HISTORY'S HIT SERIES "TOP GEAR" RETURNS FOR AN ALL NEW SEASON BEGINNING TUESDAY, APRIL 26 AT 9 PM ET/PT
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING IS THE PREMIERE OF THE BRAND NEW SERIES
"CAR HUNTERS" AT 10 PM ET/PT
New York, NY - April 7, 2016 - HISTORY's enormously popular series "Top Gear" returns Tuesday, April 26 at 9 PM ET/PT for an all-new trailblazing season featuring exotic supercars, extreme stunts and over-the-top challenges. Immediately following at 10 PM ET/PT is the brand new 16 episode half-hour series "Car Hunters," which follows individuals as they passionately search for their dream car.
In this season of "Top Gear," Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood pull out all the stops exploring all things automobile, and taking on challenges that have never been done before. Whether it's being the first people to photo map the legendary Rubicon Trail, or the first Americans to legally drag race in Cuba in a half century, they push the boundaries of what can be done on four wheels. They'll also attempt to build the perfect postal delivery vehicle, train in war games with the U.S. Army, and compete in a grueling 24 hour endurance race. Tanner, Adam and Rutledge, along with The Stig, crisscross the world from Sweden to Cuba, from the Rocky Mountains to the Mojave Desert, driving some of the most cutting edge vehicles the automotive industry has to offer, including the Koenigsegg One:1, the Tesla model S P90D, and the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, in the most original and ground-breaking season of "Top Gear" yet.
The brand new series "Car Hunters" follows individuals as they search to buy their dream car. In each episode we follow a new buyer, aided by a friend or family member, as they check out three unique vehicles and hit the open road for a test drive. We share in the exhilaration and deliberation as they try to decide which ride they will cruise home in. Featured buyers include an empty nester who wants to recapture his youth with a car from his glory days; a father and son duo who are on the hunt for a thrill ride to bond over; a former correctional officer looking to kick off his retirement in style by owning a classic convertible; and a life-long lover of iconic low-riders who's looking to finally buy one of his own.
"Top Gear" is produced for HISTORY by BBC Worldwide Productions and is a co-production between HISTORY and BBC Worldwide Productions. Patrick Costello, Nat Grouille and Travis Shakespeare serve as executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions. Executive producers for HISTORY are Russ McCarroll and Jim Pasquarella.
"Car Hunters" is produced for HISTORY by Outpost Entertainment. Jodi Flynn, David George, Shawn Witt and Matt Braley are executive producers for Outpost Entertainment. Sean Moran serves as co-executive producer. Executive producer for HISTORY are Russ McCarroll and Ed de Rivaz.
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About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business division under BBC Worldwide North America - part of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - which operates as a studio in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces original content as well as scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands across all platforms. The studio is responsible for the ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (History), You're Back in the Room (working title - Fox) and the upcoming limited series, The Night Of (HBO).