Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond could be getting a lot more time on your TV screen, as the BBC has announced that Top Gear will lead the launch of a new, global, male-oriented channel called BBC Brit, later this year. Think of it as Spike TV with a side of bangers and mash.

BBC Brit is described as "the best of British content from motoring, business, documentaries and adventure to food, music and sport," and to kick off, it will rely rather heavily on TG to fill out its programming. Other shows will include the BBC's Dragons' Den (US audiences should be familiar with its colonial cousin, Shark Tank).

"There is a gap in the global market for a male-skewing factual entertainment destination. BBC Brit will capture the maverick spirit of our premium factual entertainment programming," said Tim Davie, the chief exec of BBC Worldwide, the Beeb's commercial arm responsible for soaking up all the monies made by shows like Top Gear.

It's unclear at this early stage if BBC Brit will be made available to American audiences (BBC America already relies rather heavily on TG repeats), or how it would be integrated into current cable lineups if it is picked up.


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      Matt
      • 10 Months Ago
      Just put Jeremy in front of a video camera 24/7 and prompt him with 1-word questions, such as: Vegetarians? Politicians? Feminists? etc.
      Philly
      • 10 Months Ago
      Channel "POWEEEEERRRRRR!!"
      ToyotaSupraMan
      • 10 Months Ago
      "There is a gap in the global market for a male-skewing factual entertainment destination. BBC Brit will capture the maverick spirit of our premium factual entertainment programming," How much of that ISN'T marketing buzzwords bullshit?
        Hotdoghuey
        • 10 Months Ago
        @ToyotaSupraMan
        Most of it is really playing off the fact that top gear isn't a factual show...it's an entertainment show
      Jared
      • 10 Months Ago
      Always need more top gear. BBCA shows way too much Dr. Who.
      SuperG
      • 10 Months Ago
      I hope BBC Top Gear doesn't fade with the advent of these new shows. I count on them for honest opinions about cars, as here in the U.S you can't speak the truth without being sued, hence why Top Gear U.S. clearly sucks and is annoying.
        Hotdoghuey
        • 10 Months Ago
        @SuperG
        Don't do that, they are for entertainment, but do enjoy! They don't show all the true facts in their reviews...this is not a negative! If you want another boring review there are plenty out there. An example would be the tesla roadster test...not all the facts were given out, but made a great episode!
        Ed
        • 10 Months Ago
        @SuperG
        Honest opinions? You are joking right? They are purely for entertainment purposes. Maybe someday they will be allowed back into Mexico.
        Narom
        • 10 Months Ago
        @SuperG
        I doubt so. BBC Brit will essentially be the Channel Dave.
      Narom
      • 10 Months Ago
      So basically Dave with a different name
      KAG
      • 10 Months Ago
      Would be cool, but you know some group is going to go after them saying it is sexist.