Top Gear is returning to America, hosted by that bloke from Armageddon

US version of Top Gear on the way from BBC America

US version of Top Gear on the way from BBC America

Eight episodes of the show are coming to BBC America later in 2017; previous, the series aired on the History Channel.

America is doubling down on "Top Gear".

The network just greenlit eight episodes of Top Gear America, a USA -based spinoff featuring three new presenters: racing enthusiast and veteran film and television actor William Fichtner, British automotive journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford, and world champion drag racer Antron Brown. The 8×1-hour Top Gear America will be hosted by racing enthusiast and veteran film and television actor William Fichtner, world champion drag racer Antron Brown and premier British automotive journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford.

Top Gear America reviews not just exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles but also the cars of America's culture defining past. Each week will feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader board at the new Top Gear studio and track, Speed Vegas.

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The network is adding an American version of its popular auto and racing show to its lineup that still includes the original British "Top Gear", now in its 24th season. Of course, the one and only Stig, Top Gear's mysterious test driver, will be leaving everyone in his petrol-hazed wake.

As for the original long-running version, it's gone through various changes after the controversial dismissal of Jeremy Clarkson and subsequent exodus of his co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May. Well, Top Gear USA has a Briton in its lineup, while the United Kingdom version has Matt LeBlanc, who was born in Newton, Massachusetts. You can see host Rutledge Wood's statement about the show's cancellation here.

America has announced a new version of Top Gear for the USA audience, imaginatively titled...

Now, the show is returning as "Top Gear America", this time on BBC America and with a whole new cast.

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