Despite the fact that NBC experienced a royal failure with their Bionic Woman remake this past fall, they opted to include yet another remake on their 2008-2009 lineup, this time of Knight Rider (which we already saw the beginnings of as a TV Movie earlier this year).
Says NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman:
"We saw it with Fox's Terminator (The Sarah Connor Chronicles), and we saw it with Bionic Woman: big openings, big branded titles, draw open the tent, and the show didn't deliver on that $10 million pilot. What we're doing with Knight Rider is we consciously delivered it on air (in February) so that we had nine months to make sure that series is great."
We shall see...
Source: SciFi Wire