Apple Shares Trailer for New 'TAG' Episode of Carpool Karaoke, Coming June 15

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple this morning shared a trailer for what appears to be the inaugural episode of the second season of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," which kicks off on Friday, June 15 with an episode starring Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, and Jon Hamm singing songs like Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Renner, Helms, and Hamm are all starring in the movie "TAG," which comes out on the same day the new Carpool Karaoke episode debuts.

    "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" was renewed for a second season back in February after a successful first season that wrapped up last year. While this could be the first episode of a new season, the fact that it coincides with a movie release also means it might be a one-off episode.

    For those unfamiliar with the show, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is based on the Carpool Karaoke segment that was made popular on "The Late Late Show With James Corden." The series pairs up different celebrities, musicians, and athletes, putting them in a car to sing popular songs.

    The first season of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" premiered in August of 2017 exclusively to Apple Music subscribers. A month ago, Apple made the first season of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" available for free to everyone through its TV app. Apple says that this new episode of Carpool Karaoke will be available "only on the Apple TV app."

    "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" season one featured celebrity pairings included Will Smith and James Corden; Miley, Noah, Billy Ray and the entire Cyrus family; Shakira and Trevor Noah; Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams; Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith; John Legend, Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson; LeBron James and James Corden; and more.

    Article Link: Apple Shares Trailer for New 'TAG' Episode of Carpool Karaoke, Coming June 15
  2. dontworry macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2010
    "Renner, Helms, and Hamm are all starring in the movie "TAG," which comes out on the same day the new Carpool Karaoke episode debuts."

    So, this is just marketing for the movies. Good quality programming.
  3. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    And this completely baffles me.
    Why anyone sees any enjoyment from watching celebrities sing along to pop tunes is beyond me.
  4. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    This is more like a co-promotion for the movie and CK.
  5. Sir Not Cusa macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2017
    I’m so glad apple can find the resources to produce new tv show episodes in between spending so much of it not updating the Mac mini and not updating the iPhone SE and cancelling the Airport lineup and…
  6. chriscrk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2011
    Planet Earth (?)
    I've never had a single episode / the guest stars entice me to watch an episode of this.

    The whole concept of the original show with James Corden was seeing actual singers doing the carpool and getting to hear them sing their old songs again, having them share little anecdotes about their songs or very old stories they never got to share before, or just getting to listen to them sing stuff you'd never imagine! (like Adele rapping to Nicki Minaj)

    They basically threw away all the novelty of the show and replaced it with celebrities and a bigger budget but it took away all that made it fun.
  7. Freida macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010
    This is just so pathetic. I don't understand why is this so popular let alone why is even Apple attached to this. What happened to good storytelling etc.?
  8. AngerDanger, Jun 11, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018

    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Apple wants to focus on Carpool Karaoke, and users want them to focus on Macs.

    I've got a compromise that I think will make everyone happy…

    Macpool KAraoke.jpg
  9. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
  10. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
  11. Matt Wacky macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    Because some celebrities are entertaining and most people like to be entertained. It's a simple formula. I've only watched a handful of episodes - it's hit or miss. Really enjoyed the Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane episode, and I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy this "Tag" team episode.
  12. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills
  13. chibamac macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2009
    "I've never been in a car before"

    Made me spit out my coffee :)
  14. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
  15. agsystems macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2013
    ^^^^that's debatable - are there any ratings or any other indication that they are huge crowds watching this nonsense? here is a show Apple should pickup "Lucifer" (before Amazon takes it)- it has a real fan base and the show is great.
  16. jjhny macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2005
    It's a gimmick, and as someone above said, its original intent was to see singers in an unproduced environment, which worked.

    But the gimmicky thing is very much Apple now, shallow and gimmicky like emojis etc. It really actually tells you the mindset of Apple/Tim Cook.
  17. HisHandsAreTooSmall macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2017

    Do you really want Apple's marketing department to be designing new components for Macs? It seems completely out of their areas of expertise.
  18. wigby macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2007
    This rebooted CK isn't very interesting to me but why did anyone ever green light the idea of a singer singing their own song in a car? Every clip I've seen of that makes me feel so embarrassed for them. Like a bad EPK from the 90s. At least when you have a pop artist start singing a country or metal song (not their song), you have an interesting premise.
  19. mrzz macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2017
    they have plenty of resources, no doubt about that - they just don't find it important enough so they basically don't give a **** about that as we all already know for a long time..
  20. rtdunham macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2003
    St. Petersburg, FL, Northern KY
    What are the metrics by which streaming shows are judged? What are the numbers for the first season of CK?
  21. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    More slobbering over rich celebrities... just what the world needs more of. Way to go Apple... setting the bar high for society. I will never get this, nor will I get why people care what celebrities are wearing, tweeting, eating... or especially their opinions on anything important.
  22. mickhyperion macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2004
    Golly gee, how stupid. Makes a person really want to hang with Eddie Cue for a day, doesn’t it? Non-stop douche-a-thon.

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