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Will & Jada Smith, Simon Cowell International DJ-Search Reality TV Show Scrapped

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 28, 2012 11:30 AM
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Will And Jada

The international DJ-search reality TV show that Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith were teaming up with Simon Cowell to produce (announced in January this year), is apparently not going to happen.

According to a report by the New York Post, "there were some deal points that couldn’t be worked out, and Sony and Overbrook walked away," their source says.

Will & Jada, via their Overbrook Entertainment production company, was to team up with Simon Cowell and his Syco Entertainment production company to launch this new international TV show that was to find the world’s greatest DJs.

The series had already been developed, and Sony Pictures Television was soon to announce their broadcast partners for the live show in both the US and the UK.

At the time of the initial announcement in January, Cowell 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. DJ’s are the new rock stars, it feels like the right time to make this show."

Jada Pinkett-Smith added: "This show will comb the world to find a new breed of talent..."

I'm sure this news will be embraced by many; another reality talent show in a time that's overflowing with reality TV shows.

Simon Cowell has made a cagillion dollars already on this type of programming. Maybe the Smith's (both musicians themselves) saw the potential to capitalize and expand their brand.

But it looks like it's all dead now, if the NY Post is correct.

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  • rob | December 24, 2012 12:39 PMReply

    Looking for the world's greatest DJ
    Bar Mitzvah
    Sweet 15 and or 16

    Then From these 25 song do a dancing MIX. Mix not more than 90 sec.
    1. Song selection
    2. DJ enthusiasm and crowd control
    3. Maintaining tempo and rhythm

    Sound boring to me

  • Miles Ellison | September 28, 2012 9:12 PMReply

    Guess we dodged a bullet there.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | September 28, 2012 7:18 PMReply

    The Smiths are doing WAY too much and not doing it well in my opinion. They have good ideas but they need to cut back so that they can be more hands on with the projects they are promoting. I respect their creativity and hustle thought. Best wishes to them.

  • Pointdexter | September 28, 2012 12:32 PMReply

    I dunno... As a deejay myself, I would like to have seen this along with perhaps some history of the art of deejaying (going back to disco and culminating with the holy trinity of hip hop deejays: Bambaataa, GM Flash, and Kool Herc) interspersed throughout the competition. Oh well...

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