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Top Gear USA Cancelled on History Channel

Host says this isn’t the end of the show

Megan Stewart
Jun 28, 2016

Over the weekend, Rutledge Wood, one of the co-stars of History Channel's series "Top Gear USA," posted to Instagram a photo of himself and fellow hosts Tanner Foust and Adam Ferrara with a message to fans that the final episode will air this week.

"I'm very sad to say, but Tuesday night's Top Gear on History is the last TG US that we have shot for you. I'm not saying Top Gear USA is done, but it's done for the immediate future on History," captioned Wood.

Early last year, BBC cancelled the original "Top Gear," thanks to issues with long-time host Jeremy Clarkson. While BBC has gone on to hire new hosts, the original trio of Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond have moved platforms to Amazon. Though Wood gave no hints as to where the show might go next, perhaps "Top Gear USA" will also begin courting streaming video services.

Rutledge Wood Instagram Photo 2/2   |   Rutledge Wood Instagram

When the show first hit the air, it had to fight an uphill battle as it didn't have the same charm or production value of the original. However, over the course of six years, the show has managed to stand on its own, even if it was a little slow to start. Despite the show's cancellation, Wood leaves fans with a promising message. "The three of us will stick together and hope to bring you much more Top Gear USA, albeit it somewhere else it appears."

BBC Worldwide Productions, the producers of Top Gear USA, shared a statement, giving hope to the continuation of the series."History treated Top Gear USA with great care, and the show had a solid five-season contractual run with the network. We are fully committed to the hugely successful Top Gear brand--known all over the world-- and have begun exploring new opportunities for the series in the U.S."

Source: Instagram

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