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Apple today announced that its first original television show, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," will debut on Apple Music on Tuesday, August 8.

"Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is based on the popular Carpool Karaoke segment from "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Apple purchased rights to the show back in mid-2016 and showed off the first trailer in February. The show was originally supposed to launch in April, but its debut was delayed.


"Carpool Karaoke" will feature 16 half-hour episodes starring celebrity pairs riding in a car as they sing songs together. Each episode, produced by James Corden, Ben Winston, and Eric Kankowski, will feature a different host. New episodes will premiere on Tuesdays.
Excited to roll out #CarpoolKaraoke: The Series on @AppleMusic -- Coming August 8! - Eddy Cue (@cue) May 30, 2017

Today's "Carpool Karaoke" update includes a list of each of the celebrities pairings that will be featured on the show, ranging from Will Smith and James Corden to "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.
Carpool Karaoke: The Series for Apple Music will welcome a different group of superstars every Tuesday, with new episodes available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers in more than 100 countries. Celebrity pairings include 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 many more.
"Carpool Karaoke: The Series" will be available solely to Apple Music subscribers in more than 100 countries.

Article Link: Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke' TV Series to Debut on August 8
 

filmantopia

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Not the most exciting thing for me personally, but this is just their 'toe in the water', so I'm excited to see where Apple goes with their original programming... Especially if the rumors of their series developments in the realm of "Stranger Things" and "Westworld" comes to fruition.
 

PhillyGuy72

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"Apple's first original TV series is finally coming"
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....but, but...it's not "original." :eek:
 

BruiserBear

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This was cool early last year. They are soooooo late when it comes to what is "hip" in pop culture. Whats next, iMessage Stories?

I was thinking the exact same thing. Carpool Karaoke is already at that point where it seems rather boring, and doesn't get near the attention it did last year. Delaying this until August is only going to make that even more obvious.
 

Jsameds

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Hate to tell you guys but we're the ones who are out of touch.

You may not like R'n'B radio or rap Apple Music exclusives or collaborations between Apple and specific brands or artists but there is no denying it generates a lot of cash and interest.

Hell, even the Touchbar MacBook that is despised on here has been received well among the community.

It's very easy to demonstrate. Guage the hate on here and compare it to the sales and revenue Apple generate. It is a small overlap on a Venn diagram.

The Macrumours usership is far, far removed from the Apple demographic. Like I said, out of touch.
 

DrewDaHilp1

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Hate to tell you guys but we're the ones who are out of touch.

You may not like R'n'B radio or rap Apple Music exclusives or collaborations between Apple and specific brands or artists but there is no denying it generates a lot of cash and interest.

Hell, even the Touchbar MacBook that is despised on here has been received well among the community.

The Macrumours usership is far, far removed from the Apple demographic. Like I said, out of touch.
Are we really out of touch? I can think of at least a couple Apple attempts at social media type things that have failed hard. Game Center, the iTunes Ping. From the sneak peak vid it doesn't look like(at least to me) that big of a success. I liked the idea that @star_nerdy mentioned.
 

UltimaKilo

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This is so stupid. Why would they take a segment from a late night talk show and produce it into anything? What's next, and whole show dedicated to Letterman's top 10?

If Apple wants to dip their toes into content creation with streaming video, this is not it. Purchasing Netflix when it was below $95 a share in 2015 would have been a better idea than this crap.
 

convergent

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More evidence that Apple is really not focussed on the things that would attract me to spend any more of my money with them.

I really am sick of self righteous celebrities and this just throws more fuel on that fire. There are so many better things Apple could have done with their money to get their toe in the production water... heck, they could have just bought a major production company. The fact that this is their first step is telling. Not my cup of tea... haven't watched it before and have no intention of doing so.

I predict that it will be a big fail, and will probably quietly disappear about 12 months out when its luster wears off.
 

DNichter

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Not looking forward to this, but I am hoping it is a success on some level. I see Netflix putting out tons of original content (some sticks, some is crap) and I see no reason why Apple couldn't do the same thing, only better. Hire the best writers/directors/actors and start approving projects. This, included with unlimited streaming movies and tv shows from iTunes, and live TV, has the potential to be huge. Might as well use that money.
 
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