Word around the internetz today is that SPEED channel's The Car Show has been cancelled and will not be returning for a second season. The Car Show debuted last July 13 on SPEED and was seen by many enthusiasts as that channel's answer to the U.S. version of Top Gear on The History Channel, which we learned a few months ago was picked up for a second season. The Car Show leaves behind its panel of hosts, which included comedian and car guy Adam Carolla (who moves on to Celebrity Apprentice with Michael Andretti and Paul Teutel Sr.), Pulitzer Prize-winning auto journalist Dan Neil, former NBA star John Sally and host and producer of The Smoking Tire, Matt Farah.

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      Karl T
      • 3 Years Ago
      90% of Speed's original programming should be cancelled. They shoot for the lowest common denominator in target audience and many of their programs are an insult to anyone even approaching normal intelligence.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Karl T
        I miss the old days of Speedvision, before the Fox takeover.
          • 3 Years Ago
          Fox has always own them. It was Fox's first venture into making a separate channel for sports before they came out with FSN.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Never seen an episode (don't have SPEED channel), but sad to see ANY US car show get canceled just because there are soooo few of them.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What I couldn't get over was how Carolla always looked like he was grimacing, as if he was trying hard not to crap himself. Salley never brought much to the show, but what sealed his fate was when he labeled a possible new Porsche supercar as "just a Porsche" and called his Toyota Corolla a good car in the process. There's simply no room in the gearhead fraternity for someone who drives a Corolla and is proud of it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It was really hit or miss. The best shows were the ones where adam talked about his vintage race cars.
      .45 ACP
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really wanted to like this program, I am a huge Top Gear fan (original not T.G. USA) and liking another car show is obviously difficult to do. However I tried again and again to understand that this is a different take on the car show genre. Unfortunately, they simply missed the mark with the layout and flow of the program. It was boring, the presenters don't really make sense. Two car guys, a cheesy B list (at best) comedian and a former basketball player. WTF? Adam Corolla's dry, almost non existent humor is so mind numbing it makes the Car Show almost painful to watch. He just seems to be awkward all of the time. There's no real cohesion or flow to the dialog or banter of the hosts among themselves. I am not surprised at all that this show has been cancelled. The real surprise for me is that the show made it past the pilot stage to begin with! It is actually worse than Top Gear USA and that is truly an accomplishment! I can only beg Adam Corolla to please never try doing a show like this again. Just face the fact that you are irrelevant and move on with your life. This show may have made more sense if they only used Dan Neil and Matt Farah as the presenters. If there absolutely needs to be a third add in John McElroy for actual reporting on the car industry. There's no need for former pro athletes to do anything but sports programs. I would love to see something that isn't garbage come from American TV for a change. Just my take, does anyone agree?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shame as there is a massive, relatively untapped market for a show like this...just not THIS show
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh no, what will we ever do without it.
      Philip Gray
      • 3 Years Ago
      It doesn't surprise me. It scuekd balls.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Carolla is an immature fool. Don't care to see anything with him in it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I differ from the previous opinions in that I liked the premise and the hosts, being a big fan of Top Gear UK. (Top Gear US stinks on ice.) The problem was the show lacked content. The tests were short and the editing was brutal. They needed to "geek" it up for the gear heads. You could see some glimers of that in the show but I guess there were a lot of chefs in the kitchen. If Adam gets a second chance, I hope he stops trying to copy Top Gear and does a better job of making it his own. Godspeed Adam.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Perhaps a show where the focus is on cars vs. the bonehead commentators and hosts would work.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      I never seen the show, but after reading the comments on here, it seems like I did myself a favor lol.
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