David Hasselhoff is taking a cue from another David — Larry David, that is — with a new improvised comedy series set to debut on UK television.
Like David’s HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” before it, “Hoff the Record” will focus on a fictionalized version of Hasselhoff, to be “set 30 years after he made his name with popular teatime drama ‘Knight Rider,'” according to Radio Times.
“Following five divorces — the real Hasselhoff has been through a mere two — and some misguided career decisions, the series sees Hoff moving to the UK to try to get his career back on track,” Radio Times wrote of the show.
Iain Coyle, commissioning editor of UKTV, called the series “funny, clever and bizarre — in a good way.”
Co-stars are expected to be announced shortly. “Hoff the Record” is set to run for six episodes beginning next year, on a network called Dave. The coincidence was not lost on Hasselhoff.
“When I made ‘Baywatch,’ I dreamed of one day having my own show on a channel named after me,” the star said in a statement. “They did name the channel after me, right?”