History Series / TopGear

7th Oct '17 7:04:58 AM axle-k89
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11th Jun '17 12:57:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* An [[Series/TopGearUS American version]], airing on the History Channel, it now has its own page. One of the hosts, rally car driver Tanner Faust, appeared in Series 22 of the British version. It ended in June 2016 after six seasons, but in March 2017, the BBC announced that [[https://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gear-tv/top-gear-america-new-us-based-tg-series it would resume production]] under the name ''Top Gear America'', presented by actor William Fitchner, drag racer Antron Brown, and motoring journalist Tom Ford. (And The Stig.)

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* An [[Series/TopGearUS American version]], airing on the History Channel, Creator/TheHistoryChannel, it now has its own page. One of the hosts, rally car driver Tanner Faust, appeared in Series 22 of the British version. It ended in June 2016 after six seasons, but in March 2017, the BBC announced that [[https://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gear-tv/top-gear-america-new-us-based-tg-series it would resume production]] under the name ''Top Gear America'', presented by actor William Fitchner, drag racer Antron Brown, and motoring journalist Tom Ford. (And The Stig.)
8th Jun '17 9:10:21 PM Doryna
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In 2002, the show underwent a significant revamp thanks to one of its old presenters, Jeremy Clarkson [[note]] Another old presenter, Andy Wilman, also had a significant hand, but remained behind the scenes as the executive producer.[[/note]] Alongside fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May [[note]]Who also presented the old Top Gear series in 1999[[/note]], the series became a global phenomenon, which extended far beyond driving enthusiasts or even car-owners, thanks to the interplay of the three VitriolicBestBuds and what May referred to in an interview as "self-indulgent cocking-about." In addition to doing more conventional car test drives and reviews, the series embarked on a number of segments which featured unique and humorous premises. For more detailed examples of what cocking-about one might actually see, please check the TopGear/{{Segments}} page. The show also has an official, legal and above-board Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/topgear channel]] with abridged versions of various segments.

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In 2002, the show underwent a significant revamp thanks to one of its old presenters, Jeremy Clarkson [[note]] Another old presenter, Andy Wilman, also had a significant hand, but remained behind the scenes as the executive producer.[[/note]] Alongside fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May [[note]]Who also presented the old Top Gear series in 1999[[/note]], the series became a global phenomenon, which extended far beyond driving enthusiasts or even car-owners, thanks to the interplay of the three VitriolicBestBuds and what May referred to in an interview as "self-indulgent cocking-about." In addition to doing more conventional car test drives and reviews, the series embarked on a number of segments which featured unique and humorous premises. For more detailed examples of what cocking-about one might actually see, please check the TopGear/{{Segments}} [[Recap/TopGear Recap]] page. The show also has an official, legal and above-board Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/topgear channel]] with abridged versions of various segments.



* TopGear/{{Segments}}
22nd Mar '17 9:29:15 AM TheIrregular
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* An [[Series/TopGearUS American version]], airing on the History Channel, it now has its own page. One of the hosts, rally car driver Tanner Faust, appeared in Series 22 of the British version. Sadly, it was canceled in June 2016 after six seasons, although [[http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/entertainment/news/a29730/top-gear-usa-history-cancelled/ hope]] remains the show could find a new home at a different network.

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* An [[Series/TopGearUS American version]], airing on the History Channel, it now has its own page. One of the hosts, rally car driver Tanner Faust, appeared in Series 22 of the British version. Sadly, it was canceled It ended in June 2016 after six seasons, although [[http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/entertainment/news/a29730/top-gear-usa-history-cancelled/ hope]] remains but in March 2017, the show could find a new home at a different network. BBC announced that [[https://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gear-tv/top-gear-america-new-us-based-tg-series it would resume production]] under the name ''Top Gear America'', presented by actor William Fitchner, drag racer Antron Brown, and motoring journalist Tom Ford. (And The Stig.)
14th Mar '17 3:29:56 AM TheIrregular
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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2017 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seemed to focus more on car reviews and its celebrity interview segments (removing the news segment completely and moving it over to ''Extra Gear'') though they did go on some trips and put on some wacky stunts reminiscent of the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment was retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rally car, and the test track was expanded, putting the celebs through a water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still used the same track as before.) After fan criticism and declining ratings, in July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season. [=LeBlanc=], on the other hand, was warmly welcomed by viewers and so the BBC locked him into a deal through Series 25.

Series 24 debuted on 5 March 2016, slimming the amount of presenters back down to three, [=LeBlanc=], Reid, and Harris. (Comedian George Lewis was made the new host of ''Extra Gear''). Featuring a new two-tiered set, the celebrity segment has been retooled (they stick around longer, they drive a "Reasonably Fast" car, a Nissan [=GT86=]), the test track has been put back to its original configuration, and in a surprise, the Stig doesn't appear - instead, Harris takes the guest around the track, alternately advising them and berating them (The Stig does appear in the 2nd episode, but to make a test lap only.) Initial reviews, in comparison to the Evans-led previous season, have been generally [[http://jalopnik.com/hell-yes-top-gear-is-finally-back-1793003149 positive]].[[note]]In the States, the show airs a week later on BBC America.[[/note]]

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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2017 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seemed to focus more on car reviews and its celebrity interview segments (removing the news segment completely and moving it over to ''Extra Gear'') though they did go on some trips and put on some wacky stunts reminiscent of the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment was retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rally car, and the test track was expanded, putting the celebs through a water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still used the same track as before.) After fan criticism and declining ratings, in July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season. [=LeBlanc=], on the other hand, was warmly welcomed by viewers and so the BBC locked him into a deal through Series 25.

