Who would've thought we'd get two pieces of David Hasselhoff-related news in one week? On the heels of the new Hoff comedy comes the news that NBC wants to revive "Knight Rider," the show that first made Hoff famous.
According to Variety, NBC is planning a two-hour TV movie that could serve as a pilot for an updated series. Apparently, NBC entertainment chairman Ben Silverman was so taken by this summer's updated Transformers movie that he wants to bring the '80s series back — now with [insert TV-announcer voice here] shape-shifting cars! There might be evil cars this time, too, but Variety assures us that the story " is expected to essentially remain focused on the story of a single man fighting for justice with the help of his superadvanced car." The TV movie could be on the air sometime in the spring, with a potential series coming next fall.
I think it's funny that Silverman's line of thinking on this one seems to boil down to "transforming cars rule, dudez!" Also, I'm guessing this will turn into one giant advertisement for whichever car company decides to sponsor it. I'm too young to remember much about "Knight Rider" in its prime, so I'll defer to those of you who are a bit older: Is this sacrelige?