Television

  • Scene from 'The Grand Tour'

    It's bittersweet news for "The Grand Tour" hosts. Amazon has renewed the show for a fourth season, but it will come with a major change. Jeremy Clarkson told The Sun in a Friday report that there will no longer be studio segments, effectively ending 17 years of banter between himself, Richard Hammond, and James May in front of a live audience. Instead, "The Grand Tour" will produce "big adventure road trips," according to the official statement from the Amazon show's social media channels. The agreement will also see Clarkson, Hammond, and May stick around on Amazon "for years to come." The...

  • Netflix's "Fastest Car"
    Netflix is hitting the gas on "original" automotive content

    Netflix has announced that it's dipping its proverbial toe more deeply into the water that is automotive television. This means two new shows and a third, "Fastest Car," that is getting renewed for a second season. More automotive content is great for car fans, but while Netflix may be offering...

  • Tiff Needell in a scene from "Fifth Gear"
    "Fifth Gear" revived for new season

    Although "Top Gear" has largely won over enthusiasts across the world, "Fifth Gear" has often been considered an even more genuine program for gearheads. Fortunately, the series will return from the dead later this year. Motor1 reported on Thursday the British motoring program has been picked up...

  • Jerry Seinfeld and Zach Galifainakis on Season 6 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
    Watch the first trailer for season 6 of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

    Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and car guy, has a new group of comedians to grab coffee with in some very neat cars. The first trailer for season six of Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" premiered on Wednesday and showcases some very funny guys and gals. The trailer opens with Seinfeld aping...

  • Animated "Fast and Furious" series coming to Netflix
    Netflix is working on an animated Fast & Furious series

    Netflix will soon let fans of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise dive into an animated series. But we won't see familiar characters in the new animated series. Instead, Netflix said in its announcement Monday that the series will revolve around Dominic Toretto's (Vin Diesel) teenage cousin, Tony...

  • Netflix's "Fastest Car"
    New Netflix show pits modified machines against supercars

    Old-fashioned cable television has car-themed shows, Amazon's Prime service scored "The Grand Tour," and now, Netflix wants in on car-related programming. The service announced Tuesday that it will bring "Fastest Car" to subscribers starting on April 6. The show's premise is pretty simple: it pits...

  • The OJ Simpson Ford Bronco shows up on Pawn Stars

    It's one of the most famous, or should we say infamous, vehicles in history. It captured the attention of millions of people for one insane day back in June of 1994. I'm talking about a certain fifth-generation Ford Bronco that was finished in bright white paint. It's the O.J. Bronco, and it just appeared on the show "Pawn Stars." There were actually two Broncos associated with O.J. Simpson. One was owned by Simpson himself, and that one was where police found traces of blood. The second Bronco was the white one that Al Cowlings used to drive O.J. on that dramatic slow-speed highway chase...

  • Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough
    Even Cadillac Marketing Chief Worried About 'Provocative' ELR Ad

    Turns out that even the marketing chief at Cadillac was "troubled" by the ad it ran during the recent Oscars and Sochi Olympics broadcasts. The goal, according to Cadillac's advertising director Craig Bierley, had been to air a "provocative" ad that would break through the clutter and draw...

  • David Higgins and Subari clinch third consecutive Rally America championship.
    NBC Sports To Air Rally America National Championship, With Some Delay

    Rally America fans who are sick of watching races on YouTube should be happy to know that the U.S. rallying organization has reached an agreement with NBC Sports to air the action on television beginning this spring. Each of the eight National Championship events will be formatted as a one-hour...

  • Backroad Gold title card.
    Travel Channel's Backroad Gold Joins The Classic-Car Reality Show Herd

    Just when you thought there were no barn finds left, the Travel Channel has cooked up another car-based reality show. Backroad Gold follows the alliteratively-named Corky Coker as he drives around rural America looking for hidden treasure in the form of vintage cars and other motoring...

  • Kevin Harvick wins the 2013 Sprint Unlimited NASCAR season-opener in his new Chevy SS race car
    Speed Television Is Becoming Fox Sports 1

    If you’re a fan of motorsport and auto hobby programming on Speed, you may want to sit down and observe a moment of silence. On August 17, Speed Television goes off the air, to be replaced by Fox Sports 1 (FS1). On the surface, that may not sound like bad news, at least until you review the...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr demonstrates a proper burnout - image: Ford Motor Company
    Ford's 'Octane Academy' Reality Show Returns For A Second Season

    In July 2011, Ford announced a program called “Octane Academy,” targeted to action-sport fans. The premise was simple: film a video showing why you should be picked, and get a chance to learn driving from instructors like Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Brian Deegan. With...

