Friday, July 29, 2016

Spike Orders Full Season of “Caraoke Showdown”

Originally ordered as a one-off special, Spike announced on Tuesday that the network has given a full 10-episode season order to the new game show. Scheduled to debut later this year, Caraoke Showdown will be hosted and executive produced by singer/actor/comedian Craig Robinson. The series, described as a “new, original, half-hour game show that is like Cash Cab meets karaoke”, Robinson engages unsuspecting passengers in a music quiz in which they must either sing their favorite songs, finish song lyrics or act out the songs for cold hard cash. Howie Mandel will also serve as an executive producer along with Alice Dickens-Koblin, Peter Herschko and Brian Veskosky. The show’s production company is Core Media Group.

Spike’s decision to fully approve the series more than likely stems from the viral success of the “Carpool Karaoke” segments on The Late Late Show with James Corden, which most recently featured First Lady Michelle Obama as Corden's guest passenger, as well as rising popularity of Spike’s star-studded hit singing series Lip Sync Battle

While the special will air later this year, the full series of Caraoke Showdown will premiere on Spike in 2017 and will start filming this summer in Los Angeles and New York.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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