Top Gear USA has put on the brakes. The long-running motoring show, inspired by the UK show, which now stars Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, has filmed its final episode, confirms the BBC.
Top Gear USA has been running since 2010 and has aired 72 episodes across six seasons.
One of the show’s hosts Rutledge Wood, who presents alongside Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust, took to Facebook to discuss the “very sad” news.
“It’s been an amazing ride for sure, and although I don’t think the show is done, it appears that it’s done with our friends at History, and we’re incredibly grateful for being a part of the A&E Networks family,” he wrote, adding: “I have had so much fun with Tanner Foust and Adam Ferrara they really are like brothers to me. We’ve traveled this amazing country and to some of the coolest places on earth together, and even in the hardest moments, it’s been a total dream come true.”
He went on to suggest that their format might move to another channel, saying: “The three of us will stick together and hope to bring you much more Top Gear USA, albeit it somewhere else it appears. (sic)”
“History treated Top Gear USA with great care, and the show had a solid five-season contractual run with the network,” said a spokesperson for BBC Worldwide North America said. “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 US.”