Spike TV has ordered 10 episodes of the Craig Robinson-hosted game show “Caraoke Showdown.”
The Viacom cable channel describes its new half-hour unscripted show as “‘Cash Cab’ meets karaoke.” No mention of James Corden‘s “Carpool Karaoke” anywhere, however.
Robinson also executive produces the new series along with Howie Mandel, Alice Dickens-Koblin, Peter Herschko, and Brian Veskosky. Core Media Group serves as the production company.
“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. During various rounds of game play, contestants must belt out their favorite tunes, finish the lyrics or act out songs for cash.
The game show — Spike’s second one of 2016 — will tape in Los Angeles and New York this summer and debut in 2017.
Sharon Levy is Spike’s executive vice president, Original Series, Chachi Senior is senior vice president of Original Programming for Spike and will oversee “Caraoke Showdown” and Tori Socha serves as the network’s executive in charge of Production.