NEWS POSTED MAY 5, 2009

Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, KITTStick A Fork In It: This Knight Ride Is Over
Despite NBC not making a formal announcement about the end of Knight Rider, it appears the series is done for.

Actors like Paul Campbell have signed on for new projects, but perhaps the most telling "hint" is that Knight Rider is no longer listed as one of the network's series on NBC's press site.

Also, even though NBC Universal owns Knight Rider outright, it is kind of questionable that they would renew Knight Rider - a series that had its first season order cut by several episodes - yet they seem to be waffling on critical favorite and consistent ratings performer Chuck. So far, there has been a lot of talk and focus on the renewals of Chuck, Medium, and My Name Is Earl... with very little buzz about Knight Rider either way, presumably because most consider it to already be over.

If this is completely mistaken, there will be a huge retraction posted on this page... but it is the believe of the webmaster here at KITTsite that this ride is over. Thanks to those of you who came by the site and posted on the forum over these months. This site will still exist archivally and will probably post actor/crew updates from time to time. And who knows? Maybe someone else will give Knight Rider another try someday, for a series that would hopefully be truer to the "one man can make a difference" concept than the early episodes of Knight Rider 2008 were.

NEWS POSTED APRIL 10, 2009

Season 1 DVD Now Available To Pre-Order
The full first season (and likely series) DVD for Knight Rider is now listed as available to pre-order on Amazon.com.

No release date has been announced yet but you can pre-order it (and support the KryptonSite Network) here!

NEWS POSTED MARCH 15, 2009

A Sign It's Over? Paul Campbell Signs On For No Heroics
In TV pilot casting news today it was revealed that Paul Campbell (Billy Morgan) has signed on as the lead of ABC's new sitcom No Heroics. According to Variety, No Heroics "revolves around four B-list superheroes living among the general population." Paul will play the leader of the group, a Canadian-born superhero who can freeze small objects.

No formal announcement has come yet from NBC confirming Knight Rider's cancellation, though Campbell's signing on for something new could be a strong hint.

NEWS POSTED MARCH 5, 2009

Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, KITTKnight Rider Cancellation Likely
TV Guide has revealed that their sources tell them that a second season of Knight Rider is not happening, although "an NBC rep had had no comment on KITT's rumored garaging."

NBC will have considerably fewer time slots available in Fall 2009; this plus falling ratings could have factored in to their decision.

Discuss this news on our Forum!

NEWS POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2009

fly by knight riderThis Week's Episode: "Fly By Knight"
T
his week NBC has released three promotional images from the episode. Take a look at the promotional images!

After you see the show, talk about it on the Knight Rider forum at KryptonSite! A discussion thread for "Fly By Knight" can be found here.

NEWS POSTED DECEMBER 28, 2008

Peter Cullen To Return As KARR; Major Character Death Revealed
NBC has released their official description for the January 21, 2009 episode of Knight Rider. Not only does it include some long-awaited KARR action; it also spoils a major upcoming character death!

Check it out - Spoiler Warning!

NEWS POSTED DECEMBER 8, 2008

Big Spoilers In TV Guide
The December 15 "SciFi Preview" issue of TV Guide Magazine reveals some of what's to come when Knight Rider
returns.

Check out the spoilery details!

NEWS POSTED DECEMBER 4, 2008

Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, KITTNBC Trims Their Knight Rider Order
Remember the news about the 22-episode full first season of Knight Rider?

Forget we said anything.

Perhaps due to the ratings drop since that order was made, NBC has now announced that the first season of KR will conclude on February 26, 2009 with the series' 17th episode. That episode is said to be written and directed by KR showrunner Gary Scott Thompson.

This does not bode well for Knight Rider's future, unless a good amount of people tune back in when the series returns with new episodes on December 31st.

Talk about this story on our forum!

NEWS POSTED NOVEMBER 10, 2008

Cast Shake-Up Coming
Three regular cast members will be departing as NBC preps the episodes beyond the latter half of the first season of Knight Rider.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed who is leaving and staying, with some quotes from Gary Scott Thompson.

Check out the spoilery details!

NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 25, 2008

"Knight Of The Zodiac" Official Description!
NBC has released their official description for "Knight of the Zodiac," a November-airing episode of Knight Rider.

(NBC keeps changing the schedule so much that it's near-impossible to share an accurate air date without it changing on us...)

Read the description - spoiler warning!

NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2008

knight of the living dead knight rider torchwood harkness"Knight Of The Living Dead" Images!
KITTSite now has some images from the November 5 episode of Knight Rider.

