THE VOICE Expands To 2-Hour Live Shows
Looks like NBC might be embracing The Voice with a few good moves to help the blooming show really grow. The network just announced live shows will now run two hours starting June 7th once the series gets past the current set of Battle Rounds
Owing to the strong performance of NBC’s new series “The Voice,” NBC will offer expanded two-hour live episodes of the vocal competition show beginning June 7 (9-11 p.m. ET) following original episodes of America’s top-rated summer show “America’s Got Talent” (8-9 p.m. ET).
After the “battle” rounds of “The Voice” — which will air on Tuesdays (10-11 p.m. ET) from May 10 through May 31 – the series will then broadcast live two-hour episodes on Tuesdays from June 7 through June 28.
So they’re shifting around America’s Got Talent and making room for The Voice. Not too shabby. NBC also takes a jab at American Idol by mentioning the new show is the #3 entertainment series behind only to the two Idol episodes. That’s impressive, but more so if they can maintain it.
NBC doesn’t explicitly state it, but they only mention air dates through the end of June so the premiere season may be over rather quickly. Good timing if so because the Big Brother 13 premiere arrives shortly after that!Subscribe for Free to The Voice spoilers & updates on Facebook, Email, or Twitter