Some absolutely amazing segments have come out of James Corden‘s Late Late Show. Arguably the best of these–and possibly the best on TV in general–is Carpool Karaoke. Corden seems to be constantly outdoing himself with the celebrity power on that show. From George Clooney and Julia Roberts, to Adele and most recently, Michelle Obama, that segment just keeps getting better and better.
Naturally, Apple, known for wanting to be on the cutting edge of everything, has taken notice. The company announced this week that they have acquired rights to Carpool Karaoke and that CBS will be producing 16 episodes that can be streamed by Apple Music users. It’s unclear if the shows will be eight to ten minutes long like Corden’s segments usually are or if we’ll get longer episodes (fingers crossed).
This all seems too good to be true, and it sort of is. Although Apple has assured us there will be some good star power on the show (but seriously, how do you top FLOTUS?), they’re planning on putting someone else in the driver’s seat.
Wait, what? Carpool Karaoke without James Corden? Is that even Carpool Karaoke? It looks like Corden is set to produce but the show will be hosted by someone else.
We’re not sure how we feel about this, but the word ‘betrayed’ comes to mind. Is there anyone who can drive and sing along to the radio with celebrities while cracking jokes like James does? Do we even really want an answer to that question? We’re just hoping that Apple Inc. isn’t ruining one of our favourite viral videos.
Don’t worry too much though, Late Late Show fans. This doesn’t mean that James is out of the driver’s seat forever. Since the show is still technically owned by CBS, Corden can keep karaokeing in the car on TV. Thank goodness!
So if anything, this is more of bonus Carpool Karaoke. Hopefully they cast someone who is comparable to James in both comedic and vocal talent (we seriously doubt they’ll find someone better). No word yet on when we’ll see this on Apple music, but they have said production will start ‘soon.’
This will be either really good or really bad, but we’re just glad James can still do his thing on his show.