When we heard about some recent developments in the world of television, we truly thought -- or at least hoped -- that they were actually just early April Fool's Day jokes. Alas, as far as we know, all of these are really happening, or have already occurred, much to our dismay.
It's that time of year when networks start picking up pilots! Exciting!
I may be the only one who's pretty excited for the two-hour Knight Rider reboot airing this Sunday night...or I may be the only one who's admitting it. But I'm trying to manage my expectations, because many of the things that made the original KR so awesome won't be present, including:
2. Devon and April/Bonnie's "oh, Alice" reactions to the old-married-couple banter between Michael and KITT.
4. KARR, an even bitchier queen than Kitt.
But we'll still be able to fashion a drinking game around KITT freaking innocent bystanders out by talking and driving himself, locking prospective car thieves in the back seat and delivering them to the authorities, jumping over large crevasses with the help of creative camera angles, and so on. And KITT is now voiced by Val Kilmer, which I for one think is awesome. Will Arnett is great, he could have made it work, but...the gig did seem like kind of a weird fit for him. Not beneath him exactly, just kind of...down-market.
Kilmer, on the other hand, is perfect. Notoriously difficult to work with and notoriously hammy? Perfect recipe for this dish.
Fox hogs the news today with the good (pseudo-Arrested Development reunion!), the bad (Octomom special), the overdone (another cop show?!) and some other stuff, too. Gossip Girl launches its new "WTF?" ad campaign, and Paula Abdul continues to be tossed around like the oh-so-desired commodity she is.
You know...I come back from a four-day weekend, and the TV news is all just bleak -- about the strike, and Leno and Conan laying off staff, and Elizabeth Berkley hosting a reality show about dancing -- so I feel like we could all use a little holiday cheer instead. Thank God for GoldenFiddle, which has helped me out with a link to a couple of online holiday greetings created by Arrested Development's Will Arnett and SNL's Amy Poehler for Gap. If nothing else, it will help you to preserve the illusion that they spend every minute of their married lives adorably goofing around like this.
Will Arnett is popping up on a new primetime sitcom soon. Yes, it's the one you'd assume it is.