June 16, 2008 08:31 PM by Joe Reality
The UK hit Top Gear is coming to America. In the U.S. version, Top Gear will air on NBC and will feature comedian and former Dancing With The Stars contestant Adam Carolla, champion rally and drift racer Tanner Foust, and TV construction guru Eric Stromer. Top Gear will include stunts, challenges, races, celebrity guests, car testing, and humor.
“This franchise is a proven winner worldwide and the hosting team of Adam, Tanner and Eric that we have brought together for the U.S. version offers a perfect match of humor, insider know-how and priceless track experience,” said Craig Plestis, who is Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming Development and Specials at NBC Entertainment. “We are going to create a high-powered show that, like the original, will keep viewers in every demographic clutching the edge of their seats.”
“These three guys will get to drive the world’s most amazing cars, go on incredible road trips and blow stuff up. It’s a dirty old job but someone has to do it,why didn’t I get the job?!” said Paul Telegdy, who is the Executive Vice President of TV Sales and Content & Production at BBC Worldwide America.
Jeremy Clarkson, who is executive producer and host of the UK version of Top Gear, said, “This is fantastic news – but how on earth you lot are going to do it on the wrong side of the road I’ve no idea.”
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