Just a few hours ago, Rutledge Wood announced on Instagram the demise of Top Gear USA as we know it, saying that tomorrow night’s episode will be the last one. He went on to specify that it does not necessarily mean the U.S. version of Top Gear is kaput, but “it’s done for the immediate future on History.” Together with his colleagues Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust, he hopes that someday Top Gear USA will be back on television for a new season.
Top Gear USA never really quite matched the success of the original British version, so seeing the show come to an end after six seasons isn’t all that surprising. It’s too soon to say if and when it will be back, but seeing as how the U.K. version is in a bit of a predicament right now, chances are the American equivalent will not return in the near future.
Reading between the lines of Rutledge Wood’s lengthy post on Instagram, the Top Gear USA host probably hopes the show will be picked up by another network for a seventh season. After all, TG on History just doesn’t sound right, so perhaps it would be more suitable to air the show somewhere else on a more compatible network.
Source: Rutledge Wood (Instagram)