Today is a good day for Chris Harris, Mike Spinelli and Matt Farah, the hosts of the entertaining YouTube series Drive. The show has officially moved from the world of online video and become an actual, honest-to-goodness television show.

In addition to its YouTube exploits, which will continue, ten episodes of the show will air on the NBC Sports Network. The debut will run this Saturday, and coincide with NBCSN's coverage of the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. From the sounds of it, this first episode should be unlike anything the trio could do on the Internet.

The team is going on a Top Gear-like trans-European adventure in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, a Ferrari F12 and a McLaren 650S. The three will converge on Monaco, and explore the legendary atmosphere that surrounds the principality when the Formula One World Championship rolls into town.

While it might sound like the trio is doing a fair impersonation of Jeremy, James and Richard, Spinelli was quick to point out that this wouldn't be "some pale rip-off of that famous BBC show" in a post on Jalopnik.

Drive on NBC Sports: Monaco airs on Saturday, May 24 at 9:30AM Eastern, on the NBC Sports Network. If you've enjoyed any of the Drive videos in the past, you won't want to miss this. Scroll down for a peak at the first trailer for the Monaco episode, below.


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      Ryan
      • 7 Months Ago
      Really interested to check this show out- Chris Harris may have to carry his show and based on his spot on /Drive, he just might be able to.
      Gator
      • 7 Months Ago
      This is awesome!!! I'm getting tired of Top Gear with the same challenges just redone.
        bookemd
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Gator
        While I applaud another car show getting a shot at tv time, I strongly disagree with your Top Gear statement. They still got it, and the excellent Burma Special and Series 21 for that matter proves it.
          Shahul X
          • 7 Months Ago
          @bookemd
          I find the recent ones seem more scripted... they went the wrong way (supposedly) in Burma, but then had a hotel booked already? Then the Alfa 4c vs jetski thing (which they ended up doing twice)... Jeremy is like "look to your left" and Hammond is like, "what do you mean, look to your left, how can you be on my left?? Oh my gosh, your in the water...what the heck"... scripted acting... over all it is still one of my favorite shows... but a few things have been a little odd. The P1 and 918 reviews were great
          vassyg16
          • 7 Months Ago
          @bookemd
          Yeah I think he meant Top Gear USA = redone challenges from Top Gear UK. I mean admittedly it's not really their fault, just kinda impossible shoes to fill. Especially with the budget difference.
      S14MPower
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'll take DRIVE over Top Gear any day!
      • 7 Months Ago
      [blocked]
      threefortyduster
      • 7 Months Ago
      ugh..Matt Farah already sucked on TV once. He wasn't half as entertaining as he thought he was.
        Autoblogist
        • 7 Months Ago
        @threefortyduster
        Did you want him to do backflips for you?
        healthtrekker
        • 7 Months Ago
        @threefortyduster
        Agreed. Previously, every comment was, "HARHARHARHARHAR, DIS CAR IS F***ING FAAST! HAHAHAHAHA!" But lately his in-car reviews have been improving; -at least gradually. Either way, this is awesome news & the best possible reason for the gaps in the /Drive vids on YT.
      sundell131313
      • 7 Months Ago
      Chris Harris...YES! the other two...NO! I wouldve liked to see Harris with some of the EVO guys...either Harry, Tiff, or Jethro.
        Street King
        • 7 Months Ago
        @sundell131313
        Agree'd. I don't even know why Harris is on there when he could have his OWN channel that's even bigger. He's the only good thing on "drive". I liked the muscle car show until it turned into the same thing week after week with a different car.
      mbukukanyau
      • 7 Months Ago
      Motor trend has better shows
        Jim R
        • 7 Months Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        The only thing on MT's channel worth watching is Roadkill, and that show is like watching a train wreck--you know something's going to go wrong and you just HAVE to see what it is.
          Shahul X
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Jim R
          not true, Carlos Lago is very good... Ignition and Head2head are good shows... and Best drivers car is great also
        onewayroll
        • 7 Months Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        lol
      amge5.5
      • 7 Months Ago
      This is cool, i'm sure Mike and Chris will be great but they needed someone else besides Matt. Matt just comes off as an arrogant douche with a rich daddy, he doesn't have a humble bone in his body.
      larshafner
      • 7 Months Ago
      by the way, is the drive channel on youtube almost dead? it seems so, hardly any reviews recently.
        Shanti
        • 7 Months Ago
        @larshafner
        Well, this news might explain why - they've been busy shooting episodes for their new television series.
      Shahul X
      • 7 Months Ago
      CONGRATS!!! My favorite thing on Youtube (one of few reasons I go on youtube)
      Jmaister
      • 7 Months Ago
      Its /Drive slash-Drive.
      jonnybimmer
      • 7 Months Ago
      Good! I'm happy for them, they're definitely one of the more entertaining collection of car channels on YT and do a pretty good job covering a variety of cars with good production quality. Personally I'd rather have seen Mike Musto instead of Mike Spinelli, but Spinelli still has his moments (like that clip with him trolling the co-hosts). Looking forward to seeing it.
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