Esquire's Car of the Year

Television is strange. I'm told it is strange whether or not you are used to it, that it never gets normal. When David Granger and the Esquire Network asked if I'd be part of Esquire's Car of the Year, a five-part miniseries airing this fall, I said yes. Who says no to something like that? I called a friend who'd been on TV before. Be yourself, he said. No problem, I thought. When am I not myself? Turns out it's harder than it looks.

The whole thing reminded me of the first time I rode a dirt bike in deep sand—I'd ridden on the street for years, but with dirt everything is opposite. Every rule is counterintuitive, and the only way to learn them is through painful trial and error (read: watching yourself onscreen). The only way forward is to ignore what you know. That's TV, plus craft services.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Esquire Network (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Saturdays at 21:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Reality
Episodes ordered: 5 episodes

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Previous Episode

Car of the Year Finals

Episode 1x05; Oct 24, 2015

The four remaining vehicles undergo a final round of extreme testing at the Bosch Automotive Proving Grounds before the winner is announced.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x05: Car of the Year FinalsOct 24, 2015
1x04: CoupesOct 24, 2015
1x03: SedansOct 24, 2015
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