Top Gear season 23 to premiere on May 29, 2016
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Top Gear is a British television series about automobiles that airs on the BBC channel. Top Gear is the most widely watched factual television program in the world. It is estimated that each episode of the show is watched by around 350 million people in 170 countries around the world. The version of the show that we watch today premiered in 2002, and it was based on a conventional motoring magazine program that had been airing since 1977. The current version of the series over time has developed a quirky, humorous and sometimes controversial style. The series has received acclaim for its visual style and presentation, and criticism for its content and often politically incorrect commentary made by its presenters. Season 1 of Top Gear premiered on the BBC channel on October 20, 2002.
Until recently (due to some unfortunate turn of events, season 22 of Top Gear has been cancelled; see more below) the show was presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and has featured at least three different test drivers known as "The Stig".
Season 22 of Top Gear premiered over Christmas in 2014 with a two-part Patagonia special episode. The rest of the episodes of series 22 of Top Gear started airing from January 25, 2015 but, to the dismay of millions of fans all over the world, broadcast of episode 8 and the following episodes has been delayed as host Jeremy Clarkson was suspended by the BBC on 10 March 2015 ; the continuing status of the show has not yet been announced. Allegedly, Jeremy Clarkson punched one of the producers of the series. Additionally, the BBC has refused to say whether Top Gear will return for Series 23 or in any other form.
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UPDATED December 2, 2015: Great news! Chris Evans has just revealed that after a short hiatus, the hit automotive series Top Gear is scheduled to hit the small screen on Sunday, May 8, 2016, just three days after shooting of the new cycle is expected to conclude. The new series of the program is set to include 16 episodes and will be released on BBC Two. However, when asked about who his new co-hosts are going to be, Evans remained coy. He did note that the new series will have a different feel to it, and that it was necessary. Some of the episodes were filmed in the United States as well.
UPDATED October 7, 2015: Great news! Top Gear is set to return to the small screen with a new host Chris Evans. Season 23 of Top Gear is set to consist of 16 episodes and it is expected to premiere on the BBC Two channel in the UK in May 2016. It has been reported that Chris Evans has signed a contract with BBC to host two series of the hit automotive show. There are rumors that a revamped version of Top Gear might be very different from the previous version of the show, which was hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. We’ll just have to wait and see. Subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Top Gear season 23 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.
UPDATED April 26, 2015: Kim Shillinglaw, BBC Two’s controller, has made an official statement that Top Gear will return next year for its 23rd season – in a different format and without Jeremy Clarkson as a host. It has also been confirmed that the final two Top Gear episodes as Jeremy Clarkson as one of the three hosts will be broadcast sometime in the middle of the year. Meanwhile, Jeremy Clarkson has hinted in an interview that he is already working on creating a new car show.
UPDATED May 13, 2016: After so much drama, speculation and controversy surrounding the revamped series Top Gear, the BBC network has finally set the premiere date for a new cycle of the internationally popular program. Hosted by Chris Evans, series 23 will hit the small screen in the United Kingdom on Sunday, May 29, 2016. He will be joined by his co-hosts Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan and The Stig. Subscribe to our updates and we will email you an automated reminder of the release date of Top Gear series 23 one day before the show hits the road.