Simon Cowell and Will Smith team up for DJ television talent show

"DJs are the new rock stars" says Simon Cowell as he announces new X Factor-style star search


Not content with finding singing “superstars” through The X Factor and, well, singing (and occasionally dancing) “superstars” through Britain’s Got Talent – Simon Cowell is now on the lookout for the next big DJ. 


His company Syco is teaming up with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment to develop a live TV talent show format that seeks to find “the world’s greatest DJs”.

Apparently the as-yet unnamed show has been in development for some time and broadcast partners for the US and the UK are expected to be announced shortly.  

Simon 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. 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,” said Jada Pinkett-Smith. “I am happy to be creating it alongside Simon Cowell, the Sony team, and my partner Miguel Melendez, on behalf of the Overbrook family.”


“We are thrilled to be working with Simon Cowell and our partners at Overbrook on what we know will be a tremendously successful global format,” added Andrea Wong, President of International Production for Sony Pictures Television.