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NBC to Shill for "Knight Rider"

Hoping that Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) would direct that two-hour backdoor pilot of Knight Rider at NBC?

Don't hold your breath.

NBC has announced that Liman's feature directing schedule has prevented him from directing the pilot for Knight Rider, scheduled to be filmed and aired later this season. Liman will however stay on the project as an executive producer.

Instead, the Peacock has secured Steve Shill (Spike's The Kill Pit) to direct the backdoor pilot.

I can't say I'm all that pleased with the announcement; I thought that the The Kill Pit visually looked like a low-budget Canadian syndicated television series, so I'm not really convinced that he's the right guy to direct a big-budget pilot about a secret agent and his transforming car...

What's On Tonight

8 pm: How I Met Your Mother/The Big Bang Theory (CBS); Chuck (NBC); Everybody Hates Chris/Aliens in America (CW); Dancing with the Stars (ABC; 8-9:30 pm); Prison Break (FOX)

9 pm: Two and a Half Men/Rules of Engagement (CBS); Heroes (NBC); Girlfriends/The Game (CW); Samantha Who (ABC; 9:30-10 pm); K-Ville (FOX)

10 pm: CSI: Miami (CBS); Journeyman (NBC); The Bachelor (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: Chuck.

You know how much I'm already in love with this dramedy, from creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, so why don't you do me a favor and tune in? On tonight's episode ("Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp"), Chuck gets involved in a case involving a deadly Chinese agent in Chinatown against Sarah and Casey's wishes, while Morgan finds himself in a sales competition that could cost him his job.

9:30 pm: Samantha Who?

On tonight's episode ("The Job"), Samantha learns what it is she does for a living when she returns to work after regaining consciousness, only to learn that while she can't remember the past, it doesn't means she can escape it.

10 pm: Journeyman.

It's Kevin McKidd (Rome) as a time-traveling newspaper reporter in a drama that's more about human interactions and the nature of choice than, say, technicolored time machines. On tonight's episode ("The Legend of Dylan McCleen"), Dan inadvertently leaves son Zack all on his own when he travels back to the past, where he encounters an ex-army ranger who hijacked a huge sum of money (D.B. Cooper?) but for a good cause, while Katie is questioned by the police about Dan's behavior the night of the gala.

10 pm: Weeds on Showtime.

The third season of Showtime's acclaimed comedy, Weeds continues. On tonight's episode ("Cankles"), Valerie's private investigator tails Nancy, Celia investigates Aguatecture, Silas learns that Tara is seeing other guys, and Doug finds himself out of a job.

Comments

The CineManiac said…
any word on who's directing the rival Big Screen Knight Rider?
Anonymous said…
I so heart Torchwood- no mojitos for me!
I caught the rerun of "Countrycide" this week, and was kind of dreading the stereotypical "rural places are scary!" thing- but kudos to Torchwood as it was so dang creepy!
"It made me happy.." just gave me the whimwhams.
Anonymous said…
"...looked like a low-budget Canadian syndicated television series..."

Ha! Well put!

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