Knight Rider is an American television action series created and produced by Glen A. Larson and starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern-day knight fighting crime, who drives a sentient talking car with artificial intelligence.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 26 September, 1982 to 8 August, 1986. There are 90 hour-long episodes in four seasons.
The series originally aired in South Africa in the 1980s on the SABC's TV2 channel, which later merged with other channels to form CCTV - the forerunner of the modern-day SABC2.
It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series and FOX Crime channels, on SABC3 and on StarSat's (formerly TopTV) FOX Retro channel (first season only). See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 aired on M-Net Series from 2 October, 2004 to 26 February, 2005, on Saturdays at 18h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 1 later aired on SABC3 from 1-30 April, 2010. New episodes broadcast daily at 12h00, on weekdays.
Season 1 then aired on FOX Retro from 22 November, 2012 to 18 April, 2013, on Thursdays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 1 premiered on FOX Crime on Thursday 27 February 2014, at 17h50. New episodes broadcast daily, on weekdays. There are 22 episodes in the first season.
Knight Rider is an action thrill-ride about a young man (David Hasselhoff) who fights crime with his super-advanced car, K.I.T.T., who has the ability to think and talk, often chiding others with his witticisms.
When a young detective is ambushed in a failed police stake out, he is believed to have been killed. But millionaire Wilton Knight finds him and saves him and gives him a new face.
It seems that Knight wants to wage a war against criminals who operate above the law. And Michael is the man he has chosen to wage that war.
He has created the ultimate car, the Knight Industries Two Thousand or K.I.T.T., which is laced with a virtually indestructible alloy and is also capable of moving on its own and also talks.
He gives the car to Michael and the new identity of Michael Knight.
Michael is assisted by one of Knight's associates, Devon Miles (Edward Mulhare). Bonnie (Patricia McPherson) is the mechanic who takes care of K.I.T.T.
During the second season Bonnie was replaced by April (Rebecca Holden) as the new mechanic. The following season she left and Bonnie returned.
In Season 4 the show acquired a new regular cast member, Peter Parros, who played Reginald Cornelius III, aka RC3.
Note: these records do not include the original 1980s broadcast
Season 1 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 2 Oct 2004 | Finale: 26 Feb 2005 | Sat, 18h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 1 Apr 2010 | Finale: 30 Apr 2010 | Weekdays, 12h00
Channel: FOX Retro | Premiere: 22 Nov 2012 | Finale: 18 Apr 2013 | Thu, 20h30
Channel: FOX Crime | Premiere: 27 Feb 2014 | Finale: 28 Mar 2014 | Weekdays, 17h50
Season 2 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 5 Mar 2005 | Finale: 30 Jul 2005 | Sat, 18h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 3 May 2010 | Finale: 3 Jun 2010 | Weekdays, 12h00
Channel: FOX Crime | Premiere: 31 Mar 2014 | Finale: 1 May 2014 | Weekdays, 17h50
Season 3 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 2 Aug 2005 | Finale: 10 Jan 2006 | Tue, 18h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 4 Jun 2010 | Finale: 2 Aug 2010 | Weekdays, 12h00
Season 4 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 27 Jun 2006 | Finale: 21 Nov 2006 | Tue, 22h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 3 Aug 2010 | Finale: 1 Sep 2010 | Weekdays, 12h00