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    Season 24 Starts Filming In September(airs Spring 2017), With The 5 Remaining Hosts

    "We have no immediate plans to replace Chris Evans and do not expect to do so going forward."

    "Series 24 starts filming in September."
    http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/ce...-a3287861.html
    Last edited by MUGEN02; July 9th, 2016, 9:54 PM.

    #2
    That's good to hear, It would be silly to think that they would need to find someone else to be the main focus of the show when it doesn't need it. That's probably something from the Clarkson era they should have avoided but I guess if you could put a positive spin on it then maybe Chris served as a lighting rod for the negative energy towards their first season and hopefully he'll take a lot of that with him leaving the show to get a proper chance.

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      #3
      Season 24 will air in 2017.

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        #4
        Y'know what the TGUK producers ought to do, if they were smart?

        They should do what TG Australia did, for their 3rd season premiere:

        Invite Clarkson, Hammond and May to make a one-time guest appearance for a TG host challenge.

        A chance for the new crew to "earn the right to desecrate the name of Top Gear," as the Aussies put it.

        Seven challenges, from quarter-mile drags to stunts in cheap cars to inventive mods and shakedowns. With rampant cheating on both sides.

        And cold sandwich platter catering, to remind Clarkson why he's not working there anymore.

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          #5
          Originally posted by TopGearNorthAmerica View Post
          Y'know what the TGUK producers ought to do, if they were smart?

          They should do what TG Australia did, for their 3rd season premiere:

          Invite Clarkson, Hammond and May to make a one-time guest appearance for a TG host challenge.

          A chance for the new crew to "earn the right to desecrate the name of Top Gear," as the Aussies put it.

          Seven challenges, from quarter-mile drags to stunts in cheap cars to inventive mods and shakedowns. With rampant cheating on both sides.

          And cold sandwich platter catering, to remind Clarkson why he's not working there anymore.
          That would probably be the dumbest thing the BBC could ever do, it would show everything that's been missing from new Top Gear in one move.

          For sheer comedy and entertainment value, Clarkson, Hammond and May would grind LeBlanc, Harris, Reid, Sabine and Eddie into the dirt in a very big way.

          In this case putting the apprentices up against the masters would not end well for the newbies...

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            #6
            "For sheer comedy and entertainment value, Clarkson, Hammond and May would grind LeBlanc, Harris, Reid, Sabine and Eddie into the dirt in a very big way."

            If they were to do this literally, I would watch my first and only episode of this incarnation of Top Gear. I'd especially like to see Eddie ground into the dirt.
            Dammit!

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              #7
              Originally posted by jackbauer24 View Post
              If they were to do this literally, I would watch my first and only episode of this incarnation of Top Gear. I'd especially like to see Eddie ground into the dirt.
              Couldn't argue with that, especially Eddie. Trouble is for the BBC it would probably be the last time many people watch new Top Gear if it ever happened (which it won't).

              A Clarkson quote I ran across from around 2010/11 sums up perfectly one of the big reasons why new Top Gear hasn't worked so far and they need to get some of it big time.

              "The chemistry that exists between Richard, James and I has rather taken over. Now, you can't really engineer chemistry, that just happens."
              Last edited by hal9000; July 7th, 2016, 7:29 AM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by jackbauer24 View Post
                I'd especially like to see Eddie ground into the dirt.
                you'll get your wish in about 15~20 years.
                Follow my boring journey on Twitter!: https://twitter.com/#!/Hive_5

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Hive View Post
                  you'll get your wish in about 15~20 years.
                  By which time I'll have even less of an idea who he is than I do now.
                  Dammit!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jackbauer24 View Post
                    By which time I'll have even less of an idea who he is than I do now.
                    He used to own a Formula one team, he gave F1 debuts to Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and Eddie Irvine.

                    Leblanc by the way is like aural Mogadon (to quote Jezza), he sounds half asleep. Evans leaving might make it more bearable, so long as LeBlanc isn't the focus.
                    “On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
                    ? Ayrton Senna


                    I'm a Daddy - Amy Rose born 23rd Dec 2010 .

