The Voice is probably the most watchable of all of the talent competition reality shows, as it generally is all about “the voice.” At least when it comes to the contestants. When it comes to the judges, however, it’s an entirely different ball game.
It’s hard to believe that NBC’s hit singing competition series The Voice is heading into its seventh season this fall. In some ways, the show still seems like a new novelty, but it’s actually been around the block a bit, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the show’s lineup changes.
The Voice may have found a replacement blonde. Reports this weekend indicate that since judge Christina Aguilera is out for Season 7, the search has been underway for her replacement. You should be feeling hella good about NBC’s new choice: Gwen Stefani will be a mentor on The Voice for its upcoming season.
Pharrell Williams has had a banner year. In the past twelve months, he contributed vocals to two huge charting hits, and wrote a popular song for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack called “Happy” that earned the singwriter, songwriter and producer an Oscar nod. Despite all of the recent success, the man doesn’t seem to want to slow down an iota and on Monday NBC announced Williams is about to become the next judge and mentor on The Voice.
After six seasons on NBC’s megahit singing competition show, The Voice, original judge Cee Lo Green is packing up his sparkly tops and pettable cat for good. Announcing it on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, the Goodie Mob singer revealed that he would not be returning to the show as a judge after this forthcoming cycle.
More is not always better. Contrary to what those fine folks over at AT&T would have you believe, there is a limit to the amount we can handle of most things. Remember that chubby kid from Matilda? He learned there’s such a thing as too much cake after that heinous principal force fed pounds of it to him.
Thursday’s ratings are usually pretty interesting, considering that night offers some of the most-watched programs of the week, and is filled with some of the most interesting TV fodder. This Thursday, NBC aired a special episode of The Voice as part of a plan to extend the Battle Round of the hit show, and hopefully improve the network’s ratings. While NBC was up in the ratings last night, the same cannot be said for a few other network shows.
I decided this season that I wasn't going to drive myself crazy trying to watch The X-Factor and The Voice and try to keep up with my favorite scripted series at the same time. It's too hard to keep up with everything and frankly, I'm kind of burned out on singing competitions. So, it's back to just one singing competition a year for me. See you in January, American Idol.
While a handful of shows made their debuts last week, this week the major networks will begin to really roll out their fall programming. In addition to the return of some beloved series, tonight has a few new items on the menu, including a CBS comedy and two suspenseful looking dramas. Check out the trailers ahead!
September is upon us, and with it comes the return of our favorite TV shows, as well as the premieres of many of the new series on deck to debut on network and cable TV. From the early starters, including Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy and The Legend of Korra, to the October arrivals, including Grimm, American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead and everything in between, we have plenty to look forward to this fall!
The Voice has done a lot of things for NBC and to shake-up the reality competition field, but the show hasn’t yet produced a serious hitmaker, when compared to singing competition shows like American Idol, but even The X Factor, which recently saw runner-up Fifth Harmony hit over a million page views on YouTube for the group’s new single. Even though The Voice winners haven’t gained quite as much prominence, judges Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera still defend the show.
Earlier this week, CBS showed us their Fall 2013 TV premiere schedule. Today, NBC has followed suit, laying out the premiere dates for their new and returning series this fall, including the return of The Voice, Grimm and Revolution, as well as new series Dracula, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Blacklist and Sean Saves the World
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.