Knight Rider

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 4 Seasons
  • 5.6  (9,061)

The 1980s version of the television program Knight Rider was one of the most popular programs of the decade, and it inspired a number of imitators over the years. The show told the story of a law enforcement officer who was paired with a custom vehicle that was equipped with artificial intelligence. Though the program lasted for 90 episodes during the 1980s, fans wanted more. As time went by, the show began to build an even larger following of younger people who loved the premise and the vibe of the program. Finally, a new Knight Rider was unleashed in 2008 that took the concept and story of the original show, and brought it into the new millennium. The updated, 2008 version of Knight Rider stars Justin Bruening as Micheal Traceur. He is revealed to be the estranged son of Michael Knight, who was the main character in the original version of the show. Traceur eventually changes his name to Michael Knight, as well, and he is chosen to be the driver of the new version of KITT. While KITT was a Pontiac Trans Am in the original version of the show, the 2008 Knight Rider features a KITT that is based on a modified Ford Shelby Mustang. The basic premise of the program is the same, however. During the show's run, Knight Rider depicted the struggles of the new Michael Knight and his relationships with his father and the company that developed his amazing, crime-fighting vehicle. Conspiracies are hatched, and Knight finds himself in the middle of them quite often. Also, Knight and the viewing audience are never sure who is on the side of good and who has evil plans. This adds an important air of mystery to the program that keeps viewers glued to their television sets. Most importantly, though, the show features a number of exciting driving and chase sequences that show off the abilities of Knight as a driver, and KITT as a supreme law enforcement machine. Audiences had been clamoring for an updated version of Knight Rider for many years before it was finally brought back to the air in 2008. The show was not quite as successful as the original version, but it reached a new, younger fan base that grew to love the show's combination of human drama and muscle car power. Though the show is no longer airing new episodes, fans can watch the program on DVD or through various outlets on the internet.

