The most awsome tv show ever!! Aired on NBC from 1982 to 1986 and starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent and the powerless. In the first episode a police officer named Michael Long was saved by a dying billionaire and given a new identity (Michael Knight) and a new life at FLAG (Foundation For Law And Government). The show's focal point was a black Trans Am, named KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) by which Michael Knight was entitled to after being the victim of an attempted murder by a group of corporate criminals. KITT is a prototype vehicle built by the Knight Foundation and FLAG who has a sarcastic personality and is programmed to protect Michael on his assignments. He is the fastest, safest and strongest car in the world whos features include being able to talk, driving himself, turbo boost, oil slick, smoke release, Super Pursuit Mode (introduced in the last season), turning into a convertible (also debuted in the last season), ejection seats, tinting his windows, ski mode a scanner and silent mode.
Knight Rider's last episode produced (but not necessarily aired), the Scent of Roses, was reminiscent of Hasslehoff's wedding to actress Catherine Hickland in which Michael becomes depressed after a near fatal encounter with a terrorist and wants to leave the Foundation and marry his longtime love, Stevie(played by his then wife Hickland). Stevie was killed by the terrorist at their wedding and Michael goes on a quest to find him. The show ends as Michael has flashbacks of Stevie and decides to return to the Foundation.
Knight Rider is my favorite tv show and met its demise when it was cancelled in 1986.