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Ahead of the launch of Apple's new original TV show "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," the executive producers behind the show, James Corden, Ben Winston, and Eric Pankowski, sat down with Variety to discuss topics like how the new series will differ from the original "Carpool Karaoke" segment on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," and how they decided on which celebrities to feature.

To make the show without James Corden as the focal character, the trio decided to use interesting celebrity pairings to keep people's attention.

It's all about who you would like to see with each other. And therefore when you get certain pairings, like Billy Eichner and Metallica, that's a really fascinating thing. When you see Miley Cyrus, we've seen her in lots of things before, but we've never seen her with her grandmother, her brothers, her sister, her mom and her dad. It's about finding pairings that would either be fascinating watching or they're just really great together, like John Legend and Alicia Keys.
When choosing the celebrity pairings for the show, the team aimed for organic relationships like Miley Cyrus and her family, as well as people who "would be fun together," like Billy Eichner and Metallica, Tracee Ellis Ross and Big Sean, and Shaq and John Cena.

The show was designed with an "organic nature" and will feature some elements that were unplanned, such as the Cyrus family jumping in a bouncy castle at a kid's birthday party.

Because there's no set host, the producers see each episode as "its own special." Each episode is unique because it "takes on the voice and perspective" of the celebrities who are starring in it. Seth MacFarlane and Ariana Grande, for example, will do a theatrical musical episode.

Apple's Jimmy Iovine originally approached James Corden about creating a version of the show for Apple, and the company has allowed the producers "complete creative freedom." There were no set time limits, with show length dictated by content. Corden says teaming up with Apple has been "a perfect match," while Winston says Eddy Cue had ideas for how to turn the segment into a complete series.
We were just excited by the excitement they showed for it as well. Eddy Cue really had a vision for what this show could be. They were so excited by helping us turn this into a series. For us to be with Apple, Apple has a pulse on everything that feels relevant and feels cool. The fact that they wanted to do the series with us and they backed it to the hilt like they have is a wonderful thing for us.
"Carpool Karaoke: The Series" will debut on Tuesday, August 8. Each episode is a half-hour long and features a different celebrity pairing. The show will be available to Apple Music subscribers. The full interview with additional behind the scenes info on the series can be read over at Variety.

Article Link: Carpool Karaoke Producers: 'Apple Has a Pulse on Everything That Feels Relevant and Feels Cool'
 

CausticSoda

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Apple is increasingly a triumph of advertising over substance, sadly, but they are a business after all, so whatever gets in the money, I guess.
 
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deadoctopi

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"Pulse on everything that's cool."
"Miley Cyrus and her family jumping in a bouncy castle."

I must be so old and uncool, because that doesn't sound remotely entertaining.

About as cool as when the Old White Executive takes a phone call "from my good friend Jay Z" at a keynote.

Maybe it is a money maker, but it looks like a **** sandwich from here.
 

EdT

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I know that Apple can't have the pulse on everything cool and relevant because they haven't asked me for my advice yet.
 
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CarpalMac

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Apple has a pulse on everything that feels relevant and feels cool.
Surely+i+m+not+the+only+one+who+finds+this+whole+_a01219bc7235d60e7af791582b9942c8.jpg
 

WRChris

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I don't want to see any of these people, paired with others or by themselves.
Lol, it's a huge inconvenience, when we turn our phones on, we are forced to sit through this show.

They can make all the content they want, doesn't bother me. What sucks is when you go to use Apple Music and you have to sift through all the genres that don't even apply to the person paying for the service.

I'm not even sure where they hide this carpool show. I've never seen it in the music app.

If you don't want to see it at all, stop clicking the articles and commenting on them(not directed at you personally, just the crowd that complains about anything they don't/won't use).
 

frankly

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Ahead of the launch of Apple's new original TV show "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," the executive producers behind the show, James Corden, Ben Winston, and Eric Pankowski, sat down with Variety to discuss topics like how the new series will differ from the original "Carpool Karaoke" segment on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," and how they decided on which celebrities to feature.

I love all of the "too cool for school" people posting responses in here. These are probably the same people who hate pop music. This is a show where they hope to get the most viewers people. If your tastes do not fall in line with the pop charts and typical pop culture then you probably won't like it. But then again, they aren't targeting the show to you, so it is okay.

My big question, which is never addressed in these posts about Apple Music series, is where do I watch the show??? I'm sure I could find it on my Mac or iOS device in the music store app, but what if I want to watch it in my TV where I watch all other shows? Can I watch it on my Apple TV?
 

GoldenJoe

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They are completely sustained by their duopoly. If they are ever broken up and forced to compete for real, they will burn through those billions faster than you can say "bring Jobs back"
 
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Harry Mlondobozi

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Put Wu-Tang Clan in that minivan, drive Corden to a ghetto, take the keys and see how long he lasts before he calls 911.
 

WRChris

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I love all of the "too cool for school" people posting responses in here. These are probably the same people who hate pop music. This is a show where they hope to get the most viewers people. If your tastes do not fall in line with the pop charts and typical pop culture then you probably won't like it. But then again, they aren't targeting the show to you, so it is okay.

My big question, which is never addressed in these posts about Apple Music series, is where do I watch the show??? I'm sure I could find it on my Mac or iOS device in the music store app, but what if I want to watch it in my TV where I watch all other shows? Can I watch it on my Apple TV?
I think you misunderstand why people complain that Apple forces them to sift through rap/hip hop just to find the music they are interested in.

I like classic rock and older country, I don't want Apple to bombard the hip hop fans with my favorite music, so why am I getting bombarded with rap/hip hop?

It's a legitimate complaint and it has nothing to do with taste or genre popularity.

