Speed races toward new series
‘Pumped,’ ‘Hard Parts’ get greenlights
By JON WEISMAN
Fox-owned Speed has greenlit one new series for fall and two others for 2012.
The cabler has ordered 20 episodes of gameshow “Pumped,” a trivia contest that invites customers at gas stations to become immediate contestants. It’s set for a November launch with Greg Fitzsimmons hosting.
In addition, Speed requisitioned 13 episodes of “Hard Parts: South Bronx,” focusing on the search for impossible-to-find auto parts. Speed is eyeing a second-quarter 2012 premiere for “Hard Parts,” as well as new amateur driving competition skein, “Whipped.”
Speed has also ordered 13 more episodes to extend the first season of “My Ride Rules,” while greenlighting “Dumbest Stuff on Wheels,” “Car Warriors” and “Stuntbusters” for soph seasons.