12:13pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
TBS Orders James Corden, Ben Winston 'Late Late Show' Bit 'Drop the Mic' to Series
Watch out, Lip Sync Battle — The Late Late Show producers are coming for you.
TBS on Thursday announced a straight-to-series pickup for comedic music competition series Drop the Mic, inspired by James Corden and Ben Winston's popular sketch on their CBS late-night show. The Turner-owned network has picked up 16 episodes of the series, with a host to be announced later.
In return, CBS Television Studios announced it was developing Carpool Karaoke as a stand-alone TV series. That show recently sold to Apple TV as the latter begins to push into original music-themed programming. Meanwhile, ABC is readying a series based on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night bit Who Knows.