Carpool Karaoke

New Carpool Karaoke episodes won’t make you reach for a hose and duct tape [Apple TV+ review] ★★☆☆

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Carpool Karaoke review season 5, part 2: It's all about the stars, like Duran Duran and Sandra Oh.★★☆☆
New episodes of Carpool Karaoke are all about the stars, like Duran Duran and Sandra Oh.
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TV+ ReviewNew episodes of Carpool Karaoke: The Series just popped up on Apple TV+, with zero fanfare or build-up or warning, because, well, who’s going to stop them? You? I didn’t think so.

Still, the showrunners did the one thing possible to entice me to review this new batch: They snagged some interesting guest stars. And you know what? A few actually charming moments emerge, despite the cringe-inducing artifice and sheer laziness of Carpool Karaoke’s premise and production.

Apple TV+ bags 9 Emmys including another best-comedy win for Ted Lasso

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“Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+ took home four wins at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, including back-to-back wins for Outstanding Comedy Series for both its first and second seasons.
“Ted Lasso” took home four Emmys, including back-to-back wins for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first and second seasons.
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Apple TV+ took home nine Emmys at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards Monday night, including Outstanding Comedy Series for Ted Lasso for the second year running.

The streaming service won four Emmys for Ted Lasso and others for Carpool Karaoke: The Series, SeveranceSchmigadoon! and Home Before Dark.

Carpool Karaoke needs to pull over [Apple TV+ review] ☆☆☆☆

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Carpool Karaoke review on Apple TV+: Carpool Karaoke will never die. No matter how hard some of us might wish for its demise.☆☆☆☆
Carpool Karaoke will never die. No matter how hard some of us might wish for its demise.
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Apple TV+ is trying to kill me, specifically, the guy writing this. They’re trying to kill me. Send help. I am begging you, find someone, call the United Nations. You see, Apple TV+ bought Carpool Karaoke from The Late Late Show With James Corden — and it’s bringing the dreadful reality show back for another season.

The only saving grace is that Corden is not here, presumably because he’s harvesting the tears of children. There’s puff journalism, and then there’s treating the idea of Carpool Karaoke as some beloved cultural fixture and allowing celebrities the chance to “prove” how well they can sing and how fun they are.

New Carpool Karaoke season heads for Apple TV+

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Miss Piggy rides shotgun with Jason Sudeikis in the second season of Carpool Karaoke.
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Carpool Karaoke: The Series is reportedly getting fifth season and is becoming part of Apple TV+. The Emmy-winning program by James Cordon debuted years before Apple’s streaming service was around but now the two are coming together.

Apple crams celebrities into first Carpool Karaoke season 3 trailer

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Carpool Karaoke is going to an all-new level this season.
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Carpool Karaoke is back for a third season and it’s packed with more celebrity appearances than ever before.

The first trailer for Carpool Karaoke season 3 was posted to show creator James Cordon’s YouTube channel this afternoon revealing some big changes coming to the show in 2020. Apple still hasn’t given an official release date for season 3, but the new slate of celebrity pairings have us hyped for its debut later this year.

See how many celebs you can name:

Apple wins its second Emmy for Carpool Karaoke

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FireWire lands Apple its first Emmy.
That bodes well for Apple TV+.
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Apple’s Carpool Karaoke: The Series just won an Emmy for the second year running. The show won a Creative Arts Emmy award in the “Short form variety series” category in an award handed out over the weekend.

While plenty of people forget about Carpool Karaoke when talking about Apple’s original TV shows, that’s a good omen at a time it’s gearing up to launch its Apple TV+ streaming service.

Apple renews Carpool Karaoke for another singalong season

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Miss Piggy rides shotgun with Jason Sudeikis in the second season of Carpool Karaoke.
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Apple isn’t quite ready to pump the brakes on its celebrity singing TV show, Carpool Karaoke

The iPhone-maker has reportedly renewed Carpool Karaoke for a third season. Production on season three is already underway and we already know at least one group of TV stars that will be joining the show.

Carpool Karaoke season 2 gets official release date

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Miss Piggy rides shotgun with Jason Sudeikis in the second season of Carpool Karaoke.
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Apple’s Carpool Karaoke TV series is already back with a new season and based on the new preview Apple posted, the pairings are going to be even crazier than last season’s.

Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg are spotted rolling down the street together in the teaser Apple posted this morning. That’s just the start of the wildness though. The Muppets, Weird Al and the Lonely Island crew also make an appearance.

Check out some of the funny new pairings:

Carpool Karaoke lands Apple a big win at Emmy Awards

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Carpool Karaoke was a winner at Sunday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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Apple’s foray into original television programming has paid off with an Emmy Award.

Carpool Karaoke, a series spinoff of a segment done by James Corden on the Late Late Show, beat out Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show and the Tonight Show, to win the Emmy in the category of short-form variety series.

The Emmy was awarded Sunday night at the Creative Arts Emmys.

Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke is up for an Emmy

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The star-studded series seems to have done well for Apple.
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Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke spinoff has been nominated for an Emmy in the “Shortform Variety” category.

It will compete with digital shorts made by the likes of The Daily Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The awards will be part of the Creative Arts Emmys handed out on September 8 and 9. It looks like Apple’s original content efforts are headed in the right direction!

