NBC is really scrambling to fix its lineup of shows that are not delivering as expected.  First it was the firing of Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander from Heroes, and now it has been announced the studio is going after Knight Rider.  Reports from Hollywood indicate the show is going through a retooling process to bring it back its ’80’s origins.

“It’s a reboot,” “Knight” executive producer/showrunner Gary Scott Thompson said. “We’re moving away from the terrorist-of-the-week formula and closer to the original, making it a show about a man and his car going out and helping more regular people, everymen.”

In the process three of the series reglars — Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Yancey Arias and Bruce Davison — have been given their walking papers.

I’m surprised the execs didn’t come to this conclusion sooner, and why this show is still on the air.  Is anyone watching it and liking it in its current form?

via THR

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  1. November 10, 2008 at 9:31 am — Reply

    You know what.
    Minus the “transformer” aspect of CAR to TRUCK.
    I am kinda ok with most of it.

    Have to admit that I am little (very little) that they already brought KARR into the mix.

  2. Gaumer
    November 10, 2008 at 12:49 pm — Reply


    there’s enough tools on that show :)

    i did give it the benefit of the doubt but it got excruciating to watch

    i guess i am a throwback to the old campy 80s vers. but if they are going back in that direction i’ll catch up and watch again (or try to)

  3. hermit
    November 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    this show suck. good for you if you like it, but i just can’t stand it.

    and KITT is not only a cylon, he’s a transformer for god sake!!!!

  4. Brother129
    November 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm — Reply

    I can’t believe this show is still on. They might as well bring Birds of Prey back.

  5. matt
    November 11, 2008 at 7:13 am — Reply

    The reason NBC/universal hasn’t killed this is simple they own it and they seem to think they just re-imagine everything into a modern success that BSG is. A lot easier to kill something when you don’t have a pile of money locked into selling copies of the new and old show on Blueray and DVD.

  6. Kurt Fenreer
    November 11, 2008 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    I haven’t flipped past this show during a commercial yet. I’ve managed to avoid seeing a single frame.

    I feel so lucky.

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