NBC announced Tuesday it will pick up nine additional episodes of its freshman drama series "Knight Rider" to complete a full-season order for 2008-09.

The decision was announced by Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"Gary Scott Thompson and the great cast and crew of 'Knight Rider' continue to deliver fun, action-packed adventures every week," Silverman said. "Kitt and Michael will continue to travel across the country on their fun, escapist ride pursuing bad guys and saving the day."

The updated version of the iconic 1980s series with the same name premiered Sept. 24 and has been averaging a 2.4 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.4 million viewers overall so far this season in live plus same day averages.

"Knight Rider" stars Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Bruce Davison.