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Is Will Smith Working With Simon Cowell?

Okay, maybe Will Smith isn’t ready to reprise his role as the Fresh Prince, but he and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are working on two major projects for television.

The first is the least likely of the two. The husband and wife duo behind Overbrook Entertainment have joined forces with Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television to develop a new talent competition. The reality completion will search for the world’s best DJ. "DJ’s are the new rock stars, it feels like the right time to make this show,” Cowell said in a statement. He confirmed the news on Twitter as well.

"Excited to announce new DJ show. I will NOT be judging this show. Excited to be working with @jadapsmith. Stay tuned!" he tweeted.

The show is currently untitled and no network is attached to the project.

The pair also developed a comedy that ABC picked up. The Smiths, along with business partner James Lassiter, sold a sitcom to the network create for Anthony “Romeo” Santos.

The Hollywood Reporter describes the project as a show that “centers on a charasmatic Dominican-American (Romeo) from Washington Heights, who tries to please his very traditional, immigrant father while also creating a life that reflects his new vision of the American Dream.” The show is suppose to reflect Romeo‘s real-life relationship with his father.

Chris Pappas and Mike Bernier are writing the script and producting the project with Overbrook Entertainment. Overbrook is responsible for a number of successful films including The Karate Kid and The Secret Life of Bees. Hawthorne was the first TV show from the company, but the untitled project is expected to be a big success as well.

- Dwarn Smith
- Simon Cowell

Written by: mawarner
Feb 2nd, 2012, 11:06 am

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