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Ford Adds Its Voice to KITT Casting

February 10, 2008 9:02 PM

Knight Rider (NBC)Anyone hoping to get their post-“Arrested Development” fix via Will Arnett’s role as KITT in NBC’s upcoming “Knight Rider” TV movie will be sorely disappointed. Mr. Arnett is out of the role just about a week before the special is scheduled to air. Daily Variety reported last week that conflicting sponsorship deals caused Mr. Arnett to step aside, leaving the talking car’s voicework to erstwhile Jim Morrison and Batman Val Kilmer. NBC has a heavy sponsorship with Ford on the “Knight Rider” movie (KITT is a Ford Mustang), while Mr. Arnett has lent his pipes to new GMC truck commercials currently airing. It just makes us wonder what William Daniels would have to say about all this.

—Andrew Krukowski

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