New York – February 8, 2018 - Announced today, Top Gear, with hosts Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, will premiere at a special date and time, Saturday, March 3 at 10:30/9:30c on BBC AMERICA, following the seventh episode of Planet Earth: Blue Planet II.
The following day, Sunday, March 4, Top Gear will air its second episode in its regular weekly time slot, Sundays at 8/7c on BBC AMERICA.
This season on Top Gear, six hour-long episodes see the team confronting the big issues: building the world’s fastest tractor, tackling America's Wild West in shiny new V8 sports cars, attempting to land a NASA research plane in a muscle car, and much more besides. Filmed in locations including Japan, the U.S, Italy and er…just-outside-of-Guildford, expect Top Gear’s trademark array of stunning photography, state-of-the-art supercars, celebrity guests and a healthy disrespect for presenter safety.
Top Gear joins BBCA’s current programming slate which includes: Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, airing Saturdays at 9/8c; Thursday Night Darts: Premier League 2018, airing Thursdays at 10/9c; The Graham Norton Show, airing Fridays at 10/9c; and Killing Eve, which premieres April 8 at 8/7c.
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Emmy® and IDA-winning Planet Earth II, top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who,ground-breaking unscripted series Top Gear, buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show as well as the upcoming series Killing Eve from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Planet Earth:Blue Planet II, the next chapter in the epic story of our planet, as well as Premier League Darts. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA’s influential shows such as Orphan Black and Luther, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available through cable, satellite TV, and streaming services, BBC AMERICA broadcasts in both standard and high-definition. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app, and bbcamerica.com.