Spike Orders Game Show ‘Caraoke Showdown’ Hosted by Craig Robinson
Spike is looking to expand its huge success from Lip Sync Battle with a series that sounds a lot like James Corden’s popular Late Late Show segment “Carpool Karaoke.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered a half-hour game show called Caraoke Showdown, which will be executive produced by Howie Mandel and hosted by Craig Robinson:
Set to debut as a half-hour special later this year, Caraoke Showdown will feature The Office alum Robinson picking up unsuspecting contestants who realize they are on a karaoke-inspired game show. During various rounds of game play, contestants must belt out their favorite tunes, finish the lyrics or act out songs for cash. Celebrity guest appearances will add surprise as the contestants never know what to expect next.
The project is being planned as a one-off special, but it’s expected to be picked up to series should the episode do well — and considering how Lip Sync Battle has brought the network its highest ratings ever, chances are good Robinson will stick around for more.