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James Corden Lands Another 'Late Show' Spinoff With 'Drop the Mic' Series On TBS

by Latifah Muhammad 2:40 PM PDT, August 11, 2016
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James Corden just landed a second spinoff from The Late, Late Show!

Corden's successful "Drop the Mic" segment is becoming its own TBS series, the network announced on Thursday.

TBS has ordered 16 episodes of the unscripted series, produced by Corden and Ben Winston, which will pit four celebrities against each other in a weekly "rap battle royale." Each week’s winner will be chosen by the studio audience.

"James Corden and Ben Winston have struck a nerve with their celebrity-driven, music-infused, incredibly fun content," Michael Bloom, Senior Vice President of Unscripted and Special Event Programming at TBS, said in a press release. "This series embodies the kind of unique and surprising programming we are looking for as we reinvent our approach to this genre within the new TBS brand."

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Like "Carpool Karaoke" Corden's “Drop the Mic" is a huge hit online, with some segments reaching nearly 10 million views on YouTube, including David Schwimmer vs. Rebel Wilson, which has 9.7 million views, and Cara Delevingne vs. Dave Franco, which has racked up 8.9 million views. Other celebrities who have participated in the hilarious rap battles include Kevin Hart, Anne Hathaway, and Bryan Cranston.

"Every time we have done this segment on The Late Late Show, it has become a massive viral moment," noted Winston. "Now with TBS as our perfect partner, we hope to create some really memorable television."

WATCH: Cara Delevingne and Dave Franco Brutally Rip Apart James Corden in Drop the Mic Rap Battle

Drop the Mic debuts on TBS in 2017.

In the meantime, watch Hathaway's epic rap battle below.

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