International audiences will be able to join in on the Carpool Karaoke fun, as CBS is making the format for the runaway hit Late Late Show segment available to international broadcasters.
In each 30- or 60-minute episode, the host would drive around with a celebrity guest in a camera-rigged Carpool Karaoke vehicle, just like James Corden does on The Late Late Show.
"Ever since 'Carpool Karaoke' has aired as part of The Late Late Show with James Corden, the requests for the format have been overwhelming," CBS Studios SVP of International Formats Paul Gilbert said in a statement. "International broadcasters can now leverage Carpool Karaoke's huge digital and broadcast success for their own local viewers."
The Late Late Show's producers have been shopping around a series for American TV as well, but so far nothing has moved forward. CBS aired a Carpool Karaoke primetime special in March that got decent ratings. Lip Sync Battle network Spike has a competing Carpool Karaoke show called Caraoke Showdown, with The Office's Craig Robinson as host.
Here are some ideas for potential international Carpool Karaokes:
-Carpool Karaoke Deutschland, hosted by emblematic German comedian Werner Herzog. His guest for the pilot will be Nena, singer of "99 Luftballons."
-Carpool Karaoke UK could be hosted by Ricky Gervais' sidekick Karl Pilkington and the guest on the pilot will be Rita Ora, because she's a huge star in England but not famous enough to do Carpool Karaoke in America.
Carpool Karaoke will surely be a big hit in the Philippines, where they take karaoke very seriously.
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