Evidently the BBC has swallowed their pride, because they have started rerunning classic Top Gear episodes as lead-in adverts for the new season of TG with McGuiness, Flintoff and Harris.
Check your local listings, but it’s 6am East Coast Time for BBCA on Dish.
Full disclosure - if not for the classic TG lead-in, I probably wouldn’t have DVR’d the new season, so I guess it’s working. The new guys have plenty of enthusiasm and camaraderie, but they lack presence, the ability to enunciate and to not step all over each other in the rush to get to the punchline. If they stick it out, they should be Clarkson-May-Hammond class in a couple of seasons.