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      10-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Fifth Gear Cancelled

They were expecting too much of it, IMO. Liked Needell, Smith and Ford anyway.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...elevision.html

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Fifth Gear host Vicki Butler-Henderson has been forced into the pits, with TV bosses confirming the show has been axed.

The channel Five programme was regarded as the main competitor to BBC2’s Top Gear.

Butler-Henderson, 37, had been an integral part of it since it was launched seven years ago.

But the latest series, which ended in July, never attracted more than a million viewers and Five decided it should be the last.

A source at the station claimed the decision had nothing to do with budget cuts. It is likelier its failure to make it on to the list of Five’s top 30 watched programmes had a negative impact on advertising revenue.

Fifth Gear first aired in 2002 after the original incarnation of Top Gear was ‘rested’ in 2001 due to poor ratings.

Several former Top Gear presenters, including Butler-Henderson were hired by Five to present the show.

The self-confessed tomboy raced karts as a child and competed in Formula First.
As one of the few high-profile women motoring experts, she is not likely to be off the circuit for long. Her husband Phil Churchward is series director of Top Gear.

Five said it was proud of Fifth Gear but that it was ‘time to try something new’.

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      10-21-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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i watched it sometimes just to see how they compared cars with top gear
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      10-21-2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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Speaking of canceled shows, I just can't believe they canceled Southland for that lame ass jay leno.
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Bummer. It had its own charm, and while obviously a more UK specific show than TG, still enjoyable.
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meh, i won't lose sleep over it
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I just click on the link to read more and oh my is she have a greasy forehead and a mouth the size of the jokers:

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I just click on the link to read more and oh my is she have a greasy forehead and a mouth the size of the jokers:



fifth gear sucked....compared to top gear that is.
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      10-22-2009, 12:41 AM   #9
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Bummer. It had its own charm, and while obviously a more UK specific show than TG, still enjoyable.
Agreed. I enjoyed the races between Tiff and Jason. It's nice to see performance cars compare by actually seeing how well they perform against each other in the hands of two talented drivers. That's the one part of the show I think they did better than Top Gear. Somehow, Clarkson racing the stig isn't as convincing, especially if/when Clarkson gets trounced.
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This fucker can go die for all I care.



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I still remember his review of the 335 and the comment "Why by this 335 when you can have something mental like a Chrysler 300c."

I liked the show. Oh well.
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What will we watch between Top Gear seasons now!?!
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fifth gear suck IMO. It is not enjoyable to watch at all even I know tiff and plato are good driver. They just simply not entertaining as the top gear crew. top gear is the most entertaining one.
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Best Motoring, probably. Only thing that even comes close in the x factor to these shows.
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This is what they get for burning Top Gear props!!!!
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fifth gear suck IMO. It is not enjoyable to watch at all even I know tiff and plato are good driver. They just simply not entertaining as the top gear crew. top gear is the most entertaining one.
yup...unfortunately....good driver doesn't equal to good TV presenters....

Top Gear crews know how to catch attention from the audience
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Everyone must have saw this coming lol.
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Haha +1


Obviously Fifth Gear wasn't half as good as Top Gear (I found myself fast-forwarding a lot of it because it was so boring sometimes) but it did help fill in the long Top Gear gaps. However, it was a billion times better than Top Gear Australia and Top Gear Russia.

On a side note, I'm still pissed they didn't release the pilot of Top Gear America. I went to the taping expecting to hate it, and I walked out very impressed.
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Obviously Fifth Gear wasn't half as good as Top Gear (I found myself fast-forwarding a lot of it because it was so boring sometimes) but it did help fill in the long Top Gear gaps. However, it was a billion times better than Top Gear Australia and Top Gear Russia.

On a side note, I'm still pissed they didn't release the pilot of Top Gear America. I went to the taping expecting to hate it, and I walked out very impressed.
i'd rather do anything else but watching Fifth Gear....

if TG america is not going to be boardcast...at least put it on internet....no point if shooting it and not show it....
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