Netflix is eyeing some more original content from the UK. The streaming service is reportedly competing with British television network ITV , and possibly even Hulu , to sign the three former Top Gear hosts for a new season of the cancelled BBC show. Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was fired from his position back in March 2015 when he physically attacked a show producer. The BBC temporarily cancelled Top Gear as it sorted through the mess, but over a month later the series executive producer Andy Wilman and two remaining hosts, James May and Richard Hammond , all said they wouldnt be returning . Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TubefilterNews/~3/2u8pKr6b0JI/
James May and Richard Hammond still feature, partnership with Top Gear to continue. Read More... http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/19/jeremy-clarkson-not-returning-for-forza-motorsport-6
Top Gear has tapped Chris Evans as the new host, following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, who was let go from the BBC series following an altercation with a producer. Evans, host for BBC Radio 2s Chris Evans Breakfast Show but not the actor who portrays Captain America, said that hes thrilled to be taking on the hosting gig, and vowed to honor the car shows legacy. Im thrilled, Top Gear is my favorite program of all time. Created by a host of brilliant minds who love cars and understand how to make the massively complicated come across as fun, devil-may-care and effortless, Evans said. When in fact of course, its anything but and thats the genius of Top Gears global success. Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/top-gear-taps-new-host-after-jeremy-clarkson-ouster/
Top Gear ' s Richard Hammond and James May are reportedly turning down a 4 million offer - that's $6.1 million - from the BBC to continue hosting the car series, according to The Mirror . Instead, the duo are reportedly planning to reunite with fired host Jeremy Clarkson for a new Netflix show. Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/top-gear-netflix-show/?rss=breakingnews
Top Gear 's Richard Hammond and James May are reportedly turning down a £4 million offer - that's $6.1 million - from the BBC to continue hosting the car series, according to The Mirror. Instead, the duo are reportedly planning to reunite with fired host Jeremy Clarkson for a new Netflix show. A source claims the trio and Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman are "very close" to signing the deal with Netflix, and have been in talks with several other outlets. However, Hammond and May are determined not to return to BBC without Clarkson. Read the full article at TVGuide.com .
The departure of Andy Wilman, an executive producer of the show who is also a friend of Clarkson, leads to speculation that he and Clarkson will work on a new motoring show. Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00082587.html
Jeremy Clarkson is not banned from the BBC, hes just no longer a host of Top Gear, Kim Shillinglaw, controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, clarified on Wednesday. And as a matter of fact, his final scenes from the show will be screened later this year. Its serious and unfortunate what happened but there is no ban on Jeremy being on the BBC,Shillinglaw explained to the BBC .Its a big deal what happened and Jeremy, as any human being would, needs some time. Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/jeremy-clarkson-will-appear-on-top-gear-again/
Two weeks after learning that his contract on the BBCs Top Gear was not going to be renewed, Jeremy Clarkson has landed a new gig. Clarkson will guest host the broadcasters Have I Got News for You on April 24, the BBC reports. Clarkson was suspended following a fracas with... Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/u97AMq-NVQc/former-top-gear-presenter-jeremy-clarkson-guest-host-bbcs-have-i-got-news-you
The former BBC producer devised the hit motoring show in 1977. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/YeGabpTebLc/story01.htm
It's the biggest pop-culture news story in every country except for the one that publishes this website: Jeremy Clarkson was let go from Top Gear this week! Clarkson, if you're unfamiliar, had been the lead presenter of the BBC2 car show since its re-launch in 2003; Top Gear , if you're more unfamiliar, is one of the most popular television shows in the world : one part travelogue, one part reality competition, and one part chat-show. Like Manchester United, it's become one of those global brands of "Britishness," and Clarkson was its Wayne Rooney a potato-faced brute who just so happened to be incredibly good at his job. In Britain, where grumpy old men still inspire a widespread affection they've mostly lost here, Clarkson is a major cultural force, expounding upon his likes (fast cars) and dislikes (everything else, with a special focus on public transit and foreigners) in newspaper columns, bestselling books and, of course, Top Gear itself. Imagine Tim Allen's character in Last Man Standing , if Last Man Standing was as big as Game of Thrones . Read more...