The Knight Rider series will be back on this Fall with the same cast from the film, including several versions of the hybrid KITT. The solar powered Ford Mustang Hybrid, capable of getting 167 mpg, was a big hit in the Nielsen's so it's no surprise to see NBC looking to revive the series.
I saw this over at Edmunds and I had to laugh, since one of the reasons given for bringing the series back was to
... produce more original programming during the 2008-'09 season.What they mean, however, is several series could end up sharing a timeslot so that when one went on hiatus, the other could take over, providing new shows all the time.
As of now, Justin Breuning and Deanna Russo will be returning. Val Kilmer will also be returning as the voice of KITT.