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'Wonder Woman' Finds Its Steve Trevor, 'Justified' Nears Season 3 Deal and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 25th 2011 11:45AM
Justin Bruening, Wonder Woman'Wonder Woman' has found its Steve Trevor.

Justin Bruening, the star of NBC's 'Knight Rider' reboot, has signed to play the former main squeeze of Adrianne Palicki's Wonder Woman.

According to TVLine, Bruening's Steve Trevor works for the Justice department and had a past relationship with Wonder Woman.

Lyle Waggoner played the part in the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter.

In other TV news ...

'ER' veteran Scott Grimes will guest star on 'NCIS.' Grimes will play DiNozzo's former partner, Detective Danny Price. [Entertainment Weekly]

'Justified' is close to a season 3 deal at FX. Executives are reportedly happy with the performance of the drama and a deal could be closed by the network's upfront presentation on Tuesday. [Deadline]

'Outsourced' executive producer Robert Borden said he thinks the series' renewal chances are good. "I feel really good about where we are creatively with the show ... We're finishing strong," he said. "As far as what the network thinks, I know they're happy. But they've got to look at all their pilots. So I think it's something we'll be talking about in May." [LA Times]

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TV Squad Ten: Primetime stars who started in soaps

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 2nd 2009 2:04PM
MKDid you know that double Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro acted in soap operas? It's true. Many of today's biggest stars honed their craft by doing New York soaps like As the World Turns and Another World. Before she was Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar was Susan Lucci's daughter on All My Children.

Hollywood soaps like Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless also produced stars. Tom Selleck, for instance, was a Y&R hunk before becoming Magnum, P.I. There are a lot of current stars right now on hit shows who were daytime characters just a few years ago. After the jump, we count down the top ten primetime stars who started in soaps.

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Knight Rider to ride into the night?

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 4th 2008 10:27AM
Knight RiderIt's looking like yet another new series is going to quietly fade away. The new Knight Rider show has halted production in what is likely the beginning of the end for the sequel of the 80's series of the same name.

The number of shows ordered by NBC has been ordered has been lowered from 21 to 17. The creators probably won't even have time to change the scripts, so I predict the season (and likely series) finale will end on an awkward note.

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Forget the Knight Rider movie, say the series creators - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 22nd 2008 11:26AM
Knight Rider panel
Imagine for a second that Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons was hired to run a television show. Now imagine that the television show was a remake of an old favorite. Sounds like it would make for a pretty impatient press tour panelist, right? Well, that's what we got with Gary Scott Thompson, the new show-runner for Knight Rider.

Thompson answered most of the questions on the panel, and his message to everyone was: remember that two-hour KR movie that aired last year? Forget all about it. The characters may be the same but the story is completely different. What went on before probably won't matter for much. Even KITT is a little different.

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Knight Rider series officially a go

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 31st 2008 4:41PM
Knight Rider partyWell, here's hoping that the powers that be were reading TV Squad after the two-hour Knight Rider movie premiered last February. Then, at least they'll know how to fix the show, because NBC has picked up Knight Rider as a series for the 2008-2009 schedule, and it's going to need some re-tooling.

That's the phrase they love to use in the business to describe all the work that's needed to turn a turkey -- albeit one with great ratings -- into a successful series. And Knight Rider, as conceived in that TV movie/back door pilot, needs some major work.

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Knight Rider: the car is nice, the movie is meh - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 18th 2008 10:19AM
Knight RiderBattlestar Galactica has spoiled us all.

I say that because, since the excellent "re-imagining" of the craptastic '70s scifi series hit the air, we expect the remakes of our favorite shows to be darker, more layered, and more complicated than the originals. But sometimes, going darker doesn't always work: take a look at the failure pile that passed for the Bionic Woman remake as the best example of that. So, when a "25 years later" return of Knight Rider was announced, I half wondered if they were going to go the BSG route and make it all serious. But I equally wondered if they would go the other way and make it a modern camp classic, sort of the way the original, Hoff-injected series was.

Turns out, the answer was "none of the above." Mostly the movie / backdoor pilot that aired last night was dull, with a few fleeting moments of camp thrown in. But it never made me clamor for the show to return as a series.

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New KITT car for Knight Rider movie unveiled

by Kristin Sample, posted Dec 12th 2007 4:31PM
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Today I went to NBC studios for the unveiling of the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) for the upcoming two-hour television movie Knight Rider set to air on February 17 at 9 p.m. ET. This modern-day sequel to the iconic 1980's show stars Justin Bruening (Cold Case), Deanna Russo (The Young and the Restless), Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Veronica Mars), and Bruce Davison (Breach). Will Arnett (Arrested Development) will play the voice of KITT. And don't worry, the Hoff will make a guest appearance as Michael Knight.

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Soap star is the new Knight Rider

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 2nd 2007 1:01PM
justin brueningNBC has cast Justin Bruening as the lead in the upcoming TV movie version of Knight Rider. Bruening is one of the stars of All My Children. Coincidentally, David Hasselhoff was also a soap star during the 1980s when he was cast to play the lead role in the Knight Rider series.

This upcoming movie is being called a "Transformers-inspired sequel to the 1980s series about a man and his talking car." NBC is tugging on the heartstrings of my generation. All of us 30-somethings went to see Transformers this summer, didn't we? And didn't it totally suck? So, will we watch NBC's revival of Knight Rider? Oh... probably. I'd also watch a revival of The A-Team, The Scarecrow and Mrs. King, and Hill Street Blues (oh, wait. every copy drama is a remake of Hill Street Blues).

NBC says that if the movie does well, there's a possibility it could lead to another series.

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