American Version Of "Top Gear" Given Second Season
Despite receiving some rather negative reviews from critics and fans, Top Gear US will be back on the History Channel for a second season. This announcement was made just moments ago.
The American version of the world famous Top Gear will be coming back for production this spring for a total of 10 episodes in the second season. One can only hope that these ten will go better than the first season did, as the show was hammered by critics and fans alike.
"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," History's press release quoted Jeremy Clarkson as saying. "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."
According to the History Channel, or History as it’s now known, Top Gear US brought the station a new group of younger viewers that their other shows, such as American Pickers and Pawn Stars, never could. History is stating that when all 10 episodes are put together, the show reached a total audience of 60 million people.
Production of Top Gear USA is slated to begin this spring, which should mean that the show would start airing on History in the second half of 2011, probably in the fall sometime, but the summer and the winter are still possibilities.
So, it seems those that were fans will get another season to enjoy Top Gear USA antics, while those that opposed the idea will get another chance to fall in love with a show, even if it doesn’t star those lovable British goons.