Top Gear USA received some good news recently after History decided to pick up the option for a second season of the US version of the hit British auto show, Top Gear.

This comes as a huge sigh of relief for the people behind the show as they seemed to have taken the pressure of producing a show amidst the enormous shadow of its British counterpart incredibly well. History, which is the new name for the History Channel, has ordered ten new episodes for season two with production set to begin sometime in the spring. No word yet on whether changes will be made for the second season, although the three hosts – Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood, and Tanner Foust – are all expected to be back.

The channel that carries Top Gear USA also announced that for the first season, Top Gear USA attracted a total audience of 60 million viewers for the entire season, with the show attracting a fairly young demographic, which History announced as being the youngest viewers of any series the network has ever shown.

Hit the jump to see what Top Gear UK thinks of the U.S. version’s success so far.

Across the pond, the folks over at Top Gear also expressed their approval of a second season of Top Gear USA. Jeremy Clarkson, ever the sharp wit that he is, even threw in some props in the direction of the American show: “Top Gear is our baby so you can understand why Hammond, May and I were anxious about passing it on to the presenters of the US show," he said.

"We needn’t have worried because Top Gear is clearly in safe hands, even if they do insist on speaking in those stupid accents. Watching an episode from series 1 with Richard and James, we found ourselves in a genuinely heated debate about which of the presenters’ cars was best. We were just three ordinary chaps watching a car show and loving it, which is exactly what Top Gear should be. Bring on series 2."

Source: History

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  (197) posted on 09.8.2011

hmm. I really don’t think that the show is as great as the Top Gear UK. However, I like also the Top Gear US.

  (449) posted on 09.8.2011

I’m amazed on their show during the first season. I can see see on how they have strive so hard just to make the show interesting. No wonder why they gain almost 60 million viewers.

  (798) posted on 07.25.2011

Well, its a good thing that they easily adapt on each other for they have the common denominator the – love for car. I Would say that the first season is kind of success.

  (580) posted on 07.25.2011

Its kind of tough for the beginning of the show, some says that its just a copy cat version of the UK and they worked hard to win their million viewers! I’m so proud for them that they opened for second season.

  (442) posted on 06.24.2011

knew that from the start, there were conflicts arise (in each programs and aspects of life) but it’ll be successful at the end of the season. The total number of audience were convinced that the program changed their views after watching each episodes.

  (488) posted on 06.17.2011

Congratulations to the US version! I know that conflicts were resolved and I really enjoyed watching every single episodes of this show. Am glad that it gathered over 60 million audience.

  (553) posted on 03.24.2011

We can’t blame people if they criticized the TopGear USA since its an amidst shadow of TopGear UK. Well, the good thing is, as the episode goes in the first season of the US show, haters starting to hook up in the show. Top Gear USA has attracted a million of viewers in US. It’s not bat all, maybe we are just being anxious like Hammond, May and Clarkson. 

Tom555  (19) posted on 03.23.2011

personally i think this is yet another attempt of america just trying to be the big star in the shows that everbody else makes rather than make there own good ideas and quiet frankly no body cares outside of america!

Tom555  (387) posted on 03.14.2011

Well, this one is definitely a great development for them. I was initially skeptical about the show, but I eventually like d what I saw. Hope the second season also does well.

Tom555  (401) posted on 02.27.2011

Since Jeremy Clarkson gives positive feedback on the show, I think the season 1 run so smooth. And it deserve to have a season 2. Well, good luck Top Gear USA.

Tom555  (1) posted on 02.26.2011

Why? What possible reason would they want this rubbish on the air when there is already the original on the air on BBCA? Does this mean an end to the original Top Gear?

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