BBC AMERICA’s Top Gear is back with a new season in May. Announced today, the world’s biggest car series will have a new after show, Extra Gear, presented by Top Gear hosts Chris Harris and Rory Reid on BBC AMERICA.

Fans will be able to get closer to the Top Gear action than ever before with Extra Gear airing immediately following new episodes this season on BBC AMERICA. Filmed at the famous Top Gear studio, each week Extra Gear will bring fans exclusive new footage, interviews, specially recorded films and behind-the-scenes access to the hit series.

Rory Reid said: “Extra Gear is hugely exciting. The Top Gear fans are some of the keenest in the world and with this show I’m giving them a chance to really get a peek behind the curtain. I’m looking forward to showing them how the show is made, what the stars and celebrities are really like, who can really drive (and who can’t), what goes on behind the scenes and giving them a different perspective on some of the coolest cars on the planet.”

Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager of BBC AMERICA added: “After shows are a fantastic reward for passionate fans, and you don’t get more avid fans than the viewers of Top Gear. All the scoop and double the car fix on Top Gear Mondays on BBC AMERICA!”

Adam Waddell, Global Director of Top Gear at BBC Worldwide said: “For the first time ever we are able to bring our fans around the world more access to the world of Top Gear than they have ever had and realize a long-held ambition to offer more original content from this globally successful show.”

Extra Gear is co-commissioned by BBC Worldwide and BBC Three and distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.

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Episode Guide

Episode One

Top Gear breaks new ground with a brand new companion show getting underway this week. In this first episode of Extra Gear, Rory Reid gets up close and personal with fellow Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz at her racing workshop in Germany; Chris Harris gives his own unique take on the Ariel Nomad; and Rory reveals the secrets of the new Top Gear track. Then, comedian Chris Ramsey joins Rory and Chris, offering his take on the exciting season premiere episode of Top Gear.

Episode Two

In this second episode of the new Top Gear after show, Rory Reid chats with fellow host Eddie Jordan to find out more about this week’s big film from South Africa; Chris Harris talks us through the finer details of his prized race car; Rory puts a new SUV through its paces on the Top Gear track, and comedian and Porsche fan Stephen K. Amos joins them in studio as a special guest.

Episode Three

In this episode Rory Reid and Chris Harris reveal exclusive extra Hoonicorn scenes, Chris gives his unfiltered view on the AMG GTS (as he tears it round the track), Rory presents behind-the-scenes footage from his Hot Hatches film, and special guest, comedian Zoe Lyons, joins the guys in studio.

Episode Four

In this episode Rory Reid and Chris Harris delve further into the new Aston Martin Vulcan. Then, Rory makes a trip to Monaco to see Eddie Jordan and his E-type, while Chris Harris takes to the Top Gear track once more in another truly awesome car. Comedians Elis James and John Robins join the guys in studio.

Episode Five

In this episode, Rory catches up with Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc to talk about their visit to Ireland. Rory also takes us behind the doors at Rolls Royce HQ to see the new Dawn come together. Chris Harris gives us another thrilling lap of the Top Gear test track, this time in a Porsche, and motoring legend Norman Dewis drops in to talk about his action packed test-driving career, including a quick spin in the famous E type.

Episode Six

In this packed final episode of the season, Top Gear teammates Sabine Schmitz and Matt LeBlanc sit down with Rory Reid and Chris Harris to talk about their Porsche 911 film and discuss their favorite upcoming supercar releases.


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