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Knight Rider gets downsized, rebooted

by on Nov.11, 2008, under Television

Everyone is afraid of getting downsized these days (including me), but in Hollywood it is usually all or nothing. Bucking that trend in a desperate bid to survive is Knight Rider, which will jettison three of the “home base” regulars – Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Carrie), Yancey Arias (Alex) and Bruce Davison (Charles Graiman) – and change the direction of the show. “We’re moving away from the terrorist-of-the-week formula and closer to the original, making it a show about a man and his car going out and helping more regular people, everymen,” according to executive producer Gary Scott Thompson. The sharks are circling though…can rescue come in time?



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