These images feature a first look at Billy in his costume as Torchwood's Captain Jack Harkness.

Take a look at the gallery!

NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2008

Updated: NBC Gives Knight Rider A Full Season Order
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that NBC has ordered nine more Knight Rider episodes, giving the show a full first season with [hopefully] many to come in future years.

Maybe eventually they'll even start airing the episodes in the proper production order!

Congratulations to the Knight Rider cast and crew for a job well done. And to those of you who work on the show who still may be reading - we're going to see Hasselhoff or Patricia McPherson in these extra 9, right?

UPDATE: NBC has issued a press release confirming the full-season order. You can find that HERE.

NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2008

"A Hard Day's Knight" Ratings!
Knight Rider seems to have settled comfortably into the 7-million-viewers range, rather than suffering a free fall like Bionic Woman did this time last year. And, as usual, ABC's Pushing Daisies was last among the really big networks.

Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown (Source: Mediaweek):

Rank Show Network Rating
(in millions of viewers)
Last Week
#1t The New Adventures Of Old Christine (8:00-8:30) CBS 7.74 7.53 (#2)
#1t Baseball FOX 7.74 N/A
#3 Gary Unmarried (8:30-9:00) CBS 7.71 7.36 (#3)
#4 Knight Rider NBC 7.65 6.86 (#4)
#5 Pushing Daisies ABC 6.29 5.50 (#5)
#6 America's Next Top Model CW 3.18 3.93 (#6)
NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2008

"Knight of the Living Dead" Delayed By Obama Ad?
The Barack Obama Presidential campaign has bought a half hour of air time on both CBS and NBC on October 29. This means "Knight Of The Living Dead" has been delayed until November 5, despite being a Halloween-themed episode. Oops.

"Knight Of The Iguana" Ratings!
Knight Rider was down a little bit, but at least it came ahead of ABC's Pushing Daisies.

Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown (Source: Mediaweek):

Rank Show Network Rating
(in millions of viewers)
Last Week
#1 Bones FOX 10.56 9.82 (#1)
#2 The New Adventures Of Old Christine (8:00-8:30) CBS 7.53 6.86 (#4)
#3 Gary Unmarried (8:30-9:00) CBS 7.36 6.97 (#3)
#4 Knight Rider NBC 6.86 7.56 (#2)
#5 Pushing Daisies ABC 5.50 6.32 (#5)
#6 America's Next Top Model CW 3.93 4.01 (#6)
NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 6, 2008

"Knight of the Hunter" Official Description!
NBC has released their official description for "Knight of the Hunter," the October 22 episode of Knight Rider.

(And yet again, episodes are airing out of order - with "Knight Fever" still unscheduled!)

Take a look - spoiler warning!

NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 2, 2008

Episode #2 Ratings!
Knight Rider maintained its audience levels from last week and actually moved to a second-place ranking.

This week, competition was a little bit lighter with Dancing With The Stars out of the way. The critically acclaimed Pushing Daisies, however, did not have a very good start to the season.

Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown (Source: Mediaweek):

Rank Show Network Rating
(in millions of viewers)
Last Week
#1 Bones FOX 9.82 9.61 (#2)
#2 Knight Rider NBC 7.56 7.30 (#3)
#3 Gary Unmarried (8:30-9:00) CBS 6.97 6.84 (#4)
#4 The New Adventures Of Old Christine (8:00-8:30) CBS 6.86 6.70 (#5)
#5 Pushing Daisies ABC 6.32 N/A
#6 America's Next Top Model CW 4.01 4.07 (#6)
NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 1, 2008

Episode #10 Title & Spoilers!
KITTSite now has the title and some spoilers for what will probably be the tenth episode of new Knight Rider.

Find them on the KITTSite Spoilers Page!

NEWS POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2008

knight of the iguanajourney to the end of knight riderImages From The Next Two Episodes!
NBC has finally released some images from the next two episodes of Knight Rider.

"Journey To The End Of Knight" airs on October 1, while "Knight of the Iguana" is on October 8... or so we think, at least. The schedule seems to change every day!

"Journey To The End Of Knight" Gallery

"Knight of the Iguana" Gallery

Spoilers

NEWS POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2008

Season Premiere Ratings!
So how did Knight Rider do in the ratings last night?

Some are quick to label it a "loser," though it did come in 3rd place in target demographics. Also, note it scored better than a lot of other shows in the same time slot.

Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown (Source: Mediaweek):

Rank Show Network Rating
(in millions of viewers)
#1 Dancing With The Stars ABC 15.57
#2 Bones FOX 9.61
#3 Knight Rider NBC 7.30
#4 Gary Unmarried (8:30-9:00) CBS 6.84
#5 The New Adventures Of Old Christine (8:00-8:30) CBS 6.70
#6 America's Next Top Model CW 4.07
NEWS POSTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, KITTInterview: Gary Scott Thompson, Deanna Russo, & Justin Bruening Talk About New Knight
KITTSite was one of several sites to participate in a Knight Rider conference call on Tuesday, and Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, and Gary Scott Thompson participated in the call.

Within the interview, the trio talked about what to expect from the ongoing series (premiering in less than two weeks!), and of course Thompson again addressed the Hasselhoff question...

Read the interview!

NEWS POSTED SEPTEMBER 3, 2008

season 1 castSeason 1 Knight Rider Promotional Photos Released!
NBC has released official gallery images of the cast of Knight Rider.

Newly released images include Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Bruce Davison, Smith Cho, Paul Campbell, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, and Yancey Arias.

Take a look at the gallery!

NEWS POSTED AUGUST 29, 2008

NBC Releases Their Official Description For The First New Episode Of Knight Rider!
NBC has released their official description for "A Knight In Shining Armor," the first new episode of Knight Rider: The Series airing on September 24.

Take a look - spoiler warning!

NEWS POSTED AUGUST 27, 2008

KITTSite Covers Knight Rider @ Comic-Con '08: David Bartis!
Concluding our round of interviews from the Comic-Con International in San Diego, we now bring you our interview with David Bartis, Executive Producer of both the Knight Rider TV-Movie from February and the upcoming ongoing series premiering on September 24th.

In his interview, Bartis talks about changes from the TV-Movie, KARR, and why your family will love Knight Rider: The Series.

Read the interview and see what he has to say - spoiler warning!

NEWS POSTED AUGUST 21, 2008

Even More Images From The First New Episode: "A Knight In Shining Armor"
NBC has released even more images from "A Knight In Shining Armor," the September 24 episode of Knight Rider: The Series.

Images include Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Bruce Davison, and Yancey Arias.

Take a look at the new images!

New Images Of KITT In Attack Mode!
New images from "A Knight In Shining Armor" aren't the only pictures NBC has released today... they've also issued two photos of the new "Attack KITT."

Take a look in our gallery!

More Images From The First New Episode: "A Knight In Shining Armor"
NBC has released some more images from "A Knight In Shining Armor," the September 24 episode of Knight Rider: The Series.

Images include Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Bruce Davison, Smith Cho, and Paul Campbell.

Take a look at the new images!

NEWS POSTED AUGUST 19, 2008

Knight Takes On NASCAR
Yates Racing and NBC announced today that in a unique partnership between Ford Motor Company and NBC, Travis Kvapil will pilot the No. 28 "Knight Rider" Ford for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23rd. The sponsorship by NBC of the No. 28 Ford comes in anticipation of the television series premiere of NBC's Knight Rider on September 24.

Read the official press release!

KITTSite Covers Knight Rider @ Comic-Con '08: Bruce Davison!
One of the highest-profile actors signed for Knight Rider is Bruce Davison, who will be playing Charles Graiman on the series, reprising his role from the TV-movie.

We were able to talk to him for a brief interview at the Comic-Con International in San Diego. (Yep, we're STILL rolling those interviews out!)

Read the interview - possible spoiler warning!

NEWS POSTED AUGUST 9, 2008

KITTSite Covers Knight Rider @ Comic-Con '08: With Deanna Russo!
Continuing our interviews with Knight Rider cast and crew from the Comic-Con International in San Diego, we now present to you "Sarah Graiman" herself, Deanna Russo!

In this interview, Deanna talks about Sarah's action-packed new direction, working with Bruce Davison, and more.

Read the interview - Spoiler Warning!

NEWS POSTED AUGUST 7, 2008

Another New Knight Rider Promo!
NBC has released another new promo for the September 24 premiere of Knight Rider: The Series.
Enjoy!

(If there's anyone out there who'd be willing to make screen captures from promos seen on the air, please e-mail us.)

 

KITTSite Covers Knight Rider @ Comic-Con '08: Talking With Gary Scott Thompson
Continuing our string of interviews with Knight Rider cast and crew at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, we now are sharing our short interview with Gary Scott Thompson - the man who is responsible for energizing the project into a weekly series with some really great ideas.

