When the show makes its debut in its new slot on the schedule-Friday's from 8-9 p.m.-Hasselhoff's costar, supercar K.I.T.T., will be nearly destroyed and so will have to be totally rebuilt.
The new version of K.I.T.T. will be another tarted-up Pontiac TransAm, which is what Hasselhoff has been driving all along, but it will boast all kinds of new powers including super pursuit capabilities and super breaking modes. A nose extender will stretch out when the car is in its super pursuit mode.
Trade circles in Hollywood say the souped-up car cost the producers a quarter of a million dollars.
Most important to "Knight Rider" fans-the voice of K.I.T.T. remains William Daniels, which may be the car's most significant asset.