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The Grand Tour: Amazon Previews Season Two

11 July 2017 8:50 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's in store for the new season of The Grand Tour? This week, Amazon released a new sneak peek for season two of the TV show.The docuseries follows former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May traveling across four continents in a variety of vehicles, from sports cars to helicopters to tanks. The new season will see the gang travel to Mozambique, Switzerland, and Great Britain.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Amazon Plots Sports Streaming Domination, And Hopes You’ll Even Get Into New Zealand Rugby — Exclusive

7 July 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amazon Prime Video wants to be a global powerhouse in reality TV, and it’s relying on the international language of sports to grow that business.

Following the return of the Amazon NFL series “All or Nothing” (which this year chronicles a season inside the Los Angeles Rams organization), the streaming service has ordered a similar show that follows New Zealand’s national rugby team.

The series will focus on the “All Blacks,” which is known as having the best winning record of any team sport in history (84% wins over the last 130 years).

Reality vet Eden Gaha, whose credits include “Survivor,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Masterchef,” will executive produce the series. Like “All or Nothing,” the All Blacks series will train cameras on the rugby club during its 2017-2018 season. That included a recent match against the British and Irish Lions (which takes place once every 16 years) and the annual Rugby Championship in August. »

- Michael Schneider

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Amazon Plots Sports Streaming Domination, And Hopes You’ll Even Get Into New Zealand Rugby — Exclusive

7 July 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon Prime Video wants to be a global powerhouse in reality TV, and it’s relying on the international language of sports to grow that business.

Following the return of the Amazon NFL series “All or Nothing” (which this year chronicles a season inside the Los Angeles Rams organization), the streaming service has ordered a similar show that follows New Zealand’s national rugby team.

The series will focus on the “All Blacks,” which is known as having the best winning record of any team sport in history (84% wins over the last 130 years).

Reality vet Eden Gaha, whose credits include “Survivor,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Masterchef,” will executive produce the series. Like “All or Nothing,” the All Blacks series will train cameras on the rugby club during its 2017-2018 season. That included a recent match against the British and Irish Lions (which takes place once every 16 years) and the annual Rugby Championship in August. »

- Michael Schneider

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Dawn of the Driverless Car review – ironically, a human presenter might have been better

29 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This excellent documentary covers every angle – so why did my mind wander? Plus: people and their bits in Naked Attraction

I have a child who has expressed an interest in becoming a bus driver. I’m not going to encourage it. Not because I have anything against driving buses as a profession (though I’m not crazy about his chosen route, the 226 between Golders Green and Ealing Broadway – would one that passes through central London not be more glamorous, as well as being more double-decker?) No, my problem with it is that by the time he reaches bus-driving age, it probably won’t be a profession any more. He’s only three you see. It’s an issue that arises in Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car (BBC2) – the impact autonomous vehicles are going to have on employment. The future may be safer, and greener, but there will also be fewer jobs. »

- Sam Wollaston

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After ‘Grand Tour’ Crash, Richard Hammond Posts Video Update and Jokes About His ‘Swiss Army Knee’

11 June 2017 11:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Richard Hammond is alive and well after being involved in what his “The Grand Tour” co-host Jeremy Clarkson described as “the biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening.” Hammond was filming in Switzerland when he lost control of his car and crashed in the mountainous St. Gallen area yesterday, resulting in his vehicle being engulfed in flames and Hammond being airlifted to a hospital.

Read More: ‘The Grand Tour’ Co-Host Richard Hammond Slammed for Bizarre Gay Joke

Hammond released a video update earlier today, thanking the medical professionals who helped him, apologizing for frightening his family, and joking about his “Swiss Army knee.” According to the original statement released by “The Grand Tour” on social media yesterday, Hammond was driving a Rimac Concept One and “very fortunately suffered no serious injury. Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car before the vehicle burst into flames. »

- Michael Nordine

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After ‘Grand Tour’ Crash, Richard Hammond Posts Video Update and Jokes About His ‘Swiss Army Knee’

11 June 2017 11:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Richard Hammond is alive and well after being involved in what his “The Grand Tour” co-host Jeremy Clarkson described as “the biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening.” Hammond was filming in Switzerland when he lost control of his car and crashed in the mountainous St. Gallen area yesterday, resulting in his vehicle being engulfed in flames and Hammond being airlifted to a hospital.

