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ITV, Netflix in Race to Sign ‘Top Gear’ Trio for New Show

11 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The race to sign the three former “Top Gear” hosts for a new automotive-focused unscripted series is said to be heading into the final laps, with ITV and Netflix in the lead. Hulu is also said to be in the mix.

It’s no secret that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been in negotiations for weeks to set up a new show that would compete with the BBC mainstay, which is being relaunched with a new host, Chris Evans.

Clarkson was fired from “Top Gear” in March after physically assaulting a producer during a location shoot. He’d hosted the show in various incarnations since 1988 but for an absence from 1999 until the series relaunched in 2002.

Wme is understood to be among those advising the threesome as they finalize their next chapter. Also joining the new program will be longtime producer Andy Wilman.

Hammond and May declined to »

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Suzi Perry talks about being 'Top Gear's new James May' in Greg James interview

1 July 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Suzi Perry has spoken hesitantly about hosting Top Gear in an interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

While the presenter said she hadn't thought about taking on a presenting job alongside Chris Evans, James tried to persuade her that she could be the 'new James May' on the show.

Suzi Perry addresses Top Gear rumours: 'It would be pretty tough for me to do it and BBC F1'

Speaking about the prospect of presenting the programme, she said: "I'm very busy. I'm away 20 weeks of the year.

"I honestly haven't really thought about it that much… we don't know what format it's going to take."

Discussing the new-look Top Gear, Perry said: "We know its going to be the wonderful Chris Evans and his team, and that is all we know."

James then said: "I'll do it with you!

He added: "I can be Hammond, you can »

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Jodie Kidd: 'I was sad watching Jeremy Clarkson's final Top Gear'

1 July 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jodie Kidd has admitted that she was sad during the last Top Gear episode with Jeremy Clarkson.

The BBC show bid farewell to Clarkson on Sunday by airing two final unseen films, which were introduced by Richard Hammond and James May.

"It was sad watching the last Top Gear," she told The Mirror. "Jeremy's a dear friend of mine. I have a lot of time for him."

Kidd added that she admires Clarkson, explaining: "I think he's a complete genius and a brilliant presenter. In person, he's exactly like what you see on TV.

"He's incredibly bright, smart and opinionated, and I admire that immensely."

Kidd is among several names tipped to join Chris Evans in the new Top Gear lineup, alongside the likes of Suzi Perry, Guy Martin and Dermot O'Leary.

Evans has said that the new Top Gear will "definitely" feature a female co-host, although the Radio 2 breakfast »

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Suzi Perry addresses Top Gear rumours: 'It would be pretty tough for me to do it and BBC F1'

1 July 2015 6:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Suzi Perry has hinted that she has spoken to Top Gear producers about joining the show.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning today (July 1), the presenter said: "You know what it's like when you work for a channel and you have conversations.

"But we don't know what's going to happen with that show. So until as a broadcaster you know what's going to happen with the show, I don't think you can really think very seriously about it."

However, she admitted that she doubts she would have enough time to film both Top Gear and the BBC's F1 coverage, saying: "I'm away twenty weeks a year doing Formula 1.

"So unless someone has invented 48 hours in a day - which maybe [looking at Phillip Schofield] you have actually! You know, it would be pretty tough I think for me to do it."

When asked if she once turned it down, Perry said: "Well, when they brought it back 10 or 12 years ago, »

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Back to the Future turns 30: How the world looked in 1955, 1985 and 2015

1 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

Has it really been 30 years since Back to the Future first arrived in cinemas? The '80s classic is one of those films that stands firm under repeat viewings, retaining its humour, heart and on-point performances from Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and co. Simply put, there isn't a frame out of place in Back to the Future.

Though Robert Zemeckis's film still feels as fresh as ever, the world has changed dramatically across the three main periods the Back to the Future series spans. Digital Spy digs deep into the history books to find out how the world looked in 1955, 1984, and where we are now.

