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NBC Greenlights Hour-long Ford Commercial for the Fall

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Well, technically it isn't a Ford commercial... but anyone that watched the Knight Rider made-for-TV movie a couple months back probably felt like they were watching a really long Ford commercial.

Although the movie was panned for bad writing and wooden acting, the ratings were good enough that NBC has just given the thumbs-up to a new weekly Knight Rider series that will air this fall.

KITT will remain a Shelby-ized Mustang, and all the characters (and background traffic) will probably still be driving Fords. However, all those Jags and Land Rovers you saw in the TV movie will have to be replaced, now that Ford has sold those companies to India's Tata Motors, Ltd. I would also assume they will keep the lead actors, but will Val Kilmer still be KITT's voice? And will David Hasselhoff make any appearances? You'll have to tune in this fall to find out.

So, those of you who saw the TV movie: was it bad enough that you won't be watching this fall, or will you give the series another chance?

Let us know in the comments!

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GoIndependent
Apr 21, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Really?...... People are trying to whine about this as a ford commercial? .... Ok lets see here you can watch NCIS to see a Dodge (and republican) commercial, Ironman as an Audi commercial, Rescue Me as a VW commercial, CSI as a GMC commercial, etc. Grow up people, TV is put on by sponsership. Hell Rob and Big the MTV reality show had Monster energy drink fridges throughout the house they live in, now THAT is blatant. Every show does it.
 
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kitt2000
Apr 4, 2008 at 7:56 am
I guess I'll give it a few viewings, or watch the last episode of it when they cancel it at the end of the 1st season.
 
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frank76ta
Apr 1, 2008 at 7:59 pm
I was actually suprised what they came up with. But I agree with you need better writing and would be nice if David Hasseloff came back show some shows on training his son break out the Knight2000 whip the new one to shame.
 
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DarrenWS6
Apr 1, 2008 at 6:25 am
I loved it. The affects were great, but the Super Pursuit transformation & paint job changing was a little too much.
 
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SINISTERGN
Mar 31, 2008 at 10:33 pm
I suffered through the TV Movie. Geez I wish I could go back in time and kick myself. Hey maybe I could if I had the "attack mode" KITT !

"attack mode" KITT never scared me, Marsupials do......because their fasssst. LOL!
 
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StealthMDX
Mar 31, 2008 at 10:00 pm
I thought it was a good show, it definitly seemed like a Ford commercial, but I would watch the series
 
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gone
Mar 31, 2008 at 8:34 pm
the only thing that turned me off about the show,is when kitt transforms into the knight ryder version that ugly import spoiler they bolted on, just like nascar trying to cater to the fast and furious crowd they should keep the american muscle car looking american.
 
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scc24540
Mar 31, 2008 at 7:53 pm
wow yeah as much as they ruined this series in that pathetic movie theres no way ill ever lower myself to watching the tv series JUST MY OPINION
 

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