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Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Trip – like watching a lifer on day release

27 May 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

On a sabbatical from Bake Off, the master baker drives a procession of increasingly ridiculous supercars around Europe

To Italy, for the first episode of Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip (28 May, 9pm, BBC2), in which television’s much panted-over master baker gets to cruise around sun-dappled countries in all his spray-tanned splendour.

If you thought that Bake Off’s king of the cream horn had only one string to his bow, this new series – essentially Top Gear minus the bantz and budget – is determined to set you straight. This will, the BBC hopes, be the ultimate marriage of personality and machinery, of gunmetal hair and hot bodywork, of smouldering eyes and … oh, you get the picture.

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- Fiona Sturges

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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, […]

  Source: uInterview

The post ‘The Grand Tour’ Films With Jeremy Clarkson & Richard Hammond In Croatia appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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BBC Acquires FX’s ‘Katrina: American Crime Story’ for U.K.

26 April 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX’s “Katrina: American Crime Story” has been acquired for U.K. broadcast by BBC Two, which also aired the anthology series’ first installment, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson.”

“Katrina” tells the story of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in August 2005, and the botched federal response to the disaster, which claimed over 1,200 lives and caused more than $100 billion in damage.

Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick were the first cast members announced for the new show in February. Bening will play then-Louisiana governor Kathleen Bianco, and Broderick will play Michael Brown, former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who was heavily criticized for the agency’s slow and fumbling response.

Other cast members have yet to be announced, though showrunner Ryan Murphy has said that Sarah Paulson, who won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her role as prosecutor Marcia Clark in “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” would appear in the new series.

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- Robert Mitchell

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The awkwardness of choosing the wrong in-flight movie

25 April 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Apr 27, 2017

Deciding what film to watch on a plane is fraught with danger - especially if you worry what other passengers might think of your choices...

Nb: The following contains a mild spoiler for Toni Erdmann and descriptions of saucy film moments.

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To date, science has yet to bring us matter transporters or suspended animation, but things have moved on considerably when it comes to in-flight entertainment. Once upon a time, watching a movie on a plane meant squinting at a screen a few rows away as a heavily-edited version of a six-month old film played.

Today, most planes come with a little flat screen mounted on the seat in front of you; with a press of a few unresponsive buttons, you »

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Orphan Black Clones Declare, 'Now We Fight...' in Final Season Trailer

13 April 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The clones are mad as hell in the final season of BBC America’s Orphan Black — and they’re not going to take it anymore.

PhotosOrphan Black Season 5 Finally Reveals the Clones’ Origins — First Look

Released Thursday, the official trailer for Tatiana Maslany‘s final bow as [insert too many characters to name here] looks back at how it all began (“From the very start, they hunted us”) before turning its attention to the sestras’ final battle.

“Together, we fight with everything we’ve got — and everything to lose — for a new future,” the clones declare. “Together, we are one.”

RelatedOrphan Black Ep, Cast Talk Final Season Theme, »

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Amazon Estimated To Spend $4.5 Billion On Video In 2017

10 April 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Netflix, which expects to spend $6 billion on original programming in 2017, is shelling out for top-of-the-line shows at an incredible rate. Amazon, we have now learned, is not too far behind. According to a report from Jp Morgan analysts, which was cited by Business Insider, the digital retailer is estimated to spend $4.5 billion on video in 2017 as it looks to bolster its expansion both domestically and abroad.

Amazon’s big boost to its video spend comes just months after it announced its expansion in more than 200 regions, thus establishing itself as a major international player in the streaming video space alongside Netflix. In looking to acquire bigger-name projects with its growing budget, Amazon has kept one eye on the global market by adding shows and movies that will play well overseas. It spent a reported $250 million, for example, for three seasons of the Top Gear successor The Grand Tour, which has »

- Sam Gutelle

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‘Top Gear,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Among 400 Hours of BBC Content Licensed Across Africa

10 April 2017 9:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Leading BBC brands “Top Gear” and “Doctor Who” are among more than 400 hours of content that BBC Worldwide has licensed for broadcast across Africa in the first part of 2017. The multiple sales include a first deal between BBC Worldwide Africa and Iflix’s new African Svod platform.

The Malaysia-based Iflix has acquired more than 150 hours of BBC programming ahead of its launch later this year across sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). The deal includes “Top Gear,” comedy “Citizen Khan” and Idris Elba drama “Luther.”

