Start your engines! The world's most popular motoring show has returned with Season 25 of Top Gear now airing on BBC Americaopens a new window.
Three seasons removed from the change of presenters, Top Gear has finally found its footing to bring the world a second great motoring show. Back in 2014, the future of the show fell into limbo when presenters Jeremy Clarksonopens a new window, James Mayopens a new window, and Richard Hammondopens a new window left the program to start what is now known as The Grand Touropens a new window, an Amazon Prime exclusive motoring show similar to Top Gear. Season 23 began with a new larger cast consisting of Chris Harrisopens a new window, Matt LeBlancopens a new window, Sabine Schmitzopens a new window, Chris Evansopens a new window, Rory Reidopens a new window, and Eddie Jordanopens a new window. After Season 23 had concluded, Chris Evans left the show, Matt Le Blanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid became the new presenters, while Sabine and Eddie were relegated to occasional appearances.
Season 24 saw a revamping of the logo, a new studio setup, and the return of the celebrity interview segment, now with a reasonably fast car in a segment called "Star in a Reasonably Fast Car."
With the critical success of Season 24, Season 25 makes no further polarizing changes and continues with what worked before, dudes doing dumb things in cool cars. After the previous season it was apparent that the presenters began to form some sort of chemistry, all of which continues to grow as Season 25 is underway. Obviously, Top Gear is not what it used to be with May, Hammond, and Clarkson, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead we have been gifted now with two great motoring programs that only get better with each episode. Season 25 of Top Gear is now airing on BBC America and on BBC Two in the UK.
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