History Series / TopGear

20th Dec '16 9:21:49 PM Xtifr
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'''''Top Gear''''' is an award-winning (BAFTA/Emmy) [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] [[MagazineShow magazine series]] about automobiles and motoring. It started in 1977 as a fairly conventional auto show, but after being revamped in 2002 (following a one-year cancellation in 2001-2) it took a turn to become more overtly humorous. The show is very popular, with an audience estimated at about 8 million per week on the BBC and around 350 million worldwide.

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'''''Top Gear''''' ''Top Gear'' is an award-winning (BAFTA/Emmy) [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] [[MagazineShow magazine series]] about automobiles and motoring. It started in 1977 as a fairly conventional auto show, but after being revamped in 2002 (following a one-year cancellation in 2001-2) it took a turn to become more overtly humorous. The show is very popular, with an audience estimated at about 8 million per week on the BBC and around 350 million worldwide.
22nd Nov '16 8:30:30 PM Doryna
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Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a spiritual successor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'' [[note]]That will also be produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well [[/note]], set to debut on the streaming service on 18 November 2016.

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Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a spiritual successor SpiritualSuccessor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'' [[note]]That will also be produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well [[/note]], set to debut on the streaming service on 18 November 2016.
27th Sep '16 7:04:51 PM bombadil211
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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seems 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 have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment has been retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rallycar, with the test track expanded with the celebs going through an water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still use 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.

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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seems 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 have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment has been retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rallycar, with the test track expanded with the celebs going through an water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still use 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. \n [=LeBlanc=], on the other hand, was warmly welcomed by viewers and the BBC locked him into a multi-season deal as a result.
17th Sep '16 11:29:20 PM Doryna
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Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a spiritual successor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'' [[note]]That will also be produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well [[/note]], set to debut on the streaming service in Autumn 2016.

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Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a spiritual successor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'' [[note]]That will also be produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well [[/note]], set to debut on the streaming service in Autumn on 18 November 2016.
25th Aug '16 11:17:16 AM fauxtoast
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* An [[Series/TopGearUS American version]], which ran from 2010 to 2016. It now has its own page. One of the hosts, rallycar driver Tanner Faust, appeared in Series 22 of the British version.

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* An [[Series/TopGearUS American version]], which ran from 2010 to 2016. It airing on the History Channel, it now has its own page. One of the hosts, rallycar driver Tanner Faust, appeared in Series 22 of the British version. Sadly, it was cancelled 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.



* An [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent unofficial German equivalent]] called ''D Motor'', which featured frequent ''Top Gear'' [[TheSixthRanger Sixth Ranger]] guest (and now a co-presenter of the new series under Evans) Sabine Schmitz among its hosts.

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* An [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent unofficial German equivalent]] called ''D Motor'', which featured frequent ''Top Gear'' [[TheSixthRanger Sixth Ranger]] guest (and now a co-presenter of the new series under Evans) Sabine Schmitz among its hosts.
hosts. They appeared in an episode of Series 11 in 2008, in a series of challenges against the UK crew. Schmitz later appeared as a presenter during Series 23.
25th Aug '16 11:06:47 AM fauxtoast
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* The Australian version, obviously named ''Top Gear Australia''. Sadly canceled in September 2011, but not before crossing over with the UK crew for a pair of highly-entertaining episodes.

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* The Australian version, obviously named ''Top Gear Australia''. Sadly canceled in September 2011, but not before crossing over with the UK crew for a pair in 2010 during the show's 3rd season (an abridged version of highly-entertaining episodes.the episode was shown in the UK during Series 16).
1st Aug '16 12:51:01 AM Doryna
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* An [[Series/TopGearUS American version]], which now has its own page. One of the hosts, rallycar driver Tanner Faust, appeared in Series 22.

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* An [[Series/TopGearUS American version]], which ran from 2010 to 2016. It now has its own page. One of the hosts, rallycar driver Tanner Faust, appeared in Series 22. 22 of the British version.
12th Jul '16 9:27:08 PM Doryna
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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seems 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 have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment has been retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rallycar, with the test track expanded with the celebs going through an water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still use 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. Filming on the next season begins in September 2016, and while the BBC has already announced they will not seek a replacement for Evans, they as of yet have not announced how the presenter line-up will be affected.

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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seems 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 have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment has been retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rallycar, with the test track expanded with the celebs going through an water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still use 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. Filming on the next season begins in September 2016, and while the BBC has already announced they will not seek a replacement for Evans, they as of yet have not announced how the presenter line-up will be affected.
5th Jul '16 9:17:14 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 the new version; [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. In July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season.

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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 the new version; [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. In July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season.\n


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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seems 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 have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment has been retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rallycar, with the test track expanded with the celebs going through an water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still use 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. Filming on the next season begins in September 2016, and while the BBC has already announced they will not seek a replacement for Evans, they as of yet have not announced how the presenter line-up will be affected.
4th Jul '16 9:34:12 AM Geoduck
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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 the new version; [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation.

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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 the new version; [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation.
incarnation. In July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season.
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