Sunday night’s two-hour Knight Rider movie on NBC attracted 12.7 million viewers and a healthy 5.0 rating/12 share of viewers age 18-49. As the peacock network is happy to tell you, those are the best ratings for any TV movie in almost three years — ABC’s Their Eyes Were Watching God from March 2005.
Though NBC’s recent revival of Bionic Woman has tanked, it looks very likely that sexy driver Mike Tracer (Justin Bruening) and the new KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) will be back soon for weekly adventures. David Hasselhoff, the star of the original Knight Rider, appeared in the recent movie and is likely to make at least a cameo or two in a new series. Hasselhoff is quite proud of his association with his heroic character and Knight Rider in general, as he mentions in the video above.
The moment most people were waiting for came at the end of the movie. On the way to his mother’s funeral, Mike’s asked to become KITT’s permanent driver but refuses. Someone soon changes his mind…
If you’re interested in watching the complete movie — before a new series hits the small screen — you can check it out below. (Though the video’s preview image may appear to be the same as that of the clip above, it’s actually the complete TV movie.)Stay tuned!