History Channel hoping to bring Top Gear to America
History is in talks to bring the popular BBC Two series Top Gear, which is fronted by Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, to America.
The History Channel, now known simply as History, is in talks to bring the popular BBC Two series Top Gear to America. The automotive series is a hugely popular part of BBC Two’s schedules and attracts audiences of up to 8 million viewers and is fronted by Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. There had been a previous attempt to bring Top Gear to America in 2008 when NBC was interested in the project and Adam Carolla was tipped for the presenting duties. However NBC decided instead to go for its “re-imaging” of action drama Knight Rider which was later axed at the conclusion of its first season due to low ratings.
More recently NBC included a “Top Gear” segment on The Jay Leno Show but critics argued it didn’t fir the format of the show. At the moment no names have been linked with proposed History version of the show and talks have yet to be concluded.