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.

 
  • Maximillian

    I bet Christina is wishing she stayed on the show since her CD kinda flopped. NBC is way overexposing this, adding repeats during the rest of the week also. NBC is driving right off a cliff.

  • Kangarookeeper

    May 8 will be a good day for Chicago Fire.

  • rob60990

    “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.”

    haha yeah ok. These Voice fans are delusional.

  • catsrule

    To everyone who thinks Hannibal should have aired after The Voice: I doubt the family audience of The Voice would stick around for the gruesome Hannibal. Hannibal’s best shot would have been Fridays at 10:00 after Grimm.

  • SJ

    No chance The Voice premiere breaks a 4. High 3s, maybe. But I’d be surprised if it averaged higher than 3.1-3.3 for the season.

  • Leondre

    I say the Voice will pull a 4.2 for the premiere

  • eridapo

    Hate Idol, but here’s hoping Idol takes down the Voice.. If we are lucky both shows take each other down..

  • Shepherd

    @Flame

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

    Bingo, my thoughts exactly. Hope it works out for them and that they don’t overexpose the show.

  • TVMAN

    I’d be surprised if The Voice premiered above a 4.0.. NBC is ganna run their only hit in the ground by running the damn show every day. (Not that I care. I personally think The Voice is gimmicky). Same has been done with Millionaire, Deal or No Deal, Minute to Win It, Wipeout… IDOL > The Voice

  • THE OLD MAN

    “Get It While You Can” I say.

    It’s not like the Voice is the only show generating mass exposure & it will rate higher than current occupants of those hours.

    “Go SHAKIRA” I yell!

  • Rob R

    “The Voice” has already peaked……it will still be NBC’s top show however. I just dont see it out-performing even a weakened American Idol. They have all cannibalized each other but the grandfather (Idol) will win because it attracts the best talent at the end of the day.

  • TVDude

    The sad part is even if it doesn’t break a 4.0 rating, that is still really good considering how well NBC’s been doing since it went off air. The buzz for the show has been lukewarm at best since the fall. It’ll still be a powerhouse for NBC, but I expect its numbers to be more along the lines of this time last year.

  • Ultima

    @eridapo
    And officially the overexposure of the Voice begins.

    This is no different than what they did during the fall. So not only did you use “officially” wrong, but your statement is wrong in general.

    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..

    ABC aired Millionaire four hours/nights a week for an entire season. Comparing NBC’s sweeps stunts to that is just ignorance.

    FOX schedules American Idol like this all the time, by the way…

  • TVMAN

    @Ultima. FOX doesn’t air two seasons of The Voice. NBC is also airs ‘repeats’ troughout their messy spots in their schedule. NBC is like The Voice network. Their ratings went to hell after The Voice: Fall edition ended. FOX has a pretty good schedule without IDOL

  • TVMAN

    *FOX doesn’t air to seasons of IDOL*. Correction from post above ^

  • Kitsune

    It’s not overexposure when it’s the way the Knockouts and Playoffs work…

    Though like someone said, it’s odd that there’s only gonna be four weeks of auditions and battle rounds. Unless they’re skipping the battles entirely.

    Or the Live Playoffs are with sixteen performers, knockouts eight per team, six battles (with two saves) for teams of 12 in auditions. I can’t possibly see them displaying 64 artists’ auditions and battle rounds in four weeks. :\

  • Kitsune

    @TVMAN: The X Factor says hi

  • Rebecca

    @DamC
    Thank you – I forgot about Ready For Love.

  • Ultima

    @TVMan
    FOX doesn’t air to seasons of IDOL

    What does that have to do with anything. It’s not like NBC just announced that they were during a spring season of The Voice, we already knew that. And they added extra hours to the show duing premiere week and during November sweeps during the fall.

    Nothing has changed, that’s why I was mocking him. It seems to have gone over your head, however.

    NBC is also airs ‘repeats’ troughout their messy spots in their schedule

    Who cares about Sunday repeats that nobody is going to watch? They don’t have a negative effect on AGT.

    Same has been done with Millionaire

    No, this is different, but you don’t seem to be able to grasp why.

    ABC ran Millionaire for four hours/nights a week for an entire year, after it was already #1. No breaks, no repeats, just constant Millionaire.

    NBC, meanwhile, is putting on some Sunday repeats that they hope will do better than Dateline and adding in a couple extra hours during sweeps.

    Shocking, except for the repeats, American Idol does exactly the same thing every year. Also, AGT actually does the exact same thing (repeats included) during the summer.

    Those are the shows that The Voice should be compared to. Or compare it to Survivor, DWTS, etc. if you want to complain about the multiple cycles.

    Comparing it to Millionaire shows ignorance of what the actual problem with Millionaire was. The NBC show most similar to Millionaire in terms of negative effect on the network was The Jay Leno Show. Their scripted development went into the crapper. The Voice (even with two cycles) has primarily replaced reality programming and has not impacted their scripted show development.

  • Brian J

    Why does everyone here think NBC is diluting The Voice? Until it’s running 3 or 4 two-hour episodes most weeks, I don’t think that’s the case.

    Part of this is no doubt ratings, and that’s entirely understandable. But why on these dates? Is this to mess with Idol in some way?

    Then again, the better question is, how does NBC plan to use this show next season? Everyone, here and on other sites, seems to think the new MJF show will go on Thursdays, but that’s not clear. I really think that show could go on Tuesdays, because if marketed correctly, it will be huge, at least at first, and if it has a still-strong Voice behind it, it will be even bigger. Thus, whatever comes after MJF’s show will be big, as will the probably new drama that comes at 10:00. Along the same lines, NBC really, really needs to shorten this by one half hour on Mondays and put a new multi cam behind it. (Two shows might also work, but it might be easier for NBC to market three new comedies and no others for the fall; see below.)

    If/when these shows work, NBC can then make some adjustments at midseason. First, it could further trim The Voice and/or move the show. It might be risky to move whatever show is behind the MJF show to earlier in the might, perhaps to lead it off, but it should consider putting at least one or possibly two new shows on. Similarly, on Mondays, it could either move the hypothetically successful multi cam to 9:00 or premiere a new multi cam in front of it. However it schedules them, it should have two comedies there. If NBC puts three comedies on Tuesdays, it could leave The Voice there. But it might be easier, and better for the schedule overall, to put the show on Sundays and Mondays. It’d then have an anchor on Sundays for when football ends, which could lead into some more comedies and/or a shorter drama, like Hannibal.

    Over the longer-term, I don’t know if NBC would want comedies on Sundays, or if it would want them to only go on for half of the season. But right now, the network needs to get more eyeballs to its scripted shows. This might be the best way to do it. If any of these shows work, particularly on Sundays, NBC could then move them to Wednesdays or Thursdays.

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