Apple's Carpool Karaoke Series to Have a Different Host Every Episode

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's upcoming Carpool Karaoke series will feature a different host every episode, according to new details on the show shared by Variety. Based on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke bit during the "Late Late Show," Apple's version will feature a format "that is more of an interview series" with rotating hosts.

    Carpool Karaoke, which doesn't yet have an air date, will consist of 16 half hour episodes that will air on Apple Music and perhaps iTunes. Apple purchased rights to the show, executive produced by Eric Pankowski, Ben Winston, and James Corden, back in July of 2016.

    A Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show

    According to Winston, it was "silly" to try and replicate Corden's format because it is so "special and singular." Instead, Corden says pairings will include "outside-the-box" pairings like Billy Eichner and Metallica alongside traditional music choices like Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande.
    The trio of producers says the idea to go outside the traditional music pairings came from "immense demand" from non-musical stars who wanted to appear on Corden's show.
    Apple is using original television programming to promote its growing services business. Along with Carpool Karaoke, Apple is also working on "Vital Signs," a drama starring Dr. Dre, and "Planet of the Apps," a reality television show focused on the App Store.

    Article Link: Apple's Carpool Karaoke Series to Have a Different Host Every Episode
  2. wozmatic macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2014
    This reminds me when I was a kid, by the time your parents caught onto a trend, it meant it was already over.

    I can see this being like "Hey guys, let's dab! Dabbing's cool right..... Guys?"
  3. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  4. wozmatic macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2014
    When something isn't as scarce, it becomes less special. RIP Carpool Karaoke
  5. jase1125 macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2014
    Can't they do something creative, original and innovative? Or must the just go with copying...
  6. Derekuda macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2004
    What is peoples fascination with celebrities?!? How about people live in their OWN life and not obsess over rich schmucks making bad movies/tv shows that will never know or care about you in the way you do about them.
  7. Man on the moon macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Los Angeles
    "non-musical stars who wanted to appear on Corden's show"

    "Will feature a format that is more of an interview series with rotating hosts."

    No one cares about rotating hosts.


    Carpool Karaoke was great and this will not be.

    Will seem so forced.

    RIP Carpool Karaoke
  8. Larry-K macrumors 68000

    Jun 28, 2011
  9. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    I'm not following what one has to do with the other...
  10. maceric macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2015
    I love the concept of different hosts, but one of the reason I love this so much is BECAUSE of James Corden, he's so sincere and relatable and just warm and easy to connect with as an observer. He brings out the best in his guests.
  11. Appleaker macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2016
    I've seen this done before. Having different hosts is an awful idea and doesn't work. Carpool Karaoke has always existed with James Corden so it simply can't be the same show.
    Apple have no idea what they are doing this time.
  12. toukale macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    I am obviously not the target audience for this, because of this I leaned to shut my mouth instead of "why are people watching that crap?" you know the saying "one person's garbage is another's treasure." That's how I look at this, if I were you, I would do the same and move on. If it's not your cup of tea, then don't watch and stop judging others that do watch.
  13. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
    I miss Mac vs. PC...

    Like when their commercials were good and stuff... :/
  14. MisterK macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    This makes a lot of sense to me. With Netflix being ubiquitous across every device, Apple needs exclusives to bolster their own offerings (especially AppleTV). I've been wondering what the Beats1 of AppleTV might look like and where the gaps are in my own cable-cutter viewing. One thing I don't like is all the dead space/silent time between picking stuff. I can't channel surf or just put "anything" on... it always has to be a very specific thing I've chosen. It would be cool Apple had their own sort of Netflix/Live Network and to start off with, it could have just enough content to fill a 24 hour cycle. It could be live (like Beats1) for appointment TV. But then you could watch any of the shows after-air, at your leisure. Think of it as Apple's LIVE high quality TV channel. It would allow Apple to do things like cross-promoting apps, events, and products (maybe as ads between shows).

    I could see if there's anything I feel like watching on Netflix or just switch off my brain and put on Beats2 (or whatever they want to call their TV channel). Apple could include it with the AppleMusic subscription or it could be an upgrade service.

    Imagine, as a cable cutter, if you could still get a late night show, 6 o'clock news, some sporting events, Saturday morning cartoons, awards shows, maybe a reality show. The Olympics or World Cup would be a coup.

    If the cable companies don't play nice, Apple can do their own HBO/PBS.
  15. swester macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    This is as embarrassing as those forced U2 iTunes/iPod partnerships from years ago...
  16. AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    Tim Cook: Alright, you're working on Carpool Karaoke now.
    Only Apple programmer/engineer/employee: What? I still haven't finished fixing [insert issue]! Think of the poor customers, Tim!
    Tim Cook: Be quiet and get to producing the series! You know damn well when you were hired as our sole programmer, your job would entail developing shows for television, booking guests, and making emoji.
    Only Apple programmer/engineer/employee: …yes. Of course, sir.

    Whenever there's news that Apple is working on something unrelated to an issue one has, there's always a post that implies Apple can only work on one thing at a time.
  17. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2014
    I can't tell from the video but it looks like only 16gb of RAM. 0/10

    But seriously, I can't stand James Corden. I'd have rather they licensed Close Up Animals with Wide Angle Lens Wearing Hats
  18. EvilEvil macrumors 6502


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
  19. Stjuls macrumors member


    Feb 25, 2016
  20. TMRJIJ macrumors 68020


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    Nobody is forcing you to watch so... (eats popcorn while watching roommate screaming over Packers game)
  21. koruki macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2009
    New Zealand
    This is as original as the Grand Tour Top gear remake from 'Amazon Originals' lol..
  22. jonnysods macrumors 601


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
  23. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    This just in: Apple to produce Gangnam Style videos on iTunes.
  24. bbbb4b macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2011
    Oops,that's just a little bit of throw-up in my mouth, folks. Nothing to worry about.
  25. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    How so? No one will be forced to watch this.

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