Formats

CBS Studios Int’l to shop “Carpool Karaoke” as a format

TV host James Corden's popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment on The Late Late Show is getting the international format treatment from CBS Studios International.
May 24, 2016

TV host James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment on The Late Late Show is getting the format treatment.

CBS Studios International and Late Late Show producer Fulwell 73 revealed on Monday (May 23) that the segment would be shopped as a format to international broadcasters. The show will be available as a 30-minute or 60-minute program, and much like Corden’s segment, it will find a host picking up a singer or celebrity and driving them around as they sing along to assorted hits.

The segment has amassed almost 600 million views on YouTube since its inception a year ago. Recent guests include Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, as well as Gwen Stefani, George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Past episodes have also featured Adele and Justin Bieber.

“Ever since Carpool Karaoke has aired as part of The Late Late Show with James Corden, the requests for the format have been overwhelming,” said Paul Gilbert, senior VP of international formats for CBS Studios International. “International broadcasters can now leverage Carpool Karaoke’s huge digital and broadcast success for their own local viewers.”

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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