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BBC Two Chief On New ‘Top Gear’: “Exciting” And “Scary” – Edinburgh

28 August 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw spoke at the Edinburgh Television Festival today where she said of the new Chris Evans-hosted Top Gear, “It’s scary, but it’s really exciting.” Evans was named in June to succeed Jeremy Clarkson on the motoring show after the latter's contract was not renewed following a dust-up with a producer. While calling Clarkson’s departure a "very sad episode," Shillinglaw, according to the BBC, said the new show will be “really different" and… »

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Chris Evans’ Top Gear to be ‘really different’ from Jeremy Clarkson version

28 August 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC2 chief says latest incarnation of motoring show will retain some elements from predecessor, but changes include new supersized track in Surrey

BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw said she is “excited” and “terrified” by the prospect of bringing back Top Gear with its new presenter Chris Evans following the axing of Jeremy Clarkson.

Shillinglaw said the new incarnation of the BBC’s most valuable show would retain many aspects of the series when it was presented by Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Related: Chris Evans revealed as new presenter of Top Gear

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- John Plunkett

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BBC failed to sign Top Gear host Chris Evans to an exclusive deal

27 August 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC wanted to sign new Top Gear host Chris Evans to an exclusive deal - but Channel 4 got there first.

The presenter was hired to host a full series of his Channel 4 series Tfi Friday before the BBC could nail him down, reports The Guardian.

Danny Cohen - the BBC's director of television - admitted that he was "surprised" when Evans agreed to work with Channel 4 again.

But he added: "[Chris has] made a commitment - but after he's finished he will be solely focused on Top Gear from the New Year."

Tfi Friday will return to Channel 4 with 10 new episodes this autumn, with Evans - and a team of co-presenters - working on the new Top Gear from 2016.

Evans previously quit his hosting gig on The One Show to ensure he had enough time to dedicate to the revamped motoring show.

Meanwhile, former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, »

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BBC missed chance to get Top Gear's Chris Evans on exclusive deal

27 August 2015 1:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Delay in signing deal for motoring show meant Channel 4 had the chance to secure him for a full series of its revived 1990s hit

The BBC missed out on an opportunity to secure new Top Gear presenter Chris Evans on an exclusive deal after Channel 4 signed him first.

Danny Cohen, its director of television, admitted this week he was surprised when Evans committed to front a new series of his Channel 4 show, Tfi Friday.

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- John Plunkett

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BT didn't even consider Jeremy Clarkson's new show: "It just wasn't right for us"

26 August 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BT has said it didn't even consider bidding for Jeremy Clarkson's new motoring show.

Clarkson and his fellow former Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond and James May have signed up with Amazon Prime in a deal which includes a whopping budget of £160m - working out at around £4.5m per episode.

BT Sport and TV managing director Delia Bushell told The Guardian: "To be honest I didn't consider it. It just wasn't right for us."

She went on: "It's a fantastic franchise, but it made more sense for a global player like Netflix because Top Gear has huge Us revenues as well."

Clarkson was axed from the BBC's Top Gear earlier this year after verbally and physically attacking producer Oisin Tymon.

Chris Evans will replace Clarkson as the lead host, and has been backed by the show's departed producer Andy Wilman.

Auditions are currently being held for Evans's co-hosts, »

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Idris Elba to change gear for second Discovery series

26 August 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Channel says follow-up to motoring series No Limits will feature new theme, as it reveals it has not signed a deal for the BBC to sub-license live Olympics coverage

TV network Discovery is planning to make a new series with Idris Elba following the success of his show No Limits.

The series featured the actor competing in drag racing, power boating and aerobatic flying events, as well as an attempt on the land speed record.

Related: Idris Elba rules out Top Gear role

Related: BBC dealt another blow after losing control of TV rights for Olympics

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- Tara Conlan

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Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Fear’ Boosts ‘The Walking Dead’; Affleck & Damon “Greenlight” Trending

25 August 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Aug 17, 2015 – Sunday Aug 23, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 America’s Got Talent 12,237 2 2 The Voice 11,744 3 3 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3,949 4 4 Empire 2,450 5 7 Kitchen Nightmares 1,591 6 5 Glee 1,353 7 6 So You Think You Can Dance 1,297 8 10 Scream Queens 1,185 9 – Supernatural 1,179 10 – Dancing With The Stars 964 –

Cable/Streaming Monday Aug 17, 2015 – Sunday Aug 23, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Key & Peele 15,816 2 3 Dance Moms 8,342 3 4 Lip Sync Battle 7,128 4 5 Top Gear 3,800 5 6 Beyond Scared Straight 3,042 6 9 The Walking Dead 2,703 7 10 Teen Wolf 2,379 8 2 Pretty Little Liars 2,294 9 8 Inside Amy Schumer 2,061 10 7 WWE Tough Enough 1,805 –

Late Night Monday Aug 17, 2015 – Sunday Aug 23, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 32,631 2 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 20,245 3 3 Conan 15,357 4 4 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 12,006 5 5 The Late Late Show With James »

- Jason Klein

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Jeremy Clarkson's Amazon show won't get a big UK audience, says Piers Morgan

25 August 2015 4:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Former Top Gear trio ‘won’t be getting mobbed’ in their home country after their move to ‘Amazon Past Their Prime’, claims journalist and ex-cnn presenter

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s Amazon show is unlikely to get many viewers in the UK, Piers Morgan has claimed.

