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Apple appears to be having some problems getting its first video series off the ground. The Cupertino giant purchased the rights to the immensely popular The Late Late Show with James Corden segment Carpool Karaoke last year. The 16-episode weekly spin-off was initially set to debut in April, but CBS and Apple are now giving a less-reassuring “later this year” deadline.
The revised launch date comes after a few uncharacteristic delays. According to Reuters, a March premiere party for Carpool Karaoke was postponed just days before it was going to take place. The same thing happened earlier this week, when Apple postponed the rescheduled party that was set for this Monday.
Carpool Karaoke became a runaway success after Corden began hosting The Late Late Night Show in 2015. Its premise is simple: Corden drives a celebrity around while they chat and sing along to the radio. A number of the 15-minute segments have more than 10 million views on YouTube—a segment featuring Adele reached a staggering 155 million.
Corden will serve as executive producer for upcoming adaptation. Apple has yet to announce a new host for its online version, but a trailer released in February shows Corden in the drivers seat with Will Smith, while other segments show celebrities pairing up.
At the Code Media conference in February, Apple said the series would only be available to Apple Music subscribers. The entry fee to the struggling service is $10 for an individual membership, or $15 for a family membership (up to six people). Apple said its service had 20 million subscribers by the start of 2017. In March, Spotify said it reached 50 million subscribers.
For those of you waiting anxiously for Apple to get into the TV space, there is still Planet of the Apps to look forward to. The Shark Tank meets The Voice TV series is set to launch this spring.
Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.