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Apple is turning viral smash ‘Carpool Karaoke’ into a streaming show on Apple Music

Apple Music Carpool Karaoke

Apple Music might have just gotten its first must-watch show. On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Apple had bought the exclusive rights to the “Carpool Karaoke” segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden and would be turning it into its own series for the Apple Music service.

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According to the report, the series will consist of 16 episodes released on a weekly basis. A host for the show has yet to be announced, but Corden is not expected to remain behind the wheel. After all, he already has a show.

“We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages,” said Apple’s senior VP, Eddy Cue. “It’s a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride.”

Corden and Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston have been trying to find a partner for the show for months following its breakout success over the past year. Fallon pulled off a similar stunt when he helped spin off Lip Sync Battle to Spike, and now Corden will be doing the same, albeit away from TV.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Apple Music on this exciting new series ofCarpool Karaoke,” said Winston. “The joy of Carpool is both the intimacy it creates, while seeing the love our passengers have for music. Where better to showcase that than with Apple Music?”

The Apple Music exclusive Carpool Karaoke doesn’t have a release date yet, but one is expected to be announced soon.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.