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Voodoo Knight
22. Voodoo Knight
April 4, 1986
Michael and K.I.T.T. track down an ancient crown which ties in to a "Voodoo Princess" and murder. Michael and K.I.T.T. try to stop a robbery at Towers Gem Stones and watch the owner, Jeremy Towers, jump to his death. Michael notices Towers was wearing an ear clip. Feeling responsible, Michael attend
Knight of the Rising Sun
21. Knight of the Rising Sun
March 14, 1986
Michael must fight off a Japanese terrorist cult. Nick O'Brien, a close friend of Devon's and owner of O'Brien Shipyard asks Michael to investigate why Suki Tanika, a powerful industrialist, is trying to run him out of business. His main concern is his fifteen-year-old son, Coy, a Japanese child he
Fright Knight
20. Fright Knight
March 7, 1986
Michael investigates the remake of a feature film which is plagued with serious accidents by a 'Phantom'. Michael is sent to help Karen Bennett, Vice President in Charge of Production. Her film, the remake of "Raging Sky" is plagued with accidents that have incapacitated the male lead. The special e
Knight Flight to Freedom
19. Knight Flight to Freedom
February 21, 1986
Michael must save a Foundation contact arrested in a military coup. A volcano erupts on San Duarte and Tom Harrington and President Sosa are arrested when Colonel Peralta declares martial law. Michael, RC3 and K.I.T.T. crash their way through military barricades and radio Devon as to Harrington's di
Hills of Fire
18. Hills of Fire
February 14, 1986
Michael and K.I.T.T. fight arson and drug trafficking. Michael and K.I.T.T. are patrolling the beautiful Spencer Park when a fire breaks out. K.I.T.T. analyzes that the fire was started by napalm and an arsonist. K.I.T.T. pursues an escaping all-terrain vehicle, yet loses it in the heavy terrain. Me
Knight of a Thousand Devils
17. Knight of a Thousand Devils
February 7, 1986
Michael and K.I.T.T. enter an off-road race to stop a ruthless mobster. Michael must track down Ronald Becker, a mobster, when his friend Jonas, a Federal agent, is killed. Becker is wanted for stock swindling, computer fraud... and murder. Becker arranges with his girlfriend Claudia Torrell, to flee
Redemption of a Champion
16. Redemption of a Champion
January 31, 1986
Michael and K.I.T.T. must stop a prize fighter from a high stakes re-match. Devon receives a call from the deaf sports writer, Damon Leland. Damon is adamant about stopping the re-match between Grant and Keeler for medical reasons, and that Keeler was framed by Davis, his manager. During their phone
Deadly Knightshade
15. Deadly Knightshade
January 24, 1986
A famous magician uses his skills as a killer. Bonnie and RC3 are about to witness the performance of the famous Templeton, a magician with unbelievable skills. Bonnie recognizes him as the intriguing tennis partner she met earlier that day, and is very pleasantly surprised when asked out to lunch b
Out of the Woods
14. Out of the Woods
January 17, 1986
Michael and K.I.T.T. investigate a logging business which is cutting timber on Federal land. Michael and K.I.T.T. are sent to investigate when Jonathan Dutton, a big supporter of the Foundation, has his house vandalized by Erik Whitby. Erik and his sister, Ellen, claim they are unable to sell their
Killer K.I.T.T.
13. Killer K.I.T.T.
January 10, 1986
K.I.T.T. is controlled by an embittered electronics genius. Bronwyn Appleby, disguised as Bonnie, enters K.I.T.T. and exchanges computer units. The new unit gives Marco Berio, an embittered electronics genius, control over K.I.T.T.. K.I.T.T. tells Michael he no longer has control and even Bonnie's a
The Scent of Roses
12. The Scent of Roses
January 3, 1986
Durant and his men break into a government data center to plant a bug in a communications panel. Michael races in and is shot. After his recovery he decides to leave the Foundation and at his farewell party he sees Stevie Mason, his long-time love. They decide they want to get married immediately, b
Knight Song
11. Knight Song
December 13, 1985
RC3 needs Michael's help when a powerful real estate developer is trying to take over the old neighborhood. Returning to his old neighborhood, famous performer Charley Conners has set up a concert to benefit its clean-up with the support of his friend Josh Bevin. When Josh is surprised by Keith Laws
Knight Behind Bars
10. Knight Behind Bars
December 6, 1985
Michael and K.I.T.T. go into prison to track down an inmate who committed a break-in. Using his connection with a prison warden, Jason Nelson uses inmates to commit break-ins. Julie and Samantha work together on assignments for Nelson. They set up their target, gain access to their home or office by
Knight Racer
9. Knight Racer
November 29, 1985
A hateful man (William Windom) seeks revenge against the husband (John Crawford) of his former lover by sabotaging his race car. With David Hasselhoff, Jourdan Fremin, Norbert Weisser.
Many Happy Returns
8. Many Happy Returns
November 15, 1985
A vacation and birthday celebration for Michael turns into a race to find a stolen hovercraft prototype before it can be shipped out of the country.
Knight Sting
7. Knight Sting
November 8, 1985
A canister containing lethal bacteria, which has become a very dangerous weapon, must be retrieved by Michael and K.I.T.T.. A sudden change of heart prompts August Hollenbeck to inform the Foundation of potentially deadly circumstances. Apparently, a canister containing lethal bacteria has fallen in
The Wrong Crowd
6. The Wrong Crowd
November 1, 1985
The son of a brilliant systems designer-entrepreneur gets involved with the wrong group of people who use him for his knowledge of computers. Nicholas Arkett is the son of Glen and Lydia Arkett, both brilliant computer system designers/programmers. He has a great deal of admiration for his father bu
Burial Ground
5. Burial Ground
October 25, 1985
Michael and K.I.T.T. help people from a Native American tribe ward off a group of greedy oil diggers. The disappearance of Dr. Quentin Tanner and his college protege Barbara Ralston prompts the Foundation to send Michael on a mission to find both scientists. Tanner, an archeologist, and the young wo
Sky Knight
4. Sky Knight
October 18, 1985
When Bonnie's plane is hijacked and all the passengers are held hostage, Michael pushes the super-car to its limits. Bonnie doesn't like to fly but it's the only way she will make it to her sister's wedding in time, and Michael has seen her off at the airport. Soon after take-off, the plane is comma
K.I.T.T.Nap
3. K.I.T.T.Nap
September 27, 1985
Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. put their lives on the line as they try to catch up with a band of dangerous crooks and blackmailers. Michael and K.I.T.T. are urgently needed when all hell breaks loose in a state penitentiary. After shooting the guards and escaping in the Commissioner's car, Jeffrey Cav
Knight of the Juggernaut, Pt. 1 & 2
1. Knight of the Juggernaut, Pt. 1 & 2
September 20, 1985
A team of mechanics, capable of a miracle, rebuild K.I.T.T. after it is completely demolished by the juggernaut in a plot to steal a powerful new isotope. Michael and K.I.T.T. have a new mission which consists of guarding a new substance. It was inadvertently produced in the laboratory of a Foundati
Ep 401 - Knight of the Juggernaut
401. Ep 401 - Knight of the Juggernaut
January 1, 1985
K.I.T.T. is destroyed by a juggernaut while on a mission to guard a powerful isotope from thieves.
Ep 402 - K.I.T.T.Nap
402. Ep 402 - K.I.T.T.Nap
January 1, 1985
Michael finds the criminals who kidnapped Devon and destroyed K.I.T.T.
Ep 403 - Sky Knight
403. Ep 403 - Sky Knight
January 1, 1985
A ruthless crime boss traps K.I.T.T. in a steel prison as part of a plot to kill Michael.
Ep 404 - Burial Ground
404. Ep 404 - Burial Ground
January 1, 1985
Michael and K.I.T.T. take to the air in an attempt to rescue Bonnie from hijackers.
Ep 405 - The Wrong Crowd
405. Ep 405 - The Wrong Crowd
January 1, 1985
An American Indian tribe tries to prevent oil manufacturers from drilling wells on sacred grounds.
Ep 406 - Knight Sting
406. Ep 406 - Knight Sting
January 1, 1985
A gang of motorcycle riders hijacks the F.L.A.G. semi and forces a young computer whiz to program the theft of a remote-controlled cruise missile.
Ep 407 - Many Happy Returns
407. Ep 407 - Many Happy Returns
January 1, 1985
K.I.T.T. goes under cover as part of a mission to halt the smuggling of lethal bacteria.
Ep 408 - Knight Racer
408. Ep 408 - Knight Racer
January 1, 1985
Michael sets out to retrieve a stolen Hovercraft prototype.
Ep 409 - Knight Behind Bars
409. Ep 409 - Knight Behind Bars
January 1, 1985
Michael becomes a murder target after he enters a car race.
Ep 411 - The Scent of Roses
411. Ep 411 - The Scent of Roses
January 1, 1986
Michael steps in after a famous performer's plans for a neighborhood revitalization project are sabotaged.
Ep 412 - Killer K.I.T.T.
412. Ep 412 - Killer K.I.T.T.
January 1, 1986
Although he's being chased by a crazed assailant, Michael takes time to marry his longtime girlfriend.
Ep 413 - Out of the Woods
413. Ep 413 - Out of the Woods
January 1, 1986
A disgruntled electronics whiz gains control over K.I.T.T.
Ep 414 - Deadly Knightshade
414. Ep 414 - Deadly Knightshade
January 1, 1986
Michael launches an investigation after a logging business cuts timber on federal land.
Ep 415 - Redemption of a Champion
415. Ep 415 - Redemption of a Champion
January 1, 1986
Michael and K.I.T.T. investigate a master illusionist suspected of murder.
Ep 416 - Knight of a Thousand Devils
416. Ep 416 - Knight of a Thousand Devils
January 1, 1986
A battered prizefighter, tormented by guilt over a man's death, trains for a bout that could end his career -- and his life.
Ep 417 - Hills of Fire
417. Ep 417 - Hills of Fire
January 1, 1986
Michael and K.I.T.T. frantically embark on a cross-country race to catch the murderer of Michael's good friend.
Ep 418 - Knight Flight To Freedom
418. Ep 418 - Knight Flight To Freedom
January 1, 1986
K.I.T.T. and Michael join forces to fight drug trafficking and arson.
Ep 419 - Fright Knight
419. Ep 419 - Fright Knight
January 1, 1986
Michael faces a Central American firing squad when he attempts to rescue a FLAG agent.
Ep 420 - Knight of the Rising Sun
420. Ep 420 - Knight of the Rising Sun
January 1, 1986
Michael poses as a stuntman in an effort to catch a deadly saboteur who is terrorizing a movie sound stage.
Ep 421 - Voodoo Knight
421. Ep 421 - Voodoo Knight
January 1, 1986
Michael battles deadly ninja warriors who have kidnapped the son of an American industrialist.
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The 1980s version of the television program Knight Rider was one of the most popular programs of the decade, and it inspired a number of imitators over the years. The show told the story of a law enforcement officer who was paired with a custom vehicle that was equipped with artificial intelligence. Though the program lasted for 90 episodes during the 1980s, fans wanted more. As time went by, the show began to build an even larger following of younger people who loved the premise and the vibe of the program. Finally, a new Knight Rider was unleashed in 2008 that took the concept and story of the original show, and brought it into the new millennium.

