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Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke

Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke Will Feature a New Host for Each Episode

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January 9, 2017

While Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke still doesn’t have a release date, we are learning a bit more about how the show will work thanks to a new report from Variety.

Rotating hosts

Rotating hosts

At the TCA winter press tour, executive producers James Corden, Eric Pankowski, and Ben Winston said the series will consist of 16 half-hour episodes.

Interestingly, the show will have a rotating host each episode instead of Corden himself, who has helmed the bit on the “Late Late Show” and even to introduce September’s iPhone 7 event with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Pharell Williams:

“We’re really excited about the pairings we’re putting together,” Corden said. Those pairings include more traditional musical choices like John Legend with Alicia Keys and Seth MacFarlane with Ariana Grande, but also more outside-the-box choices like Billy Eichner in the passenger seat, surrounded by the band Metallica, or former NFL star and talk show host Michael Strahan with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.

“What James does is so special and singular, it was silly, as we figured out how to make a full series, to try and replicate that,” Winston said.

In late July, Apple announced it was snapping up the bit to showcase exclusively to Apple Music subscribers. The company is also planning an original TV series based on the life of Beats founder Dr. Dre.