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BBC AMERICA GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES TOP GEAR AMERICA

BBC AMERICA announced today the greenlight of Top Gear America. With a nod to its U.K. roots, the reimagined U.S. spinoff of Top Gear will appear on BBCA with three new presenters in eight hour-long episodes starting later this year.  The series will be hosted by racing enthusiast and veteran film and television actor William Fichtner, world champion drag racer Antron Brown, and premier British automotive journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford. Season 24 of Top Gear is currently airing on BBCA on Sunday nights.

Sarah Barnett, President of BBCA, commented: “We are big fans of the mix of cars, credibility and charisma that adds up to the winning formula for Top Gear, and couldn’t be happier that BBCA is now the home for the franchise in the US, with Top Gear America joining the original show on our network. Bill, Antron and Wookie are serious gear heads who never take themselves too seriously.  It will be quite the trip.”

Each week will feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader board at the new Top Gear studio and track, Speed Vegas. Of course the one and only The Stig, Top Gear’s mysterious test driver, will be leaving everyone in his petrol-hazed wake.

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“If I gotta take a couple of punches to drive these cars… I’m in!”