The former faces of BBC America’s Top Gear are cruising into Amazon.
Clarkson broke the news on Twitter Thursday:
The Amazon deal comes four months after Clarkson’s Top Gear contract was not renewed, following a physical and verbal altercation with producer Oisin Tymon. Hammond and James also left the show after the dust-up.
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* Up TV has acquired all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls and will begin airing reruns this fall.
* General Hospital alum Lexi Ainsworth will reprise her role as Kristina Corinthos-Davis for multiple episodes, to begin airing in September.
* Rob Benedict (Supernatural, Felicity) will recur on Masters of Sex Season 3 as Jonathan Lerner, the new ultrasound technician working alongside Beau Bridges’ Barton Scully at Masters and Johnson’s clinic, our sister site Variety reports.
* HBO will debut two U2 specials this fall: a behind-the-scenes documentary on the band’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour (airing Saturday, Nov. 7) and the tour’s performance from Bercy Arena in Paris (airing Saturday, Nov. 14).
* Maria Menounos, who has been a correspondent for E! News since February, will begin co-anchoring the show in August.