Tuesday, 15 January 2008

NBC have the rights to Top Gear

This story appeared on Gizmodo today and I totally agree with the author, I'm very dubious about how well this will turn out. Thank God for the BBC version, long live Jeremy, James and Richard.

I've got good news and bad news. First, the good: the amazing British auto show Top Gear is coming to the US! Now, the bad: it's in the form of a remake on NBC, haters of original ideas and kings of the unnecessary remake! That means that the wonderful hosts — Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond — won't be involved. Instead, knowing NBC, it'll probably be hosted by Macho Man Randy Savage, Vern Troyer and Alicia Silverstone. Time will tell whether or not they'll be able to pull the remake off (they did a damn good job with The Office, after all), but I'm more than skeptical. Hit the jump to check out my favorite Top Gear segment ever and then try to imagine NBC doing something half as entertaining.

TV: Top Gear Coming to NBC in Remake Form

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