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[06/07/22 - 09:02 AM]
"Top Gear" Races to America in an All-New Season Premiering on Thursday, July 14 on BBCA
The season premiere will be available on AMC+ one week early, Thursday, July 7, with additional episodes available to stream on the service the same day they premiere on BBC America.

[via press release from AMC Networks]

"TOP GEAR" RACES TO AMERICA IN AN ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERING ON THURSDAY, JULY 14 ON BBCA

New York, NY - June 7, 2022 - The world's biggest motoring show, Top Gear, returns to BBC AMERICA on Thursday, July 14 at 10pm ET/9c. The season premiere will be available on AMC+ one week early, Thursday, July 7, with additional episodes available to stream on the service the same day they premiere on BBC AMERICA.

Hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness are back for their sixth season at the wheel, all three now with their racing licenses. This five-part season sees the trio head to America on a motorsport mission to the home of grassroots racing: Florida. It also features a TV cop car tribute, which includes the hosts coming up with suggestions for some new cop cars that drama producers might like to consider. Furthermore, the hosts are going head-to-head in a heavy-duty challenge as they train to become truck drivers. Plus, reviews of the Maserati MC20, Rivian R1T and much more.

Top Gear is a BBC Studios Factual Entertainment Production with Clare Pizey and Alex Renton serving as executive producers. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

Episode 3201 - Premieres Thursday, July 14 at 10pm ET/9c on BBCA.

The premiere episode will be available on AMC+ one week early on Thursday, July 7.

In the past few years, the hosts have tried their hands at quite a few motorsports. And let's face it, they've not done very well. But with all three now boasting their racing licenses, the producers decided it was time to send them on a motorsport mission to the home of grassroots racing: Florida. Team Top Gear will be up against the talented locals in events including donk-car drag racing, a swamp buggy shoot-out, all ending up at the Freedom Factory Raceway for a NASCAR-style showdown... in old American police cars. Their 'team bus' for the trip? An old RV that, to be honest, has seen better days.

Episode 3202 - Premieres Thursday, July 21 at 10pm ET/9c on BBCA and AMC+

Last year, Britain lost one of its greatest inventors. Sir Clive Sinclair was a true pioneer, and Chris and Fred are out to celebrate his genius by breathing new life into one of his most iconic creations. Though much derided, the Sinclair C5 was an all-electric, eco-friendly, low-speed personal mobility vehicle, launched 40 years ahead of its time. On a mission to give this trundling trailblazer one more eccentric adventure, Fred will attempt to break the national speed limit while piloting the C5 down an Olympic bobsleigh run. Also, TV Cop Cars... Back in the day, cars in TV cop shows were as famous as the stars who drove them. Just think of Starsky and Hutch's Ford Gran Torino, Magnum PI's Ferrari and Inspector Morse's Jaguar. After a drive down memory lane in some old TV cop car favorites, the hosts decide to 'inspire' the drama producers of today by each picking a brand-new, high performance hero car for a proper screen test, to prove just what todays TV cop shows are missing.

Episode 3203 - Premieres Thursday, July 28 at 10pm ET/9c on BBCA and AMC+

Britain is running short on truck drivers, so Chris, Freddie and Paddy have decided to do their bit by studying hard, getting their licenses, and becoming fully fledged truck drivers themselves. But once they've passed the test, here's the question: who's the best big-rigger of the bunch? Time to hit the road, live the trucker lifestyle, and tackle a few heavy-duty challenges - plus a healthy dose of high-octane racing - to decide.

Episode 3204 - Premieres Thursday, August 4 at 10pm ET/9c on BBCA and AMC+

Since the pandemic started, Britain's second-hand car prices have been soaring, up by nearly a third in the last year alone. But don't worry, because the hosts reckon that, on even the tightest of budgets, you can still bag a dependable used car that'll keep soldiering on, no matter what you throw at it. Nice theory, but with only a few hundred British Pounds each to spend, it can't be long before the cracks begin to appear...

Episode 3205 - Premieres Thursday, August 11 at 10pm ET/9c on BBCA and AMC+

The world is changing, and gasoline's days are numbered. So, what does that mean for the traditional "petrolhead?" Chris and Paddy are on a mission to show that going green, doesn't have to be dull. In fact, as they discover while testing some of the most ground-breaking new cars out there at the Top Gear test track - whether it's batteries, hydrogen, or the brave new world of synthetic petrol, the future of fuel is looking very bright indeed.

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About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe(R) and SAG(R) Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy(R) Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series and franchises including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Dynasties, Eden: Untamed Planet, Frozen Planet and Seven Worlds, One Planet. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA's influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and The Graham Norton Show have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy(R) Awards, Golden Globes(R), Peabody Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com. BBCA on social: YouTube - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Tumblr

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company's new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, and Boyhood. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Halt & Catch Fire, Turn: Washington's Spies, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, Kin, The North Water, Ragdoll, The Beast Must Die, Too Close, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Ultra City Smiths, Anna, Anne Boleyn, Firebite, La Fortuna and upcoming That Dirty Black Bag. AMC+ recently launched in Canada and Australia, and is available in the U.S. through AMCPlus.com, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.





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