing but I've some mixed issues with the show will the series but will see if the network give the series a second season and if become a hit but right now it a tough road but it's wait and see for the show it self maybe diffcult to follow why did the network pick up the show I'll never get but it going to take time to how the series will fair.
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The first episode was meh but the second episode was so awful that I simply lost all my interest.
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One of my top 5 shows, I hope they keep it up.
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even if its bad , people are watching it and its consistent
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*yawn*
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But that's the whole point. It doesnt need to be so complex. Who needs that when you can find entertainment and satisfaction in simple shows like KR? I was addicted to the original shows as a little boy and I always look forward to the next ep of this one. There are plenty of other shows for complex plots...
If you ask me, they should cancel some of the reality crap show, cause, it really is C R A P. KITT, Ride on!
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I am honestly surprised to hear that soo many people like it... Plot lines and special effects seamed quite mediocre.
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YES YES YES YES YES YES YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooooohooooooooooooooooooo
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Cant believe they havent cancelled it already, it doesnt look like many people actually like it on here. And just to repeat what JJMPB said, itll probably just get cancelled after the last episode of season 1.
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all that means is it will be canceled after season 1
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This isn't my favorite show. I watched it a couple of times and gave up. The action is okay, but the dialogue and cheesy acting was just too over the top for me.
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Meh
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I love knight rider nd who the hell wants to stop it....this is a good decision by nbc...i really like the car nd the al the cool things it does.Knight rider deserves to run the whole season nd i hope nbc does'nt listen to that critics who reviews it should be thrown out.
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Holy bejesus no!
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You're right, it ain't Shakespeare, but it is a show that I can dvr and leisurely watch whenever I have some free time and need to unwind. I don't need to put much effort into it or even watch every episode because each episode is it's own story. It's simple escapism. I watch plenty of other "good" shows that I am heavily committed to. But once in a while I like watching a show just for a simple, mindless break from reality and that's all Knight Rider is intended to be and I'm okay with that. I like that a show like this is out there for that simple reason.
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I agree with you I love this show, I actually look forward to watching it, there is no point moaning its not like the original, as whats the point in having it the same. I am really liking the new car and all its different modes makes it better than the original to watch and more current for today. Yeah so glad it got picked up for me
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Many of you may disagree,but I like this show.It's fun, brainless fun, but still fun.
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Yaay KR fans!
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ecxellent news - i'm very happy!
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Ok, so KR is an overdone show, but hey, I love it and so does my girlfriend, who really surprised me when she told me to shut up while watching it.And im also really glad that T:SCC has been given a go as well. I've had it with all those reality crap shows. Who cares what people do? This (KR & T:SCC) is entertainment, not the crappy reality stuff. Keep it up KR and T:SCC!!!
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"You've just crossed over into...the Twilight Zone. "
no ? this is real ? seriously ?
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I am glad that KR got picked up for a full season. I really enjoy this show very much. At least NBC gives their new shows a chance to grow an audience unlike other networks!
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It's campy fun....
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Are the story/acting corny as hell? Sure, but it's entertainment. I love it.
Here's to hoping for a 2nd season, too! :D
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Seriously? Seriously? This show sucks!
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Agreed! They should change the time though. There are too many things going on at 8pm.
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yes im happy i like every episode and hopefully it can get picked up a 2nd season
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I don't understand it myself, shows like Moonlight and Journeyman get the shaft, while not so great shows like this with low ratings get full support from the networks.
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I knew it would be renewed, it has the highly desired demographics. My teenage sons love it and never miss it even rewatching it on Saturdays!
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.... This just further proves my point... TV exec have no freaking idea what they are doing. Shows like Arrested Development are canceled for having more viewers then this turd. Yet turds like this keep circling the top of the bowl and refuse to go down with the rest of the turds. On a side note: I also understand they (TV Exec) have giving a go to another Turd, this one called Sara Connors Chronicles! Pretty soon we are going to have a toilet (Network TV) overflowing with nothing but turds. Think God for the Plunger (Basic Cable)!
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I like it...
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We want Chuck, We want Chuck, We want Chuck!!!!!
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To be honest, im curious. The first few episodes of the show has heavily relied on cliches, nudity, hot women and capitilising on most teenagers interests for plot and ratings (i.e: Racing, Surfing). From this the show has been incredibly bad that i had to turn it off so much since it cause me pain. However i gave it one last chance last week and i actually liked it. It relied on a plot that wasnt meant to be aimed at some pop culture reference and created some tension (alibet small) and relied far less on cliches (even though they were still present). I'll give this weeks another shot to guage how i properly feel about this news considering it seems to be getting better
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