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The US Version of Top Gear Lives!

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Nearly two years ago those of us in the United States were tantalized with the notion that there could be, that there might be, that it was possible that we would get Top Gear USA (that was actually the second attempt at creating a US version).  A pilot was ordered, it was shot, and the series quickly disappeared, never making it to air. 

Word came down yesterday though that a new US version is alive and well and will be airing on the History Channel come late this year.  In fact, yesterday's announcement wasn't just that the series would exist at some unknown eventual point down the line, it was that the US Top Gear was beginning production.  The series will be hosted by Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, and Rutledge Wood (only Foust was involved in the NBC version).

Today, an article posted over at Jalopnik tells viewers what we can expect from the new US version of the show.  The most important item in their list seems to be that the series will follow the exact same format as its British cousin.  It would seem incredibly difficult for any new version of the series to live up to what the British version currently puts out, but the thought that more new Top Gear will be available every year is certainly a tantalizing proposition.

Stay tuned for more updates as we get them.

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About Josh Lasser

Josh has deftly segued from a life of being pre-med to film school to television production to writing about the media in general. And by 'deftly' he means with agonizing second thoughts and the formation of an ulcer.
  • SixpackFL

    Top Gear US is staring off just ok. The guys are dry techie nerds and listening to them is painful. Horrible Voiceover work and bad references makes it not funny and boring so far.