This week’s podcast: end of the road for Top Gear’s Clarkson

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Jeremy Clarkson (centre) flanked by Top Gear co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May

This week, AM900 CHML’s Scott Thompson starts things off by asking about Jeremy Clarkson, until recently the main host of the BBC hit motoring series Top Gear. Clarkson recently ran afoul of his broadcaster after one temper tantrum too many and was informed March 25 that his contract will not be renewed. This after not enough vittles after a hard day on the set racing around in exotic sports cars. Boo hoo hoo!

The conversation moves to another Brit, James Corden, who took over Craig Ferguson’s old CBS late night timeslot Monday as host of The Late Late Show with James Corden. I like the show so far but Scot makes the point that, when it comes to diversity in late night, is another white guy from Britain then best CBS can do?

There’s plenty more late night chatter including talk of Jimmy Kimmel’s cool new video wall and how he’s finding new interactive ways to jazz up his show in advance of new competition coming soon once David Letterman steps aside for Stephen Colbert on CBS.

Picture 1We also touch on the news that Fox has officially announced it will reboot The X-Files with the original trio–David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter–all signed on for a six-episode miniseries. The truth is still out there–along with plenty of cash.

You can listen in here.

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