Here, look for him to talk about the possibilities of some classic KR characters showing up, in addition to the likelihood of KARR coming on the series.

Read the interview - Spoiler Warning!

NEWS POSTED AUGUST 5, 2008

KITTSite Covers Knight Rider @ Comic-Con '08: Justin Bruening Speaks!
KITTSite was able to participate in several interviews with Knight Rider cast and crew following the Knight Rider panel at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, and now it's time for that to start rolling out, albeit a week or two later - sorry for the delay!

Today, we post our interview with Justin Bruening, who will be playing the lead in Knight Rider as Mike Traceur.

Read the interview - Spoiler Warning!

NEWS POSTED JULY 22, 2008

Images From The 2008 TCA Press Tour!
Cast members from Knight Rider: The Series
appeared on Monday, July 21 in Beverly Hills to speak with the press about the series at the 2008 Television Critics Association Press Tour.

Several photos have been released from the event, and, of course, you can find them here on KITTSite!

Enjoy!

NEWS POSTED JULY 21, 2008

Images From The First New Episode: "A Knight In Shining Armor"
KITTSite is happy to be the first to bring you some promotional images from "A Knight In Shining Armor," the September 24 episode of Knight Rider: The Series.

This is the first episode of the ongoing series. Images include Justin Bruening and Deanna Russo.

Take a look at the images!

NEWS POSTED JULY 12, 2008

Casting News!
Yancey Arias
of Kingpin fame will be playing a recurring character on Knight Rider and the name of said character has now been revealed.

Arias will be playing Alex Torres (no relation to the character from Head Of The Class).

In other casting news, Mark Adair-Rios (NYPD Blue, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) will be playing Jay Hunt in the series' first new episode, "A Knight In Shining Armor," and Jeffrey Pierce (Charlie Jade, Fear Itself) will be playing Ryan Arrow in episode two, "Knight Fever."

NEWS POSTED JULY 11, 2008

Knight Rider Comic-Con Panel Confirmed!
Knight Rider will be featured in a panel at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, which has become quite the venue for premiering new entertainment-related product.

The KR panel will be held at 11:45am on Thursday morning, July 24.

Here's the write-up, which also confirms some of the new cast members who had not yet been announced:

11:45-12:45 Knight Rider: First Look at the New Series and Q&A with Cast and Executive Producers— On the heels of NBC's hit sequel movie based on the iconic 1980s television classic, Knight Rider has been reinvented as a supercharged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). Be the first to see exclusive footage from the new series. Moderated by Television Week deputy editor/columnist Josef Adalian, who participates in a Q&A session with executive producer/showrunner Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and The Furious, Las Vegas); executive producer David Bartis (Heist, The OC); and the cast: Justin Bruening (Cold Case), Deanna Russo (NCIS), Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Veronica Mars), Paul Campbell (Battlestar Galactica), Yancey Arias (Kingpin), Bruce Davison (X-Men) and Smith Cho (Blades of Glory). Room 6A

For more information on Comic-Con or to get tickets visit http://www.comic-con.org. Tickets are selling out quickly so be sure to get some so you can make it!

NEWS POSTED JULY 7, 2008

New Information In TV Guide!
TV Guide's Sci-Fi Preview issue (hitting subscriber mailboxes today and newsstands this week) features some new information about the ongoing new Knight Rider series.

Read some details - Spoiler Warning!

NEWS POSTED JUNE 18, 2008

Pilot Director Revealed
David Solomon
will be directing the first new episode of Knight Rider which will air September 24 on NBC. Previous directing credits for Mr. Solomon include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Las Vegas, and Chuck; he is also directing for Joss Whedon's new television series, Dollhouse.

Find more information about that first episode on the KITTSite Spoilers Page!

NEWS POSTED JUNE 17, 2008

BSG's Paul Campbell As Knight Industries' New Tech?
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Paul Campbell (Battlestar Galactica) has joined the cast of Knight Rider as the new head research tech of Knight Industries. We are assuming this is the "Billy" role that they have been casting.

Internet-savvy viewers might remember Campbell as one of the two stars of Nobody's Watching, which could very well be the best sitcom that never aired. Either way, if this news is true, Knight Rider has picked up a talented actor!

NEWS POSTED JUNE 16, 2008

Get Caught Up On The Original Knight Rider...
To better prepare yourself for the new show, you might want to read up a little on the old - because who knows what information from the original series might resurface under the able eye of new showrunner Gary Scott Thompson.

