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Extra: Apple sets “Carpool Karaoke”; “Shark Week” hits theaters

Apple Music sets air date for Carpool Karaoke Apple Music has set an Aug. 8 premiere date for its sing-a-long series Carpool Karaoke. The show will be Apple’s first original series. The CBS Television ...
May 31, 2017

Apple Music sets air date for Carpool Karaoke

Apple Music has set an Aug. 8 premiere date for its sing-a-long series Carpool Karaoke. The show will be Apple’s first original series.

The CBS Television Studios- and Fulwell 73-made series (pictured), which is based on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden segment by the same name, will contain 16 episodes in which a series of guest hosts – from actors to athletes – will visit locations that hold meaning to each star while singing along to popular tunes from their personal playlists.


Featured in the series will be Will Smith, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Shaquille O’Neal, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Metallica, among others.

Apple Music had previously scheduled Carpool Karaoke to launch in April but the series was delayed due to undisclosed reasons.

Series creators James Corden and Ben Winston serve as executive producers.

Episodes of the series will exclusively become available each week to Apple Music subscribers.

TNFP sends Hotel Römantiek to Spain and Germany

Belgian distributor The New Flemish Primitives has secured deals with broadcasters in Germany and Spain to produce localized versions of hit format Hotel Römantiek.

In Germany, the series will be produced by SEO Entertainment for Sat1 (ProSiebenSat1. Media Group), with casting set to begin immediately. Banijay-owned prodco DLO Producciones, meanwhile, will develop the format for Spanish pubcaster TVE.

Both series will be line-produced in Switzerland by format owners Woestijnvis.

Hotel Römantiek features a group of seniors as they set off on a trip to Switzerland in search of love. The singles participate in different activities and each night one couple is taken to a cabin in the woods for a romantic dinner. The series culminates with couples who have formed a connection spending a few more romantic days with their newfound love.

The series was initially launched in Belgium on SBS’s Vier in February. A sophomore series has already been confirmed.

Rights to the format have been already been granted across Europe, the U.S. and UK.

Discovery’s ‘Shark Week’ moves to nationwide cinemas

Discovery Channel’s long-running summer television event ‘Shark Week’ is getting the big screen treatment.

Shark Week at the Movies will screen across theaters nationwide with a new episode of Return to the Isle of Jaws, in which divers and scientists risk their lives to unlock the mysteries of a great white hot spot off the coast of Western Australia (‘Shark Week’ 2017); and Return of Monster Mako, which follows a team of marine biologists as they attempt to document a live-predation of a thousand-pound Mako shark (‘Shark Week’ 2016).

Shark Week at the Movies will enjoy a special one-night premiere on July 18 at 7:30 p.m. in cinemas across the U.S. Meanwhile, the television event, now in its 29th year, will launch on Discovery Channel on July 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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