I originally thought a reworking of The Bionic Woman was a bad idea. After episode one I'm pretty impressed. That doesn't mean Ben Silverman's latest move to revive Knight Rider is a good one. The skinny is the car/s in the show will "transform" to keep the show "fresh" and the exec tapped for the show worked on a certain summer blockbuster with "transforming cars." Too many sarcastic quotation marks for you?
This is fucking ridiculous. Can we not get some original ideas going on at NBC? Journeyman is Quantum Leap, The Bionic Woman is The Bionic Woman, Heroes borrows heavily from X-Men. Friday Night Lights was taken from a movie. Some of these work great don't get me wrong but others don't. What I'd like to see is something called "The Original TV Show" that doesn't rely on the past. See shows like House, Ugly Betty, Boston Legal etc.
Knight Rider? Even without the Hoff this can't be good. And if the image to the right is the car it's even worse!
NBC taps Liman for 'Knight Rider' [Variety]