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As the broadcast networks (as well as major cable players USA, TNT and TBS) unveil their new TV shows this week, we asked their top programmers to reveal the challenges and successes of the TV season. We also had them describe their strategies this development season, among other questions. Here's what they had to say.

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Season 21, Episode 5
Richard Hammond is in Abu Dhabi to drive a new hybrid sports car from Porsche, the 918. Jeremy Clarkson and James May are tasked with shooting and presenting a safe cycling public information film to an expert panel featuring Olympic gold medal-winning cycling legend Chris Boardman. Finally, Need for Speed and Breaking Bad star, Aaron Paul, is the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car."

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Season 21, Episode 4
In this episode, Jeremy Clarkson is in Italy to celebrate the return of the bespoke Alfa Romeo 8C. Richard Hammond is in the dunes of Abu Dhabi to drive a new six wheeled machine from Mercedes Benz - the G63 6x6 - which was originally developed for the Australian military and is now available to civilians willing to spend over half a million dollars! Meanwhile, James May makes a rare visit to the test track to try out two new models from British sports car maker Caterham, and comedian Jack Whitehall is the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car."

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Season 21, Episode 3
With Clarkson in a Volkswagen Up, Hammond in a Ford Fiesta and May in a Dacia Sandero, the trio embark on a long road trip to the Ukraine. When the hosts arrive in Kiev, they receive a truly fearsome challenge: to complete their journey by driving through Chernobyl! Also in this episode, Jeremy Clarkson is testing the Zenvo ST, a Danish supercar with 1086 horsepower. And finally, the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” welcomes back singer James Blunt, who attempts to beat his own lap time out on the track.

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Season 21, Episode 2
Richard Hammond is on the shores of Lake Como testing the exciting new Alfa Romeo car against Jeremy Clarkson, who'll be riding a quad bike. Meanwhile, James May is at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan looking at the incredible efforts behind the army's largest vehicle redeployment since the Second World War. Finally, Thor actor Tom Hiddleston is on the track as the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car."

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Upfronts Q&A: Top Network Execs Reveal Their Thoughts on the TV Season

As the broadcast networks (as well as major cable players USA, TNT and TBS) unveil their new TV shows this week, we asked their top programmers to reveal the challenges and successes of the TV season. We also had them describe their strategies this development season, among other questions. Here's what they had to say.

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Labor Day Weekend Marathon Roundup: What to Watch!

Summer is ending and what better way to prepare for fall TV premieres than catching up on your favorite shows. Or, you could re-watch classic episodes of your favorites, Either way, you have plenty of choices if you decide to spend the long weekend indoors. Check out your options below.

(All times are ET/PT)

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Ask Matt: Fringe Finale, Nashville, the Downton Abbey Effect, and More

Question: What can I say except: "Awesome!" Fringe could not have ended any other way. I was fully prepared to be sad and upset, but the ending left me feeling fulfilled and satisfied. I applaud anyone who had anything to do with this amazing show. Walter, Olivia, Peter and the gang have become family to me and I am happy knowing that they have a future. So thank you universe, whichever one you choose, for this wonderful show. And thank you, Matt, for always championing Fringe and giving it space and time in your column. — Rachel

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The Biz: History Feels the Need for Speed

Since the late 1990s, British imports such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Dancing With the Stars and American Idol have become ratings blockbusters in the United States. But stateside success has eluded one of the biggest Brit hits of them all.

It's Top Gear, the rollicking reality/talk-show hybrid from the BBC that features three British automotive journalists gabbing about cars and performing elaborate and occasionally breathtaking stunts and challenges. The series, which has been shown here on BBC America, has been a worldwide sensation for almost 10 years and was recently the subject of a 60 Minutes profile. The studio ...
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Mysterious Cities of Gold and Other Announced Releases

New releases announced today, January 13:

Top Gear - The Complete Season 10 will be coming out April 21

Sidney Sheldon's Master of the Game will be coming out March 24

Mysterious Cities of Gold - The Complete Series and Mysterious Cities of Gold - The Complete Series: Deluxe Edition will be coming out April 7

Rookies - The Complete Season 1 will be coming out April 28

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