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KITT Is Back: New Knight Rider Debuts on NBC Feb. 17

Two-Hour Sequel to 1980s TV Show to Replace Pontiac Trans-Am with Ford Mustang Shelby 12/13/2007 12:44:00 AM Eastern

Knight Rider, the legendary 1980s TV show starting David Hasselhoff and a talking car, is getting a makeover. NBC will debut a two-hour sequel to the show Feb. 17.

the original KITT

In the new Knight Rider, KITT, the technologically advanced sports car, which was a Pontiac Trans-Am in the original series, is being resurrected as a Ford Mustang Shelby. Ford signed an agreement with NBC to make the Shelby the star automobile of the movie and bring the company on as a major sponsor.

The made-for-TV movie stars Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Portier and Bruce Davison. Will Arnett of Arrested Development will be providing the voice of KITT. Hasselhoff will make a guest appearance as Michael Knight, reprising his earlier role. 

The new Knight Rider will debut on NBC Feb.17 at 9 p.m.

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