Read More: ‘The Grand Tour’ Co-Host Richard Hammond Slammed for Bizarre Gay Joke

Hammond released a video update earlier today, thanking the medical professionals who helped him, apologizing for frightening his family, and joking about his “Swiss Army knee.” According to the original statement released by “The Grand Tour” on social media yesterday, Hammond was driving a Rimac Concept One and “very fortunately suffered no serious injury. Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car before the vehicle burst into flames. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Grand Tour’ Host Richard Hammond Airlifted After ‘The Biggest Crash’ Jeremy Clarkson Has Ever Seen

10 June 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“It was the biggest crash I’ve ever seen,” claimed Jeremy Clarkson of his “Grand Tour” cohost Richard Hammond’s car accident Saturday morning.

Former “Top Gear” host Hammond was filming for Season 2 of his Amazon Prime series in Switzerland when his electric Rimac Concept One car began rolling after completing the Hemberg Hill climb. Despite the severity of the crash, no serious injuries are being reported.

“Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames,” said a spokesperson for “The Grand Tour.” “He was flown by Air Ambulance to hospital in St. Gallen to be checked over revealing a fracture to his knee.”

Clarkson was also on set when the accident occurred, confirming Hammond’s apparent safety on Twitter.

It was the biggest crash I've ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly Ok.

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- JD Knapp

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'Top Gear' Ex-Host Richard Hammond Injured In Fiery Car Crash

10 June 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Richard Hammond, ex-host of the wildly popular "Top Gear" TV show, was injured when his race car crashed, flipped and burst into flames. The 47-year-old was competing Saturday in a race for the Amazon Prime show, "The Grand Tour" in Switzerland when his electric car somehow got in a single vehicle accident. Hammond climbed out of the car before it burst into flames, burning the vehicle to a crisp. He suffered a fractured knee but »

- TMZ Staff

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‘The Grand Tour’ Films With Jeremy Clarkson & Richard Hammond In Croatia

12 May 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are filming new episodes of their motoring show The Grand Tour on the Croatian island of Pag. Jeremy Clarkson & Richard Hammond Film The Grand Tour The pair is gearing up for their second season, set to hit Amazon Prime in the fall. Clarkson made his way into a bright blue Audi, […]

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- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Amazon reveals top two shows

4 April 2017 2:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Amazon executive Roy Price talks London, India and Japan expansion.

When reports broke in 2015 that Amazon Studios had paid between $160m to $250m to sign up former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for 36 episodes of its new rival motoring show Grand Tour, there was incredulity in the UK press and parts of the film and TV industry.

Speaking at Miptv in a keynote media mastermind session on Monday, less than five months after the global launch of Grand Tour at the end of 2016, the group’s vice president Roy Price told the audience the investment had paid off, although he would not divulge the exact value of the deal. 

“Grand Tour is an expensive show but it’s well worth it. It’s actually efficient and good economics. In the video on demand business the thing that is going to make most difference is the show that people are talking about and are »

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‘Top Gear’ Gets U.S. Version With ‘The Dark Knight’s’ William Fichtner as Host

20 March 2017 10:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

BBC America is doubling down on “Top Gear.”

The network is adding an American version of its popular car and racing show to its lineup that still includes the original British “Top Gear,” now in its 24th season. “Top Gear America” will premiere later this year with eight hour-long episodes.