I think this show will be interesting to watch, even if they do have hip hop artists often. I'm curious to see will smith, Lebron, Shaq, John cena and even the Cyrus family. Im sure more will come if/when it takes off.

I'm also somewhat confused on how to watch.
 
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MacDarcy

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For the company that created the ipod and put digital music in everyone's pocket...theyve really dropped the ball with their online streaming and lame attempts at creating compelling content. Carpool karaoke? Really Apple? I love Apple. But as far as streaming music apps are concerned, i use Spotify or Pandora. Tried Apple music once, but never went back. In regards to content, they shouldve bought netflix when they had the chance. Planet of the apps & carpool karaoke? Is that really the best that Apple can come up with?
 

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While detesting emoji's, I now see the need for a pile of poo (2048x2048)
 
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frankly

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They are completely sustained by their duopoly. If they are ever broken up and forced to compete for real, they will burn through those billions faster than you can say "bring Jobs back"

Really? Perhaps you can explain this from Tim Cook on the earnings call this week:

Apple Earnings Call said:
Services revenue hit an all-time quarterly record of $7.3 billion, representing 22 percent growth over last year. We continue to see great performance all around the world, with double-digit growth in each of our geographic segments. Over the last 12 months, our services business has become the size of a Fortune 100 company, a milestone we've reached even sooner than we had expected.

I think you misunderstand why people complain that Apple forces them to sift through rap/hip hop just to find the music they are interested in.

I like classic rock and older country, I don't want Apple to bombard the hip hop fans with my favorite music, so why am I getting bombarded with rap/hip hop?

It's a legitimate complaint and it has nothing to do with taste or genre popularity.

I think this show will be interesting to watch, even if they do have hip hop artists often. I'm curious to see will smith, Lebron, Shaq, John cena and even the Cyrus family. Im sure more will come if/when it takes off.

I'm also somewhat confused on how to watch.

No, I don't think I was misunderstanding. Not one of the responses prior to yours made any similar complaint. They simply panned the show as stupid and with artists they didn't like.

As to your complaint about having to sift through rap/hip hop to find music you are interested in, I would say that you are being disingenuous, because in iTunes you click one dropdown as soon as you enter the store to switch from All Genres to one that pleases you more. And in Apple Music, it shows you based on music tastes that you have told it about. So is it really that bad?

Thanks for the other comments!

For the company that created the ipod and put digital music in everyone's pocket...theyve really dropped the ball with their online streaming and lame attempts at creating compelling content. Carpool karaoke? Really Apple? I love Apple. But as far as streaming music apps are concerned, i use Spotify or Pandora. Tried Apple music once, but never went back. In regards to content, they shouldve bought netflix when they had the chance. Planet of the apps & carpool karaoke? Is that really the best that Apple can come up with?

Give them a chance. They just hired executives from Sony Pictures TV to address exactly that issue.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/16/apple-hires-sony-tv-original-programming/

I guess it's cool and relevant to watch millionaires get paid to sing along to music made by other millionaires in expensive cars.

For people who like music, YES! There is a reason why MTV was so popular in the 80s. We all just wanted to see more of our favorite artists. Fans of these artists will enjoy this tremendously. Perhaps you should go back to yelling at kids to get off of your lawn ;-)
 

LaraCroft835

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I love all of the "too cool for school" people posting responses in here. These are probably the same people who hate pop music. This is a show where they hope to get the most viewers people. If your tastes do not fall in line with the pop charts and typical pop culture then you probably won't like it. But then again, they aren't targeting the show to you, so it is okay.

My big question, which is never addressed in these posts about Apple Music series, is where do I watch the show??? I'm sure I could find it on my Mac or iOS device in the music store app, but what if I want to watch it in my TV where I watch all other shows? Can I watch it on my Apple TV?
[doublepost=1501881911][/doublepost]Music App on AppleTV under browse with the big banner did not give it away ?
 

WRChris

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Really? Perhaps you can explain this from Tim Cook on the earnings call this week:





No, I don't think I was misunderstanding. Not one of the responses prior to yours made any similar complaint. They simply panned the show as stupid and with artists they didn't like.

As to your complaint about having to sift through rap/hip hop to find music you are interested in, I would say that you are being disingenuous, because in iTunes you click one dropdown as soon as you enter the store to switch from All Genres to one that pleases you more. And in Apple Music, it shows you based on music tastes that you have told it about. So is it really that bad?

Thanks for the other comments!



Give them a chance. They just hired executives from Sony Pictures TV to address exactly that issue.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/16/apple-hires-sony-tv-original-programming/



For people who like music, YES! There is a reason why MTV was so popular in the 80s. We all just wanted to see more of our favorite artists. Fans of these artists will enjoy this tremendously. Perhaps you should go back to yelling at kids to get off of your lawn ;-)
You said it was the same people who complain about the pop music, I was just explaining why I complain about the music and not so much about the content. I have questioned why hip hop was the only genre that gets created content in the form of shows, but I'm not going to get into that.

Yes, having to sift through, every time I use the app is a hassle and unnecessary. Apple has never asked what music I'm interested in, I've disliked every rap/hip hop song that comes on if that's what you mean. I still have to navigate through the rap/hip hop to see top charts. The only 2 things in Apple Music that are not flooded with rap are my library and my custom radio stations.

I'm not trying to complain to you, rather explain why some people complain about the genre bias Apple has with Apple Music.

Just let me type in what I listen to and what I want to see. Problem solved. I understand that in my chill mix I get some rap and hip hop because I have some in my library. That doesn't mean I want to listen to new rap, just that I like a few rap songs.

Thanks for the dialogue!
 
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