• Dec 13, 2010
Top Gear USA just not doing it for you? Well, here's some potentially good news: Speed Channel has reportedly inked a deal with Mandt Bros. Productions to pilot a new automotive television series (currently untitled) hosted by Adam Carolla, Pulitzer-winning journalist Dan Neil, former NBA 'baller John Salley and Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire.

Consider our interest piqued by the cast alone. We've seen Carolla do his thing – including witnessing the taping of the un-aired pilot for the defunct NBC Top Gear project, which has nothing to do with the current iteration on History – and he definitely knows and loves cars.

Moving past the headline-generating Adam Carolla, we've long been fans of Dan Neil, and John Salley was rather good on The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Finally, Farah has carved out a nice niche and has garnered a fan base of his own on The Smoking Tire.

As far as the show's format goes, it sounds similar to the Top Gear model with "news and conversation centered around cars, as well as pre-recorded features shot on the road." It could be interesting, but we'll take our usual wait-and-see approach...

[Source: Variety]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes yes yes! Corrola is the guy Top Gear History Channell should have hired not a professional race car driver like Tanner Faust. How do we know that Tanner doesn't double as the stig?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Adam Carolla is NOT funny, and Speed will just cancel it for some NASCAR related crap so whats the point.
        • 4 Years Ago
        He's not funny to you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol John Salley is the opposite of Hammond. Its genuis!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best news today!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Adam Carolla. Yuck.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The more car related shows the better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How come nobody mentions Motorweek, the other "car show" on tv? :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just replace the currents hosts of Top Gear USA with these guys. The current batch is boooring.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, Carolla can be a screw-off and a jackass at times (if you've ever seen "The Adam Carolla Project", or "The Hammer", you know what I mean), but he's always entertaining, and he digs cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What? If anything Carolla is the straight man to his buddies' screw offs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      5th Gear USA?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Carolla will appeal to the moronic "Jackass" crowd. Surprised they didn't just get Johnny Knoxville (another moron) too. You like that kind of senseless drivel, go watch Nitro Circus.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think you have Carolla all wrong.
      • 4 Years Ago
      farah is a good choice, consider he is actually a pretty skilled driver, and knows what he is talking about.
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