Read More: ‘The Grand Tour’ Photos: First Look at Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May’s Sweeping New Amazon Series

As with the original, “Top Gear America” will be presented by a trio of hosts that include “The Dark Knight” actor, car nut and competitive racer William Fichtner; world champion drag racer Antron Brown and premier British automative journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford. (Incidentally, that is a misspelled reference to the “Star Wars” race of Wookiee.)

Ford is extending his relationship to the “Top Gear” brand and BBC America. He is currently the Associate Editor of Top Gear Magazine, and contributes to both TopGear. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Top Gear’ Gets U.S. Version With ‘The Dark Knight’s’ William Fichtner as Host

20 March 2017 10:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

BBC America is doubling down on “Top Gear.”

The network is adding an American version of its popular car and racing show to its lineup that still includes the original British “Top Gear,” now in its 24th season. “Top Gear America” will premiere later this year with eight hour-long episodes.

Read More: ‘The Grand Tour’ Photos: First Look at Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May’s Sweeping New Amazon Series

As with the original, “Top Gear America” will be presented by a trio of hosts that include “The Dark Knight” actor, car nut and competitive racer William Fichtner; world champion drag racer Antron Brown and premier British automative journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford. (Incidentally, that is a misspelled reference to the “Star Wars” race of Wookiee.)

Ford is extending his relationship to the “Top Gear” brand and BBC America. He is currently the Associate Editor of Top Gear Magazine, and contributes to both TopGear. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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BBC America Adds New American ‘Top Gear’ to Slate

20 March 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Two “Top Gears,” no waiting, for BBC America viewers. The AMC Networks channel has ordered an eight-episode season of “Top Gear America” to join the original flavor “Top Gear” in its lineup.

The previous U.S. version of “Top Gear” had a six-season run on A+E Networks-owned History before being canceled in 2016. Produced by BBC Worldwide, it was hosted by Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood, and Tanner Foust.

BBC America’s “Top Gear America,” also produced by BBC Worldwide, will be hosted by William Fichtner, world champion drag racer Antron Brown, and British automotive journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford. The three will race various vehicles along the scenic highways and historic tracks of the American west and, in “Top Gear” tradition, each episode will feature a celebrity guest racing around a track in an attempt to beat other celebrities’ times and will include the presence of mysterious masked driver The Stig.

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- Oriana Schwindt

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Top Gear: Matt LeBlanc defends new 'Swiss army knife' team

4 March 2017 3:49 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Former Friends star says YouTubers Chris Harris and Rory Reid have skills to bring to show ahead of its relaunch on Sunday

Top Gear’s Matt LeBlanc has defended the show’s new presenting lineup ahead of its relaunch on Sunday, calling the members of the refreshed cast a “Swiss army knife” who have “a certain skill set”.

The former Friends star is to host the BBC2 show with Chris Harris and Rory Reid as his co-presenters for its second season since the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Related: 'So boring it barely exists': readers review the new Top Gear

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- Press Association

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MipTV: Amazon’s Roy Price, Mtg’s Jorgen Madsen Lindemann Join Keynote Speakers

3 March 2017 4:53 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, and Jorgen Madsen Lindemann, president and CEO of European television group Mtg, have joined the lineup of speakers at TV conference and market MipTV, which runs April 3-6 in Cannes, France.

The execs will speak as part of MipTV’s Media Mastermind program on April 3, which focuses on “how new technology and changing consumer habits are driving a revolution in storytelling,” according to a statement. Price and Lindemann will provide an insight into “how their companies are creating highly-acclaimed content by constantly adapting production in the face of the changing digital landscape.”

Price will discuss how Amazon created a video service that delivers original content to more than 200 countries and territories in just a few years. Among its shows are Emmy-winning comedy-drama “Transparent” and “The Grand Tour,” the auto series hosted by former “Top Gear” trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Lindemann will explain how Mtg is “transforming itself »

- Leo Barraclough

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It's all riding on you, Matt LeBlanc! Here's how to save Top Gear

3 March 2017 4:42 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The petrolhead franchise speeds back on to our screens his week with LeBlanc at the helm – and absolutely no hype. Here are some tips for turning it around

Sunday’s new run of Top Gear will enjoy a reception the show hasn’t received for many years: none at all. Gone is the rampant speculation about how badly Chris Evans will mess things up. Gone is the anticipation about what awful guff Jeremy Clarkson will spout about Spaniards. This new series has had no hype, no build-up whatsoever. It’s less being debuted than carelessly slapped in front of us like a dead fish.

