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History Cancels ‘Top Gear USA’

BBC Worldwide is Now in Search of a New Home

“Top Gear USA,” based on the BBC series of the same name, has concluded its run on History. Host and racing analyst Rutlege Wood posted the news to Facebook, and producer BBC Worldwide is now in search of a new home. The now defunct U.S. version airs its final episode tonight on History with hosts Wood, Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust. The series began on Nov. 21, 2010 2010 and featured such celebrity guests as Stephen Moyer, Kid Rock, Ty Burrell, Joe Mantegna and Michelle Rodriguez.

“History treated “Top Gear USA” with great care, and the show had a solid five-season contractual run with the network. We are fully committed to the hugely successful “Top Gear” brand — known all over the world — and have begun exploring new opportunities for the series in the U.S.,” per a BBC WW statement.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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