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Marty sweeps to victory at the Oscars, winning for Best Picture, Director and Actor

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Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Makes a Splash

30 June 2015 9:35 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 Jun 22, 2015 – Sunday Jun 28, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 America’s Got Talent 15,153 2 2 The Voice 11,757 3 5 America’s Funniest Home Videos 5,648 4 4 Empire 3,601 5 3 Glee 2,807 6 7 The Simpsons 1,644 7 8 Kitchen Nightmares 1,464 8 6 American Idol 1,367 9 9 What Would You Do? 1,108 10 10 Dancing With The Stars 1,016 –

Cable/Streaming Monday Jun 22, 2015 – Sunday Jun 28, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 5 Key and Peele 7,968 2 1 Pretty Little Liars 6,854 3 7 Dance Moms 3,727 4 4 Top Gear 3,668 5 3 Orange Is the New Black 3,546 6 8 Teen Wolf 2,909 7 10 Lip Sync Battle 2,780 8 9 Inside Amy Schumer 2,505 9 – Impact Wrestling 2,041 10 – The Last Ship 2,002 –

Late Night Monday Jun 22, 2015 – Sunday Jun 28, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 46,316 2 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 21,894 3 4 Conan 12,604 4 3 The Late Late Show With James Corden 8,914 5 – Late Night With Seth Meyers »

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Chris Evans wanted Nick Grimshaw for Tfi Friday, but Simon Cowell got him first

30 June 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Chris Evans has revealed that he wanted Nick Grimshaw to host new episodes of Tfi Friday.

The presenter previously described the BBC Radio 1 DJ as "the future" of the Channel 4 show, but this was before Simon Cowell signed him up for The X Factor.

Evans told The Sun: "Unfortunately he has another contract I found out about in The Sun newspaper. He's exclusive with ITV, so it's very disappointing."

It should however be noted that Grimshaw has not signed an exclusive deal for The X Factor, as he will remain on BBC Radio 1.

"He will always be welcome on the show, though," he added.

After Grimshaw signed up for The X Factor, Evans decided to stay on as presenter of Tfi Friday, and says he is "very excited" to be fronting the next eight shows.

Channel 4 confirmed the comeback for the show after the success of this month's one-off special. »

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Top Gear up for TV Choice Award

30 June 2015 4:44 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Top Gear' is in the running to be named Best Entertainment Show at the TV Choice Awards. The BBC motoring series - which used to be presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May before Clarkson was dropped following a fracas with a producer - will be up against 'Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' and 'The Graham Norton Show' at the annual ceremony. TV Choice and Total TV Guide's editor-in-chief Jon Peake said: '''Top Gear' is a big hit with our readers. Ant and Dec are also very popular and can do no wrong with our readers absolutely adoring them, »

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Idris Elba rules out Top Gear role

29 June 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Wire actor says he does not have much experience as a presenter and also refuses to comment on whether he will be the next James Bond

Luther actor Idris Elba says that he may have a love of fast cars but he is not interested in joining Chris Evans on a new-look Top Gear – and goes quiet on persistent James Bond rumours.

Elba, who got his big break as Russell “Stringer” Bell in hit HBO crime series The Wire in 2002, said he is not going to enter the open auditions for the next Top Gear.

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- Mark Sweney

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Tracy Austin’s favourite TV

29 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The former Us No 1 pro tennis player on I Love Lucy and her guilty pleasure, Home and Garden Television

I have three boys, so often they’ll have Top Gear on. It was funny, because last week at Queen’s the main man [recently deposed host Jeremy Clarkson] was shown on the screen and I shouted: “I know that man,” and everyone went: “How do you know about him?” Top Gear’s really crossed over to the States. What’s really fun is that my sons all like a different genre: my oldest likes history, my middle one likes outdoors stuff and my youngest likes all the sports. It makes for nice variety. I’m not saying I’m not in control of the clicker, though!