Tag stars strain to hit high notes in new Carpool Karaoke teaser

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We all know Ed Helms can sing, but what about his Tag castmates? Find out in the new Carpool Karaoke teaser.
We all know Ed Helms can sing, but what about his castmates?
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Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms and Jon Hamm are ready to sing your socks off in the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke.

The trio, who star together in the upcoming film Tag, bring their vocal talents to Apple’s musical TV show for an all-new episode. Apple released a teaser this morning, and it looks like it could be one of the funniest Carpool Karaoke episodes yet.

Just watch as Hamm tries to hit the high notes!

Apple renews Carpool Karaoke for second season

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Enjoy Carpool Karaoke without an Apple Music subscription.
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Apple’s most successful original TV show is coming back for a second act.

Carpool Karaoke has reportedly been greenlit for a second season, bringing even more odd celebrity pairings and silly singing shenanigans to Apple’s growing arsenal of original content.

Apple Music gets an anthem in funky new ad

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Streaming services like Apple Music dominate the US music market
Streaming services like Apple Music dominate the US music market
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Album covers take center stage in the latest ad for Apple Music. The funky new video that was pushed to Apple’s YouTube channel this morning features an eclectic collection of quick art shots inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Sia, Eminem, Drake, FKA Twigs and many more.

Check it out:

Apple’s new TV shows will be squeaky clean

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The TV app may become the distribution channel for Apple's original shows.
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Apple wants to create a hit TV show that’s as popular as Game of Thrones only without all the nudity and violence.

According to a new report, Hollywood talent pitching Apple’s TV team has been informed that the company wants to make original shows that are suitable for all audiences so they can be played at Apple stores.

Apple taps Steven Spielberg for original sci-fi show

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Apple is reportedly ready to whip up some new amazing stories with Steven Spielberg.
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Apple is set to make its biggest push into original content yet by inking a deal with one of the biggest directors in Hollywood history.

Steven Spielberg and Apple reportedly will create new episodes of Amazing Stories. The science fiction anthology series originally ran in the 1980s on NBC, but will be relaunched with all-new episodes.

Hollywood lines up to help Apple make its own Game of Thrones

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Apple's next TV shows should be a lot better than Planet of the Apps.
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Hollywood is racing to do business with Apple in hopes to help the iPhone-maker create its first breakout TV series and movies.

Apple’s LA-based TV execs, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, have been lining up meetings with some of the top names in town, according to a new report that sheds some light on the company’s TV strategy. Everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Steven Spielberg has pitched the duo. But in true Apple fashion, they’re being very picky about what they say yes to.

New Carpool Karaoke ads show off the most oddball pairing yet

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Carpool Karaoke's best combination yet?
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Apple has released two new trailers showing a preview of next week’s episodes of Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

One ad shows the pairing of Michael Strahan and Jeff Gordon as they sing songs like the 1980s classic “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John. The other depicts what may be the most fun oddball pairing so far as Shaquille O’Neal goes on a drive with one of WWE’s most popular wrestlers — and his name is John Cena.

Check out the ads below.

New ads showcase what’s in store for next week’s Carpool Karaoke

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Next week's episodes will feature Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Miley Cyrus, and others.
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To mark the release of two new episodes of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, Apple has released trailers showing what viewers can expect from next week’s installments. The episodes in question will pair Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Miley Cyrus and the rest of the Cyrus clan.

Check the ads out below.

Carpool Karaoke ads show off the series’ big celebrity pairings

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Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are stars of HBO's Game of Thrones.
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To hype its new Carpool Karaoke series on Apple Music, Apple has debuted two new teaser ads, offering a preview of what fans can expect from the show.

One ad features Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner as they belt out Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Miley Cyrus’ song “Wrecking Ball,” and get ready to prank fans. The other ad includes Ariana Grande and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane singing show tunes.

Check them out below.

Apple hires former WGN America chief to bolster video team

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Matt Cherniss will oversee Apple's new worldwide video unit.
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Apple has hired former WGN America and Tribune Studios chief Matt Cherniss as it looks to bolster its original video efforts.

Cherniss will reportedly oversee the company’s new worldwide video unit, serving under Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, the former presidents of Sony Pictures Television, who joined Apple back in June.

Carpool Karaoke episode with Linkin Park frontman may not run

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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington passed away at the age of 41.
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Apple’s new Carpool Karaoke series may not have found favor with critics, but it’s still stuffed full of musical celebrities — ranging from Metallica to Ariana Grande to Will Smith.

One name you might not find among them, however, is Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington — who recorded an episode of the show last month, just six days before his untimely death at the age of 41. However, according to Apple it might not run.

Carpool Karaoke reviews highlight what’s wrong with Apple’s original shows

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Carpool Karaoke hasn't been the smash hit Apple may have hoped for.
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Apple is 0-2 when it comes to critical acclaim for its original series, after early reviews for its Carpool Karaoke spinoff show have been largely negative. The show debuted this week for Apple Music subscribers.

While it’s still early days for Apple’s original content, between this and Planet of the Apps, things aren’t exactly looking good!

Carpool Karaoke is now available for Apple Music subscribers

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Ever wanted to see Metallica and Billy Eichner riding together? It's your lucky day!
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Carpool Karaoke, Apple’s second television series, is now available for Apple Music subscribers. Building on the Late Late Show format established by James Corden, the show features a variety of celebrities driving in a car, singing hit songs.