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                      #11
                      Top Gear faces major change of direction after departure of Chris Evans
                      The BBC is appointing a new creative lead and hiring a new series producer.
                      the corporation is targeting a return to BBC Two early next spring, when television audiences are typically higher than in summer.
                      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...rture-of-chri/
                      Last edited by MUGEN02; July 9th, 2016, 9:53 PM.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by MUGEN02 View Post
                        Top Gear faces major change of direction after departure of Chris Evans
                        The BBC is appointing a new creative lead and hiring a new series producer.
                        the corporation is targeting a return to BBC Two early next spring, when television audiences are typically higher than in summer.
                        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...rture-of-chri/
                        The big takeaway from this story, actually? Alex Renton (the bald guy in the white coat during the CHM era) is being given more of a say in the series' direction.

                        Mind you, it'll be interesting to see whether they can lure back some of the people currently working on CHM-GT. Perhaps Vicki Butler-Henderson's husband (can't remember his name but he did direct a lot of CHM segments)?

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                          #13
                          Regardless of Evans, six hosts was too many (hell five is too many). LeBlanc, Harris, and Reid are the best of the bunch. Keep them, dump the rest, and allow them to build on-screen personalities and a dynamic.
                          bogative ?

                          "Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy." - Colin Chapman
                          "If you think about it breast implants aren't much different than braces. Their main purpose is to improve one's appearance, at least that's how it was in my case." - KaJun
                          "So the [suspension's] spring seats fail every 2 years, so what? They cost less than $250 to fix. And if a person can't afford that every two years, than maybe he shouldn't own a car at all." - _HighVoltage_ on Volvos.

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                            #14
                            To me, Top Gear is dead, the brand ruined. What do I need "some British car show" for?
                            “If Liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear" (George Orwell)

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MacGuffin View Post
                              To me, Top Gear is dead, the brand ruined. What do I need "some British car show" for?
                              Yep. That's how I feel. I'm not going to bother with the next season at all. It's over for me.
                              -..-

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by argatoga View Post
                                Regardless of Evans, six hosts was too many (hell five is too many). LeBlanc, Harris, and Reid are the best of the bunch. Keep them, dump the rest, and allow them to build on-screen personalities and a dynamic.
                                Agreed. With those three there might actually be a chance of succeeding.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by careener View Post
                                  Agreed. With those three there might actually be a chance of succeeding.
                                  Succeeding in what? Please be more specific. What do you expect of Top Gear apart from nicely shot cars on a screen? And how do you think the remaining hosts will be able to achieve that with their respective talents?

                                  Only taking Chris Evans out of the equation doesn't solve anything. Yes, you get rid of the annoying shouting and the irritating redhead in boots without any taste in clothing. But that's it. No more can be gained from him leaving. The rest of the crew will still be overchallenged with their roles, will still have trouble reading their lines in a convincing way and will still work better alone than together.

                                  I mean yes, technically the BBC has people who can edit a film that only consists of cat poo into something visually appealing. But that's not enough.
                                  Last edited by MacGuffin; July 10th, 2016, 12:57 PM.
                                  “If Liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear" (George Orwell)

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                                    #18
                                    This is just going to be another year of people saying "Give it a chance!". Like Evans leaving makes that big of a difference. I gave new Top Gear a chance. It doesn't work for me so it's dead to me. I don't have a problem with it carrying on or with other people liking it. But as far as I'm concerned it's gone the way of the dodo.
                                    -..-

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                                      #19
                                      They have to rip up everything they did this season and start over from scratch, or next season will be just as awful as this one was. They have to just burn the whole "star in the car" garbage, they have to actually hire writers who can write witty dialogue, and toss out Sabine and Eddie, who have proven that they utterly can't read a script without making everyone in earshot moan and groan about it. They have to STOP making lame copies of things that CHM did -- For Crying Out Loud, come up with something original -- is that too much to ask?

                                      All I can say is that I never DREAMED that Evans and Company could make such a horrifying mess out of Top Gear. I suppose there's one ray of hope -- I can't for the life of me imagine anyone POSSIBLY coming up with something WORSE than this dreadful season.

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                                        #20
                                        They don't really need to do anything radical to make the show better, they just need raise the bar when it comes to which ideas for films they put into production. Working on the writing will need to be the first priority and I think the rallycross car should stay they just need to get rid of the "who's cars are better audience polls" and opt for the sorts of interviews we saw on Extra Gear.

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