NBC Partners With ‘Idol’s’ Cowell on Vegas Show

Feb 3, 2006  •  Post A Comment

NBC has created its first partnership with “American Idol” host Simon Cowell and “Idol” production company FremantleMedia to create a reality series that will find the next big Las Vegas act.

“Personally, I hope to find the next Siegfried & Roy,” Mr. Cowell said in a release.

The currently unnamed series, which is targeted to premiere this summer, will feature a wide array of Vegas hopefuls, including singers, dancers and novelty acts. Acts will perform in front of a panel of yet-to-be-named celebrity judges who will determine who advances to the final rounds.

Mr. Cowell and FremantleMedia recently sold the series to ITV in the United Kingdom under the title “Got Talent.” He will executive produce the series through his Syco TV production company in a co-production with FremantleMedia.