Apple postpones launch of CarPool Karaoke

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Carpool Karaoke
Enjoy Carpool Karaoke without an Apple Music subscription.
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The first original TV series created by Apple won’t be out this spring as previously promised.

Apple revealed today that its Carpool Karaoke show has hit some speed bumps. The show is being created as an adaptation from James Cordon’s popular segment, but you’ll have to wait until later this year to watch it.

Carpool Karaoke was originally slated to come out this April. Apple planned to throw a launch party for the show in March in Los Angeles. An alternative launch party scheduled for this Monday was also postponed at the last minute.

Details on why the reasons behind the show’s delay haven’t been given. In a statement provided to Reuters, an Apple spokesperson only said that “Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple Music later this year.”

A teaser trailer for the show was published by Apple in February. Each episode will pair a new host with a musical guest. Hosts will include Shaq, James Hetfield and the rest of Metallica, John Legend, and Chelsea Handler. Seth MacFarlane, Michael Strahan, and “many more” will also make appearances, Apple says.

Now that the show is delayed it could open Apple’s other series, Planet of the Apps, to be the first Apple-made show that airs. Apple is also developing another original show based on the life of employee Dr. Dre.