As we are all still anxiously awaiting the fate of Knight Rider; we have all no doubt noted that the 'rumour mill' of cancellation has been pretty much constant as it has been for months except for hearing any official news from NBC themselves. This to me indicates that a final decision has yet to be made by the Producers ( I may be wrong here)
Lets look at the facts as highlighted through the Knight Rider forum: -
a) The show has been sold to International Broadcasting Studios. NBC realise that the Knight Rider brand is a popular and strong one on an International Level and may be using this measure to gauge target audience response to the new show format before making a final decision
This theoretically could be used as a means of strategy before making the final decision on whether or not to provide a Season 2 in next falls line up or possible syndication later on
b) The production studios were closed some months ago and the production KITTS (placed in storage)- this is not an unusual process. This could signal cancellation or then again could be a cost saving measure on storage and rental costs in this difficult financial climate
c) Also taking into consideration that the New Model Mustang is due any time now it would not be unusual for some of the existing cars to be sold at auction (Has anyone heard of this happening yet? Pilot vehicles aside?). (Lets remain in hope that Ford still have an active interest in Knight Rider- afterall without their support and input; Knight Rider 2008 may not have ever happened)
d) I remember hearing the first news of Knight Riders reincarnation on local radio in October 2007 and the DJ sold the news of the news of the remake as to be (you guessed it; inspired by "the recent success of the Transformers movie" whereby KITT would be pitched against EVIL cars). Well; the new Transformers film is only around the corner and whilst I loathe making comparisons of the two the connection is obvious to us all- ( I personally feel that both shows should be respected in their own right) However, in this instance for some reason parallels have been drawn between both shows. With this in mind "Transformers could well be our saving grace for a season 2 of Knight Rider"
I remain in hope that we will get to see a Season 2 in the 2009-2010 lineup even though we are yet to hear of an 'official announcement'. It is great to see the loyal Knight Rider 08 uniting and showing support for the Knight Rider cause. Keep up the good work all