It’s been the standout of James Corden’s career Stateside while hosting The Late Late Show, and Carpool Karaoke is set to land its own breakout series.
The popular segment, which has seen A-List singers including Adele, Elton John, Chris Martin and Rod Stewart belt out their hits while driving around in Corden’s car, is not expected to have Corden as a host. He will still make appearances from time to time.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Corden and his executive producer Ben Winston have come up with the idea for an original Carpool Karaoke series, and Corden will be executive producer on the new show.
The project, which will be produced by CBS and Winston’s Fulwell 73 production company, has garnered heavy interest already and both Corden and Winston are also looking into possible syndication of the series to countries around the world.
There is as yet no news on who would be the full-time host instead of Corden.
Away from The Late Late Show, Corden recently copied a Harry Styles poster for the cover of WSJ magazine.
Carpool Karaoke has notched up 412 million YouTube hits. Adele’s recent spin around London with Corden is the show’s biggest viral success with an incredible 84 million views in the days following the broadcast.
Corden and Winston will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on Spike TV, home of Lip Sync Battle. It’s announced plans to air a show called Karaoke Showdown, which will take place in a car and feature celebrity guests belting out hits while host Craig Robinson drives.
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