‘Knight Rider’ Gets a Post-Election Makeover

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In what we can only imagine is a response to the results of last week's historic election — for which exit polls revealed that most voters were more worried about the economy than national security — NBC is bringing drastic changes to its awfulsome Knight Rider reboot: "We're moving away from the terrorist-of-the-week formula," says executive producer Gary Scott Thompson. "And closer to the original, making it a show about a man and his car going out and helping more regular people, everymen." In addition to the thematic shift, which will presumably have KITT and Mike Traceur fighting for a middle-class tax cut and making health care accessible to all Americans, three cast members (Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Yancey Arias, and Bruce Davison) will, ironically, be laid off.

'Knight Rider' goes back to its roots [HR]