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- Gwilym Mumford

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Jeremy Clarkson tweets sadness at final Top Gear show

29 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jeremy Clarkson tweeted about his sadness after his final episode of Top Gear aired on Sunday evening (28.06.15). The 55-year-old broadcaster was axed from the popular BBC motoring show earlier this year following a ''fracas'' in which he punched a producer, with his last show put together from previously unaired footage and hosted by his former co-stars James May, 52 and Richard Hammond, 45. After the episode ended, Clarkson tweeted: ''Many many thanks for all your support and encouragement over the years. So sad and sorry it's ended like this.'' The 75-minute show was also the last time May and Hammond will »

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Clarkson, Hammond and May's final Top Gear review: "I'm 54, why am I doing this?!"

29 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A massive elephant in the room filled the back of the studio as Richard Hammond and James May awkwardly hosted a sombre final edition of Top Gear last night (June 28).

Apart from the odd reference here and there, the duo made sure not to dwell on Jeremy Clarkson's abrupt departure from the motoring show, but instead just got on with it and provided fans with the final two unseen films from the previous series.

The two films were classic Top Gear fare, with the first seeing the trio testing out classic cars in silly adventures, while Clarkson got grumpy about the weather and state of his Fiat 124 Spider. Same as usual, then.

The gags were exactly as you'd expect with plenty of 'meanwhile's and 'still, could be worse's, but it was genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, especially the second film about dodgy old 4x4s.

The second film involved a race »

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UK TV ratings: Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear tenure ends with 5.4m

29 June 2015 2:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

UK TV ratings roundup – data supplied by Barb

Jeremy Clarkson's final episode of Top Gear topped the primetime ratings on Sunday (June 28), according to overnight data.

The episode brought in 5.36m (23.2%) for BBC Two at 8pm, up slightly on the show's previous outing in March.

The channel's coverage of acts including Lionel Richie at Glastonbury 2015 entertained 1.71m (9.9%) between 6.15pm and 8pm, while Odyssey appealed to 1.77m (8.8%) at 9.15pm.

On BBC One, Countryfile and Antiques Roadshow continued with 5.09m (27.3%) at 8pm and 4.44m (19.6%) at 9pm respectively. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell followed with 1.71m (7.6%) at 9pm.

ITV's Catchphrase entertained 2.16m (11.4%) at 7.15pm (116k/0.5% on +1), before Surprise Surprise warmed the hearts of 2.77m (12.2%) at 8pm (256k/1.1%). The second episode of Sheridan Smith's Black Work dipped to 5.23m (23.1%) at 9pm (315k/1.9%).

Channel 4's Humans dropped to 2.06m (9.1%) for its third episode at 9pm (475k/2.9%), while Amazing Spaces: Shed of the »

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Top Gear: Jeremy Clarkson's swansong draws 5.3 million viewers

29 June 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Presenter tweets that he is ‘sad and sorry it’s ended like this’ as he bows out with extended BBC show

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s final episode of Top Gear attracted 5.3 million viewers.

The episode, a cobbling together of the final two parts of the current series that were not completed following Clarkson’s “fracas” with a producer, drew a peak audience of 5.8 million.

Many many thanks for all your support and encouragement over the years. So sad and sorry it's ended like this

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- Mark Sweney

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Top Gear review: the particle-farting gas-guzzlers shine up well on final run

29 June 2015 12:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sure you could boo them, but the last episode hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is imaginative, artfully made television

The elephant in the room is the elephant is the room. Literally, in the studio with James May and Richard Hammond. It’s a model, not an actual living elephant, though I bet they tried to get one of them. But funny all the same. Would a mammoth – woollier, more extinct – have been better? Though that’s not really the expression is it, the woolly mammoth in the studio …

It’s not a normal Top Gear episode, this last in the Clarkson-Hammond-May era, but a couple of films that had already been shot, pre steak-gate. With you-know-who himself then. The first is about classic cars: they each have one, an Mgb, a Fiat 124 Spider and a Peugeot 304 Decapotable.

