Prison Break Treads Water, KITT Rolls On

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prison break p2 Prison Break Treads Water, KITT Rolls On It’s been reported that the actors of Prison Break were given notice that their schedule for filming has been extended for two additional hours, and the thoughts are that these two hours are the last two hours, wrapping up the four year series.

I mean face it, it’s called Prison Break. They got out… from 2 different prisons. Now if they renamed the show to “On the Lamb”, or “Michaels Vengeance” or “Whistler on the Roof”, maybe they could have pulled this off. Who knows.

But if you’re a paranoid doom-sayer like I can be sometimes, the fact that the remaining six episodes of its 22-show order weren’t on Fox’s recently released schedule for mid-season just makes one wonder what’s up over there in the halls of Fox. I mean they’re so good at how they handle their franchises, I just can’t imagine something going wrong. … <crickets>


knight rider poster Prison Break Treads Water, KITT Rolls OnMy Own Worst Enemy is struggling in ratings, and the network ax comes flying from the darkened shadows of the network hallways. And through it all, while Knight Rider also struggles with ratings in it’s Wednesday time slot, it gets to keep on rolling. (No, I’m not bitter.)

To keep Knight Rider viable in the line-up of NBC shows, the story line is going to stop being about the terrorist of the week, and start doing more personal rescue tales, much along the lines of what made the original as popular as it was in hit’s hey day.

On the down side of the show continuing, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Yancey Arias and Bruce Davison were not signed on to stay with the show past the initial 13 episodes. The network is paring down the focus of the show to just Mike (Justin Bruening), Sarah (Deanna Russo), Billy (Paul Campbell), Zoe (Smith Cho) and KITT. I think that they just want to be able to afford KITT’s voice actor, Val Kilmer.

This new focus of show runner Gary Scott Thompson has been referred to as a reboot. Yea, you read me right, they called it a reboot.

So if this is a reboot of the re-imagining of the two-hour pilot reboot, what the bloody blazes does that make this? The ghost from Networks past? The Re-re-re-boot. Cripes, just rename the show “Transformers, the Prequel” and be done with it. KITT can be the first one on Earth, the forward scout. Heck, why not make KITT’s chip start acting up and have him think he’s a Ford Pinto at the worst times and blow up? (Nope.. not bitter.)

All joking aside, if I were to play political-favorites-guessing-game, NBC may feel like they owe Thompson for cutting his show legs out from under him when they cut Vegas in the middle of a season cliff-hanger. People want to know about Danny’s and Delinda’s baby, where was Coop and who finally got the casino? (Gary, remember me at Comic-Con? Take note: ) Maybe KITT can take a tour through Vegas in one episode and they can hint at some of these missing details in the background of the story! I’m not asking for the actors, just drop a clue in the script. Some folk just need closure from the mind of the source.

We can all hope, right? I mean the poor guy gets asked about this on a non-stop basis. I think he needs to put this to rest and KITT can help as he continues to roll on.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. I sure hope the writers crank out a fitting farewell to such a great show !!
    We all new it had to end,,, 4 seasons isn’t too bad!!!

    I couldn’t care less about Knight Rider,,, lol

  2. Prison Break can end for me. I watched the first two seasons and stopped watching the third on one of the first episodes. I really LOVED the firs season, second season was ok and reasonable, but than back to prison back out again, come on …

  3. I can’t see how Prison Break lasted this long. Heck, I don’t see how it can last a whole season. I saw the first 2 seasons and was laughing so hard from all of the coincidences that drove the show, I couldn’t bare to watch any more. Seriously, how can people think that it’s such a great show? They had every stereotype, and almost EVERYTHING of their plan relied on coincidence. It’s way too ridiculous for me. Knight Rider should end too, that show is simply horrible…

  4. Everything seems to end. Some well, some not so well.

    Some too early, some not early enough.

    As a friend once put it: Everything in life is temporary…

    He never finished the sentence, he fell down a flight of stairs.

  5. cancel everything, why does nbc event ry

  6. Its ironic that one of NBC’s best shows is produced by FOX.
    “My Name is Earl”.

  7. “Heck, why not make KITT’s chip start acting up and have him think he’s a Ford Pinto at the worst times and blow up?”

    Better yet, have him transform into a big, blue police box from 1960s Britain and then get stuck in that form…oh wait, that sounds AWFULLY familiar, for some reason; anybody know why it seems so darn familiar?

    (Removes tongue from where it was firmly planted in cheek…)

  8. Don’t include the Tardis in your evil game “Photoshoplifter Dan”. 8-)

  9. Hey, if Bruce Simmons can bring in the Transformers, I can get all giggity-giggity for Gallifrey’s Favorite Son.

    Besides…think of how the chase scenes would drag on, and ON, and…

    Or would you prefer a new entry in that endless Toy Commercial known as the Putrid…um, Power Rangers?

  10. But he STARTED it!!!! (Sticks tongue out @ 790)

  11. What happens at three?

    Used to be the start of Happy Hour at the neighborhood bar

  12. It all started when I read this,,,
    MCG will be honored as the Kodak filmmaker of the year at the CineAsia convention in the South China hub of Macau !!!
    This is an outrage!

  13. KIDS!!! Don’t fight!!! Don’t make me come in there!!!! I’m countin’ to THREE…

    (Not sure what happens at three, but it sounds fun to say.)

  14. sigh… we wait for four. But it keeps everyone distracted doing that!

  15. The paragraph that started with, “So if this is the reboot…” and ended with a Pinto blowing up had me laughing so hard I choked on my Cheerios! KITT as a Transformer! Love it! But he couldn’t be the first because KARR was around before KITT.