'The Voice' Finale to Air December 18, '1600 Penn' Sneak Preview to Follow

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November 9th, 2012

via press release:

Final 90-minute Performance Show Will Air on Monday, December 17 (8-9:30 p.m. ET) Followed by Sneak Preview of New Comedy Series “1600 Penn” (9:30-10 p.m. ET)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 9, 2012 – NBC’s “The Voice” will decisively declare a winner when the intense vocal competition series concludes its third season with a live two-hour finale on Tuesday, December 18 (9-11 p.m. ET). The finale also will be preceded with a live, 90-minute final performance episode of “The Voice” on Monday, December 17 (8-9:30 p.m.ET) -- which will be followed by a sneak preview of NBC’s new comedy series “1600 Penn” (9:30-10 p.m. ET).

“1600 Penn” stars Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), Jenna Elfman (“Dharma and Greg”) and Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) – and concerns a typical American family who just happen to live in the White House.

The series will premiere in its regular day and time on Thursday, January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).

“The Voice” features the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's third season. Celebrity musician coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with Carson Daly as host and Christina Milian as Social Media Correspondent.

In the final live performance phase of the competition, the top artists from each team will compete each week against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save their favorite artists and the two artists with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week, no matter what team they are on. In the end, one will be named “The Voice” and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.

“The Voice” is a presentation of One Three Inc. (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company), Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.

In “1600 Penn,” the Gilchrists are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues – like a grown kid who’s forced to move back home, children who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Elfman) desperately trying to win over the kids. They’re loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everybody else. With one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House!

Whether it’s entertaining foreign dignitaries, sneaking away for a night out, dealing with middle school crushes or putting out fires – figuratively and sometimes literally – there’s never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House. For example, the First Son (Josh Gad, star of Broadway sensation “The Book of Mormon”) is one of the administration’s biggest liabilities, but also the glue that holds this family together. The President (Bill Pullman, “Independence Day,” “While You Were Sleeping”) knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family.

Also starring are Martha MacIsaac (“Superbad”), Andre Holland (“Friends with Benefits”), Amara Miller (“The Descendants”) and Benjamin Stockham (“Sons of Tucson”). “Modern Family” meets “The West Wing” in this election-year comedy from Emmy-winning executive producer/director Jason Winer (“Modern Family”).

The executive producers are Winer, Gad and Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter). Winer also directed the pilot. “1600 Penn” is produced by 20th Century Fox.

  • Oliver

    Seems like a smart decision. Didn’t do Animal Practice much good, though.

    That said, NBC have spent the past week promoting the wrong start date. NBC really need to get their promo and scheduling departments in tune.

  • Alex

    December 18th? Will they even have enough singers left by then?

  • Ultima

    They’re extending The Voice’s hours again?! NBC is trying to kill this show! ;)

  • TVDude

    I think this is a good idea as it’ll lift its ratings some, unless Bill takes this preview out of the index. Even if he does, I don’t see this show falling any worse than Parks and Rec does in the same time period.

    I have a feeling NBC is kind of hoping The Office will pick up in its final episodes. I don’t see that happening, but if they can get Carell back for an episode or two, I suppose it’s possible. Regardless, unless the show’s horrible, it isn’t worse off than any other comedy on NBC.

  • S.P.

    They should do the same for “Deception”, wouldn’t that also make sense?

  • S.P.

    When I watched all the Previews during the summer, this was my favorite comedy from NBC.

  • Hubert R.

    THIS LATE? O.o too bad for CBS comedies.

  • sunny

    December 18 is Christina’s birthday! TeamXtina!!!

  • POI

    Hope 1600 Penn premieres good because i think im gonna love the show ased on the trailers but we just have to wait and see if its that good or not.

  • Dan S

    AP bombed because the show is what it was. 1600 Penn on the other hand looks like a winner & assuming it doesn’t suck audiences should hopefully stick with it when it airs on Thur in Jan.

  • Don Juan

    smart move to give it a good sampling.

  • Voltron

    Great, just what we need ANOTHER show where the kids “are smarter than the teachers” and now we’ll get a show where those kids are smarter than the leader of the free world. As if teens these days needed any more encouragement to think they know more than everyone. Would you say encouraging and endorsing yet another generation of punks to be even more entitled and selfish is a good thing? Could we see at least one show with the balls to actually punish teens for bad behavior and talking so disrespectfully to adults, instead of the parents trying to be “cool” and “relatable” with their kids out of fear of being hypocrits?

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