Originally expected to be unveiled this month, Apple has instead announced that “Carpool Karaoke” will instead be delayed until later this year. The news was first reported by Reuters.
Episodes will pair together unique celebrities like Shaq and John Cena.
There was no explanation offered for the delay:
A premiere party for “Carpool Karaoke” scheduled for March in Los Angeles was postponed without explanation days before it was to take place. This week, the company again postponed its launch party, which had been rescheduled for Monday.
Apple, a company known for its precisely coordinated product launches, declined to explain the delays, but said in a statement that “Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple Music later this year.”
Consisting of 16, half-hour episodes, the show will have a rotating host each episode instead of James Corden. Corden helmed the bit on the “Late Late Show” and even to introduce the iPhone 7 event last year with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Pharell Williams. Some of the celebrity pairings include John Legend with Alicia Keys, Seth MacFarlane with Ariana Grande, and Michael Strahan with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.
The series will only be available to view on Apple Music.
Apple is also planning to release an app-based reality series “Planet of the Apps.”