The latest news from the BBC has the network dropping at least the rest of this season after a physical altercation between Top Gear's ever-controversial host Jeremy Clarkson and one of the show's producers.
The ever-controversial Jeremy Clarkson has apparently landed himself in hot water yet again, this time with his employers, following a "fracas" with a BBC producer. According the most recent reports, Clarkson has been suspended and the final three episode of Top Gear Season 22 are on hold.
Last April the UK press reported that the Top Gear hosts were in line for a new three-year deal through 2018 - one that would pay Clarkson four million pounds per year - but the negotiations were put off during a media watchdog investigation. With that done, the deal is set to go ahead that will lock in new episodes until 2018.
Paramount Pictures has been working for two years on plans to open a theme park about 45 minutes outside of London, called, would you believe, Paramount London. The corporate entity behind the project, London Resort Company Holdings, has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide that will allow the park to incorporate "famous BBC programs and characters." That means parkgoers might be able to enjoy a Star Trek adventure alongside one from Sherlock and Dr. Who with their Jurassic World dinosaurs.
Top Gear may still be first and foremost a UK television series, but it's long since grown beyond the original BBC program into an international brand, with versions of the show produced around the world. And now there's one more.