Black Eyed Pea Will.i.am is no stranger to taking to television to help inspire America’s youth and ingrain them with a completely false sense of what is OK to wear on your body and face and head, so it was really only a matter of time before he developed his own youth-inspiring reality talent show. Right? One that is like American Idol, only for young wizards. Uh-huh. We all saw it coming, and here it is! From Indiewire:

Questioning whether the reality TV singing contests have run their course, rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, actor, DJ and producer Will.i.am is reportedly working on a new technology-themed talent show that “aims to be an American Idol for young wizards.”

Will wants to create a TV platform that will find young geniuses to develop new products and encourage more children to develop “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills, suggesting that a TV show that sets out to highlight technology stars would have “a more lasting impact, potentially creating a new product and creating jobs.”

“Every year, companies like Google need more innovators, but there is no content celebrating them… The system thinks people are dumb and they don’t care. We have no desire to make them care. We need creative people working with broadcasters, making smart content to inspire people to be geniuses.”

Sounds like a fine idea. …FOR A NERD! Hahahaha. Gotcha, nerd-o! Gotch’d ya good. Anyway, I don’t know. What? Why does Will.i.am want to make this TV show? Is it true that currently the best way to inspire young kids to be smart is through a reality competition on TV created by a member of the Black Eyed Peas? MAYBE, I GUESS! Who knows! One thing I do know is that this TV show does not currently have a name. LET’S FIX THAT, LIKE THE YOUNG WIZARDS WE ARE!

My attempts:

  • American Nerdol
  • How 2B A Geniu$
  • Young Wizards, But Not Like That
  • The Dork Show For Dorks
  • Who Wants To Be A Smart
  • America’s Got Technology Ideas For Google

Weird how I kept thinking of ideas after I came up with American Nerdol, which was clearly the right answer. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS?

Comments (31)
  1. Will.I.Am.Desperate.To.Remain.Relevant.To.Todays.Youth

  2. i.will.not.watch

    And here.

    • Ahh, CNN. Sometimes I think you are a serious and legitimate news network, other times you are in a Twitter contest with Ashton Kutcher and feature holograms of Will.i.am.

      Also, how clever is the Genius that came up with the headline for this Important Event? It rhymes! Because of how Will.i.am is a rapper!

  3. The Black Eyed Peas are still The Worst™, but this actually seems like a nice idea for a show? Although one that will probably last a single season at most.

    • Agreed! While it might not end up being the most entertaining show, it’s an admirable idea to hope to inspire kids to pursue education in the STEM fields.

  4. Every good competition show needs a good kiss-off catch phrase, right? Hopefully when he dismisses kids who don’t make it to the next round, he’ll do so by telling them “Sorry, you got retarded.”

  5. Hologram M.D.

  6. i.nstpector.gadget

  7. The phrases “well-meaning” and “ill-conceived” immediately spring to mind.

  8. Remember that time Will.I.Am punched Perez Hilton and made him cry? Can we get a reality show that just shows that every week?

  9. They should make it more like project runway than american idol. I wanna see the little geniuses in the lab being socially aspergers-y to each other. I’d definitely watch this show if that douchehat had nothing to do with it.

  10. G(oogie)le Loves

  11. apl.de.apps

    A show where apl.de.ap hires kids to make iPhone apps for him to sell on the iTunes marketplace.

  12. “Now that we have a science and technology reality show, we can fire all of those freeloading science teachers.” – Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, et al

  13. Kids Incorporated

  14. Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

  15. Get Smart

  16. Small Wonders

  17. The Thing-Off? No, that’s not very good.

  18. So U Think U Can Intelligence

  19. Glenn Danzig is going to get a reality show where he gets a bunch of kids to come over to Will.I.Am’s show, call all the contestants nerds, and give them all wedgies. It’s expected to be a big hit for Spike TV.

  20. If Will.i.am is really serious about helping America’s young wizards get their learn on, I think he needs to team up with Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope to go behind-the-scenes on science to expose how that shit works. The show would be called Mir.a.cles.

  21. “rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, actor, DJ and producer Will.i.am”

    Will.i.am is our generation’s James Franco.

  22. MC W.I.Zard

  23. Revolution

  24. Will.it.Work?

  25. Will.I.Robot

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