Apple Delays Launch of 'Carpool Karaoke' Series

Apple has delayed the release of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," its first original television series, reports Reuters. The series, which will premiere on Apple Music, was supposed to launch in April, but its debut has been delayed.

Apple, a company known for its precisely coordinated product launches, declined to explain the delays, but said in a statement that "Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple Music later this year."

Apple was originally planning to hold a premiere party for "Carpool Karaoke" in March, but the party was postponed. The party was then supposed to take place on Monday, but it was again pushed back due to the show's delayed launch.

"Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is based on the popular Carpool Karaoke segment from "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Apple purchased rights to the show back in mid-2016 and showed off the first trailer for the series in February of 2017.

The show, composed of 16 half-hour episodes, will feature celebrity pairs "riding along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists." According to Apple, the show's stars will also "surprise fans" who are not expecting to see "big stars belting out tunes one lane over."

"Carpool Karaoke: The Series" will star James Corden, Will Smith, Billy Eichner, Metallica, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, John Cena, Shaquille O'Neal, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and more, with a different host for each episode.

Apple is aiming to drive more subscribers to Apple Music with "Carpool Karaoke," and the show, when it launches, will be available only to Apple Music subscribers.

Top Rated Comments

dominiongamma Avatar
62 months ago
Still hoping Apple will pull the plug on this cringe idea of a show.
Score: 77 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
62 months ago
Good start. Now give Planet of the Apps the axe, fire Eddy Cue, and job well done.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
star_nerdy Avatar
62 months ago
Apple would be better off finding their most popular podcasts, giving them premium recording equipment or giving them access to recording studios, recording podcasts in 4K, then paying for professional video editors to edit video and then paying everyone tens of thousands of dollars.

They'd be beloved by many, could probably steal a bunch of you tubers if they wanted and they'd have at least entertaining content.

But no, they insist on this crap. They have contact info for cooking, sports and entertainment podcasts with a built on audience but they'd rather pay for celebrities to sing karaoke.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DTphonehome Avatar
62 months ago
Do us all a favor and delay it forever. Go back to making computers (or figuring how to build the fingerprint sensor into the iPhone screen). Quit dicking around with this nonsense.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Refurbished_ Avatar
62 months ago
"Apple, a company known for its precisely coordinated product launches, declined to explain the delays, but said in a statement that "Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple Music later this year."

This is the type of stuff that pisses me off. iTunes turned into a s-show because it was no longer "tunes". Apple Music is a brand new service and it's already debuting....a TV series? Don't they have something called Apple TV? I wouldn't be surprised if Cue was behind this. Everything he touches is a mess. Is this Iovine's "vision of the future" or something.

My mom, a 65 year old lady that gets introduced to technology through me, HATES Apple Music. She always tells me how poorly it's designed. She does rave about her iPhone though, so she's no hater!

Apple Music needs to be music and only music, otherwise it turns into iTunes... and we all know how that ended.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lowercaseperson Avatar
62 months ago
Does anyone inside of Apple see the downward spiral or do they mostly think "yeah this seems good."
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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