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Top Gear

Nov 21, 2010 10:00 PM

TV Network - History

Wow, the moment has finally come, the big day is finally here, the United States version of "Top Gear" is finally going to air.  There have been numerous iterations of the show proposed - and more than one pilot shot - but what we're getting tonight is the version that we're going to be getting for the foreseeable future and we cannot tell you how excited we are about it.  This is a big moment people and we can only hope for the sort of inanity, insanity, and wonderfulness which marks the British version of the car show.

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    Top Gear

    Mar 24, 2014

    TV Network - BBC America

    We love our "Top Gear," and while we think that sometimes the series goes a little over-the-top, we also think that this season has proven a particularly good one.  Of course, one of the big questions is if the show will stick the landing and close the season on the right foot.  Tonight we will learn whether that happens as tonight is said season finale.  See what Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond, and the Stig have in store.  Probably there will be foolishness and fun cars and a star.  We only guess that, however, because that's what most episodes feature.

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    Top Gear

    Feb 10, 2014

    TV Network - BBC America

    Oh man, oh gee, oh wow, "Top Gear" is back tonight for the start of season 21.  What does that mean for you?  Come on, now, how can you ask us that, we've talked about it before.  It means shenanigans.  it means fun.  It means ridiculously overpowered or underpowered cars being driven by middle-aged men who are doing dumb things in them.  In short, it is a recipe for amusement and enthusiasm, and a tame racing driver who never speaks.  What do Clarkson, May, and Hammond have in store this go round?  Tune in tonight and find out.

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    Top Gear

    Jun 09, 2013

    Viewers can get behind the wheel with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as they test the fastest cars, complete the zaniest challenges and perform the most ridiculous stunts from episodes of their car show aired in 2005 and 2006.

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    Top Gear

    Jun 09, 2013

    Viewers can get behind the wheel with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as they test the fastest cars, complete the zaniest challenges and perform the most ridiculous stunts from episodes of their car show aired in 2005 and 2006.

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    Top Gear

    Jun 08, 2013

    Richard, Jeremy and James test drive the Porsche 997 Carrera S, the Chrysler 300C, the Holden/Vauxhall Monaro VX-R and the Jaguar S-Type R.

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    Top Gear

    Jun 08, 2013

    Richard, Jeremy and James test drive the Porsche 997 Carrera S, the Chrysler 300C, the Holden/Vauxhall Monaro VX-R and the Jaguar S-Type R.

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    Top Gear

    Jun 07, 2013

    The team challenges themselves to find the best wig for a fast drive in an open top convertible; James provides a favorable review for the Fiat Panda; Jeremy attempts to determine how sturdy a Toyota Hilux pickup truck can be.

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    Top Gear

    May 09, 2013

    Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take another look back at some of the most memorable fast cars, zany challenges and ridiculous stunts from the episodes of their car show that were aired in 2006 and 2007.

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    Top Gear

    Apr 09, 2013

    The Bentley Continental Supersports is reviewed; James tests the Toyota Hilux Invincible by taking it for a spin on an Icelandic volcano; the former reasonably-priced car is decommissioned; Jeremy goes for a drive in a Reliant Robin.

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    Top Gear

    Apr 08, 2013

    It's the end of the world as we know it, but even in this futuristic doomsday scenario with nuclear fallout in the air and resources in short supply, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond must learn to survive, and most importantly, drive.

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    Top Gear

    Apr 07, 2013

    Host Richard Hammond presents an in-depth look at the job every child dreams of, being a "Top Gear" host, featuring tips on how to make a top gear show at home, crazy stunts and a lot of goofing around for the betterment of the world.

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    Top Gear

    Mar 09, 2013

    The hosts test-drive the Volkswagen Golf V GTI; singer and actor Cliff Richard races around the track in the reasonably-priced car; Hammond, Clarkson and May have a contest to see who can buy the best Porsche for under $3,000.

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    Top Gear

    Mar 08, 2013

    Hammond compares the Chevrolet Camaro with the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG; the gang searches for the best 4-door supercar; professional F1 racer Rubens Barrichello and actor Rupert Grint test their skills in the reasonably-priced car.

