With NBC announcing its upcoming program schedule, there's one omission that we found particularly interesting. Yes, it seems that the rainbow-peacock's version of the beloved BBC hit show Top Gear is nowhere to be found. While that's not to say that the show may not somehow show up at a later date, right now it looks like Gear is gone. Considering that this is the same network giving a green light to the new Knight Rider series based on the terrible made-for-TV movie, we're thinking that the planned 'merican-spec Top Gear must have really been a catastrophe.

Frankly though, we're not too surprised. After Jay Leno officially took himself out of the equation, we were skeptical about the potential success of the proposed show. Besides, doesn't NBC realize that Top Gear fans the world over just download magically summon the British episodes on our computers?
[NBC, Dark Horizons via autoblog]