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From Top Gear to The Grand Tour: How we got here

It's been a long time coming, but The Grand Tour is almost here.

The long and bumpy road that's led us to The Grand Tour is almost over. Here's the story of that journey.

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The Grand Tour's legal pandering to the BBC sounds hilarious and childish

Top Gear faced a "perfect storm" in the months ahead of Jeremy Clarkson's fracas.

The Grand Tour's Executive Producer Andy Wilman took part in an entertaining and enlightening chat at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and now you can watch the entire 34-minute conversation.

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Clarkson and Co. struggle to name their post-Top Gear show

Clarkson complains of "7,000-pound calls" to lawyers and the BBC's ownership of any name "remotely similar to Top Gear" as roadblocks to a new show title.

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Former Top Gear crew starts filming for Amazon show

A tweet by Jeremy Clarkson shows the former Top Gear crew filming again for its new Amazon show. No expense is being spared with the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1 heading onto the track with a big crew for support.

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Clarkson to make $15M per year with Amazon

Hammond, May, Wilman To Score $11M Each

The former hosts of Top Gear are in for a huge raise, as reports are circulating that all three stars and producer Andy Wilman will earn over $10M a year.

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Amazon reportedly paying $250M to snag former Top Gear stars

The Stig Won't Be Along For The Ride

Amazon is reportedly paying $250 million for a 36-episode run from the former stars of Top Gear, and don't plan on seeing The Stig in this new show.

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Hammond, May to reject $6.1M BBC offer to return to Top Gear

James May and Richard Hammond have allegedly turned down a big-money offer from the BBC to return to Top Gear. If they had accepted, it would have meant taping the show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson.

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Former Top Gear Team Considering 'House of Cars' on Netflix

The former Top Gear team are rumored to be heading to Netflix and may have picked the very best name imaginable.

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Top Gear episodes cancelled due to 'fracas' could air by summer

Three unaired episodes of Top Gear could hit screens in the UK before the end of the year, a high-ranking BBC official has said.

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Top Gear producer expresses regret over 'light-hearted' racist joke

Generally, when you're globally known like the team at Top Gear and are getting sued for $1.66 million over claims of racism, it's in your best interest to apologize early, often and profusely. You should not, however, apologize a month after the fact, when the furor had already died down. Someone, apparently, didn'

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BBC poised to open Top Gear contract extension talks

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, Brandon Turkus

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Top Gear is written for 9-year-olds

Shocking as it may seem, a television show that makes a habit of doing silly things like incinerating caravans, dropping pianos on Morris Marinas, converting a Ford Transit into a hovercraft and recruiting British Touring Car Championship drivers to race airport support vehicles isn't targeted at a high-brow audience. Yes, we're talking about Top Gear.

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Clarkson, Hammond and May sign new 3-year BBC deal to host Top Gear

And now...the news! Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, a.k.a. the Top Gear blokes, have signed a new three-year deal to continue hosting the globally popular BBC2 program. The new deal specifies that Hammond and May will receive a share of

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Top Gear producer Wilman praises YouTube parody

For all of its glory, Top Gear can be a bit formulaic. Any given episode likely includes Jeremy Clarkson saying something absurd about one vehicle/ethnicity or another, at least two of the hosts embroiled in a ludicrous challenge and, of course, plenty of quick editing and stunning videography. It's the hosts and the execution that separates Top Gear UK from its variou

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Top Gear producer Wilman praises YouTube parody

For all of its glory, Top Gear can be a bit formulaic. Any given episode likely includes Jeremy Clarkson saying something absurd about one vehicle/ethnicity or another, at least two of the hosts embroiled in a ludicrous challenge and, of course, plenty of quick editing and stunning videography. It's the hosts and the execution that separates Top Gear UK from its variou

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Top Gear team apologizes for row over handicap space

Top Gear got in a spot of trouble recently when presenters James May and Jeremy Clarkson were shown parking their Nissan Leaf in a handicapped space. Getting into a spot of trouble is nothing new for Top Gear, and in fact it seems that the show enjoys jumping in and out of hot water while various groups stand up

Top Gear producer Andy Wilman spills the beans

It's hard for the Top Gear team to surprise us with outrageous tales since the show itself could almost be considered behind-the-scenes footage of some other, more traditional program. But producer Andy Wilman reveals 16 TG tidpits in the Telegraph, and it's hard not to be a little surprised at some of them.

Top Gear producer drives... a 7 year-old Honda Jazz?

Newsflash: Television production sounds more glamorous than it really is. Oh sure, there are some that cruise around in conspicuous rides, but most tend to drive workaday cars. It'd be natural to expect the producer of "Rinky-Dink Town Today" on Cable Access would be tooling around in something less than a Mercedes S Class, but the people that make car shows, especially the Top Gear franchise, why, that producer surely drives something outrageously fly, right? Umm... no.

Clarkson and BBC team up to take Top Gear global

A new business deal signed between the BBC on the one hand and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman on the other could see the vast expansion of the Top Gear brand worldwide. The deal involves BBC Worldwide, the international commercial arm of the government-owned television network, taking a majority stake in Badder 6. The latter is a company set up by Clarkson and Wilman two years ago for reasons unknown, but will now act to cha