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BBC America gears up for “Chris Harris on Cars”

BBC America is revving up the new automotive series based off of the digital successes of current Top Gear presenter Chris Harris (pictured).
July 6, 2016

BBC America is revving up a new automotive series based off of the digital success of current Top Gear presenter Chris Harris (pictured).

Chris Harris on Cars will join the motoring journalist as he takes audiences for a ride in the newest, fastest and most fashionable cars on the road.

The seven-part series will look to road-test and profile such supercars as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, McLaren 650S, Aston Martin GT12, Ferrari 458 GT and Ferrari 458 Spider, while exploring the “technical complexities” behind each vehicle.

The digital version of the series was launched by Harris on YouTube in 2014 and has since amassed more than 359,000 subscribers and 20 million views across the online channel.

Prior to joining BBC2′s flagship motoring series in February through an open casting call, Harris held titles at UK-based Autocar magazine, Evo magazine, Pistonheads.com and was also a feature contributor on YouTube’s Drive channel.

Chris Harris on Cars, which will be distributed by BBC Worldwide, is scheduled to premiere July 11 at 9 p.m. EST/PST across BBC America.

The news follows the announcement that A+E Networks-owned cable net History had cancelled the American adaptation of Top Gear after five seasons, as well as Chris Evans’ departure from BBC2′s rebooted Top Gear 13 months after boarding the flagship production.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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