LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Paul McCartney’s popular ride with James Corden through Liverpool is returning to television, this time as an hour-long special.
The original 23-minute version of “Carpool Karaoke,” a popular segment on “The Late Show With James Corden,” was so popular that it has 130 million views on YouTube and Facebook. In it, McCartney revisited his childhood home, visited locations like Penny Lane and played a surprise gig at a club.
“We were overwhelmed by the response to our ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Paul McCartney,” executive producer Ben Winston said in a statement. “We loved making it and knew we had something special, but it was so wonderful for us to see how many people watched and enjoyed it. I think it resonated with people as Paul’s music speaks to every generation, young and old, especially today. The message in the music is as relevant now as it has ever been. After the shoot, while we sat in the edit, we had to cut so much we loved for time. Not only did Paul do a concert in that Liverpool pub, but James and he discussed so much in the car. We are so delighted CBS has given us this primetime special to make an hour-long version of this ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ Now everyone can see the joy of that concert and more of their chat.”
Corden has done three Carpool Karaoke specials, the first two winning Emmys.
“Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool” is expected to broadcast Aug. 20 at 8 pm EST on CBS, according to Entertainment Weekly.