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‘Carpool Karaoke’ primetime special planned for May

CBS sets a date

Fans of “Carpool Karaoke” will want to set a reminder to watch the segment’s second primetime special next month. CBS announced the official premiere date for the special today, and promises an all-new Carpool Karaoke episode along with it. There will also be a new Toddlerography, and the special will feature James Corden’s favorite moments from “The Late Late Show”. The special-event will air on Monday, May 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Featured guests and additional details will be announced closer to air.

This marks the second primetime special for “The Late Late Show with James Corden”. Last year’s special earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special.

Each weeknight, James Corden invites the audience to join in on the fun as the Emmy Award-winning THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN features a mix of celebrity guests, musical acts, games and sketches. The show holds the YouTube record for the most watched late night clip with “Adele Carpool Karaoke,” which has 154 million views. The show’s YouTube channel has amassed more than 10 million subscribers and 2.5 billion total views since the show’s premiere on March 23, 2015. THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.

In addition, The Late Late Show’s YouTube channel has over 250 clips on YouTube with more than one million views each. Among them, the show’s “Carpool Karaoke” segments are consistently viral hits. Each of the “Carpool Karaoke” clips taped for THE LATE LATE SHOW has surpassed 10 million views. Other top performing clips on YouTube include “Pitch Perfect Riff-Off with Anna Kendrick & The Filharmonics” (38 million views), “Dodgeball with One Direction” (27 million views) and “James Corden and Tom Hanks Act Out Tom’s Filmography” (19 million views).

Guests for the special are expected to be announced as we get closer to the official premiere date.

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