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    Top Gear

    Mar 07, 2013

    The Bentley Continental Supersports is reviewed; James tests the Toyota Hilux Invincible by taking it for a spin on an Icelandic volcano; the former reasonably-priced car is decommissioned; Jeremy goes for a drive in a Reliant Robin.

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    Top Gear

    Feb 25, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    We appreciate the fact that as the years have gone by, BBC America has gotten the new seasons of "Top Gear" to air here in the states close to when they air back in jolly old England.  We also appreciate the fact that they're airing all of the episodes now rather than cutting them down.  But, we ask you to consider this -- we're on season 19 of the series -- how much longer can May, Hammond, Clarkson, and The Stig possibly keep going?  Tune in tonight, marvel at the supercars, get distressed at the presenters' ages, and think to yourself just who could be under that helmet.

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    Top Gear

    Feb 09, 2013

    Jeremy, Richard and James embark on a road trip aimed at completing the journey from Switzerland all the way to the north western coast of England on just one tank of gas; The Stig gets an opportunity to set a lap time in a Bugatti Veyron.

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    Top Gear

    Feb 09, 2013

    Jeremy, Richard and James embark on a road trip aimed at completing the journey from Switzerland all the way to the north western coast of England on just one tank of gas; The Stig gets an opportunity to set a lap time in a Bugatti Veyron.

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    Top Gear

    Jan 08, 2013

    Hammond compares the Chevrolet Camaro with the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG; the gang searches for the best 4-door supercar; professional F1 racer Rubens Barrichello and actor Rupert Grint test their skills in the reasonably-priced car.

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    Top Gear

    Jan 07, 2013

    Richard, Jeremy and James each purchase a used 18-wheeler in order to test out the life of a commercial truck driver; Jeremy tests the capabilities of the Porsche GT2 and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4; Sir Michael Parkinson tests his skills.

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    Top Gear

    Dec 09, 2012

    "Top Gear" executive producer Andy Wilman continues his countdown of the best challenges in the show's history by looking at numbers 30 through 26.

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    Top Gear

    Dec 08, 2012

    Viewers can get behind the wheel with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as they test the fastest cars, complete the zaniest challenges and perform the most ridiculous stunts from episodes of their car show aired in 2011 and 2012.

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    Top Gear

    Nov 09, 2012

    Richard, Jeremy and James embark on a road trip up America's East Coast in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Ferrari 458 Italia, and they challenge each other to several different competitions on their way to New York.

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    Top Gear

    Nov 08, 2012

    The hosts hold a comparison test with the Audi TT, the Mazda RX-8 and an Alfa Romeo Brera; James tests the top-speed claims of the Bugatti Veyron; actor Hugh Grant stops by the racetrack to test his skills in the reasonably-priced car.

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    Top Gear

    Jul 14, 2012

    Jeremy, Richard and James procure a trio of motorbikes with the intention of traversing the entire length of Vietnam in eight days, culminating in an attempt to transform their bikes into amphibious vehicles capable of crossing the Halong Bay.

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    Top Gear

    Jul 13, 2012

    Jeremy, Richard and James attempt to build their very own stretch limousine; two modified Ford Mustangs go head-to-head, one built by Shelby and the other by Roush; "Doctor Who" actress Billie Piper stops by to test her racing expertise.

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    Top Gear

    Jul 12, 2012

    The guys attempt to determine whether a Volvo 240 is able to jump five caravans parked side-by-side; Jeremy, James and Richard travel to the Isle of Man in order to test old BMW sports cars, the 1970s M1, the original M3 and the second-generation M5.

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    Top Gear

    Jul 11, 2012

    Richard, James and Jeremy are given a little over $3,000 to search for the perfect first car for a 17-year-old; a Bugatti Veyron and a McLaren F1 are pitted against each other in a drag race; actor Stephen Fry drives the reasonably-priced car.

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    Top Gear

    Jul 10, 2012

    Richard attempts to determine whether a Ford's World Rally Championship pit team can change, dismantle, and rebuild a rally car faster than four women can get ready for a night out; a Gumball Rally driver is interviewed.

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    Top Gear

    Jul 09, 2012

    Richard, James and Jeremy purchase a trio of 4x4s for under $5,000 each to use on a 1,000-mile trek from the rainforests of the Amazon Basin to the Pacific coast of Chile, a route that includes a dangerous stretch known as the "Road of Death."

