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Old 12-12-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default BBC passes on the peacock for U.S. “Top Gear” TV show

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BBC passes on the peacock for U.S. “Top Gear” TV show




We have a scoop on the much-anticipated U.S. version of "Top Gear": BBC has decided to take the show to cable, where presenters' funny mouths, from which often spill foul words, will be more at home. There are no hard feelings and NBC will be sharing custody of "Top Gear" dog. A number of cable networks were delighted with the news... watch this space.



This gives us an opportunity to clear up some of the confusion regarding why TopGear.com is here. Lots of people, judging from comments and discussions in the forums, think we're the support website for an American "Top Gear" television show. We're not. Heck, we couldn't even discuss a pilot that was allegedly filmed at some point last summer somewhere much warmer than the frigid climes that surround our office in New York.



We, dear readers, are indeed so much more. We are here because Top Gear — all of it, the show, the magazine and, yes, even the stunt spectaculars — kicks ass. We know lots of you Internet-savvy fans agree, despite Clarkson's assertions that we're fat and sleep with our sisters.



We are here to nourish you, letting you feast on the very best of the U.K. television show, bring you the best stories from the U.K. "Top Gear" magazine, and feed you blog entries, features, car reviews, photography and video made right here in the U.S. (and Canada!). So there it is. Tell us what you wish there was more of, what we'd shut up about, or just sit back in your grease-stained "I am the Stig" T-shirt and sop up all the fun stuff we have planned for you.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:10 PM   #2
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Default NBC Banishes Top Gear U.S. to Cable to Die




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Topgear.com/us/blog reports that NBC has decided not to add the U.S. version of the British car show to their prime time line-up. Well, to any part of their lineup. “We have a scoop on the much-anticipated U.S. version of ‘Top Gear’: BBC has decided to take the show to cable, where presenters’ funny mouths, from which often spill foul words, will be more at home.

There are no hard feelings and NBC will be sharing custody of ‘Top Gear’ dog. A number of cable networks were delighted with the news… watch this space.” Yeah right. NBC killed it– I mean the BBC “moved it” to cable because of swear words which, as everyone knows, can’t be deleted or bleeped and would cause NBC’s twenty-four prime time viewers to change channels.

And the presenters couldn’t be happier with all this. In any case, given Top Gear US’s phenomenal, NBC-funded budget, we’re looking at one of two possibilities. First, Top Gear US will air on cable, and then die. Second, it will air on cable, and then live– as a MUCH smaller-budget program. And then die. Meanwhile, the mess is so bad, the Top Gear blog is distancing itself from the wreckage.

“This gives us an opportunity to clear up some of the confusion regarding why TopGear.com is here. Lots of people, judging from comments and discussions in the forums, think we’re the support website for an American ‘Top Gear’ television show. We’re not. Heck, we couldn’t even discuss a pilot that was allegedly filmed at some point last summer somewhere much warmer than the frigid climes that surround our office in New York.” If you think it’s cold now
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:13 PM   #3
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meh, just let us buy the "I'm teh STIG" T-shirts and go away...
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:21 PM   #4
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NBC couldn't afford the show in the midst of all the cutbacks ( http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4648290.shtml ).

Sign of the times y'all, the market for TG USA is not as marketable as some way cheaper to produce, brainless reality show.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:45 AM   #5
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:30 AM   #6
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this show is going to be still-born
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:18 AM   #7
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This is the land of MTV and Hollywood why in the hell would you need to import a TV show ?
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:25 AM   #8
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This is the land of MTV and Hollywood why in the hell would you need to import a TV show ?
Because it's the land of MTV and Hollywood. :-p




I've got BBC America and Youtube. I have no need for some bastardized Top Gear.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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Canadian tuxedo... Seriously?
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:14 PM   #10
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I've got BBC America and Youtube. I have no need for some bastardized Top Gear.
Yeah, you get that on BBC America!

They should run it out of Canada; then there wouldn't be so many issues with sponsors and it will retain the 'exotic' foreign feel.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:42 PM   #11
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i still dont understand why they cannot air the brand new topgears in the states. I dont want to see 2 year old topgears on bbc america.

There are a lot of people who download it, and I know it would get decently high ratings here.
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I've got bittorrent. I have no need for some bastardized Top Gear.
Fixed.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:35 PM   #13
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I hope it doesn't get canceled before at least a few episodes get released. Not that I expect for it to be all that good, but I at least want to see how they changed it to meet 'Merican tastes.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:11 PM   #14
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If they wanted to keep the show entertaining and informative they'd leave it alone and just buy the program to show here in the USA just as it is in Britain. There are NO personalities that I'd like to watch on TV from the USA for this type of show.
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