One of the cornerstones of NBC's new fall season is the reimagining of the 1970s show The Bionic Woman. The show is being produced by David Eick, who coproduced the successful revival of Battlestar Galactica on NBC-owned Sci Fi Channel.
Clearly, NBC doesn't see anything wrong with mining an older property for use in today's TV-watching world, and the network is once again looking backward to move forward. According to Variety, NBC is reviving Knight Rider, the 1980s television show about the crime-fighting Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff's breakout role) and his talking Pontiac Trans-Am (named K.I.T.T.) that was outfitted with techy gadgets.
Currently, the Peacock is looking to make a two-hour Knight Rider pilot with the chance to turn it into a series (like Battlestar Galactica did) if it's a hit. The potential show also has a big Hollywood name behind it ...Read more
It's not exactly the Arrested Development reunion that everyone was hoping for, but at least we'll be able to hear Gob Bluth's voice talk to Michael once more.
NBC today announced that Will Arnett, who played the popular not-so-adept magician and brother to Jason Bateman in Arrested Development, will be voicing the supercar K.I.T.T. in the network's telefilm remake of Knight Rider. Arnett's role on the all-too-short-lived Fox comedy helped him launch a successful career that has included parts in 30 Rock and the films Let's Go to Prison, Blades of Glory, and the upcoming Semi-Pro.
As previously hinted at, David Hasselhoff will also reprise his role as Michael Knight. However, the TV movie will focus on Mike Tracer, a 23-year-old "jaded" army vet (and previously mentioned to be Knight's son, but not confirmed in today's release from NBC ...Read more
British newspaper The Sun reports that Jessica Simpson has signed on to star in the Baywatch feature film. Simpson will play Casey "C.J." Parker, the voluptuous lifeguard played by Pamela Anderson in the series.
Newlyweds star Simpson made a splash last summer when she donned Catherine Bach's cut-offs for the Dukes of Hazzard movie. Currently, she is filming Employee of the Month with frat-boy comedian Dane Cook. Now, the platinum-tressed chanteuse moves up several rungs on the TV-to-film hottie ladder.
Producers told The Sun, "Jessica has all the assets to make Pam's part her own."
Baywatch told the story of the brave and noble lifeguards of Venice Beach, California. When they weren't saving people from drowning, they themselves were trying not to drown in oceans of personal dilemmas.
While never a critical darling, Baywatch ran in syndication for 12 seasons and launched the successful spin-off Baywatch ...Read more
David Hasselhoff doesn't just judge talent. He has it, too.
Former Baywatch star and current America's Got Talent judge Hasselhoff will appear in David Hasselhoff: The Musical--which is exactly what it sounds like.
"[It will be] a heart-rendering set on my life and the mistakes I have made," Hasselhoff told Celebrityweek.com. "It sounds like a bad joke, but it is really going to be a good show...totally campy."
"If it ends up in Vegas, how great would that be?" he added.
What could have implanted this idea in anyone's head? Well, parts of the musical are apparently inspired by soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, The Young and The Restless, and Hasselhoff's own Knight Rider, the actor said.
The evil Fire Nation is threatening to overcome and enslave the peaceful denizens of the other nations: Earth, Water, and Air. Only one young boy can save the people of these great nations, and his name is Aang. He must overcome his rash nature and lack of confidence so that he may become the Avatar, the Chosen One who will restore natural order to the world. The Avatar has the power to master all of the elements. Only he can save the planet!
This disc features four explosive episodes from the thrilling and popular animated series. DVD extras include previews for other exciting animated shows, and a ""Behind the scenes Kung-Fu" feature, with animatics. Behold, the Avatar will ...Read more