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    Top Gear

    Jul 08, 2012

    Hammond tests the performance capabilities of the Pagani Zonda F; the hosts drive from Bristol to Slough in a trio of super cars under $18,000; a former record holder for circumnavigating the globe by yacht drives the reasonably-priced car.

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    Top Gear

    Jul 07, 2012

    Jeremy attempts the sunset to sunrise challenge across England in the Jaguar XJ; Richard drives the cars that he used to dream about as a child, the Porsche 959 and the Ferrari F40; James test drives NASA's latest space exploration vehicle.

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    Top Gear

    Jun 30, 2012

    The guys attempt to determine whether a Volvo 240 is able to jump five caravans parked side-by-side; Jeremy, James and Richard travel to the Isle of Man in order to test old BMW sports cars, the 1970s M1, the original M3 and the second-generation M5.

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    Top Gear

    Jun 29, 2012

    The Bentley Continental Supersports is reviewed; James tests the Toyota Hilux Invincible by taking it for a spin on an Icelandic volcano; the former reasonably-priced car is decommissioned; Jeremy goes for a drive in a Reliant Robin.

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    Top Gear

    Jun 28, 2012

    The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is reviewed; Hammond pilots a customized Volkswagen Touareg in a race against a couple of professional snowmobile drivers; actor Tom Cruise and actress Cameron Diaz take turns in the reasonably-priced car.

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    Top Gear

    Apr 16, 2012

    TV Network - BBC America

    One of the best things "Top Gear" does are its trips to various parts of the world.  Tonight, which is technically the week before the season premiere, we're going to get another special where our guys go to India.  We hugely look forward to complaints about how spicy the food is, comments on the beauty of the countryside, laments on traffic, and some truly fantastic vehicle action.  Seriously, these sorts of episodes are the best ones the show does, don't miss it.


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    Top Gear

    Dec 19, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    Over the course of eight episodes, the nice folks at "Top Gear" have been going through a list of the top 40 challenges the series has done.  Tonight, over during not one but two 90-minute episodes, we're going to see the final top challenges revealed.  We certainly have our picks for the top challenges and if you've watched the show we're sure that you do as well.  Let's face it, those three men and the Stig do some incredibly crazy, stupid, and funny things on the series.  And, what's more, reliving them is just as good as seeing them for the first time.  And, if you haven't seen any of these yet, you're in for a real treat.

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    Top Gear

    Nov 28, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    The new incarnation of "Top Gear," (British, not American) has been on for a number of years and consequently it is time to find out what the best moments in "Top Gear" truly are.  Here is the deal -- voting was actually opened up to the viewers who chose their absolute favorite moments.  Tonight then is the first night of the 'big reveal' and there are (as is our understanding) nine episodes worth of revealing in total.  The presentation will feature executive producer of the series, Andy Wilman, counting down your choices.  So, rejoice, it's the absolute best of "Top Gear."  Happy holidays!

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    Top Gear

    Oct 31, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    The airing of "Top Gear" in the United States -- at least British "Top Gear" in the United States -- is a somewhat confusing process.  You see, the show hasn't actually aired in order.  So, at the end of September, the 17th season of the show ended and that was immediately followed by the beginning of the fourth season.  Consequently, if you watch the show you may very well believe that all of the sudden cars have started to look older while the presenters have started to look younger.  Don't worry, that hasn't happened, but just because this episode aired years ago in Britain, that doesn't mean that it's not new to you.  It is new, and it is the season finale.

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    Top Gear

    Aug 22, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    Listen, we can't stress this enough, for reasons we can't really fathom there are a mere six episodes of "Top Gear" in the current season.  That's right, just six episodes; there are only six new times this season when you'll be able to kick back; relax; and watch Jeremy, James, and Richard do stupid things in very expensive pieces of machinery.  Six episodes people, that's it, and that means that every episode is far too important to miss.  It all starts tonight, lap up the goodness while you can.

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    Top Gear

    Jul 24, 2011

    TV Network - History

    We are not going to lie to you and suggest that the fist season of the U.S. version of "Top Gear" was the best show we have ever seen on television.  What we will say about it is that it unquestionably wasn't the worst and that it has a pretty great pedigree.  Many out there (and this we will neither confirm nor deny) would tell you that the new version of the British series was also somewhat lacking in season one before they turned it all around.  Can the U.S. version pull the same feat?  Tonight's premiere may just provide that answer.