The former Top Gear trio signed a $250m (£160m) deal last month to front a new motoring show on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Related: Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond and May to make new show for Amazon

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- Dugald Baird

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Piers Morgan: 'I'd never put myself through Life Stories, I only trust myself'

25 August 2015 4:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan has grilled everyone from Gordon Brown to... Tony Blackburn on Life Stories, but he'd never let anyone interview him in the same manner.

The controversial broadcaster told BT TV that he would make himself look like a fool if he ever got the chance to interview himself in some futuristic nightmare.

"The only person I would trust is myself," said Morgan. "And even then, I don't think I'd trust myself. I'd get carried away interviewing myself and make myself look like an idiot. I'd never put myself through what I put other people through!"

He continued: "I just don't really like emoting in public. It's just not my thing. I'm not alone – some people just don't like doing it.

"A lot of famous people do quite like emoting, or are prepared to take the risk. I just wouldn't want to do that and put myself in that position »

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House Of Fools: BBC cancels Reeves and Mortimer's sitcom

25 August 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

There'll be no series 3 for House Of Fools, as the BBC wield the axe against the Reeves and Mortimer sitcom...

Here’s a sad one for fans of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer – their sitcom House Of Fools has been cancelled by the BBC. After two series and a Christmas special, the show - which also featured Matt Berry - hasn’t been renewed for a third run. The BBC released this statement:

"BBC2 and BBC Comedy would like to thank Vic, Bob, [producer] Lisa Clark and everyone else involved in making House of Fools, but after two fantastically inventive series the show won’t be returning.”

This isn’t the first time that House Of Fools has danced with death, either. After season 1 there were rumours of a cancellation that ultimately proved to be false. At the time, Stephen Fry said this:

"The BBC I thought, can't go more insane: »

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Jodie Kidd won't join the new Top Gear: "It would take over your soul"

21 August 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jodie Kidd is not hosting the new look Top Gear on the BBC alongside Chris Evans, despite "conversations" being held about a role.

The Classic Car Show presenter has revealed she passed on Top Gear (via The Telegraph) because it would be "all-consuming".

Kidd said: "If I were to accept Top Gear it would be completely all-consuming. I love doing all the different things I am doing in my life at the moment.

"Top Gear is the most brilliant show on this planet but it would just take over your soul. That would be it. Through ups and downs and lefts and rights I have got to an amazing place where everything is finally balanced, and balanced for my family too."

The 36-year-old said she made the decision "very recently".

"Everyone every day has been asking me, am I doing it? Am I doing it? I am not, okay," she explained. »

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Jodie Kidd won't join the new Top Gear: "It would take over your soul"

21 August 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jodie Kidd is not hosting the new look Top Gear on the BBC alongside Chris Evans, despite "conversations" being held about a role.

The model has revealed she ruled out hosting the show (via The Telegraph) because it would be "all consuming".

Kidd said: "If I were to accept Top Gear it would be completely all-consuming. I love doing all the different things I am doing in my life at the moment.

"Top Gear is the most brilliant show on this planet but it would just take over your soul. That would be it. Through ups and downs and lefts and rights I have got to an amazing place where everything is finally balanced, and balanced for my family too."

The 36-year-old said she made the decision "very recently".

"Everyone every day has been asking me, am I doing it? Am I doing it? I am not, okay," she explained. »

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BBC unconcerned by Top Gear iPlayer drop off, predicts strong autumn schedule

19 August 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Top Gear remains one of the most popular shows on iPlayer, despite the BBC having axed Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May from the long-standing motoring programme.

However, with no new Top Gear episodes in the near future - and no more in the show's original guise - these figures are widely expected to slump in the coming weeks and months as the public tire of repeats.

Despite rebooting a show that annually generated millions of catch-up views, the Beeb has claimed it is unconcerned by the prospect of declining iPlayer figures in the post-Clarkson Top Gear era.

"Top Gear is obviously one of a number of very popular programmes available on iPlayer, but we've got a very strong autumn schedule," the Head of BBC iPlayer, Dan Taylor-Watt, said speaking with Digital Spy.

