NBC Extends Two Tuesday Episodes, Adds Wednesday Episode of 'The Voice' - Updated

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March 18th, 2013

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Update: NBC has issued a press release about the extended episodes.

via: press release:

NBC’S ‘The Voice’ ANNOUNCES TWO-HOUR TUESDAY BROADCASTS ON APRIL 30

AND MAY 7 THAT WILL BUILD DRAMA OF UPCOMING KNOCKOUT AND LIVE

PLAYOFFS EPISODES

Hit Vocal Competition Series Also Features Special Live Wednesday-night Edition on May 8 Where Final Top 12 Artists Will Be Revealed

The Voice” Concludes with Season Finale on June 18

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 18, 2013 – NBC’s “The Voice” will feature a pair of two-hour Tuesday broadcasts (8-10 p.m. ET) on both April 30 and May 7 that will showcase the exciting Knockout rounds on April 30 and spotlight the crucial live Playoffs episode on the May 7 broadcast.

The Voice” then will follow with a dramatic live Wednesday-night edition on May 8 (8-9 p.m. ET) where the final Top 12 artists will be revealed.

The hit vocal competition series will climax with its eventful live season finale on Tuesday, June 18 (9-11 p.m. ET).

In addition, “Ready For Love” will air a one-hour edition (10-11 p.m. ET) following “The Voice” on Tuesday, April 30 and May 7.

"The Voice" returns on Monday, March 25 (8-10 p.m. ET) with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's fourth season. Celebrity musician coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with new coaches, Usher and Shakira, while Carson Daly continues to serve as host and Christina Milian as social media correspondent.

The show’s innovative format features four stages of competition: the first begins with the blind auditions, then the battle rounds, the knockouts and finally, the live performance shows.

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. 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 Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., 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.

via press release:

 

NBC has announced that the Tuesday April 30 and Tuesday, May 7 episodes of The Voice will be two hours long. The April 30 episode will feature the Knockout Round while the live playoffs will be featured on May 7. In addition, the show will air a  one hour Wednesday episode on May 8, in which the top 12 contestants will be announced.

 
  • SJ

    Look for these announcements to become more frequent as the season dies down. It wouldn’t surprise me if NBC had The Voice on every day but Fridays and Saturdays – even as repeats – through April and May.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    NBC should rename themselves NBV – Nothin But Voice.

  • Carmen

    This basically says what everyone knows.

    That is, “We (NBC) have nothing but the Voice so we might as well milk it for everything we can”

    I have to admit. If I had NBC’s line up, I’d do the exact same thing.

  • eridapo

    And officially the overexposure of the Voice begins.. I’m not the type to wish I’ll will on any show, but I hope this backfires with NBC like Millionaire did with ABC..

  • rob60990

    Glad to see NBC overexposing this show. I expect it to return down from fall and keep declining.

  • Alan

    The only NBC show that has good ratings. I can see AI going down even more when The Voice returns.

  • GARebelman

    Why won’t they put Hannibal behind the Voice? What is wrong with these people???

  • Joseph

    Voice vs AI

  • AniMatsuri

    To be sure. NBC smells blood in the water and wants to challenge and possibly even bury Idol.

  • Mon

    Since Idol is now on mid3s, I’d say The Voice will be on low 3s. The premiere maybe 3.7 at most.

  • BL

    @Garebelman

    I think Hannibal should air before Grimm but you do have a point about Hannibal after The Voice as its a freshman show.

  • DamC

    It’s basically the same thing they did last season, no surprise here.

    BUT There seems to be less hours of Blind Auditions and Battles this time, as it’s spread over 5 weeks (5*3=15 hours). Last season the two first stages of the show spread over 21 hours of programming

    So…not so much The Voice after all, huh?

  • Rebecca

    So is something cut now from the schedule those two nights? Whatever was to follow The Voice? I haven’t checked futoncritic yet. Well, they did move Smash to Saturdays starting April 6th so maybe that was the only move/change involved. TNN ends on April 2nd so it’s not affected, and GO moves to Thursdays that same week. Don’t mind me…I think I answered my own question.

  • Flame

    Sounds desperate and like Who wants to be a Millionaire all over again.

  • Samunto

    This is a ploy to hurt Idol!
    Then again, Idol also airs Tues to Thurs to reveal it’s top 10 (or previously top 12).

    Will The Voice run into June? Seems to be that way if the top 12 will be revealed on May 8.

    Either way, i’m looking forward to seeing the ratings battle against Idol.

  • DamC

    @Rebecca

    On Tuesdays-> Ready For Love. It will probably air at 10

    On Wednesday-> Dateline.

  • Samunto

    Let’s hope Hannibal gets the 10pm slot on that Tuesday! But i guess it’ll be a 1hr Ready for Love on the slot.

  • Leondre

    Hopefully, this means less battle round episodes.

  • Aron

    Ahh NBCs taking the fight to FOX, I hope idol wins

  • Kangarookeeper

    Hey Mon, you think that The Voice is going to premier to a 3.7! Are you out of your mind? The Voice will get at least a 4.8 and maybe over a 5.

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