Carpool Karaoke series being sold internationally
A Carpool Karaoke series could be headed to markets around the globe.
CBS Studios International announced on Monday that the viral bit from The Late Late Show with James Corden is available as a format to international broadcasters.
Carpool Karaoke — which features famous musical acts like One Direction and Elton John riding shotgun with Corden while dueting with him on their biggest hits — has become a massively popular digital hit, amassing almost 600 million views on YouTube. Adele’s ride in January has tallied almost 105 million views, while Bieber’s segment has racked up 76 million views, making them the two most-watched late-night clips on YouTube.
In the international versions of the show, episodes — running 30 or 60 minutes in length — would feature the host of the show, not Corden, riding around with a singer or celebrity in a Carpool Karaoke car.
“This is a very exciting format, one which gets the best interviews, and fun, out of every guest that appears, due to its most intimate setting,” said Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston, whose production company, Fulwell 73, is selling/producing the format with CBS Studios International.
Earlier this spring, news broke that Corden and Winston are selling a Carpool Karaoke TV series domestically. Corden would not host that one either, but would serve as an executive producer and likely make occasional appearances.