Matt LeBlanc Joins Top Gear in First Season 23 Trailer — Watch It Now

Joey Tribbiani is doing it London-style, baby!

Matt LeBlanc is behind the wheel of a Reliant Rialto in BBC America’s first trailer for Top Gear Season 23 (premiering in May). The Episodes star joins British TV personalities Chris Evans and Rory Reid, Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan, German racer Sabine Schmitz and motoring journalist Chris Harris as a presenter on the revamped automobile program.

LeBlanc’s decision to join the show comes on the heels of a recent indication that Season 5 of Episodes will be its last, which has all but been confirmed by Showtime following a recent Instagram post from co-star Kathleen Rose Perkins. The Friends alum is also set to headline a CBS family sitcom pilot opposite Jenna Fischer (The Office).

LeBlanc’s getting in Gear comes after the highly publicized ousting of former host Jeremy Clarkson, who was embroiled in a verbal and physical altercation with one of the show’s producers in 2015. Fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May left soon after to launch a new car show with Clarkson on Amazon.

Will you tune in for the rejiggered Top Gear? Watch the trailer above, then sound off in the comments.

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  1. Hellas_2016 says:

    Will give it a shot. When is the “real one” on Amazon coming?

  2. dman6015 says:

    The BBC can keep the new Top Gear. It will probably be worse than the ill-fated American version.

  3. Murica! says:

    I still don’t understand why they asked him. The BBC should have allowed James Martin to be a co-host. If they had he would have never quit saturday kitchen live. I will miss him on saturday mornings.

  4. Wilbo says:


  5. Baby Lee says:

    I gotta admit, I was ready to write this off. But Matt is enough of a draw to pique my interest.
    He’s funnier on Episodes than he was on Friends, and I loved Friends.

  6. Without Clarkson, May, and Hammond it’s not Top Gear.