Billboard is reporting that Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith are partnering up with Sony Pictures Television and “American Idol” creator, Simon Cowell, to launch a reality-based competition show to discover and crown the world’s next great DJ.
Cowell’s Syco Entertainment announced the partnership today (January 25) with the Smiths’ Overbrook Entertainment to develop the live show that will be broadcast internationally. “Syco, Overbrook, and Sony Pictures Television will be unveiling their U.S. and U.K. broadcast partners for the project” soon.
In a statement released by Cowell, he said, “We have been working on this show for over a year, and we wanted to partner with the right people. As soon as I met Jada and Miguel from Overbrook, I knew they would be our ideal partners. DJs are the new rock stars; it feels like the right time to make this show.”
“This show will comb the world to find a new breed of talent,” Pinkett-Smith added. “I am happy to be creating it alongside Simon Cowell, the Sony team, and my partner Miguel Melendez, on behalf of the Overbrook family.”
Currently, there is no official announcement on what channel the competition will be broadcast on or when it will hit the air.