Series 24 debuted on 5 March 2016, 2017, slimming the amount of presenters back down to three, [=LeBlanc=], Reid, and Harris. (Comedian George Lewis was made the new host of ''Extra Gear''). Featuring a new two-tiered set, the celebrity segment has been retooled (they stick around longer, they drive a "Reasonably Fast" car, a Nissan Toyota [=GT86=]), the test track has been put back to its original configuration, and in a surprise, the Stig doesn't appear - instead, Harris takes the guest around the track, alternately advising them and berating them (The Stig does appear in the 2nd episode, but to make a test lap only.) Initial reviews, in comparison to the Evans-led previous season, have been generally [[http://jalopnik.com/hell-yes-top-gear-is-finally-back-1793003149 positive]].[[note]]In the States, the show airs a week later on BBC America.[[/note]]
12th Mar '17 4:54:46 PM fauxtoast
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Series 24 debuted on 5 March 2016, slimming the amount of presenters back down to three, [=LeBlanc=], Reid, and Harris. (Comedian George Lewis was made the new host of ''Extra Gear''). Featuring a new two-tiered set, the celebrity segment has been retooled (they stick around between segments, and now drive a "Reasonably Fast" car, a Nissan GT86), the test track has been put back to its original configuration, and in a surprise, does not feature a Stig - instead, Harris takes the guest around the track, alternately advising them and berating them. Initial reviews, in comparison to the Evans-led previous season, have been generally [[http://jalopnik.com/hell-yes-top-gear-is-finally-back-1793003149 positive]].[[note]]In the States, the show airs a week later on BBC America.[[/note]]

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Series 24 debuted on 5 March 2016, slimming the amount of presenters back down to three, [=LeBlanc=], Reid, and Harris. (Comedian George Lewis was made the new host of ''Extra Gear''). Featuring a new two-tiered set, the celebrity segment has been retooled (they stick around between segments, and now longer, they drive a "Reasonably Fast" car, a Nissan GT86), [=GT86=]), the test track has been put back to its original configuration, and in a surprise, does not feature a the Stig doesn't appear - instead, Harris takes the guest around the track, alternately advising them and berating them. them (The Stig does appear in the 2nd episode, but to make a test lap only.) Initial reviews, in comparison to the Evans-led previous season, have been generally [[http://jalopnik.com/hell-yes-top-gear-is-finally-back-1793003149 positive]].[[note]]In the States, the show airs a week later on BBC America.[[/note]]
9th Mar '17 10:38:36 AM fauxtoast
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Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a SpiritualSuccessor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'' [[note]]The show is also produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well[[/note]], which debuted on the streaming service on 18 November 2016. After a strong premiere, and receiving some mediocre reviews for the show's second episode, and occasionally panned for its overly-staged dialogue, overall, the show's first 13-episode run was enthusiastically well-received.

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Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a SpiritualSuccessor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'' [[note]]The show is also produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well[[/note]], which debuted on the streaming service on 18 November 2016. After a strong premiere, and receiving some mediocre reviews for the show's second episode, and episode (and occasionally panned for its overly-staged dialogue, dialogue), overall, the show's first 13-episode run was enthusiastically well-received.
9th Mar '17 10:37:22 AM fauxtoast
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Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a SpiritualSuccessor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'' [[note]]The show is also produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well.[[/note]], which debuted on streaming service on 18 November 2016. While receiving some mediocre reviews for the show's second episode, and at times panned for its overly-staged dialogue, overall the show's first 13-episode run was enthusiastically well-received.

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Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a SpiritualSuccessor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'' [[note]]The show is also produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well.[[/note]], well[[/note]], which debuted on the streaming service on 18 November 2016. While After a strong premiere, and receiving some mediocre reviews for the show's second episode, and at times occasionally panned for its overly-staged dialogue, overall overall, the show's first 13-episode run was enthusiastically well-received.
9th Mar '17 10:33:52 AM fauxtoast
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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seemed to focus more on car reviews and its celebrity interview segments (removing the news segment completely and moving it over to ''Extra Gear'') though they did go on some trips and put on some wacky stunts reminiscent of the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment was retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rally car, and the test track was expanded, putting the celebs through a water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still used the same track as before.) After fan criticism and declining ratings, in July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season. [=LeBlanc=], on the other hand, was warmly welcomed by viewers and so the BBC locked him into a deal through Series 25.

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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 2017 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seemed to focus more on car reviews and its celebrity interview segments (removing the news segment completely and moving it over to ''Extra Gear'') though they did go on some trips and put on some wacky stunts reminiscent of the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment was retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rally car, and the test track was expanded, putting the celebs through a water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still used the same track as before.) After fan criticism and declining ratings, in July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season. [=LeBlanc=], on the other hand, was warmly welcomed by viewers and so the BBC locked him into a deal through Series 25.
9th Mar '17 10:32:26 AM fauxtoast
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After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed by the BBC; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host a new version with [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also joined on various segments and also in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. And, like all the previous versions of ''Top Gear'', the show retained its [[HeWhoMustNotBeHeard voiceless]], [[TheFaceless faceless]] [[BadassDriver "tame racing driver"]], the Stig. [[note]] To which Evans exclaims in the first episode, "We got custody, we got custody!", the Stig originally being an invention of Wilman & Clarkson.[[/note]]

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After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed by the BBC; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host a new version with [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also joined on various segments and also in the show's new 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. And, like all the previous versions of ''Top Gear'', the show retained its [[HeWhoMustNotBeHeard voiceless]], [[TheFaceless faceless]] [[BadassDriver "tame racing driver"]], the Stig. [[note]] To which Evans exclaims in the first episode, "We got custody, we got custody!", the Stig originally being an invention of Wilman & Clarkson.[[/note]]
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