The Tech Factor?

6:34 am in Movies & TV by Jason Baskey

In weird TV news, Black Eyed Peas frontman, Will I. Am recently announced that he is teaming up with Simon Cowell to produce a reality-competition show to find the next big idea in tech. The show will shoot in the UK with the hopes of discovering the next Mark Zuckerberg. Details are still sparse, but it sounds like the show would be a combination of The X Factor and Dragons Den, with bright, young, tech-minded people pitching their ideas to a singing competition judge and the guy who wrote “Let’s Get Retarded”. It’s still better than being judged by Donald Trump, though.

Maybe they can ride a wave of interest in start-ups, from shows like Dragons Den, Shark Tank and Bravo’s upcoming, Silicon Valley Start-Ups. More info here.