Thursday, February 4, 2016

Karaoke plus car

Once upon a time I sang a karaoke version of Girl From Ipanema. I was not completely sober at the time.

For whatever reason, karoake is getting a workout lately on TV. There's Lip Sync Battle and James Corden's Carpool Karoake segments, and now there's a game show coming from Spike. Craig Robinson (Morris from America, Mr. Robinson) will cruise the streets and pick up unsuspecting civvies, who will then endure tests of their karaoke ability. Or they will have to finish the lyrics or act out the songs. Spike calls it Caraoke Showdown.

Right now the network has only scheduled a one-time special, but maybe the show will morph into a regular series. Howie Mandel is one of the showrunners, so he might get Spike to say yes to a longer-term deal (instead of no deal). Of course, the Nielsen Company will really decide the fate of the project, as always.


  1. Unsuspecting civvies?

    Oh God yet another cable ambush game show.

  2. Cash Cab was a great ambush show. It was a long-running success, and that breeds the sincerest form of flattery.