In a world of criminals who operate above the law comes Michael Knight who takes on the forces of evil with the help of his artificially intelligent supercar. K.I.T.T. , an acronym for, Knight Industries Two Thousand. The shows star David Hasselhoff played Michael Knight, an undercover Las Vegas police detective who received a new identity, "Michael Knight". This role really launched his career.

Often Hasselhoff took on other roles in the show and seen in KITT vs. Golilath.

"Knight Rider" ran on TV from 1982 through 1986.