The History Channel has hit the brakes on Top Gear USA after six seasons and went on to a full stop. Tuesday night?s finale is the last show for the series unless they switch their gears to another network to still get the show on the road.
Tuesday?s episode will serve as the automotive series? last episode after History cancelled the show but looks like BBCW (BBC Worldwide), which produces the show will shop the series somewhere else, TV Series Finale reports. BBCW released a statement saying, ?History treated Top Gear USA with great care, and the show had a solid five-season contractual run with the network. We are fully committed to the hugely successful Top Gear brand ? known all over the world ? and have begun exploring new opportunities for the series in the U.S.?
Following the cancellation of the series on History, the network said in a statement, ?We?d like to thank the entire Top Gear team for five great seasons on History, however, we have decided not to order additional seasons for the network.?
According to Hollywood Reporter, one of the hosts, Rutledge Wood, was the first one to announce the news via his Instagram account on Monday. ?I?m very sad to say, but Tuesday night?s #TopGear on @History is the last TG US that we have shot for you. I?m not saying Top Gear USA is done, but it?s done for the immediate future on @History,? Wood wrote. ?It?s been an amazing ride for sure, and although I don?t think the show is done, it appears that it?s done with our friends at History, and we?re incredibly grateful for being a part of the A&E Networks family.? Wood is joined by co-hosts, Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust.
History?s decision to cancel the automotive series is due to the network?s transition into more scripted programming like its most recent miniseries, Roots, which totalled 14 million viewers during the first week of release. Another scripted show from the cabler is the popular period drama, Vikings.
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