But this lack of interest is an opportunity. Without the din of reinvention drowning them out, and with ratings surely tanking, Top Gear finally has the chance to slowly and surely rebuild a voice of its own. With everyone distracted by last year’s implosion and »

- Stuart Heritage

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‘Top Gear’ Hosts Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, Chris Harris on New Season (Exclusive)

24 February 2017 7:03 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC car-show “Top Gear,” which airs in more than 200 territories and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is shifting gear yet again, with the latest season hosted by Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris, the latter two having been elevated from supporting roles following the departure of Chris Evans.

“We’ve got big, ambitious films,” series editor Alex Renton tells Variety, reeling off a list of locations where season 24 was shot, including Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Monte Carlo, Cuba and Dubai. “We’ve had more time to prep than we did last [season],” he adds. “It’s big – the ambition is there.”

Last season, the new hosts were only booked in February – following the departure of former frontmen Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – and the revamped program was on air in May. “That’s terribly tight to turn a show around,” executive producer Clare Pizey says. Since then the team has had time to get to know »

- Leo Barraclough

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Amazon hires European commissioning boss

14 February 2017 7:36 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Former Freemantle exec Georgia Brown joins SVoD service.

Amazon has hired Fremantle Media International executive Georgia Brown as director of original TV for Europe as its originations push accelerates, Broadcast has learned.

Brown, who was most-recently executive vice president of content and co-productions at The X Factor distributor, will lead the company’s commissioning strategy across the UK and Europe.

The streaming service has been searching for a high-profile exec to lead the push for a number of months, with Amazon Studio director Roy Price revealing his plans at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Former BBC Worldwide exec Brown joins following the conclusion of the first series of Jeremy Clarkson motoring format The Grand Tour.

Based in London, she will report to head of international productions Morgan Wandell.

At Fremantle Media International, Brown oversaw scripted and non-scripted acquisitions and worked closely with Fremantle Media’s indies.

She joined from Shine International in 2015, where she was senior vice president »

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The Outsider’s Opinion: Who Can Play the New Doctor Who?

6 February 2017 8:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe with an outsider’s opinion on who could play the next Doctor in Doctor Who

There’s a certain level of fandom reserved for a select type of film or TV show. Think of Trekkies, or Star Wars nuts, or Adam Sandler fans…okay, forget Adam Sandler, but as well as those who know the exact design breakdowns of the Enterprise or the Death Star down to the amount of coffee dispensers, there’s also a group of fans who know all there is to know about Doctor Who. They can explain exactly the science behind the Tardis, or that screwdriver thingy that the Doctor uses. Hell, they know what that thingy is called. Maybe they’ve been avid fans since the relaunch in 2005, or perhaps some of the elder Who geeks have stood by since the days of the Bakers’ or Davison, Pertwee, McCoy etc.

I’m not a Who fan. »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Grand Tour ends with a splutter having started with a roar

3 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Amazon hails Jeremy Clarkson show a subscriber-winning success but TV critics aren’t so sure

It started amid a high-octane rumble of expectation, but after 13 episodes has gone out on something of a quiet note with far less incident, controversy, or even talked-about moments – hardly what fans of Jeremy Clarkson are used to.

With Amazon releasing no viewing figures and two more seasons already commissioned it is hard to be sure if The Grand Tour can be considered a success. All the company would say was that it was the most watched programme on its video service, with “millions” of people streaming the first episode.

Related: The Grand Tour finale: here's what the series got right – and very wrong

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- Nadia Khomami

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