BBC Worldwide says its drama and factual series have been the key driving force for wider deals across Africa. Mobile operators including VodaCom and Mtn have licensed more than 250 hours of programming, including “Doctor Who” and the Golden Globe-winning “Wolf Hall,” in a deal that covers 11 countries, including Nigeria and South Africa.

“It’s a really exciting time to be doing business in Africa. The demand for premium British content and formats across »

- Robert Mitchell

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Helen Mirren Gets Wicked in New Fate of the Furious TV Spot

7 April 2017 4:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last summer, it was confirmed that Oscar winner Helen Mirren has been cast in The Fate of the Furious, although the actress revealed that, despite her impressive driving skills, which have been showcased on the U.K. series Top Gear in the past, she won't be getting behind the wheel in this movie. A few months ago, it was finally confirmed that Helen Mirren is portraying the mother of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), and we get a brief glimpse at their mother-son dynamic in a new TV spot from Universal Pictures. If that wasn't enough, the studio has also released a new behind-the-scenes preview that gives fans a closer look at their intense New York City shoot.

The new TV spot from Universal Pictures begins with a scene where Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto has a meeting with Helen Mirren's unnamed character, who tells Dom that she has a »

- MovieWeb

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AMC Networks Will Give Upfront Spotlight to All Cable Outlets in a First

4 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When people hear about AMC Networks, chances are they first think about the company’s flagship cable outlet and shows like “The Walking Dead” or “Better Call Saul” As the company makes the rounds in advance of TV’s annual upfront sales discussion, however, it’s hoping to broaden Madison Avenue’s perception.

On Thursday, the company will mount a first: an “upfront” presentation that calls out all five of its cable networks, which also include We TV, Sundance, IFC, and BBC America. The last, in which AMC invested $200 million to win a 49.9% stake in 2014, has not gotten a public spotlight like this since the transaction was completed, executives said,.

“Our message is all about content that matters,” said Scott Collins, president of advertising sales for AMC Networks, in an interview. The company intends to press the point that its networks show engaging TV programs ranging from “Top of the Lake” and “Hap & Leonard” on SundanceTV to »

- Brian Steinberg

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Chris Hardwick and NBC Partner on Another Series, 'The Awesome Show'

4 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

It's not clear who's dealing a hotter hand right now — Chris Hardwick or NBC's reality division.

The ubiquitous host, familiar to anyone who watches AMC, Comedy Central's @midnight or the new NBC game show The Wall, will topline yet another series with the six-episode order for The Awesome Show. Described as something in the same vein of Top Gear, but with an eye toward science and technology, it marks the third alternative series order NBC has made in the last week.

Like recent commission The Handmade Project and The Wall, this one also hails from in-house Universal »

- Michael O'Connell

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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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160 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2015-16 Season

3 April 2017 11:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Here's a list of TV shows that aired (or were expected to air) during the 2015-16 season (roughly September 2015 through August 2016) and that also won't be back for the 2016-17 season.Most recent additions: The Knick (Cinemax), Marco Polo (Netflix), Bubble Guppies (Nickelodeon), Not Safe with Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central), Dead of Summer (Freeform), Brief Encounters (ITV), Any Given Wednesday (HBO), Guilt (Freeform), American Gothic (CBS), BrainDead (CBS), Murder in the First (TNT), Aquarius (NBC), Roadies (Showtime), The Willis Family (TLC), Mistresses (ABC), Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX), Tyrant (FX), Feed the Beast (AMC), Devious Maids (Lifetime), Dr. Drew (Hln), The Vanishing Women (ID), The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land), The McLaughlin Group (PBS), I Am Cait (E!), The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central), Raised by Wolves (Channel 4), Coupled (Fox), Powers (PlayStation Network), Houdini & Doyle (Fox), Project Greenlight (HBO), Maron (IFC), Hunters (Syfy), Uncle Buck (ABC), Inspector Lewis (PBS), Lockup (MSNBC), Top Gear (History), Thirteen (BBC America), Bella »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Doctor Who: New Companion Is Openly Gay, But It Is 'Not the Main Thing That Defines Her,' Says Pearl Mackie

1 April 2017 6:15 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ahead of the Season 10 premiere of Doctor Who (Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c on BBC America), franchise newbie Pearl Mackie has revealed that her character, new companion Bill Potts, is openly gay.

