On Knight Rider, he had KITT twenty years before anyone had heard of talking GPS. He ruled the beaches of Malibu with taut abs and a tanned fist on Baywatch, television’s most watched show of all time, and, depending on who you ask, he may be the reason they tore down the Berlin Wall. With all of these laurels to rest on, it came as a shock when David Hasselhoff walked away from a his cushy judge’s chair on the NBC hit, America’s Got Talent. But The Hoff had a loftier objective in mind.
“My goal,” Hasselhoff tells PEOPLE, “is to be a good dad to my daughters, to stay healthy and to go out there and be a performer.” And what better way to fulfill all of these goals than with a reality show?
A&E has ordered ten half-hour episodes of a yet-to-be-titled docu-series featuring Hasselhoff and his two teenage daughters, Taylor Ann and Hayley, as he tries to help them break into the recording industry, the network announced.
“The problem was that I wasn’t creatively fulfilled, sitting there being a judge,” Hasselhoff said at the opening of The Pee-wee Herman Show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “It just takes up so much of your time, I felt like my life was passing me by.”
Instead, his life will now be filmed and broadcast for fans’ viewing pleasure, passing by only those who forget to set their DVR. With his two daughters looking to break into show business — and Hasselhoff playing stage dad — what can viewers expect from the show, which is set to premiere in 2010?
“This show is going to be like Fame“, the actor reveals, “because my house is crazy.” –Reagan Alexander
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