TVLine Items: Voice Supersizes, Jim Lehrer Steps Down at PBS, and More TV News to Know

Brace yourselves: NBC is expanding its Voice. Starting Tuesday, June 7, the Peacock will air two-hour live installments of its hit new reality competition series. The Voice is currently in the midst of its pre-taped “battle” rounds, but once that’s complete, the supersized fun begins.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• After 36 years, Jim Lehrer has announced his departure as anchor of PBS’ Newshour, effective June 6. However, the veteran newsman will still appear on many Friday evening programs as a moderator.

• The CW’s 90210 has replaced outgoing showrunner Rebecca Sinclair with former Life Unexpected co-executive producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen, Deadline reports.

• Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that CBS has renewed the David Spade-starring Rules of Engagement for a sixth season. CBS officially announces its 2011-12 schedule on Wednesday, May 18.

Keith Olbermann has chosen a few commentators for his upcoming Current TV news show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann (premiering Monday, June 20): Documentarian Michael Moore; comedian Richard Lewis; and filmmaker Ken Burns.

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