Knight Rider Legacy: The Unofficial Guide To The Knight Rider Universe, published a few years ago, is the best look at the old series, with a comprehensive episode guide and interviews with cast and crew. Even a die-hard Knight Rider fan is prone to reading something that they had never learned before.

The book is still available on Amazon.com, so check it out!

Also, remember, all four seasons of the original Knight Rider are available on DVD, and all are recommended viewing.

NEWS POSTED JUNE 11, 2008

Bruce Davison Talks New Knight
Bruce Davison
recently told the Los Angeles Daily News that he is excited to be doing more Knight Rider.

"I get to be dad and I get to be the inventor and sort of be right in the middle of a lot of it," he told the paper. Davison also promises "a lot of new stuff" for the series return.

"It’s going to be a lot of fun which is what we’re looking forward to more than anything. KITT’s back and he’s bad!"

Justin Bruening Talks About The Knight Rider Regular Series
The TV Addict has posted a video interview with Justin Bruening discussing the new regular series of Knight Rider, where the actor does reveal some changes may be forthcoming. Here's a look:

 

Special thanks to the folks at Shadowy Flight for bringing this to our attention.

NEWS POSTED MAY 23, 2008

Knight Rider Season Premiere: September 24
NBC has announced that Knight Rider will be returning to TV Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 8PM.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. If anyone has any tips about upcoming episodes or plans, e-mail us (tips can remain anonymous if they need to be)

NEWS POSTED APRIL 2, 2008

Knight Rider Timeslot: Wednesdays at 8PM
NBC is relying on a Knight to kick off their Wednesday night schedule this Fall, it has been announced today. And if that's not enough - they are planning on "encoring" episodes on Saturday nights in case you missed it the first time around!

Their fall schedule could be subject to change, but hey - Knight Rider's on it, as is Heroes, so we're happy. Stay tuned for what will hopefully be MORE good news!

How do you like this timeslot? Talk about it on the forum!

Knight Rider Has A Showrunner
Las Vegas creator and executive producer Gary Scott Thompson is the new leading force behind team Knight Rider.

Thompson, whose previous credits also include The Fast and the Furious, will be working alongside executive producers Doug Liman and Dave Bartis as well as writer-producer Dave Andron, who wrote the pilot and will continue to write for the series.

Matt Pyken, also of Las Vegas, is joining the show as an executive producer.

It is thought that Knight Rider may take a Friday spot as Las Vegas had in the past. (UPDATE: The show will be on Wednesdays at 8 - see the above news item)ll.

NEWS POSTED MARCH 30, 2008

Knight Rider Is Given An Episodic Order
In news that should surprise no one, NBC is moving forward with Knight Rider as a regular series.

Variety is reporting that "the project has been given an episodic order and has been mentioned as a contender for a Friday night timeslot" - most likely Fridays at 9PM.

Will it succeed? Talk about it on the forum!

NEWS POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2008

A New Editorial: Ten Things I'd Like To See From A New NBC Knight Rider
The Knight Rider pilot movie did well, and plans are probably afoot for a regular series to come this Fall.

KITTsite Webmaster Craig Byrne has made a wish list of ten things he'd like to see from an ongoing Knight Rider series...

Take a look!

NEWS POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2008

The Hoff "Did It For The Fans"
Original Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff mentioned the new KR pilot on his official website.

"I'm really excited about the return of Knight Rider to television," Hasselhoff said. "It was a blast from the past and I did it for you, my fans."

At the end of this message, Hasselhoff told his fans to let NBC know they want to see more of Knight Rider and "The Hoff" by visiting NBC's website and letting them know. Does this mean Hasselhoff would be willing to do more Knight Rider? Let's hope so....

NEWS POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2008

Knight Rider Scores Big For NBC
Knight Rider apparently did VERY well for NBC, scoring especially high in many key demographics. Could a series be far behind?

Take a look at NBC's press release!

NEWS POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2008

Knight Rider Gets Its Own Forum Topic @ KryptonSite Already...
Enough people were viewing, posting, and reading the Knight Rider forum topic over at KryptonSite that we just had to give it its own section.

Head on over there and post!

Knight Rider Pilot Movie: What Did You Think?
What did you think of the 2-hour Knight Rider pilot movie?

Talk about it on the TV forums at KryptonSite!

Also, for those of you interested, KITTSite's image gallery has been updated with more than 25 new images! Check it out!

And of course, WELCOME to KITTSite.com... from the same people who bring you KryptonSite, HeroSite.net, and TerminatorSite.

- Craig Byrne
KITTSite.com Webmaster

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