From the moment it first aired, James Corden‘s Carpool Karaoke has become a staple of late-night television, as millions of viewers have enjoyed watching the British host team up with famous musicians and belt out their songs while cruising the streets of LA, New York, or where ever else Corden ends up. And perhaps Corden’s most beloved Carpool Karaoke segment came earlier this year when he drove around Liverpool with living legend Paul McCartney.
The 23-minute segment has amassed over 130 million views across YouTube and Facebook, with both young and old viewers tuning in to see the former Beatle speak about his memories of being in the biggest rock band of all time while singing classics such as “Hey Jude” and “Penny Lane.” And now, viewers can get even more of Paul and Corden’s antics, as Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool will air on CBS as a one-hour special on Aug. 20 at 8 p.m.
“We were overwhelmed by the response to our Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney,” explained executive producer Ben Winston in a statement. “We loved making it and knew we had something special, but it was so wonderful for us to see how many people watched and enjoyed it. I think it resonated with people as Paul’s music speaks to every generation, young and old, especially today. The message in the music is as relevant now as it has ever been.”
According to Winston, while he and the crew were editing the segment, they were upset because they “had to cut so much we loved for time.” Along with Paul doing a secret show in a local Liverpool pub, there was also a ton of conversation between James and Paul that didn’t make it to air.
“We are so delighted CBS has given us this primetime special to make an hour-long version of this ‘Carpool Karaoke,’” Winston said. “Now everyone can see the joy of that concert and more of their chat.”