The BBC has released a first look at the final episodes of Top Gear (see below). They were shelved amid the suspension of host Jeremy Clarkson, which resulted in his contract not being renewed for the popular motoring show. Footage that was shot before the kerfuffle will be unveiled fully on BBC2 within the next few weeks, The Guardian reported today. It’s the last time Clarkson and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May will be seen on the BBC program together. Clarkson’s future elsewhere has yet to become clear, and same goes for Hammond and May. But Clarkson will return to the TV this weekend on Chris Evans’ Channel 4 show TFI Friday. Evans, who some have speculated might be a replacement for Clarkson at Top Gear, created a frenzy on Sunday when he said he was making a “secret Top Gear film.” That led to further speculation he might be strapping himself into the driver’s seat. The BBC has said Evans wasn’t making a film for them — the thinking is that he was referring to a sequence that will air on TFI Friday.
Patricia Arquette is set to receive the Crystal Nymph Award at the 55th anniversary Monte-Carlo Television Festival. The Boyhood, CSI: Cyber and Medium star will be given the honor at the opening ceremony on June 13. The Crystal Nymph is presented to a major international television actor to recognize a stellar body of work.
Martin Sheen is set to play Matthew Cuthbert in Breakthrough Entertainment’s TV movie Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables. The two-hour film will debut in Canada on Corus Entertainment’s YTV in early 2016. Sheen will portray the shy brother of straight-laced Marilla Cuthbert (Sara Botsford) in the classic tale. The pair lives in the P.E.I. estate Green Gables, where they take in young Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) from an orphanage to serve in their household — and forge a bond that will change their lives forever. Currently in production in Canada, the film is being made in association with the author’s granddaughter, Kate MacDonald Butler, who serves as an executive producer. John Kent Harrison is directing from a script by Susan Coyne.
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