The network announced that it has ordered 16 episodes of the show straight-to-series. The premise is simple: four celebrities will humorously rap battle each other, and a winner will be chosen by the studio audience. The series will be executive-produced by Corden and Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston. A host and premiere date have not yet been announced.
"Drop the Mic" launched earlier this year with guest Anne Hathaway (you can watch her edition above) and quickly became a popular bit on the show. It's the second official Late Late Show segment to get adapted to series — Apple Music recently announced a series based on "Carpool Karaoke." (Spike, the home of Lip Sync Battle beat Apple to market with a Craig Robinson-hosted knockoff called Caraoke Showdown coming in 2017, though.)
On a scale of 1-10, how good of an idea do you think this is? I put it somewhere around a 6.
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