Knight Rider vrooms closer to pickup

Super sports car K.I.T.T. is closer to becoming a pickup. NBC has inched closer to ordering a full season of Knight Rider, defying odds and critics' voices at the same time.

The network has ordered more scripts of the freshman series, says The Hollywood Reporter, which is generally a good inkling that Knight Rider will be give a full-season pickup.

This probably comes as a shock to the many television critics across the country, as Knight Rider has been totaled by boob-tube journalists and is by far the worst reviewed show of the new season, according to Metacritic.com.

Still, struggling NBC has surprisingly ordered four more scripts of the remake. So far, the ratings have been a bit of a disappointment since Knight Rider went to series. The miniseries/backdoor pilot that aired earlier this year did surprisingly well, but since its regular debut last month, numbers have been down and sliding.

Knight Rider stars Justin Bruening as Michael Traceur, who forms a crime-fighting duo with his high-tech sentient car K.I.T.T. Also starring are Deanna Russo as the token hottie (and she does a great job at that), Sydney Tamiia Poitier, and Bruce Davison.

The only other show to receive an order for more scripts so far has been CBS' Mentalist, which has had a stellar performance. New shows 90210 and Fringe are the only two to have already received full-season pickups.

So...the thought of a full season of Knight Rider. How does that sit with you?

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Jan 08, 2009
i like knight rider have i have watch the old one an i injoyed it and i think the new knight rider is just as good,i have to say i injoy watching deanna russo a lot more, do anyone know where i can get an autograph photograph of deanna russo please let me know thank you all,jlcblackman,
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Oct 27, 2008
wonkthesane ,i notice u didnt know Terminator also getting more ep in the season i cant wait.
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Oct 27, 2008
knight rider is awsome, it adventure, fast past, and action, and drama, now i got something to watch. what on wed. that i watch is nothing wed got better for me so ride on Knight rider hope make it to at lease 5+ season and bring Hoff in for some action with a new tran am make it a father and son team off and on thing, that be kool.
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Oct 18, 2008
There's a part of me that wants to like this show and I keep watching it hoping it will get better, but I'm thinking it's not going to make it beyond the holidays.
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Oct 15, 2008
NBC orders more Knight Rider, but cancels Journeyman??? This network won't be around by 2012 me thinks.
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Oct 14, 2008
KNIGHT RIDER the 2008 version not as good as the old one
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Oct 14, 2008
what terrific news. this show is an embarrassment...
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Oct 14, 2008
Knight Rider sucks! They should not pick it up for a full season. Or if they do, NBC should bring back that other horrible show from last season - Bionic Woman.
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Oct 14, 2008
I really thought I was dreaming when I saw K.I.T.T. transform into a pick-up the first time, but hey, nanos do the trick right?
I don't see this show becoming a real hit but I enjoy it.
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Oct 13, 2008
They should match it up with a new season of Flash Gordon for a night of quality television.
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Oct 13, 2008
I for one like and enjoying the show Knight Rider it's very slick and fast paced and has a great cast, but I think that it would do better on Sunday's at 8pm instead of a low rated Wednesday night at 8pm.
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Oct 13, 2008
The show as it stands now is garbage. The original series was about a man and his car (a buddy cop thing). There are too many extra character distracting from the main people - Mike and KITT. The show will need a total rework to get the ratings up.
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Oct 13, 2008
You cannot be serious!! How in the hell can NBC possibly make themselves believe that Knight Rider is actually good?!
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Oct 13, 2008
This is just wrong. Can people with good judgement please start applying for jobs in Hollywood? (and there are a few open in Washington D.C too.)
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Oct 13, 2008
Someone at NBC is definitely getting their palms greased. Knight Rider is utter garbage with no redeeming value whatsoever. Worst show of the season and possibly of all time.
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Oct 13, 2008
i agree with vectrox1, Jericho was an amazing show...if this crap survives, its beyond me how
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Oct 13, 2008
Nice, this craps stays on and Jericho (a show 1000x better than KR) ended last season..

The world just isnt fair :(
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Oct 13, 2008
What are they THINKING?? The Knight Rider show is HORRIBLE! If they cancel Terminator and renew this show.. I'll be so $^*@$^ mad. This is idiotic. There is no redeeming factor to this show except hot girls and t*ts, and yet the show is bad enough that even those things aren't enough to get me to watch the travesty.

RENEW SARAH CONNOR! CANCEL KNIGHT RIDER! Morons.
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Oct 13, 2008
What the station is doing giving KR a fighting chance whick it deserves.
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Oct 12, 2008
PutU2REM:

