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Is 'Top Gear U.S.A.' Back On Track?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 17th 2010 7:38PM

When NBC killed Adam Carolla's 'Top Gear' project, it seemed like a cursed project. It had a huge project that only an Iranian oil tycoon could cover and everyone loves the original BBC show so much that doing a remake of it almost feels like a sacrilege.

However, being a huge 'Top Gear' head myself, I was still willing to give it a chance and I'm still willing to give it a shot now that it may be on its way to The History Channel.

Network sources told the car blog Jalopnik that they have a 10 to 12 episode order for the show and are currently looking for hosts. Meanwhile, Carolla said on his car blog that he was being considered for three hosting jobs. If the mighty eyebrows took the front seat, would you watch it?

[via TVTattle]

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February 24 2010 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Samuel Jones

Do you people even realize what channel this is going to be on. It is a a car show, on a channel that is supposed to show history documentaries. Where is the history in this show, please tell me why it is going to be on history.

February 18 2010 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Samuel Jones's comment

The same reason Ax Men and Pawn Stars are on there.

February 18 2010 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

History channel is more than the Hitler Channel now. Like all channels they eventually feel the need to have their own programming as that's where the cash is made.

February 20 2010 at 12:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This show should be Carolla, Faust, and Alonzo Bodden. End o' story.

February 18 2010 at 9:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Find it hard to believe that they're going to give anything a fair review. The BBC gets away with it because they have no sponsor bias influencing the show, they can rip or praise or fake praise anything they want to without feeling a pinch later.

With corporate backers sponsoring the show they'll be choked to actually say what they really think about anything.

Feels like a lot of what I see the show as is a car version of the man show which would be a complete tragedy. I really wish they'd just re-title the show and go from there instead of claiming it's Top Gear.

February 17 2010 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Kax02's comment

Exactly. If Toyota was paying the bills for the real Top Gear would they allow Jezza to rip them a new one or let Hammond call the SC430 the worst car ever.

The only channel an American Top Gear really works in on PBS. Unlike the UK and BBC, i am pretty sure PBS can't afford the production costs.

February 17 2010 at 11:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

See, this is the show Leno should have done instead of trying to do a prime time Tonight Show. He'd be a natural fit. Loves cars, familiar with the show (he even copied the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment for his show), lots of people find him funny...

February 17 2010 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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