Old Top Gear Seasons and a Rebooted Top Gear America Move to Motor Trend [Updated]

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Top Gear streaming has moved yet again after seemingly being unavailable on the major services for the past few months. Its new home is with Motor Trend Network and MotorTrend.com, including seasons 2 through 24, 16 of the specials, and an all-new reboot of Top Gear America later this year.


After confusingly bouncing around Netflix and Amazon Prime for the past few years, most of the British Top Gear seasons will move to Motor Trend’s subscription streaming service as part of a broader deal between the BBC and Discovery to share their content libraries.

According to the announcement, a three-day marathon of Top Gear episodes will air on the Motor Trend Network, which used to be Velocity, starting at 8 p.m. on June 1.

Update, May 21, 2019 11:30 a.m.: A spokesperson for Motor Trend’s streaming service reached out to Jalopnik to announce the debut of the old Top Gear catalogue has been pushed back from its initial June date to sometime in “late summer.” The new Top Gear America show on the service will still debut in the fall.

Prior to the date change, starting on June 4 will be Top Gear Tuesdays, where one of 16 Top Gear Specials will re-aired every Tuesday from June to October. Top Gear Tuesdays will also program “blockbuster” episodes with compilations of the “best” moments from the TV show.

Also initially scheduled for June 4, seasons 2 through 24 of Top Gear will be available to stream on MotorTrend.com for anyone with a paid subscription to the service. Seasons 25 and 26 will be added sometime in 2020, along with more “Top Gear-related shows you know and love.”

Additionally, casting has begun for an all-new, seemingly rebooted season of Top Gear America to debut this fall for subscribers on MotorTrend.com.


Jalopnik has reached out to BBC America to confirm that the latest iteration of the Top Gear America show, starring William Fichtner, Tom “Wookie” Ford, and Antron Brown, has indeed been cancelled, and will update when we have more information.

A subscription to Motor Trend’s streaming service is $4.99 a month, and Motor Trend Network should be available through your Network provider.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik


Hayden Lorell

Can anyone tell me why Season 1 has disappeared from history?

Can honestly say I’ve never seen a full episode from season 1. When it was on netflix it wasn’t available, when it was on amazon prime you couldn’t buy it.

What gives?