Tony P Knight Driver wrote:TV is trendy.. unfortunately by today’s standards you don’t need talent, good writing or storylines to have a hit tv show. TV programmers look at what attracts viewers.. That’s what attracts sponsors.. Sponsors mean money.
25 years ago Knight Rider was unheard of in the TV market. It peaked at a time when crime dramas and sci-fi had a good draw.
Today people would rather watch American Idiot where people with no talent make fools of themselves, while Simon insults them, Paula gets weirder and Randy calls everyone Dog. Because it makes them feel better about themselves, hot cars and saving the day, means nothing today.
Knight Rider is a good show, which may fall by the wayside because of a failing economy, a cheap network, and a lack of caring by the actors themselves.
If I were an actor and I was in a lead role on Knight Rider, I would have my agent book me at every convention, talk show, red carpet event, so I could to draw attention to the show. Heck I might even buy a mustang to show up in.
Again I stress the two lead actors haven’t bothered to sign the online petition. If for no other reason then to let the fans know they are fighting to renew the series and the care as much as we do.
NBC promotes the KARR episode as the battle begins.. Let me ask how many people outside of the fan base even know what KARR is or what the “battle” is about?
Why would anyone not a fan of Knight Rider want to watch the show with an ad like that?
NBC should be promoting the hell out of this episode. Every hero needs a nemesis was a good start. Maybe they should do something like show KITT ..show Graimen..Show KARR .. He created both.. One programmed to protect humanity at all costs.. the other programmed for self preservation. See the clash of the super cars …only one will survive.. Something to get you interested. The commercial I’ve seen seems aimed at the established fan base and not geared to increasing the fan base or drawing viewers to the show.
I think NBC plans on letting Knight Rider die a quite death after season one.
I think we should enjoy the rest of season one. Although I do not expect NBC to pick up a show, as expensive as Knight Rider for season two. But if they do we can all consider it a pleasant surprise.
There are few show worth watching these days, Knight Rider, The Mentalist, Monk..There isn't even any realy good sci/fi except for Galactica and thats ending.. hmm Much like back up plans, TV shows these days, suck.
NBC. No Body Cares
Major Mega Ditto's! I totally agree.
NBC is doing the same to KR as Universal did to TKR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qEJOQwpvLE
in the 90's. No promotion. Granted the only time I see it promoted is a youtube clip through here, since I don't watch NBC unless KITT is on. NBC also killed any kind of future for Viper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u95IHZ1dnNI&NR=1
and Dark Skies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWHbwgOsEls
as well when they didn't promote either one of those. Granted they lasted a month instead of an abridged first season. When I heard that episodes and cast were being cut for "cost reasons" I figured that I should watch the possible last few episodes and rewatch them later. And go back to my usual TV show watching of 24 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRVnRNngelU
and Fox News.
I'll miss KITT in any model of car, but this series has done what TKR did in the 90's as well. The show got better as it went on but by then it was too late. I just hope NBC doesn't leave us hanging like Universal did with TKR.
Well let's break out the imaginations and start writing fan fiction, since it seems that's the only way our love for Mike and KITT will survive. My sequel to my "answer" to the TKR cliffhanger has been put on hold since I've got a 2 and 3 year old that are keeping me busy.