Adam Levine may have stirred up some controversy on the May 28 episode of NBC’s The Voice, but the hit singing competition series is as popular as ever. To celebrate the show’s success, the network is putting together two extra-long episodes of The Voice in June.
If you tuned into The Voice last night, or watched the video, and you were willing to sit through the overly extended pre-results pause that drags on just before the results were announced, you likely heard Adam Levine's response, which was simply, "I hate this country." It comes in at the 1:15 mark in the clip and is heard through the audio, though Levine is not on screen at the time.
While American Idol may be looking at a complete judges-table overhaul, The Voice is going back to its original judges line-up for its upcoming fifth season this fall. Where does that leave Shakira and Usher? They'll be back for Season 6. Host Carson Daly has been confirmed to resume his duties for both of the upcoming seasons of the NBC singing competition.
It looks like The Voice will probably do another switcheroo before next season. When Season 1-3 judges Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green opted to take a break from NBC’s hit singing competition series, there was a presumption that the two singers would be back as mentors at some point, although no one knew exactly when. On Monday, news broke that Aguilera has signed a new contract with The Voice for Season 5 and that Green is well on his way to doing the same thing.
A day ahead of their upfront presentation, NBC has posted their 2013-2014 schedule, which lays out where most of the new and returning series will air throughout the week come next fall. A few notable schedule changes appear to be taking place, including a move to Wednesdays for Revolution and a shift to Thursdays for Parenthood. Absent from the list is Community, but NBC did include it among the scripted series confirmed to return, so it will be back. It's just a matter of when.
After weeks of blind auditions, battles and knock-outs, The Voice's fourth season is finally ready to go live! The Live Playoffs begin tonight as part of a three-night event on NBC. And as the teaser above indicates, this event also includes a performance by former judge Cee Lo Green, which you'll have to see to believe. Given Cee Lo's flare for dramatic costumes and performances, NBC may not be exaggerating there.
NBC wasn't exactly taking a huge risk when they moved Grimm from its Friday night time slot to Tuesday night. Shows tend to do better when they aren't tucked away on Friday nights. Still, fans of the supernatural drama were likely hopeful that the shift from Fridays to Tuesdays would yield a noticeable ratings bump, especially when factoring in the Voice lean-in. Sure enough, the move has given Grimm a much deserved boost in numbers.
It’s been a quick and graceless fall for American Idol in Season 13. Despite having judges who actually know what they are talking about and mostly manage not to waste anyone’s time (sans Mariah), Fox’s hit singing competition series has continually slipped in the ratings. Last night, more salt was rubbed in the wound when this week The Voice beat American Idol’s ratings for the first time in history.
Most people guessed The Voice would spell a real ratings bringer for some of NBC’s other programming when it returned to the schedule. True to form, last night’s episode o NBC's hit singing competition, managed to push NBC’s sitcoms, Go On and The New Normal, into some legitimately decent ratings
For a show that’s supposed to focus on the contestants, the introduction for Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice highlighted the judges, which was pretty fitting for the new season, since new judges Shakira and Usher had yet to prove their value. It didn’t take long, however. The two new Voice judges weren’t shy about bantering with their judging counterparts, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, who have racked up three season wins combined.
While some shows are winding down for the season, NBC's Monday night is just getting started. Not only does tonight mark the return of The Voice for a new season (and two new judges!), but Revolution returns with its first new episode since the fall. The new trailer reminds us that exciting things are ahead for both shows. But if that's not enough to whet your appetite, maybe the first 8 minutes of Revolution will do the trick? Watch it ahead!
The swiveling red chair is back in Pawnee, and just in time for The Voice's return and the arrival of the two new coaches set to be featured in the NBC singing competition. Last spring, Ron Swanson added the iconic swiveling chair to his office for a bit of Parks and Recreation/The Voice cross promotion. This time around, The Voice's new mentor Usher has arrived at the Pawnee parks and recreation department and he interacts with some of the characters, while they play around in his new chair.
NBC hasn't quite finished rolling out their winter/spring slate, with Revolution and The Voice poised to return next week, and Hannibal set to arrive early next month. But the network is already prepping their season closers for the spring, and for some shows, the end is very near. That includes Whitney and 1600 Penn, both of which wrap up next week.
Since its return for the start of its second season, Smash has been struggling in the ratings. The return of The Voice might have helped it there, but it looks like NBC has opted to move the Broadway focused drama away from Tuesday nights, placing their new dating reality show Ready For Love in the post-Voice spot. That's good news for Ready For Love, but most certainly bad news for Smash, which is being moved to Saturdays, starting next month.
For the colder states, March can feel like an eternity, as winter drags on and we look forward to spring. Winter is here, but it's also coming, in the more figurative, fantastical sense. Game of Thrones returns for its third season in March. But the HBO fantasy-drama is just one of the ten TV highlights worth looking forward to as March gets underway. There's also Celebrity Apprentice, basketball, The Voice and a couple of anticipated season finales, among some other reasons to set your DVR.