Knight Rider (1982 TV series)  

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Knight Rider is an American television series that originally ran from September 26, 1982, to August 8, 1986. The series was broadcast on NBC and starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern-day knight fighting crime. Michael Knight drove a sentient talking car with artificial intelligence. Conceived and produced by Glen A. Larson, the show was an instant hit. "I wanted to do The Lone Ranger with a car", Larson said in The Last Great Ride. "Kind of a sci-fi thing, with the soul of a western."

Knight Rider reruns on Retro Television Network, Hulu, and Sleuth (an NBC Universal cable television channel in Widescreen letterbox format). In Canada, it airs on Saturday and Sunday on the DejaView network and on Prise 2 in French. In the UK, re-runs can be seen on the Satellite, Cable and Digital Terrestrial channel Bravo and Virgin 1 at selected times. Reruns may be seen at various times on the Super Drama TV channel on cable TV within Japan. The show has also been telecast in India through Channel 1 (National Network) of Doordarshan. In the Middle East the show can be seen on TV Land. In Malaysia, the show was aired during TV3 prime time slot back in 1986.

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