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Back in July 2016, Apple acquired the rights to Carpool Karaoke, a regular segment featured on The Late Late Show with James Cordon on CBS that’s proven itself a viral sensation. This acquisition was later confirmed by the technology company at an event in late October when CEO Tim Cook joined Cordon and special guest Pharrell Williams on a “drive” to the event. Cook later said on stage that the segment would evolve into a regular series and be featured exclusively on Apple Music.
While there was a decent amount of information shared via both the report and Apple’s event, not much more was known such as who would host the show or how long the episodes would be. But in a new article published by Variety, we now have a clearer picture of what Apple has in store regarding Carpool Karaoke.
In the report, Variety notes that Carpool Karaoke will be divided into 16 30-minute episodes all released every Monday morning over the course of several weeks. And while a permanent one won’t be present, interchanging hosts will take the wheel and drive around celebrities as songs are sung and questions are answered.
Touching a bit more on celebrities, not only will popular artists be featured on the show, but actors and other famous icons will also be taking a ride during Carpool Karaoke for Apple Music. Variety says that Cordon and the team behind The Late Late Show have developed their Carpool Karaoke segments to better reflect having a little fun rather going in-depth for a full-on interview. That part’s saved for the rest of Cordon’s late night television show. On the other hand, Carpool Karaoke for Apple Music will blend a focus on both having fun and digging into an interview, something a bit more appropriate for a show that’ll run 30 minutes per episode. This is part of the reason why artists won’t be the only ones on the series.
In addition, there still isn’t a set date for when Carpool Karaoke will debut on Apple Music (at least not a known one), but if Tim Cook’s words were at all true during Apple’s October event, we can expect the show to start streaming in the coming weeks. Of course, it’ll be an uphill battle for Apple to dominate in the video streaming industry as they’re newcomers to a game already crowded by the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and even Amazon, but if Carpool Karaoke on the company’s platform is anything like Cordon’s bit on The Late Late Show, we can expect plenty of users gravitating towards Apple Music in greater quantities than ever before.
- SOURCE: Variety