Celebrity pairings include John Legend and Alicia Keys, Seth MacFarlane and Ariana Grande, Chelsea Handler and Blake Shelton and Metalica with Billy Eichner. The series won't be filmed exclusively in the vehicle.
In regards to doing the Apple Music series sans Corden, EP Eric R. Pankowski said: "It was a pretty quick decision".
"We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages".
Variety notes that the show still doesn't have a release date (it's expected to be pay-walled behind an Apple Music subscription when it launches), but the video series will span 16 episodes (one per week) running a half-hour each.
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It initially appeared the Special One would follow suit with Marouane Fellaini starting many of his opening games at the helm. The Algerian momentarily lost control of the ball as he drove towards goal, allowing Phil Jones a chance to challenge.
However, despite being one of the biggest singers on the planet Ed admits he isn't keen on singing along to his own tracks. "So it's been a really fun experience", said Pankowski.
Apple's streaming service Apple Music is getting into the original video game and Carpool Karaoke is its first crack at it. Corden said in the roughly 300 episodes of the late night show, about 23 have featured carpool karaoke segments.
The CBS version has primarily focused on musical guests with Corden behind the wheel, while celebrity interviews have been saved for other segments of The Late Late Show. "But we personally, here at this show, we owe him so much". Says host James Corden: "I'm still going to see my kid on the weekends. This just became a wonderful platform to see these people in a such an intimate environment", he said, according to Deadline. "There's something about the intimacy of a auto", joked Winston. The biggest distinction is that the spinoff will function as more of an "interview series", and each episode will be 30 minutes in length.
Speaking with investors a year ago, CBS Corp CEO, chairman and president Leslie Moonves explained that Carpool Karaoke went to Apple Music over the company's own streaming service, CBS All Access, because "Apple offered us an extremely good deal", and it gave the company another buyer for CBS' content.