Saturday, April 25, 2015

Clarkson's Back?

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Jeremy Clarkson to 'start again' with new car show

We don't know where or when, but Jeremy Clarkson will return to television with a new car show.  

The news comes by way of his Sunday column in The Times, and helpfully summarized by Britain's The Week. Whether he'll enlist Richard Hammond and James May to join him on the venture is one of the many unknowns about the project, but given that neither is under contract to the BBC, the idea of "the lads" sharing a stage again is hardly inconceivable.    (Via DougM)

Again, I think Top Gear had pretty much run its course, although I'm a huge fan of Jezzer, Hammond and May. I think if they scrapped the by now stale celebrity/medium priced car race around the track bit; and the by now stale Stig (especially the "Some say he's ... ) bit, it could be a hit anew. Stig could be replaced with German driver Sabine Schmitz doing  punishment spankings, or being  spanked herself.  While she's nude.  You can do that on Brit telly. My favorite parts were the round table where the lads discussed the news and criticized the nanny state for mucking things up.  The "race" segments are mostly by now predictable and boring.  On the other hand some, like the race to the North Pole, Source of the Nile, Vietnam and USA, etc. segments are classic, so there's that.  I would watch. What are your format ideas?