June 16, 2008 / 7:12 PM / 10 years ago

Adam Carolla gets in "Top Gear"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC announced Monday morning what listeners to Adam Carolla’s radio show have known for a while: The comedian will host the broadcaster’s adaptation of the BBC’s “Top Gear.”

Entertainer Adam Carolla arrives for the CBS 2008-2009 television season's upfront presentation in New York, May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Carolla will join drift racer Tanner Foust and TV construction guru Eric Stromer as the show’s presenters. “Gear” targets auto enthusiasts and mixes racing, stunts, challenges and celebrity guests.

NBC announced the show as a pilot in the winter, but the project has not yet been added to the network’s year-round schedule, which was unveiled in May.

The original “Gear” premiered in 1977 and is BBC 2’s most-watched program in the U.K. The show is broadcast in more than 100 countries and has been airing on BBC America since 2007.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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