James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ to Be Sold as International Format

Popular late-night segments have over 600 million YouTube views

Last Updated: May 23, 2016 @ 8:40 AM

James Corden‘s viral hit segment “Carpool Karaoke” will be available as a format to international broadcasters, CBS International and production company Fulwell 73 announced Monday.

The “Late Late Show” segment is the most social hit ever on U.S. late-night television, with almost 600 million views on YouTube since its inception only a year ago.

The show has quickly become known for attracting the world’s biggest stars, including Adele and Justin Bieber — whose “Carpool Karaoke” segments are currently the number one and number two most watched late-night clips on YouTube, respectively — along with Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Gwen Stefani, Elton John and One Direction.

“This is a very exciting format, one which gets the best interviews, and fun, out of every guest that appears, due to its most intimate setting,” said Ben Winston, executive producer of “The Late Late Show” and co-director of Fulwell 73.

In each 30 or 60 minute episode, the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the whole exchange.

“Ever since ‘Carpool Karaoke’ has aired as part of ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden,’ the requests for the format have been overwhelming,” Paul Gilbert, senior vice president of international formats for CBS Studios International said. “International broadcasters can now leverage ‘Carpool Karaoke’s’ huge digital and broadcast success for their own local viewers.”

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