NBC Renews ‘The Voice’ for Season Two
'The Voice' is coming back for season two, NBC revealed when it announced its 2011-2012 primetime lineup on Sunday. The hit singing competition will return as a mid-season program on Monday nights.
With the current first season scoring big ratings, 'The Voice' will return for another season Mondays at 8-10PM ET for the second half of NBC's 2011-12 schedule. It's unclear whether Blake Shelton and the rest of the celebrity coaches -- Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine -- will return, too.
"With a powerful new asset like 'The Voice' already in hand, we go into the 2011-12 season with cautious but incredible optimism," says NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt in a press release.
'The Voice' will be followed on Mondays by the new musical drama 'Smash,' which airs from 10-11PM ET. The show stars 'American Idol' runner-up Katherine McPhee as a young theater performer who is competing for the lead role on a Broadway show with stage veteran Ivy Bell (played by Megan Hilty).
In the fall, the 8-10PM ET time slot on Mondays will be occupied by NBC's other singing competition, 'The Sing-Off,' which features a cappella groups.
Watch a Sneak Peak of the Upcoming Episode of 'The Voice,' Airing This Tuesday