James Corden is apparently a content goldmine. Just a few weeks ago we learned that his Carpool Karaoke segment from The Late Late Show would become its own thing on Apple Music, and he wouldn’t be hosting. Today, it has been announced that Corden’s celebrity rap battle segment, Drop The Mic, will get a spinoff on TBS.
Corden will be an executive producer on the show, along with Ben Winston and former battle rapper Hot Karl (real name Jensen Karp). Drop the Mic will have four celebrities square off in a rap battle royale with each week’s winner chosen by the studio audience. TBS has ordered 16 episodes of the show, as opposed to the normal eight or 13 episodes for pilot seasons. The show is set to air in 2017, and a host will be attached at a later date. I’m already dreading the Chocolate Droppa appearance.