'The Voice' renewed for two more seasons at NBC
Giving "The Voice" a greenlight to return in the spring was a no-brainer considering last week's announcement that Usher and Shakira will take over coaching duties for a touring Christina Aguilera and busy Cee Lo at that time. But now "The Voice" is also guaranteed to return next fall, keeping the show on track for a two-cycle-per-season run similar to "Dancing with Stars" and "Survivor," instead of the more cautious one-cycle-per-season approach of "The X Factor" and "American Idol."
There's no word on which members of the six-superstar-strong rotating coaching line-up will appear on the fall cycle, or whether or not it's possible even more coaches might be added to the mix.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt reinforced the network's confidence in the show in his renewal statement: "With the addition of Usher and Shakira as rotating coaches to join Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and Blake in the next cycle, we know that this incredibly addictive program will remain even more relevant as we move forward through this exciting season."