James Corden’s schedule just got a little bit busier.
TBS announced Thursday that the late-night talk show host will executive produce a new show called “Drop the Mic,” according to Variety.
The new series is based on a recurring bit from Corden’s “The Late Late Show,” but Corden himself will not appear on the show. The new format for “Drop the Mic” will pit four celebrities against each other for a rap battle. The audience will be able to choose the winner.
“‘Drop the Mic’ is such an exciting show, and we can’t wait to begin making it,” “Late Late Show” producer Ben Winston said in a statement. “Every time we have done this segment on ‘The Late Late Show,’ it has become a massive viral moment. Now with TBS as our perfect partner, we hope to create some really memorable television.”
Corden’s “Drop the Mic” bit with Cara Delevingne and Dave Franco recently went viral, and celebs like Kevin Hart and Rebel Wilson have also participated in the bit. We can’t help but wonder if it will still be as funny without Corden’s quick wit and charm. But ― as “Lip Sync Battle” has proven ― people are always ready to see their favorite celebs do something a little out of the box.
The 16-episode series will air sometime next year. Look out for Corden’s other “Late Late Show” spinoff of “Carpool Karaoke,” which will air on Apple Music.