"With Doctor Who, Strictly, The Apprentice, The Voice and Sherlock coming up - and, »

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Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Simpsons’ Surge Thanks to Fan-Sourced Post

18 August 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Aug 10, 2015 – Sunday Aug 16, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 America’s Got Talent 12,120 2 2 The Voice 10,961 3 4 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3,512 4 3 Empire 2,637 5 5 Glee 1,673 6 6 So You Think You Can Dance 1,631 7 9 Kitchen Nightmares 1,435 8 – The Simpsons 1,355 9 8 What Would You Do? 1,268 10 7 Scream Queens 1,140 –

Cable/Streaming Monday Aug 10, 2015 – Sunday Aug 16, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Key & Peele 14,283 2 3 Pretty Little Liars 9,735 3 2 Dance Moms 8,720 4 4 Lip Sync Battle 6,248 5 5 Top Gear 3,821 6 7 Beyond Scared Straight 2,841 7 6 WWE Tough Enough 2,413 8 10 Inside Amy Schumer 2,138 9 9 The Walking Dead 1,964 10 – Teen Wolf 1,959 –

Late Night Monday Aug 10, 2015 – Sunday Aug 16, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 34,361 2 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 14,011 3 3 Conan 13,503 4 4 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 9,239 5 5 The Late Late Show With »

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Netflix is dominating Amazon, but BBC iPlayer remains the top TV streaming service

17 August 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Netflix is far and away the dominant internet streaming force in the UK, according to a new Ofcom study.

The online on-demand provider reaches 4.4 million households (16%), an increase from 2.8m a year ago. Amazon Prime Instant Video is way behind with 1.2m.

New study hints at Netflix 'mystery ratings': Daredevil is bigger than House of Cards

Amazon - which recently made the huge signing of the BBC's former Top Gear trio - had the same figure this time last year but then went on a decline, reaching 1m UK homes by Christmas 2014.

Its downslide was possibly due to its branding transition from Lovefilm.

However, the service is gradually winning customers over again and was subscribed to by 1.2m (4%) of the nation's households before the end of March 2015.

BBC iPlayer chief defends service after third monthly drop in a row

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Jeremy Clarkson Is Getting Paid a Lot of Money to Go to Amazon, Which Is Not Generally What Happens When You Punch Your Co-Workers

17 August 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Punching a Top Gear producer may be the best thing that ever happened to Jeremy Clarkson's bank account. Back in July, the Financial Times reported that Clarkson's deal to star in a new car show for Amazon Prime will pay him and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May as much as $250 million. Now a Telegraph interview with Amazon's Jeff Bezos seems to confirm that the trio will be getting raises to match their record-setting speeds, telling the paper the hosts will be "very, very, very expensive ... They're worth a lot and they know it." The deal is reportedly for three years and 36 episodes, which works out to roughly $7 million per episode for the three men to share. That's Friends money! We thought we'd never see those days again, but when you're as popular as Clarkson is, Jeff Bezos will be there for you. »

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Everything we know so far about Fast & Furious 8: The cast, the plot and latest spoilers

17 August 2015 3:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fast & Furious 7 surprised everyone when it became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time earlier this year, which obviously means an eighth instalment is on its way.

The world can't get enough of Dominic Toretto and his gang, who have grown from simple street racers to heist kings in a Mission: Impossible-Ocean's Eleven hybrid.

Fast 8 will be released worldwide on April 14, 2017, but fans are already searching for the latest updates. So here's everything we know so far, with the newest information right at the top...

It's called Fast 8

Just to make things more confusing, Vin Diesel has confirmed that the latest film will be called Fast 8. This follows Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five and so on. Vin clearly can't stick to a single title for this franchise.

However, the UK release for 7 was titled Fast & Furious 7, so expect the same in 2017.

Could Eva Mendes make a long-awaited return? »

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Amazon CEO: Deal With Former 'Top Gear' Hosts "Very, Very, Very Expensive” But Worth It

17 August 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos says launching a new car show with the former stars of BBC's Top Gear will be “very, very, very expensive,” but that the multi-million dollar deal will be worth it for the e-commerce giant's streaming video platform.  In a wide-ranging interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph, Bezos said he was “very excited” about the concept for the show with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. The stars of the long-running BBC show, along with Top Gear's former executive producer Andy Wilman, recently signed a three-season

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Clarkson, Hammond and May's new series is very, very, very expensive, says Amazon boss Jeff Bezos

16 August 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has appeared to confirm reports of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's massive multi million-pound budget for their new Prime series.

While he obviously wouldn't be drawn on the exact figures, Bezos said that the new series is "very, very, very expensive," adding the ex-Top Gear trio are "worth a lot and they know it".

Previous reports suggest they will have a budget of around £4.5m per episode to play with on their new motoring show, making it one of the most expensive UK programmes ever.

Everything we know about Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's Amazon Prime follow-up to Top Gear

In an interview with The Telegraph, Bezos said he is "very excited" about the new show.

"We have a lot of things in the pipeline, which I think viewers in the UK and around the world are going to love. »

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Amazon boss says Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear follow-on show 'expensive but worth it'

16 August 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Multibillionaire says new Jeremy Clarkson show will be ‘very, very, very expensive’ and says UK could be early-adopter of drone-delivered parcels

The Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has admitted it will be “very, very, very expensive” to launch a new motoring show with Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars after signing up the controversial trio in a multimillion-pound deal following their departure from the BBC.

The billionaire tech entrepreneur said viewers were enjoying a golden era of television and that the new Clarkson series would be a global success.

Related: Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond and May sign Amazon deal

Related: Amazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after Us frustration

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- Hilary Osborne

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