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Things are looking good for fans of James Corden's viral sensation "Carpool Karaoke," as Apple Music is about to ensure you get a ton more of it delivered straight to your preferred device. The beloved Late Late Show segment is getting an Apple Music spinoff series of the same name, the Hollywood Reporter announced Tuesday. In a mysterious move that can only mean interesting things are afoot, the host for this "Carpool Karaoke" extension is "expected to be announced" at a later date.
"We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages," Eddy Cue, Apple's VP of Internet Software and Services, told THR. "It's a perfect fit for Apple Music—bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride." The format for Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke will follow the same general idea of the OG Late Late Show version, i.e. celebrities joining the host in a moving automobile to sing and dance along to familiar songs from familiar artists.
The announcement literally comes just a few hours after Spike TV announced its own singing-in-a-car series, the rather clumsily titled Caraoke Showdown, which is hosted by Craig Robinson (The Office, Mr. Robot). That series, despite some striking similarities to Corden's viral smash, apparently throws some Cash Cab vibes into the mix to up the stakes.
Corden was last seen singing in a car with First Lady Michelle Obama, a nice slice of Missy Elliott-assisted YouTubery that's helped the Late Late Show team amass a whopping 32 million views in less than a week:
The first batch of Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke will consist of 16 episodes, each debuting on the very device from which you're reading this article. Just please, for the love of Yeezus, don't invite Chewbacca mom. Ever.