The updated, 2008 version of Knight Rider stars Justin Bruening as Micheal Traceur. He is revealed to be the estranged son of Michael Knight, who was the main character in the original version of the show. Traceur eventually changes his name to Michael Knight, as well, and he is chosen to be the driver of the new version of KITT. While KITT was a Pontiac Trans Am in the original version of the show, the 2008 Knight Rider features a KITT that is based on a modified Ford Shelby Mustang. The basic premise of the program is the same, however.

During the show's run, Knight Rider depicted the struggles of the new Michael Knight and his relationships with his father and the company that developed his amazing, crime-fighting vehicle. Conspiracies are hatched, and Knight finds himself in the middle of them quite often. Also, Knight and the viewing audience are never sure who is on the side of good and who has evil plans. This adds an important air of mystery to the program that keeps viewers glued to their television sets. Most importantly, though, the show features a number of exciting driving and chase sequences that show off the abilities of Knight as a driver, and KITT as a supreme law enforcement machine.

Audiences had been clamoring for an updated version of Knight Rider for many years before it was finally brought back to the air in 2008. The show was not quite as successful as the original version, but it reached a new, younger fan base that grew to love the show's combination of human drama and muscle car power. Though the show is no longer airing new episodes, fans can watch the program on DVD or through various outlets on the internet.

Knight Rider is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (169 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 2008.

Where to Watch Knight Rider

Knight Rider is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Knight Rider on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Starz, Google Play, Apple TV and NBC.

  • Premiere Date
    October 1, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (9,061)