Apple Renews 'Carpool Karaoke' for a Third Season

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is renewing its "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" show for a third season, Apple announced on YouTube today via James Corden's YouTube channel. The new season is already in production and will feature an episode with the cast of hit Netflix show "Stranger Things."

    First launched in 2017, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is based on the "Carpool Karaoke" segment made popular by late night talk show host James Corden.

    Apple's version of the show pairs up celebrities, musicians, athletes, and more, putting them in a car together to sing popular songs.

    Last season featured pairings like Jason Sudeikis and the Muppets, Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg, Weird Al paired and Andy Samberg, Nick Offerman and his wife Megan Mullally, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, and more.

    While "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" was initially developed as a way to promote Apple Music, Apple has been making the episodes available for free through the TV app. Previously, it was limited to Apple Music subscribers.

    The second season of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" began airing in October 2018, so third season episodes could come this fall.

    Article Link: Apple Renews 'Carpool Karaoke' for a Third Season
  2. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
  3. itsmilo macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2016
  4. alex00100 macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2011
    Moscow, Russia
  5. trainwrecka macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    I don't blame them. The production on this is super cheap and (most) celebs love being the center of attention - especially when it lines up with promotion of a new product.
  6. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

    Oct 6, 2017
    Go look at YouTube videos of them...they are hugely popular. People love celebrities, unfortunately.
  7. diego macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2003
    Canada & Mexico
    This is so cringe... as much of Apple's entertainment industry efforts. Is it that hard to focus on great tech? (software, hardware, supporting services - why is TV a supporting service is anyone's guess) This is what happens when investors have so much power and want their hands and say in the billions that Apple has. It's actually really sad and concerning.
  8. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014

    I never have seen an episode, any probably never will, but I understand why Apple would want to renew this.

    Like you said, the production cost on a show like this is most likely super cheap, especially when compared to most quality shows.

    It is the same reason that so many networks produce reality shows. It is also like all the cheesy horror movies that keep getting sequels. It isn't because they are particularly good shows/movies, it is because they are so cheap to make, and can easily make many times the production costs.
  9. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2017
  10. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
  11. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

    Oct 6, 2017
    Why is it cringe if it's working? Carpool Karaoke is very successful. Apple can do many different things as they grow.

    Again, just because you don't like a hardware/software decision, doesn't mean it's directly the result of another effort you don't like or that better "focus" would fix it.
  12. chipb macrumors member


    Jul 25, 2016
    Damn, I keep missing this! Have to carve out some time to catch up on all that I am missing! ‍♂️
  13. calstanford macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Oh good. It appears I completely missed the first two seasons. And my life kept going on just fine...
  14. NightFox macrumors 68020


    May 10, 2005
    Shropshire, UK
    Low hanging fruit - a shame, I hoped for better from Apple (no pun intended)
  15. Dirtfarmer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2012

    Get back to focusing on the core business, which is falling apart.

    Macs are only 6% of computer sold, mobile sales have fallen off a cliff, bluetooth speakers didn't work out, digital assistant is objectively bad, watch sales have plateaued, iTunes discontinued because it sucks, and your laptop keyboards quit working after awhile.

    But you are putting money into podcasts, youtube video series, inventing new colours of watch band, and buying rap star headphone companies whose products are overpriced and make bad sound.

    Like COME ON. Priorities!

  16. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    Unfortunately, the Apple execs have gotten obsessed with hanging out in Hollywood and are now swayed by their influence.
  17. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    cuz nobody at  headquarters has the courage to kill it. It would be an admission of failure
  18. Mike MA macrumors 68020

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Are they still that popular as they used to be? Honest question...
  19. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    The fact that a third season is on its way tells me it's anything but a failure

    Unlike most people here (by the sounds of it) I just ignore things I don't care for, but it seems plenty of other people outside Macrumors like it, so who can blame Apple for supporting one of their successes
  20. ipponrg macrumors 68000

    Oct 15, 2008
    This short form content is so cheap to produce, that it’d be hard for it to even be considered a failure.
  21. ipedro, Jul 17, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019

    ipedro macrumors 601


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Not my cup of tea but I don’t expect everything produced by Apple to be made to appeal to me. Clearly, people like the show and there’s demand for future seasons.

    Hits like this one will help AppleTV+ grow and finance future shows that those of us who don’t like Carpool Karaoke will like instead.

    Whether we like it or not, Carpool Karaoke was the precursor to shows like For All Mankind and other high production value shows that are coming.
  22. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
    A third season? I hadn't realized this had even started. But then I don't care about celebrities.
  23. alexhardaker macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    Calm down
  24. BigBoy2018 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2018
    In other news, for a 3rd straight season Carpool Karaoke still sucks.

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