  • Top Gear season 18 preview images

    If the thought of a future without the BBC’s hit automotive show Top Gear is too bleak for you to imagine, take heart: the network has just signed Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May to a new three-year deal, which also features a big payday for Clarkson and show producer Andy Wilman. In addition to their work on the show, Clarkson and Wilman owned 50-percent of a company called Bedder 6, which owned the commercial rights to Top Gear. The BBC owned the other 50-percent of Bedder 6, but has decided it was in its best interest to buy out Clarkson and Wilman. As BBC News points...

  • Carroll Shelby with 3 Cobra roadsters in 1963
    Velocity Channel Working On Carroll Shelby Miniseries

    There’s no denying that Carroll Shelby permanently etched his mark on the American landscape with big, bold strokes. Over the course of his career, Shelby worked as everything from a farmer through a Formula One driver, but he was perhaps best known as the mad genius who shoehorned a Ford V-8...

  • Top Gear USA, now on BBC 3
    Top Gear USA Season Three Premiers On February 14

    When Top Gear USA debuted on The History Channel in 2010, critics were quick to point out that the show wasn’t up to the standards of its original, British counterpart. We’d argue that if you went back to the British show’s rebirth in 2002, it wasn’t really up to snuff...

  • Top Gear season 18 preview images
    Top Gear Season 18 Mega-Gallery

    Just in case you don’t already have it marked on your calendar, Top Gear season 18 begins this Sunday on BBC2 and BBC HD. Those of us with access only to BBC America will have to wait a bit longer, unless, of course, we opt to watch it other ways. Which we wouldn’t, because technically...

  • The 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 used in filming "Happy Days."  Image: Bonhams Auctions
    'Happy Days' Triumph Motorcycle Hits The Auction Block

    Motorcycle riders in America have always gotten a bad rap. Blame it Marlon Brando, whose portrayal of a motorcycle gang leader in the film classic, “The Wild Ones” forever skewed the image of motorcycle riders in America. Until Arthur Fonzarelli came along, that is. Played by actor...

  • 1957 Chevy 150 sedan from 'Pawn Stars'
    1957 Chevy From 'Pawn Stars' Catches Fire, Gets Restored Within Hours

    Unless you're a fan of the TV series Pawn Stars, you might've missed the news on Friday that a 1957 Chevy 150 sedan belonging to the "Old Man" overheated and burst into flames. But there's a follow-up piece that might interest you: the classic car was restored in just a matter of hours, and it's...

  • Justin Bell in 'World's Fastest Car Show' from eBay Motors

    eBay has had a tough go of it since former CEO Meg Whitman stepped down, but what change a week can bring: now, Whitman's been tapped to help the sinking ship known as HP, while eBay Motors has just launched an impressive new series for the web and mobile devices called "World's Fastest Car Show", hosted by racing driver Justin Bell. "World's Fastest Car Show" is available on eBay and on the eBay Motors app. According to the eBay Motors blog, the series is meant to be "a weekly automotive adventure Web show that power slides into the intersection between car culture, entertainment and sheer...

  • Block, Foust, Gittin Jr., Deegan launch Octane Academy
    Ford Bringing Its 'Octane Academy' To Fuel TV In Early 2012

    When Ford announced a contest it called the “Octane Academy,” the automaker had no idea of the potential interest it would generate. Since the contest was announced back in July, Ford has received some 6,000 applications and 850 videos from fans, eager to demonstrate their skills behind...

  • Can fast online translate to fast on track? That's what GT Academy hopes to find out.
    Nissan/Playstation 'GT Academy' Show Debuts On Speed

    Can the skills you acquire hustling a car around a racetrack in the virtual world translate into the real world? That’s the question raised by GT Academy, a new series the debuted on Speed this week. The concept behind GT Academy isn't new, only the television show is. The idea originated in...

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    Discovery's Velocity Channel Debuts October 4

    Earlier this summer, we brought you news of Discovery's plans to launch a new channel targeting "upscale men" called Velocity, with part of its focus being custom, classic, and vintage cars. Today, the channel officially announced its launch date: October 4. The first night's programming will...

  • 2012 Audi A6
    Audi Signs On As Sponsor For 63rd Annual Emmy Awards

    Audi may not be the most recognized automotive luxury brand in the U.S., with only about 5.5 percent of American new car buyers considering it, but the automaker is doing its best to get its name out there. The German automaker has announced this week that it will be partnering with the Academy of...

  • Richard Hammond
    Richard Hammond To Feature On BBC America’s New Car Show ‘Hard Drive’

    Neither Top Gear USA nor The Car Show have managed to create much excitement here in the U.S., but local broadcasters are determined to produce an auto-related television show that will appeal to American masses. Now BBC America is entering the fray, announcing the new show Hard Drive that will...

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