Spike, Howie Mandel Team for Craig Robinson-Hosted ‘Caraoke Showdown’

Somewhere, James Corden wants residuals

Spike TV and Howie Mandel’s Alevy Productions are teaming up on new game show “Caraoke Showdown,” which will be hosted and executive produced by Craig Robinson.

“Caraoke Showdown” debuts as a half-hour special later this year.

The premise of “Caraoke Showdown” features Robinson posing as a driver, picking up unsuspecting contestants who are along for a very unique ride upon realizing they are on a karaoke-inspired game show, per Spike. During various rounds of game play, contestants must belt out their favorite tunes, finish the lyrics or act out songs for cash.

Celebrity guest appearances will add to the surprise, the cable channel promises.

The show sounds an awful lot like James Corden‘s popular “Carpool Karaoke” recurring segment, just with more giveaways and fewer celebs.

Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle,” which came out of Jimmy Fallon‘s “Tonight Show,” has been a big success for the channel — especially in attracting female viewers.

Robinson recently won the Sundance Actor Award for his standout performance in “Morris From America.”

Mandel will serve as executive producer with Mike Marks of Alevy Productions along with Core Media.

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