Is Simon Cowell one of many busiest individuals in show enterprise? The media mogul and former “American Idol” choose has introduced two new actuality exhibits — “Walk the Line” and “America’s Got Talent: Extreme.” Here is what we all know up to now about Cowell’s new tasks.
‘Walk the Line’ Details
“Walk the Line” is Cowell’s newest challenge within the United Kingdom after “The X Factor” was canceled earlier this yr. “The X Factor U.Ok” hasn’t really aired since 2018 however had not formally been canceled till July 2021 when British community ITV confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that there have been “no present plans” to broadcast one other season of the long-running actuality expertise competitors collection.
“Walk the Line” is a musical selection competitors that might be “providing musical selection acts an opportunity to win a life-changing prize pot,” in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter.
But it’ll have a twist — expertise alone is not sufficient to win. The contestants should determine whether or not to “money out” or preserve competing. The longer they compete, the bigger the prize pot will develop.
“We wished to develop a show which can give the contestants a life-changing money prize in the event that they win,” Cowell advised THR. “Each show there might be a champion who should make an important resolution… It’s the type of resolution that can have viewers on the sting of their seats – actual occasion TV.”
“The format Syco and Lifted Entertainment have created has all of the makings of quintessential recreation show leisure, however with a compelling twist thrown in every show,” added Katie Rawcliffe, ITV head of leisure. “It’s nice to be persevering with our working relationship with Simon and I stay up for introducing this fringe of your seat musical recreation show to viewers later within the yr.”
The Daily Mail stories that singer Craig David might be one of many different judges alongside Cowell; the third choose is but to be named.
A supply advised the Daily Mail, “He’s appeared on Simon’s exhibits earlier than — and he is broadly revered — so it will make good sense for him to be concerned in Simon’s new show. It’s an thrilling transfer and provides actual credibility to the panel. You can all the time depend on Simon to maintain it recent and get everybody speaking.”
The show might be hosted by Maya Jama, who posted the massive information to Instagram, writing, “GOOD NEWS GANG. From watching expertise exhibits made by this man rising as much as internet hosting one myself on massive bloody ITV is actually a dream. I do not wana get all deep on right here however the journey has been a mad one & I’m so so grateful for the chance and excited for this subsequent chapter, Walk The Line .. coming soooon .. brb gna scream off my balcony.”
‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’ Details
On this facet of the pond, Cowell is launching a by-product to hit NBC actuality competitors collection “America’s Got Talent.” It known as “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” and the concept is that the show will characteristic daredevil acts that can compete in opposition to one another doing loopy stunts every week.
Cowell will act as a choose alongside WWE wrestler Nikki Bella and X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana, and “America’s Got Talent” host Terry Crews will even host “AGT: Extreme,” in accordance with NBC’s press launch.
The press launch additionally teases:
This new collection will showcase essentially the most outrageous, distinctive and jaw-dropping acts of huge scale and magnitude that merely can’t be confined to a theater stage. Each week contestants will go head-to-head in essentially the most wild, intense and oftentimes stunning performances to vie for a $500,000 prize and the final word title, the champion of “America’s Got Talent: Extreme.”
There is not any premiere date but for both collection, however search for Cowell to be throughout actuality competitors TV in 2022.
“American Idol” returns in spring 2022 on ABC.