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    Top Gear

    Feb 07, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    They feel the need, the need for speed.  Well, two of them feel the need for speed anyway, the third is often referred to by the moniker 'Captain Slow.'  Tune in starting tonight to see what the three buffoons from the British version of "Top Gear" have in store for us this year (and it really is 'this year' as the new season just started at the beginning of January across the pond).  We can't tell you how excited we are to have the original version of the series back on air after the US version finished its run.

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    Top Gear

    Jan 23, 2011

    TV Network - History

    We are not going to sit here and tell you that this first season of the U.S. version of "Top Gear" has been an unadulterated success.  We are not going to tell you that it has been sheer perfection from beginning to end.  What we are going to tell you though is that this is the season finale of the show and that the episode's title is 'Best of Top Gear,' by which we assume they mean the best of the U.S. version of "Top Gear."  It would be distinctly odd if we got moments from the British version or any other of the international "Top Gear" shows (plus, we're hoping it's just the U.S. one because we want to know what they feel were the best moments).

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    Top Gear

    Nov 01, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    So pretty much, not only do you have the season finale of one of the greatest car shows ever to grace the airwaves on tonight, but you also have an A-list Hollywood celebrity dropping by.  Okay, sure, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were on last week, but we ask you, honestly, can't you pretty much see those two people anywhere, do you really need them driving the reasonably priced car, or would you rather see someone like Goldblum, someone who doesn't go couch jumping, on?  Plus, come on, this is "Top Gear," how are you not going to watch?

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    Top Gear

    Sep 27, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    Clarkson.  Hammond.  May.  Love.  Love.  Love.  The beauty of "Top Gear" -- the genius of the series -- is that you need not love cars to love the show.  If you do happen to love cars, you'll be head over heels for this British import, but even if you don't, you're going to like the program.  Oh sure, you could be one of those reticent people, the ones who pretend to not like "Top Gear," but we bet that if we snuck a peek over in your direction when Hammond and May were mocking Clarkson we'd catch more than a glimpse of a smile.  It's okay to admit that you like the show, really, everyone does, so why not you too.

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    Top Gear

    Apr 26, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    We don't want you to see us any differently, but we must tell you the truth about this - we actually want to cry a little that this season of "Top Gear" is drawing to a close.  We have invited Clarkson, Hammond, May, and The Stig into our house every week, and yet for some reason, they're choosing, after tonight, to turn down our invitation on a weekly basis for months on end.  It hurts.  It hurts us deep inside.  We've given them everything we have - which, to be fair, is mostly time - for them to treat us this way stings. 

    Oh "Top Gear," we can't stay mad at you, you'll always be welcome - we'll be here for you when you're ready to return.

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    Top Gear

    Mar 15, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    Were you down in the doldrums last week because Season 13 of "Top Gear" was coming to a close?  Yeah, we were too.  Cast those blues away however, because Season 14 of the car show that is so much more than just a car show starts up tonight!  You could take the negative view of this back-to-back season thing - clearly Season 13 was delayed here in the States.  However, we choose to look at the positive side - there are oh-so-many new "Top Gear" episodes that will now air in a row.  That didn't get that sort of thing back in merry old England, which might just mean that we win.

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    Top Gear

    Mar 08, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    Well, we all knew it would happen eventually - you just can't keep a good Leno down.  His own primetime show concluded only one month ago, but here Jay Leno is, back on television between the hours of eight and 11.  It is astounding!  It is fantastic!  It is tremendous!  It is true that this is an episode that taped oh-so-long-ago back in England and is only making its premiere on this side of the pond tonight, but it's still Leno in primetime and that counts for something.  Plus, it's the 13th season finale for the series (with season 14 starting next week!).

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    Top Gear

    Jan 25, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond, and the myth known only as The Stig return tonight for their new season.  The new season promises to have big stars a whole lot of cars, and typical "Top Gear" stupidity.  In short, it ought to be exactly what we want from the show.

    To put it another way - some say the show is so good the condemned request it as their last meal and that if it's braised just right, eaten with one's left eye closed, and followed with a beer chaser it tastes like chicken.  All we know is it's called "Top Gear."

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