Post Clarkson et al, will it remain "one of the BBC's most profitable franchises"? Or an embarrassment?
Even if they stopped making any more new episodes, it would still bring in some money for a good few years yet
Says it all when the BBC released Top Gear from A to Z (broadcast in December 2015) on DVD, the Evans series was released on DVD on the quiet.
I don't think Evans was the wrong choice, but he tried to be like Clarkson too much and it backfired. As much as I hated the first show of theirs I do think they should have been given more time to settle in.
LeBlanc and the other 2 could make it the best show ever, but they are always going to be compared to Clarkson, Hammond and May who set the bar so high, and there'll be some (very few I'd have thought) who want to watch The Grand Tour but can't for whatever reason who will be disappointed with Top Gear, whatever they do.