James Corden’s Drop the Mic Segment Ordered as TBS Series


ATLANTA: TBS has greenlit Drop the Mic from executive producers James Corden and Ben Winston, based on a popular segment from The Late Late Show.

Drop the Mic will pit four celebrities against each other in a rap battle royale. The show has been given an initial order of 16 episodes. The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 and is slated to join the TBS lineup in 2017.

This marks the second segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden to get a spin-off, following on the Carpool Karaoke series for Apple.

“James Corden and Ben Winston have struck a nerve with their celebrity-driven, music-infused, incredibly fun content,” said Michael Bloom, who joined TBS and TNT in June as senior VP of unscripted and special event programming. “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.”

Drop the Mic is such an exciting show, and we can’t wait to begin making it,” said Winston. “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.”