What else would you expect from the collaboration of Jackass Star Johnny Knoxville and Professional Crazyman Travis Pastrana under a gigantic MTV-scale budget? Utter insanity.
The official webpage describes the show:
Nitro Circus revolves around the world's greatest freestyle motocross rider Travis Pastrana and his crew of top action sport athlete buddies and enablers. Imagine if Evel Knievel and eight of his equally insane buddies had a television show where they tried to top the other performer's stunts week after week. That's Nitro Circus.
Whether they are trying to back-flip a motorcycle over a ravine, jump out of a plane without a parachute, or jump a Big Wheel 40-feet into the air into a crowded boat dock, Travis and his gang of nuts are going at it hard, 24/7, and there is no downtime — it's just fast, faster and disaster.
Color us impressed. From the trailer, this show looks like a rare combination of horsepower, style and great entertainers, which means it will likely be canceled in short order. The show premiered on February 8th at 10PM, with new episodes every Sunday; but with loads of rerun play you can be sure to catch it damn near anytime.
It seems we've traded Top Gear USA for this. What do you think?