You might have heard that the most watched car show in the world went through some drastic changes last year after one of the three hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, did not have his contract renewed by the BBC owing to a fracas with a producer. The BBC has since rebooted Top Gear with a new concept and a new lineup but while comparisons are inevitably being drawn between the told and the new show, Top Gear USA has reached the end of the road.
It has been confirmed today that Top Gear USA has been cancelled. Host Rutledge Wood confirmed through his Facebook page that tonight’s episode is going to be the last one and that the show is done for.
Top Gear USA’s cancellation has more to do with network priorities than anything else it seems. Rutledge points out that this marks the end of Top Gear USA on History, a part of the A&E Networks, so fans of the show can keep their fingers crossed in hopes of some other network picking up the show.
Whether or not that happens remains to be seen. Fans of the original Top Gear don’t seem to have developed much of a liking for the rebooted BBC version. They are certainly waiting for Clarkson and his mates Hammond and May to return with their new car show on Amazon which is due this fall.