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    1. Member SeatIbiza1.8T's Avatar
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      05-09-2012 05:56 AM #1
      Well, thank Simon Cowell, Jezza has tweeted that there will be no Top Gear this fall because Simon Cowell got the slot with a show... WTF!!!


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      05-09-2012 06:38 AM #2
      Network probably will make more money off of Simon than Jezza.... sad for us but glad for them.. I guess.
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    3. 05-09-2012 06:47 AM #3
      whhaaa Why is everyone into singing/talent competitions? This crap has replaced all the good sitcoms.

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      05-09-2012 07:36 AM #4
      I can't wait that freaking long... It's an addiction, and it needs to be fed!

      Isn't Top Gear one of the most popular shows on TV worldwide? My guess is yes, the timeslot got filled - but they probably filled it because TG wasn't ready.

      Seems like years past they were popping out 3 series a year, with quite a few episodes... now its down to 2, then 2 with only 7-8 shows each... now ONE. This sucks.

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      05-09-2012 07:53 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Live-Wire View Post
      Isn't Top Gear one of the most popular shows on TV worldwide? .
      Why yes, yes it is.

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      05-09-2012 08:40 AM #6
      Well, we'll have the new hour format Fifth Gear until then I guess.



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      05-09-2012 08:53 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by blind View Post
      whhaaa Why is everyone into singing/talent competitions? This crap has replaced all the good sitcoms.
      its because we all want what we dont have! regular people dont have any talent/singing abilities, so thats all they want to see!

      TCL wants to see top gear because its got car porn/driving abilities, something which sadly TCL does not have

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      05-09-2012 08:54 AM #8
      Sounds like a convenient excuse... TG has been doing fewer and fewer episodes every year.

      I'm sure they all have other stuff lined up already.

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      05-09-2012 09:00 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      Network probably will make more money off of Simon than Jezza.... sad for us but glad for them.. I guess.
      Damn writers priced themselves right out of the equation.
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      05-09-2012 09:06 AM #10
      NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Top Gear is the best show on TV , why cut it down to just one series a year? I don't understand why people enjoy watching other people try to sing or jungle 3 pandas or do other boring things, while they can have a huge laugh watching Top Gear with Jezza , The Hamster and Captain Slow.

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      05-09-2012 09:33 AM #11
      I can imagine Simon Cowell pulling along side Jezza In his Rose Royce and just giving that smug smile clarkson did during the Ghost review.

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      05-09-2012 09:53 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by bwlupus View Post
      I can imagine Simon Cowell pulling along side Jezza In his Rose Royce and just giving that smug smile clarkson did during the Ghost review.
      What is a Rose Royce?

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      05-09-2012 09:56 AM #13
      The Olympics will take up a big chunk of the schedule on BBC, so that is why some shows were pushed back.
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      05-09-2012 09:57 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      What is a Rose Royce?
      It's a band. They did the song "Car Wash." I don't know how they are connected to Simon Cowell though

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      05-09-2012 09:57 AM #15
      I read it was due to the Olympics.
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      05-09-2012 09:58 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by blind View Post
      whhaaa Why is everyone into singing/talent competitions? This crap has replaced all the good sitcoms.
      Part of the reason I don't mind not having cable is because this is all that is on anymore. That and "reality shows". I watch Top Gear on my computer so I'm not too worried.
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      05-09-2012 10:15 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      I read it was due to the Olympics.
      could be a part of it too. the stig was probably deemed a security risk and couldn't be around the olympics.
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      05-09-2012 10:16 AM #18
      Hopefully Top Gear US picks up the slack.
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      05-09-2012 10:22 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by the flying grape! View Post
      It's a band. They did the song "Car Wash." I don't know how they are connected to Simon Cowell though

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      05-09-2012 10:33 AM #20


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      I can imagine Simon Cowell pulling along side Jezza In his Rose Royce and just giving that smug smile clarkson did during the Ghost review.
      Secondly, ment Rolls Royce

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      05-09-2012 10:56 AM #21
      Maybe they are busy trying to let the Army to let them blow up a Morris Marina after the Olympics with one of these:


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      05-09-2012 11:15 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Live-Wire View Post

      Isn't Top Gear one of the most popular shows on TV worldwide?
      No. Top Gear is the most popular show...


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      05-09-2012 12:40 PM #23
      Adam Ferarra tweeted that he is expecting good news soon, and posted a picture of him inside a phone booth.... I am really hoping it means a UK vs US crossover
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      05-09-2012 08:01 PM #24
      It's a legit excuse. There'll be a Christmas special, but that's it.

      Cowell's X-Factor on ITV goes up against Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. TG is broadcast on BBC2 and would get a tiny share of the viewing figures if it went up against those shows.

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      05-09-2012 08:06 PM #25
      TGUS will be back sooner than that.
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