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Three dumbest TV moves of 2008

The biggest head-scratchers of the year, including the Emmy host debacle and NBC's revival of ''Knight Rider''

Justin Bruening

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So much stupidity to choose from, but we narrowed it down to the top (bottom?) three.

1. Having the five reality-host nominees emcee the 60th Annual Emmy Awards.
So let’s see if we have this right: The plan was for the quintet (Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Ryan Seacrest, and Jeff Probst) to waltz on stage without a script and simply scrape for laughs by…joking about how they had no plan whatsoever? Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud.

2. Not bringing series back after the writers’ strike.
The audience’s response: Out of sight, out of mind. The once-formidable Heroes continued its ratings slide after a nine-month hiatus, while other shows that were still trying to find their footing ultimately found themselves with fewer viewers (Chuck, Private Practice) — and, in some cases, off the schedule completely (Dirty Sexy Money, Pushing Daisies).

3. Knight Rider.
Hey, we love that old ’80s show. However, NBC’s beef-witted, critically drubbed new iteration failed to capture the fun of the original before it skidded off the air last month. Undeterred, the network will soon launch a revamped version of its revamped version of the two-hour TV-movie reboot of the franchise. KITT, we need you…to drive off a cliff. And stay there.