Host Adam Ferrara has confirmed Top Gear USA will be back for a third season. The comedian-turned television personality broke the news during an event in New York City last night, according to Inside Line. The show is slowly gaining momentum in the U.S., and this season saw its best ratings yet. One episode drew an impressive 2.1 million viewers. Of course, that's a small figure compared to the legions who tune in or download the original "Top Gear," but with the U.S. hosts getting more comfortable with each other every episode, we'll hardly turn down more car-oriented programming.

Then again, Top Gear USA may be your only TG fix over the next few months. Jeremy Clarkson just confirmed the original show won't be back until 2013. According to Ferrara, production on season three starts this weekend.


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      John Johnson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome. This is a pretty funny show
      Fonin
      • 2 Years Ago
      i have actually enjoyed this show. the 1st few episodes were a bit awkward and they do copy TG (UK) a little too much, but they have gotten much better. don't think of it as trying to be TG, think of it as *another* TG couldn't stop laughing at the Aztek/Mustang2/Yugo episode. even my GF and our kids like it (well, next to Motorwek!)
      jjmoonen
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 1st season had me worried, I was not impressed. THe problem was that I was comparing it to TGUK, which is completely unfair. TGUK has had years to perfect their chemistry. Go back and watch some of the early seasons, they are not that great....somewhat entertaining but not great. Look at TGUSA, 1st season...meh, its ok. 2nd season, way better already. I always find a good laugh or two and am generally entertained. As it gets better, hopefully the budget will increase and we can see more supercars getting reviewed and such. I think they are on the right track and it will continue to improve with time.
      Ken
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not that TGUSA should copy TG, but the reason TG works so well is that you don't for a minute believe that the characters on TG could do anything reasonably close to productive. They are the Three Stooges and that really works. The problem with TGUSA is that there is this perceived animosity between the hosts that came out of nowhere instead of resulting from past experience and the writing never finds the balance to make frenemies of the cast. Tanner doesn't belong because he's actually a talented driver. Who knows, maybe he's the stig and its cheaper to not have to pay another driver. They need some bonding time and less competition to create some gel within the group.
      Justin B.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the hosts actually, but they need more car reviews. Every episode of season two was a challenge! Best pickups, best sports cars, best minivans, best convertibles, best rigs, etc.
      methos1999
      • 2 Years Ago
      My only problems with TG: US - Too many challenges with used cars, not enough supercars. But I have enjoyed some of the uniquely American stuff like they're episode with the Big Rigs and "toughest trucks"
        rllama
        • 2 Years Ago
        @methos1999
        They seem to have cut way back on supercars and one or two car test segments, and they've entirely cut out anything resembling the UK news segments. But the used car challenges have usually been their best segments, so I can see why they wanted to focus more on those... just seems like the might be going to that well too often. And the original ones like the Yugo/Aztec/Mustang2 , the toughest trucks, the minivans over the continental divide, and the Samurai/Pinto/Corvair death trap challenge go much better than the ones they copy. Like if they're going to copy the "build your own limo" challenge, that's fine, but maybe they could have been more creative than completely copying the UK problems where one gets lost, one celeb can't get in the limo because she's in a short skirt and has to get in a pickup bed, and one is ridiculously long two door forcing the person to spend 10 minutes getting to the seat in back. Didn't like that bit.
        omgcool
        • 2 Years Ago
        @methos1999
        I feel exactly the opposite. I think the challenges make the show. I don't really care what they think about a $300,000 Ferrari. I don't value TG USA or UK's opinion on cars anyway. I like TG strictly for the entertainment factor, which I only get from the challenges. I frequently fast-forward through the "supercar" sections because they generally do not interest me.
          methos1999
          • 2 Years Ago
          @omgcool
          @ Matt Same here. @omgcool Watching & listening to supercars is entertainment to me - note people generally do not play video games with old econo-boxes. My main concern with the show though (shared by Leno), is that since it's funded by commercials, they'll never have the balls to flat out bash a car or car company. This takes away a lot of the humor the original has...
          LoneWolf
          • 2 Years Ago
          @omgcool
          @methos: Well, NfS Underground was a pretty big hit..
      Muttons
      • 2 Years Ago
      In the studio they are pretty bad. They don't read scripts well. But on the road, they make for good watching and have good chemistry. My MAJOR beef with this last season was the complete and utter lack of VWT (Vehicles Worth Testing). Did they test one? The Noble maybe? Did the Stig get to take it around the track? So maybe one Stig test the whole season? I was really disappointed with the lack of supercars. Its one of the main reasons for watching. I guess it's difficult to do challenges AND an exotic test when the show is a half hour short. They could cut the Big Star in a Small Car segment completely because it's pretty worthless. I hate the change to showing the lap first and foremost and then having the car drive into the hanger like they JUST drove their lap.. I get the impression that there was actually no time put into it and that the Stig drives them around the track once and then they get in and go one lap themselves and whatever time they get is it. They need to do it exactly like TGUK and sit them down first and show lap bloopers and such. Basically, they need another half hour. There is too much emphasis on challenges and everything else feels rushed.
      jtav2002
      • 2 Years Ago
      While this show will naturally never compare to the original, it's gotten a lot better. First season wasn't all that great but it really improved this season and I think it's pretty entertaining. I do agree though, they need to change up some of the challenges a bit since it's pretty much the same spend $X on this weeks type of car.
      carnut0913
      • 2 Years Ago
      i watched season 1 and enjoyed it, but could never find season 2 anywhere/time? is it still associated with the History channel? did it move to velocity?....
        Brian D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carnut0913
        It's still on the History channel on Sunday or Monday night. History channel ran it the same night as "top Shot".
          carnut0913
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Brian D
          thanks. will start there looking for reruns.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well I'm definitely watching this to make up for the loss...
      StephenT
      • 2 Years Ago
      When they switched it from Sundays to Tuesdays, I almost completely forgot about it. I probably only watched two or three episodes this season. Glad they got picked up again though. One nitpicking thing I didn't like was the switch to a digital leaderboard. That just seems so un-TopGear like.
      Kevin Kikuraz Gibson
      • 2 Years Ago
      put me in there with a few choice cohosts and there's gonna be a show that would put TG UK on notice
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