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(CBS, Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.; premieres this Wednesday.)

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2. "Knight Rider" comes toot-toot-tooting back from the '80s -- and from last year, when NBC successfully revived the rusty vehicle in a high-rated TV movie. It's retrofitted with new human actors and a new car, one whose talents include a conversion gimmick borrowed from "Transformers." ¶ The fact is, KITT the car is a fossil that ran out of fuel some time ago; today, real cars have navigation systems, talking accessories and other gizmos that make KITT seem as quaint as a Studebaker, if not as cute. Val Kilmer replaces William Daniels as the car's voice. Zzzzzz.

(NBC, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.; premieres this Wednesday.)

3. "Worst Week." Inexplicably preceded by favorable buzz, the aptly titled "Worst Week" is a sadly frantic sitcom about a stumbling, bumbling Boobus Americanus (simpering wimp Kyle Bornheimer) whose stupid mistakes and preventable accidents keep embarrassing him in front of his fiancee (Erinn Hayes) and her parents (amusingly played by Kurtwood Smith and Nancy Lenehan).

(CBS, Mondays at 9:30; premieres tomorrow.)

4. "America's Toughest Jobs" has a tiny bit more dignity than many reality shows do, but the concept seems stale because similar series have aired on cable. In this version, catty and crabby competitors are put through the rigors and wringers of such difficult occupations as truck driver and crab catcher. ¶ Ho-hum; what else isn't new?

(NBC, Fridays at 8 p.m.; already premiered.)

5. "Hole in the Wall." An amazingly childish game show adapted from what Fox calls a "breakout hit" in Japan (it's also a break-wall hit), "Hole" asks less of its contestants than perhaps any other game show in history. It requires no skills other than the ability to crouch or twist into a position that matches the cutout on a breakaway wall. The wall moves down a red runway, and contestants try to jump through the holes -- and not to fall into a big puddle of green water. ¶ Exhibit Q in the case of "Western Civilization, Decline and Fall Thereof."

(Fox, Thursdays at 8 p.m.; already premiered.)


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