Apple today announced that it has delayed the launch of its first original video series for Apple Music, “Carpool Karaoke.” Apple had initially said that the show would be released in April for Apple Music subscribers.
The company was supposed to hold the premiere party for the show in March in Los Angeles but that was postponed without any explanation. The party was rescheduled to this week but Apple again cancelled it without giving any explanation.
In its statement regarding the delay, Apple says that the series will now premiere on Apple Music “later this year.” It does not give any explanation regarding the delay and even the timeframe is pretty vague right now.
A representative for CBS Television Studios said in an email on Monday: “We’re excited about our ‘Carpool Karaoke’ for Apple Music, and look forward to everyone seeing it later this year.”
Apple’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ series will feature “16 celebrity pairings riding along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists and surprise fans who don’t expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over.” The first season of the show will consist of 16 episodes worth 30-minutes long. It will be released exclusively on Apple Music, with Apple hoping to bring in more subscribers to its streaming service with this move.
Apple had acquired the show from James Corden and will be based on the similar concept as ‘Late Late Show with James Corden.’