Tuesday’s Airing Of Top Gear USA May Be The Last Episode We’ll Ever See
The show’s trio will try to stick together in hopes TG USA will find a new home networkby Robert Moore, on
Let’s be real for a minute; American-made car shows are pretty much crap compared to some of the shows from abroad. Not all of them are complete flops, however, and that was proven by Top Gear USA. It didn’t exactly compete with its BBC counterpart with Clarkson, Hammond, and May, but as far as American shows go, it was one of the better ones out there. That said, it appears that we’re about to lose the best of the bunch.
We didn’t hear about this in a press release from the History Channel or from some large entertainment news outlet. We got the word directly from Rutledge Wood, via a Twitter post that – in part – said. “I’m very sad to say, but Tuesday night’s #TopGear on @History is the last TG US that we have shot for you. I’m not saying Top Gear USA is done, but it’s done for the immediate future on @History"
While Wood made it a point to say it may not be the last one, and even said that he and the two hosts will “stick together” and are hoping to bring us “much more Top Gear USA. That does sound a little promising, but it looks like the History Channel and the rest of the A&E Networks family doesn’t want TG USA any longer. So, while Wood hinted toward the show having a future on another network, it doesn’t appear that it will happen any time soon unless another network picks up the show in a hurry.
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Why it Matters
To be honest, I don’t really see this as much of a surprise. Not that the show sucked horribly or anything, but neither I nor anyone else I know actually watched the show on a regular basis. Plus, I’m sure something about BBC’s new Top Gear and all of its negative publicity doesn’t help the situation any. It is cool that Rutledge Wood, Tanner Foust, and Adam Ferrara are looking to stick together and maybe find a new home for the show. Unfortunately, they don’t exactly have the following that Clarkson, Hammond, and May have, so I’m guessing an expensive deal from Amazon or Netflix probably isn’t in the works.