Apple Music bosses have delayed the release of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke spin-off series.
The TV program, based on the popular segment of Corden’s CBS late night chat show The Late Late Show, was due to screen on the subscription-only streaming service this month (Apr17).
However, company executives have confirmed to Reuters that the show has been postponed and a launch party due to be held in Los Angeles has also been scrapped.
Apple Music declined to explain the reason for the delays, with a representative simply stating: “Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple Music later this year.”
CBS Television Studios executives, who are producing the series, also issued a statement on the matter.
“We’re excited about our Carpool Karaoke for Apple Music, and look forward to everyone seeing it later this year,” a representative said.
Building upon the viral success of Corden’s The Late Late Show skits, which have included the likes of Adele, Madonna and Lady Gaga, the new show is also set to include more celebrity pairings.
Previously, Apple has shared that the half-hour show would feature stars such as John Legend, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and members of Metallica, with the performers set to sing tunes from their personal playlists.
Preview footage of the program also showed that Corden will appear in one episode, alongside actor and rapper Will Smith.
In January (17), Corden told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel that he was “incredibly proud” that it would be Apple Music’s first show.