"The fact that "Heroes," "Chuck," and "Terminator" are tanking while "Knight Rider" is getting four more eps leaves me with one question: why is Nielsen giving out its set-top boxes to non-sentient beings?"
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- 'Nuff said.
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Oct 12, 2008
The fact that "Heroes," "Chuck," and "Terminator" are tanking while "Knight Rider" is getting four more eps leaves me with one question: why is Nielsen giving out its set-top boxes to non-sentient beings?
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Oct 12, 2008
Hell yeah, bring it on. Knight Rider's really awesome. Ok, so there are some things that are overdone, but still, as a sci-fi fan, I really love it. And whats this I hear about Terminator? FOX's gonna cancel it? Idiots...
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Oct 12, 2008
I love Knight Rider. hope it will be air until 10th season or at least 5th season. Sarah Connor will get cancel? yeah.. it should be cancel since early of season 2.
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Oct 12, 2008
for the love of God no !!!!!!!!
and FOX wants to cancel Sarah Connor ?!?!?!?
What happened to this world ?!?!?!
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Oct 12, 2008
I personally love it. It's a nice change of pace from what's on TV nowadays. When you have a choice between pointless reality shows and shows that are as serious as a heart attack, I find this to be a great change in pace. Cheesy.......yes. Overacted........yes. Fun........HELL YES! This is a show (for the most part) that I can feel comfortable letting my kid watch. For once we have a show that doesn't revolve around sex to drive ratings and I think it's refreshing in this day and age. IMO, television has been screaming for a show like this. I sincerely hope it stays on the air because I've been tuning in every week and will continue to do so.
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Oct 12, 2008
it surprised me too. i figured with low ratings and what looks like an expensive show to make that this show wouldn't last for much longer. i sort of watch it as a guilty pleasure but its still a terrible show. it doesn't hold a candle to the original.
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Oct 12, 2008
Ya this show rocks!! Keep up the work!
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Oct 12, 2008
A full season of Knight Rider? Talk about nightmare. The previews were horrible enough. I tried to watch the first episode. Couldn't stomach more than 5 minutes. Thankfully, I have control of the remote. That show is not making a return to MY screen anytime this century.
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Oct 12, 2008
This show has the potential to be good, but they need to lose all the crappy, unrealistic/lame features of the car, like turning into a F-150, really? Also, the key replicating and Val Kilmer as KITT's voice, lame-o. They need to bring back the rolling office/KITT launch semi from the original, bring back Will Arnett as the voice of KITT as he was originally cast for this show, develop a more realistic tone and feel to the production of the show, and lose they pointless secondary characters who add nothing to the show (aka all the lab people). Keep Michael, his g/f and her dad, get rid of the rest of the cast.
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Oct 12, 2008
I'm Glad they a willing to give it more time i mean the orginal was pretty awful in the begining and took a while to warm up no reason to think this show won't suffer from the same. In the case of the movie i was glad to have knight rider back. episode one- wow moving on. episode two- wow that felt a little more like the old knight rider and now i just have to watch episode 3... fingers crossed.
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Oct 12, 2008
I love it. Don't ever stop airing it.
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Oct 12, 2008
The tv movie was awful and the series is worse... so no surprise that the show is likely to get picked up.
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Oct 12, 2008
I like that Knight Rider has pick up 4 more shows and they pick up more then 4
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Oct 12, 2008
I watched the first episode and hated it. The acting was horrible. The graphics was horrible. And KITT was weak.
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Oct 11, 2008
wooow, I was suprised by NBC to keep the show going. But whats more socking is that few people aculy like the new knight rider beter than the orginal. Well, every body got there tast.

But whats so great about the new knight rider?. Its a totely overwelming graphic and its not mutch to watch.

and way make kitt weaker than the old one? kitt is supose to be a super car wich can whit stand every thing.

Well, i think nbc did a big mistake to trust the show whit a hole season.
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Oct 11, 2008
well the show was deemed horrible i had it on for two minutes and it was stupid.
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Oct 11, 2008
I hate the girl Zoey on this show. So ditzy and made me turn it off!
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Oct 11, 2008
I am definitely surprised about this. I thought NBC would ditch the show before the end of the season.
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Oct 11, 2008
I like it, The acting could be better (Mike, Sarah). And the stories are kinda, how do I put this gently...Farfetched? They should drop the villian of the week and make 2 to 3 episode arc's. Given the chance it can be great.
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Oct 11, 2008
Cool, I like this show. It's not as bad as the original
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Oct 11, 2008
The new Knight rider is awesome, keep it going
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Oct 11, 2008
It is what it is - family fun and nonsense - bring more on!
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Oct 11, 2008
I like the new Knight Rider ^__^
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Oct 11, 2008
Not in the same league as the original. Its a waste of time, money and oxygen.
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Oct 11, 2008
I'm surprised since the ratings are slipping, maybe if more remakes would start bombing than the networks might consider not making them anymore.
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Oct 11, 2008
Good riddance. Let's never mention this monumental waste ever again. (Please!)
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Oct 11, 2008
They have to much hope that this will succeed. Cancel it at 13 episodes is the only wise thing to do.
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Oct 11, 2008
Pure Escapism.

With banks going under and general stress it's nice to see a show that doesn't take it's self to seriously.

Did any of you watch the original Knight Rider??

It's not supposed to be an intense show.



I actually like it!!

Bravo for NBC for giving it a chance.
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Oct 11, 2008
Can't believe this show got picked up for a full season. This show must be dirt cheap to make and easy to sell advertising on because it sucks.
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Oct 11, 2008
The new network TV strategy seems to be: Cancel the good shows with bad ratings, and give the bad shows with bad ratings the benefit of the doubt...oh well, it's just TV.
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