Apple TV+ will see the return of 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' for a fifth season

Carpool Karaoke
Carpool Karaoke (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series is returning for a fifth season.
  • It is coming to Apple TV+ for the first time.
  • The first four seasons will be available at both Apple TV+ and Apple Music.

Carpool Karaoke: The Series is driving full force into Apple TV+.

As reported by Deadline, Apple is reviving the Emmy Award-winning series for a fifth season that will now live on Apple TV+ instead of Apple Music. The existing seasons will be available across both services.

Apple Music landed the project in a bidding situation in 2016, ahead of the formation of Apple's Worldwide Video Programming division and the launch of Apple TV+ in November 2019. The existing four seasons of Carpool Karaoke: The Series remain available on the Apple TV app and Apple Music.They will migrate to their new home on Apple TV+ along with the new, fifth season when it premieres. The Carpool Karaoke franchise, including the Apple series and the Late Late Show segment, have been on hiatus since the start of the pandemic, with efforts underway to safely return them to production.

Each episode of the series features a different group of stars across the entertainment spectrum including film, television, sports, music, and pop culture. Each group belts out popular music while also getting into a variety of other antics on their road trip.

The series has picked up Emmy Awards for both Outstanding Short Form Variety Series and Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series.

Season 4 features celebrity pairings including Maya Rudolph and Haim; Keegan-Michael Key and Rob Gronkowski; Patricia Arquette and David Arquette; and, the Sharks of Shark Tank. The series has also featured A-listr pairings such as LeBron James and James Corden; Shakira and Trevor Noah; Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith; John Legend, Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson; the cast of Stranger Things; and more.

It's currently unclear when the fifth season of Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple TV+. If you want to enjoy the first four seasons in the best audio quality possible (cause it is about the music), check out our list of the Best headphones for iPhone: Lightning, Bluetooth, and more 2021.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.