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- Sam Wollaston

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The Guardian auditions for Top Gear – video

28 June 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With new Top Gear host Chris Evans making an open call for audition tapes in his search for a presenting sidekick, Guardian columnists Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee, George Monbiot and Zoe Williams decided to apply to the revamped BBC show. Do any of them have what it takes to replace Clarkson, Hammond and May?

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- Polly Toynbee, Owen Jones, George Monbiot, Zoe Williams, Rich Peppiatt and Richard Sprenger

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Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear exit: "Sorry it's ended like this"

28 June 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jeremy Clarkson has thanked fans following his unceremonious exit from Top Gear earlier this year.

The last episode of Top Gear presented by James May and Richard Hammond, and featuring Clarkson, aired this evening (June 28).

Top Gear: Twitter reacts to final Clarkson, Hammond and May show

Writing on Twitter, Clarkson said: "Many many thanks for all your support and encouragement over the years. So sad and sorry it's ended like this."

Clarkson recently claimed that he was asked to return to Top Gear shortly before Chris Evans was announced as his replacement.

Elsewhere, Clarkson admitted that he was left a "suicidal wreck" after being bullied at public school.

The former Top Gear presenter wrote in his column for The Sunday Times that he was "made to lick the lavatories clean" by older boys during his school days. »

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Top Gear: Twitter reacts to final Clarkson, Hammond and May show

28 June 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Three months on from his suspension from the BBC, the last Top Gear featuring Jeremy Clarkson has been broadcast.

And for that matter the last one featuring James May and Richard Hammond.

Digital Spy rounds up the best Twitter reactions to the last episode of the motoring show in its current incarnation.

In typical Top Gear style the episode featured the "elephant in the room" i.e. Clarkson's absence with a literal elephant in the room:

There's an elephant in the room! #TopGear pic.twitter.com/OvAJyDlOoK

— TheLADbible (@TheLadBible) June 28, 2015

Enjoyed the last show & addressed the elephant in the room really well. #TopGear

— Leann Kelly (@Leann_27) June 28, 2015

A giant plastic elephant has replaced #JeremyClarkson for studio scenes in unseen #TopGear episode pic.twitter.com/defIZTWkvz

— Car Waffle (@CarWaffle) June 28, 2015

If anything, that gesture drew attention to how much the show and its remaining hosts were missing Clarkson - something »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Top Gear, Humans

28 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Top Gear: BBC Two, 8pm

It's the end of an era as Top Gear's last episode featuring Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond airs - described as a "very sad" by departing producer Andy Wilman.

As new host Chris Evans prepares to take the helm of the motoring show, watch two films shot by Clarkson, Hammond and May featuring their trademark shenanigans and challenges.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: BBC One, 9pm

The fantasy series based on Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel comes to an end this evening.

It's a race against time as Strange seeks to save his wife. As the Gentleman's curse continues to consume him, he must stop the prophecy of the Raven King before it is too late.

Humans: Channel 4, 9pm

Laura is forced to consider keeping Anita after the synth saves a life, as the sci-fi drama continues.

Meanwhile, Pete gets suspended »

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Are You a Top Gear Superfan? Prove It With This Quiz

26 June 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

One of the most popular television programs in the world, Top Gear has been a major cultural tour de force ever since its revival on BBC2 in 2002, mostly due to the natural chemistry of the three hosts — the bombastic Jeremy Clarkson, the chipper Richard Hammond, and the professorial James May — and the anonymous "tame racing driver" known as the Stig. The end is inevitably nigh for this ragtag team of motorheads, though. After a "fracas" with a producer in March during a day of filming, Clarkson's contract for the show wasn't renewed, and Hammond and May opted to leave the show with him as well. With the final episode airing this Sunday, take a trip down memory lane (but not a bus lane) and test your Tg knowledge with our superfan quiz. »

- Devon Ivie

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