No stones are left unturned when TV execs are trying to get ideas together for new shows. That’s how we get so many remakes and knockoffs, as well as a plethora of shows that sound exactly like other shows. And apparently talk show segments are now a rich source of unscripted potential, with the latest in-the-works project being a full-length spinoff of “Carpool Karaoke,” the vehicle-based sing-along James Corden puts famous celebrities through on The Late Late Show.

Efforts to turn “Carpool Karaoke” into something larger were no doubt spawned by the success of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, which began life as one of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show segments before expanding and roping in a monster-sized assortment of actors, musicians and more. And much like that show skipped networks and found a new frontman, the “Carpool Karaoke” project wouldn’t be on CBS or have James Corden as its host, although as the co-creator and executive producer, it’s expected that he’d make appearances on occasion.

The potential series is still in its earliest stages at this point, with James Corden and his executive producer Ben Winston reportedly shopping around their idea for the series, according to THR. They’re apparently looking to bring the show to cable or even SVOD, and though it would be wild if this got picked up by Amazon or Hulu to test how that kind of programming would fare, it’ll more likely find its home on VH1 or Bravo or something. It might not be easy, as it’s said several outlets are interested in the show and that a bidding war is happening behind the scenes. The goal is also to get the show to the point where syndication is a given.

Such huge popularity and eventual success for a concept that is basically just singing with the car radio. Corden has landed a ton of insanely popular guests for the segment, though, such as Mariah Carey, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Rod Stewart and many more. The bit with Adele that aired in January has been watched by over 84 million people on YouTube, and there’s no way to deny the awesomeness of seeing Elton John getting so casual, as the video below shows us.



We were supposed to also be getting Heads Up, a standalone series based on the Ellen guessing game segment, but HLN yanked the show from the schedule after more than 60 episodes had been produced. While we wait to hear about the future of “Carpool Karaoke,” we’re expecting FX to pick up a version of Jimmy Fallon’s Box of Lies any minute now.

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