Spinning off isn't usually a good thing when you're making a show about cars, unless the spinning in question relates to the series itself and not to the cars being driven. And while Clarkson, Stig, et al, have certainly spun enough cars on and off camera, their mishaps are surpassed by the number of spin-off shows that have resulted from the original BBC program.

Disregarding the other shows that Hammond and May in particular host, and the magazines, and the traveling road show and everything else, Top Gear has led to additional series in Australia, Russia, the United States, China and South Korea. And those are just the ones we know about. Now, word on the high street is that another series is planned for the Netherlands.

The latest spin-off is reportedly being put together by the publisher of Holland's Autoweek magazine and the producers of Veronica, a local TV station that already broadcasts the British and Australian versions of the show in Holland.

The formula will naturally follow the tried, tested and true format that has made the original such a success and which has already been replicated around the world. As for the Stig, well... we always thought his name sounded mysteriously Dutch. And now it will be.


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      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      All these TG series popping up and yet I only care for the original. Though I admit, if Japan gets one, I am definitely gonna watch it.
      TahsinZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some say that his blood vessels are modeled after the canals of Amsterdam, and that he is forbidden, by law, from smelling tulips. All we now is, we call him the Stig.
      Mike Pulsifer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bought the first two episodes of TopGearUS season 2 (and all of season 1). No more. The new format is too much History Channel and not enough TopGear.
      Elfloro
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's an update on this story. The tv channel Veronica is gonna make a tv show like Top Gear, not a Dutch Top Gear spin off. And the name Stig is Scandinavian not Dutch... And on that bombshell...
      Alpha-Sphere
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seen the australia one and it sucked balls! I only watch the original one.
      Cherie Rojas
      • 3 Years Ago
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