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Matt LeBlanc to Return as Top Gear Host, BBC Confirms

(Lone) gentleman, start your engine: Matt LeBlanc will return as the sole host of Top Gear for at least two more seasons, the BBC confirmed Monday morning. Previously, it was unclear ifthe Friends star would be the face of the BBC Two series upcoming 24th season. The shows ratings werent very good after Jeremy Clarkson and the boys left, and LeBlanc himself was cagey about a comeback when asked recently by TV critics. ...Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/matt-leblanc-top-gear-host-bbc-friends/

Former 'Top Gear' Hosts' Amazon Series Gets Launch Date

Jeremy Clarkson's 'The Grand Tour' will finally arrive, just months after the disappointing first lap for the rebooted BBC show he was fired from. ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/MMoZGc531uo/top-gear-hosts-amazon-series-929516

Top Gear Hosts DriveTribe Nabs $6.5 Million Investment From 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdochs media conglomerate 21st Century Fox has invested $6.5 million in digital start-up DriveTribe, a site devoted to car culture co-created by former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May; their producer Andy Wilman; and tech entrepreneur Ernesto Schmitt. Foxs investment comes on top of the $5.5 million that DriveTribe raised a mere two weeks ago. ...Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/top-gear-drivetribe-investment-21st-century-fox/

Could Jeremy Clarkson Return to Top Gear?

Could Jeremy Clarkson return as host of BBCs Top Gear just one year after he was fired for punching a producer ? What had once seemed unthinkable now looks like a possibility. Former BBC boss Mark Thompson this week told Britains Sunday Times Magazine said kicking Clarkson out at the curb was a mistake . And the shows been on the downslide since Clarksons departure without an emergency brake. Ratings have tanked, with the recent seasons finale pulling in a mere 1.9 million viewers in the U.K. Last season, the Clarkson-led program averaged 6.49 million viewers per episode.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/jeremy-clarkson-top-gear/

Matt LeBlanc on Returning to Network TV: "I Wanted to Work More"

The former 'Friends' and 'Episodes' star says he'd also like to keep doing 'Top Gear,' but there's no word from the BBC about his involvement on the show....   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/NyC5FVbVYFE/matt-leblanc-returning-network-tv-918754

Matt LeBlanc on Returning to Top Gear': I Dont Know Call the BBC

Matt LeBlanc isnt too sure about his future on Top Gear. The former Friends star was asked whether he would return as a cohost on the popular British car show, which got a makeover after the departure of scandal-plagued Jeremy Clarkson, who was accused of physically abusing a producer on the show. I dont know call the BBC, LeBlanc told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association TV press tour in Beverly Hills, after he was asked whether he would be back.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/matt-leblanc-on-returning-to-top-gear-i-dont-know-ask-the-bbc/

Ex-Top Gear Host Chris Evans Wont Be Charged Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Chris Evans might be out of a gig at Top Gear, but at least he doesnt have criminal charges hanging over his head. Police have closed their investigation into allegations of sexual assault leveled against Evans, after they found insufficient evidence to proceed, the BBC reports. Evans was under investigation for incidents that allegedly occurred in the 1990s. According to reports, Evans was accused of exposing himself to a female colleague nearly every day for two years. ...  Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/chris-evans-top-gear-sexual-assault-investigation/

Matt LeBlanc and 'Top Gear' Were "Made for Each Other"

Outgoing host Chris Evans praises the former 'Friends' star, who looks set to take the solo helm of the BBC's motoring show.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/xYv1pdFBiPg/matt-leblanc-top-gear-were-909687

Pooowerrrrr to Him: Matt LeBlanc Will Reportedly Host Top Gear Solo

Take a Power Lap in a Pagani Huayra to celebrate. ...  Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/07/matt-leblanc-will-reportedly-host-top-gear-solo.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

'Top Gear': What's Next For the BBC's Flagship Motoring Show?

With host Chris Evans having thrown in the towel after just one season following disappointing ratings and a seemingly endless media assault, how can the BBC get its stalled car show back on track?   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/RezjEiZ8EWw/top-gear-whats-next-bbcs-908351
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