Knight Rider

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TV Icon Behind Magnum, PI, Knight Rider, Galactica Dies

Writer-producer Glen Larson was vastly prolific

(Newser) - Glen A. Larson, the writer and producer behind well-loved TV series such as the original Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., and Quincy, M.E., has died. He was 77. Larson died at the UCLA Medical Center on Friday night of complications from esophageal cancer, his son, James Larson,... More »

'Drunk' Hasselhoff Rushed to Hospital

Scared teen daughter calls her mom

(Newser) - An apparently drunken David Hasselhoff was rushed to a California hospital by ambulance last night after his worried daughter called her mom, reports TMZ. Haley Hasselhoff, 17, was staying with her dad at his Encino home. Her mom, Pamela Bach, arranged for paramedics to collect the inebriated actor. The former... More »

Economic Woes Mean Reprieve for Weak Series

Alternatives to underperforming TV shows may be worse

(Newser) - The financial crisis and the lingering effects of last year’s writers’ strike are breathing life into TV shows that would already have worn out their welcome in years past, reports the Hollywood Reporter. In previous seasons, ratings dogs like NBC's Knight Rider and ABC's Private Practice likely would have... More »

In Tough Times, TV Goes Blue-Collar

(Newser) - As the financial crisis deepens, expect TV to trade upper-crust environs for jokes about crustiness, reports the New York Post. Entertainment execs are pushing the development of blue-collar comedies that allow for a little old-fashioned escapism. "I don't think audiences want to see a show about the fall of... More »

'Knight Rider' Car for Sale on eBay

1984 Pontiac Trans-Am won't talk, will help pay off owner's debts

(Newser) - One of the original KITT cars that David Hasselhoff rode to fame in “Knight Rider” is up for sale on eBay. The 1984 Pontiac Trans-Am, one of a handful of computer-operated vehicles used on the mid-1980s TV show, is being auctioned as lawyers for its late owner, real estate... More »

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