Top Gear America
|Top Gear America|
|Based on||Top Gear|
by Jeremy Clarkson
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producer(s)||Sarah Barnett|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BBC Worldwide|
|Original network||BBC America|
|Original release||July 30 –|
September 17, 2017
Top Gear America is a motoring television series for BBC America hosted by William Fichtner, Tom Ford and Antron Brown. Based on the original UK version, the new program was announced in April 2017. The eight-episode first season premiered on July 30, 2017.
On April 10, 2019, it was announced that a reboot of the series was in the works. On December 3, 2019, it was revealed that Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry, and Jethro Bovingdon will be the hosts of the revival, which will debut on Motor Trend in 2020.
The format and segments of the show follows the original UK version: studio segments, car reviews, celebrity guests, challenges, power laps and races. However, following the broadcast of the first episode, the show was criticised for its similarity to the UK version.
A previous American version of Top Gear was broadcast on History from November 2010 until June 2016. Following a second revamp of the UK version in 2017, BBC America announced that Top Gear would return to the United States in late 2017 as a new show, now titled Top Gear America, to be hosted by actor William Fichtner. Later that month, it was confirmed that British journalist and television host Tom Ford and American drag racer Antron Brown would be Fichtner's co-hosts.
Network president, Sarah Barnett, commented, "We are big fans of the mix of cars, credibility and charisma that adds up to the winning formula for Top Gear, and couldn't be happier that BBCA is now the home for the franchise in the United States, with Top Gear America joining the original show on our network, Bill, Antron and Wookie are serious gear heads who never take themselves too seriously. It will be quite the trip."
Episodes of Top Gear America were broadcast on Sunday in the same time slot as the British version. Following a series of teaser trailers featuring The Stig being shipped to and exploring the United States., the first trailer for the show was released by BBC America on June 29, 2017. That same day, the logo for the first season was unveiled, which features the three hosts and the Stig.
|No.||Title||Original air date|| Viewers|
|1||"Made in America"||July 30, 2017||N/A|
|2||"Movie Magic"||August 6, 2017||N/A|
|3||"Life on the Go"||August 13, 2017||N/A|
|4||"Drive Your Life"||August 20, 2017||N/A|
|5||"Humble Beginnings"||August 27, 2017||N/A|
|6||"Outside the Box"||September 3, 2017||N/A|
|7||"The Best"||September 10, 2017||N/A|
|8||"Time Capsule"||September 17, 2017||N/A|
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