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Top Gear Spinoff Top Gear America Greenlighted By BBC America

A new iteration of Top Gear is heading to the U.S. BBC America has greenlighted a U.S. spinoff of the hit UK Top Gear franchise for premiere later this year. The network says the eight-episode hourlong series will be hosted by racing enthusiast and actor William Fichtner, world champion drag racer Antron Brown, and British car journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford. Top Gear America reviews not just exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles but also the cars of America's culture ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2017/03/top-gear-america-bbc-america-us-spinoff-top-gear-1202046848/

BBC America Chief on the Future of 'Top Gear' and Why the Time Is Right for 'Planet Earth II'

Sarah Barnett also opens up about the allure of British TV and her envy over "Downton Envy."  ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/wAXPUXiMWqE/bbc-america-chief-future-top-gear-why-time-is-right-planet-earth-ii-976010

"Top Gear" to Premiere March 13 on BBC America

Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid will host the new season. ...Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/02/13/top-gear-to-premiere-march-13-on-bbc-america-378110/20170213bbca01/

Top Gear Trailer: Host Matt LeBlanc Gets Grilled On Driving History

Prior motor convictions, speeding offenses, and competitive driving all reasonable queries when being assessed for car insurance. At least thats true for the hosts of BBC America s high octane motoring series Top Gear . The newly released trailer for season 24 features Matt LeBlanc , Chris Harris and Rory Reid as they are uncomfortably grilled about their driving histories. The 90 second video sees the hosts squirming through an awkward interview witha severe risk ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2017/02/top-gear-trailer-matt-leblanc-bbc-america-1201902613/

How Does The Grand Tour Compare to Top Gear?

The key differences between two wildly popular car shows, from test tracks to celebrity guests.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/12/grand-tour-top-gear-differences.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Top Gear's Old Stig Ben Collins Is A Stormtrooper In Rogue One

Racing driver Ben Collins was very good at being a silent, helmeted character as Top Gears tame racing driver The Stig, portraying the character with the kind of physical wit mimes can only dream of. Now Radio Times reports that Collins has lent his helmet-wearing talents to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . ...Read More... http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/SEBOg9Fdhak/top-gears-old-stig-is-a-stormtrooper-in-rogue-one-1790115541

Top Gear Trio Feel the Need for Speed in Amazon's The Grand Tour Trailer

Top Gear vets Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have exotic rides in the official trailer for Amazons The Grand Tour, and theyre taking full advantage of their new companycars. Revving their engines, the three friends speed across four continents, including locations such as Johannesburg and California. Like a James Bond movie, the road [] http://tvline.com/2016/10/06/the-grand-tour-trailer-jeremy-clarkson-amazon/

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/
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