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Jeremy Clarkson New Show

The former faces of BBC America’s Top Gear are cruising into Amazon.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a three-season deal with Amazon Prime Instant Video for a new, as-yet-untitled motoring show to debut in 2016.

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.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* 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.