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'Top Gear' Racing to America

by TV Squad Editors, posted Apr 21st 2010 12:00PM
Adam FerraraVroom, vroom. That sound you hear? It's American audiences getting ready for the arrival of 'Top Gear.' That's right, the popular British show about all-things automotive, is headed across the pond to the History channel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, History is teaming with BBC World Productions for at least 10 episodes this fall.

The show will be hosted by 'Rescue Me' co-star Adam Ferrara (pictured), stunt driver Tanner Foust and analyst Rutledge Wood. The American show, much like the British program, will feature all aspects of automotive love, including customization, stunts, reviews and celebrity interviews.

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Adam Ferrara could never hope to replace The Hamster.

If Adam Carolla had been involved, I might have audited it, but now it's not even on my radar.

I'll be sticking to the original on BBCA, thanks.

April 22 2010 at 4:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Top Gear is revered in my household. We will not watch a Fat American version.

April 21 2010 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Rutledge Wood is a total butt-hole. He's on the Speed coverage of NASCAR and is a moronic dung beetle.

April 21 2010 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Does not sound very exciting. Adam Carolla had scheduling issues as he is developing a sitcom for one of the networks. If you are interested in all things Top Gear check out finalgear.com they keep track of all news about the various version of the show

April 21 2010 at 1:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh great--another great British show about to be ruined by America.

April 21 2010 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Yes it will stink for a number of reasons. Off the top of my head: 1) never a negative word about a vehicle for fear of ticking off an advertiser and 2) political correctness will remove 90% of the humor of the BBC version.

It would be better and probably cheaper to just televise the BBC version. Sure some of the cars are unavailable to an American audience but who cares, that's not the fun part of Top Gear.

April 21 2010 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What's up with Adam Carolla?

April 21 2010 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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