So I come back from a week away, and what should await me but a time warp to a long-forgotten (and happily so) era of kitschy schlock. Courtesy, naturally, of NBC, whose new regime appears to be operating under an embargo banning anything with a shred of originality. Two hours of American Gladiators (which I skipped) followed by two hours of Knight Rider (which I forced myself to endure). Fasten your seatbelts. Its going to be a forgettable night unless you enjoy the rubbernecking spectacle of watching a network slip further into the abyss of cultural irrelevancy. (You doubt me? I guess you missed the promos for Mondays newest reality gem, My Dad Is Better than Your Dad.)The new (more or less) Knight Rider wasnt really a show, it was more like the longest car ad in human memory: Brought to you by the star of our show, (name of car). Almost made you pine for the good old days of the writers strike.Despite a few contemporary touches on...
Sydney Poitier (Veronica Mars) has landed the role of a lady FBI agent who ruffles the feathers of Michael Knight's son (played by Justin Bruening) in NBC's Knight Rider movie/backdoor series pilot.... Also per the Reporter, Battlestar Galactica's Michael Trucco has the lead in The Man of Your Dreams, a Peacock comedy pilot about a womanizer who comes to the rescue of romantically challenged femmes.More casting news on TVGuide.com: Gilmore Guy Tackles Friday Night Lights Role