“It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st Century,” Mackie said in a recent interview with the BBC, which first broke the news. “Representation is important, especially on a mainstream show.”

VideosDoctor Who Takes on Emoji Robots, Daleks and More in Season 10 Trailer

According to the BBC, the reveal is first made in Mackie’s second line of dialogue in the season premiere. And while the »

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Hans Zimmer Reteams With ‘Planet Earth II’ Co-Composers for ‘Blue Planet II’ Score

27 March 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On the heels of “Planet Earth II” airing its finale on BBC America, the network announced that the musical team behind its breathtaking score will be back for “Blue Planet II.”

The legendary Oscar winner Hans Zimmer had put his talents to work for the first time in the natural history genre by composing the theme for “Planet Earth II,” while Bleeding Fingers’ co-composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe tackled the stirring score. For their new venture, the team will score the seven-part series that takes place in each of the world’s oceans.

Read More: ‘Planet Earth II’ Soundtrack: Listen to Hans Zimmer’s Breathtaking Score

“It’s an incredible opportunity and privilege to be working again with the BBC’s Natural History Unit on such a globally important project,” Zimmer said in a statement. “It’s a joy to compose to such beautiful, powerful and inspiring picture. Once more »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Hans Zimmer Reteams With ‘Planet Earth II’ Co-Composers for ‘Blue Planet II’ Score

27 March 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On the heels of “Planet Earth II” airing its finale on BBC America, the network announced that the musical team behind its breathtaking score will be back for “Blue Planet II.”

The legendary Oscar winner Hans Zimmer had put his talents to work for the first time in the natural history genre by composing the theme for “Planet Earth II,” while Bleeding Fingers’ co-composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe tackled the stirring score. For their new venture, the team will score the seven-part series that takes place in each of the world’s oceans.

Read More: ‘Planet Earth II’ Soundtrack: Listen to Hans Zimmer’s Breathtaking Score

“It’s an incredible opportunity and privilege to be working again with the BBC’s Natural History Unit on such a globally important project,” Zimmer said in a statement. “It’s a joy to compose to such beautiful, powerful and inspiring picture. Once more »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Matt LeBlanc Gives James Bond a Run for His Money on 'Top Gear' -- Watch Now!

24 March 2017 2:13 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Just call him LeBond...Matt LeBond.

Matt LeBlanc is channeling his inner James Bond in the newly released trailer for season 23 of Top Gear and Et has your first look!

In the minute-long teaser, the Friends alum drives onto a gloomy racetrack in the quintessential James Bond car -- Aston Martin -- Aston Martin DB11 to be exact, then stops and explains how the luxury vehicle isn't meant to live on the rubber burning course.

"Narnia had its wardrobe, Bill and Ted had their phone booth, and Star Gate had its…its Star Gate," says the 49-year-old car enthusiast. "Well Top Gear now has its left at hammerhead, that's right, left turn at hammerhead."

Watch: Matt LeBlanc's 'Top Gear' Debut Features One Dusty Ride Through Morocco

Just before peeling off into a time warp, the immortalized race car and a dapper LeBlanc are back on the road accelerating through a tunnel on a scenic »

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Orphan Black Season 5 Finally Reveals the Clones' Origins — See First Photos

22 March 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We may not be ready to bid Orphan Black farewell, but at least the sci-fi drama is leaving us with a hell of a parting gift.

VideosOrphan Black Ep, Cast Talk Final Season Theme, ‘Touchy’ Clone Question

BBC America on Wednesday released 10 new images from the series’ upcoming fifth and final season — premiering Saturday, June 10 at 10/9c — teasing Sarah and the clones’ deadliest (and most revealing) adventures yet.

Per a release from BBC America, “the walls close in on Sarah when nearly all her sestras and their allies are brought to heel by Rachel. Even more harrowing is that »

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Top Gear America: BBC America Orders Spinoff Series

20 March 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

In a bit of good news for fans of the cancelled Top Gear Us TV show, BBC America has ordered a new Top Gear spinoff, Top Gear America. Top Gear Us was cancelled back in June of 2016, after six seasons on History.Actor and competitive racer William Fichtner will host the Top Gear America TV series with drag racing champ Antron Brown and British auto journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford. The eight-episode first season will premiere on BBC America, later this year.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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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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