Drop The Mic Series

Drop the Mic: TBS Orders Celebrity Rap Battle Series From James Corden

TBS is picking up what James Corden is putting down.

The network on Thursday announced a 16-episode series order for Drop the Mic, an extension of the popular Late Late Show segment in which four celebrities compete in a “rap battle royale.” The winner will be chosen by the studio audience.

Expected to premiere in 2017, Drop the Mic will be executive-produced by Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp (formerly known as rap-battler Hot Karl).

“James Corden and Ben Winston have struck a nerve with their celebrity-driven, music-infused, incredibly fun content,” TBS’ Michael Bloom said in a statement. “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.”

Added Winston, “Drop the Mic is such an exciting show, and we can’t wait to begin making it. Every time we have done this segment on The Late Late Show, it has become a massive viral moment. Now with TBS as our perfect partner, we hope to create some really memorable television.”

Drop the Mic‘s pick-up comes on the heels of Apple Music buying a Corden-produced Carpool Karaoke series, also based on the popular Late Late Show segment.

Below, check out Corden’s recent Drop the Mic face-off against Late Late Show guest Anne Hathaway:

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  1. Lola says:

    I love Drop The Mic. Excited for this. A longer version of funny awesome battles.

  2. Steven says:

    They just keep taking James’ best segments. Ratings won’t rise if you keep taking what makes his show so special.

    • Rachel says:

      That was what I was just thinking when I read he headline. He won’t have a show left if he keeps giving his segments away. Love him to to bits though.

  3. Kevin K says:

    That would be awesome. Drop the Mic is one of my favorites on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Hope this should be better than Lip Sync Battle over on Spike.

  4. frannie21 says:

    Too bad they cut out Skinner, the major writer… because she’s a GIRL?!?!

  5. Jean says:

    Glad James Corden’s talent and creativity are being given wider exposure. He’s the best! Honestly, though, the reason I watch Carpool Karaoke and Drop the Mic is because James Corden is singing in them! Yes, the celebrities are great, but for me HE makes the episodes. His humor and his terrific singing ability make them so unique.