We want more Top Gear. You want more Top Gear. It's safe to say the BBC wants more Top Gear, considering the massive worldwide audience the show delivers. But do its three hosts? We're hoping the answer is "yes," as talks kick off between the network and the show's hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

TG's executive producer, Andy Wilman, confirmed that talks were about to start for another three-year contract for the wildly popular show during the Talking TV podcast for the UK's Broadcast.

"Every deal that's done is done with the notion that the show will be on the floor, scraping the barrel...by the time the three years is up. There's clearly an appetite, it's still there. So, we'll start talking soon," Wilman said.

The current deal between Clarkson, Hammond and May is set to expire in 2015. According to Wilman, there's no "end-game plan" and no one at the BBC has told them to "bugger off." Although we doubt anyone at the world's largest network would tell the three hosts to get lost - the Beeb's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, nets all the (very large) profits from the TG name and properties, while the show is also set to spearhead a new male-oriented BBC network.


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      StephenT
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sign them up for as long as it takes just to get us a McLaren P1, Porsche 918, LaFerrari showdown.
      Frank
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you are a car enthusiast and you don't watch this show, I feel bad for you, son.
        Rob J
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Frank
        Stopped watching a year or two ago when it not only stopped being a car show, it stopped being funny.
          JF1GE
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rob J
          neither the humor nor the format has changed since 2002. It's always been about these 3 guys' opinions about cars and their juvenile antics. It's not motorweek TV.
        otiswild
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Frank
        I got 99 problems, but light entertainment ain't one.
      Mike Pulsifer
      • 1 Year Ago
      They need to step it up a notch. This season's first episode was almost shark-jumping with how they seemed to be trying too hard. The last two were kind of, meh.
        rtkewley
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Pulsifer
        Actually, I would say they jumped the shark a season or two ago. They basically have three or four stock bits that they repeat with minimal variation, ad nauseam. Purely as a car show, Fifth Gear is a better alternative.
      WindsWilling
      • 1 Year Ago
      BBC, I don't know what it would take, but you owe us for bailing you out of WW2. All we want is for you to make this show happen for at least another 3 years and we'll call it even, maybe even help you out when Russia invades you. As if the hosts Jeremy, James, and Richard read this peasantblog.com, but just in case you guys and the rest of the crew for the show do... Thank You.
        Narom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @WindsWilling
        You bailed the BBC out in WW2? With what programming? Early 20th American Sitcoms?
      Cayman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like Top Gear, but I think I would take Fifth Gear over it. Top Gear is really more gags than cars. It's almost more of a sit-com about 3 guys that do a car show rather than a car show itself.
        johnnythemoney
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cayman
        This, except I don't like TG anymore.
        otiswild
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cayman
        I liked Fifth Gear quite a bit, but then SPEED channel lost it, and I got rid of cable.
        Narom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cayman
        People clearly agree with you. Its why no one watched the old Top Gear, its why when it moved to channel 5 it went through many iterations that saw it become a Top Gear clone, and its why no one watched it and saw it cancelled from Channel Five, the cess pitt of television. Now on discovery, watched their new series. Quite good in its own right, nothing special.
      Jared
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sweet, Top Gear is easily the best show on TV.
      ItMe George
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Good News!" about the Dacia Sandero.
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