TVLine Items: Voice Vote Hits Twitter, Party Down Vet Makes Blockbuster Goldbergs Visit and More

TheVoiceThe Voice might well be starting a new trend(ing topic).

NBC’s singing competition series is bringing the vote to Twitter on Tuesday, Nov. 12, with the all-new “Instant Save.”

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Here’s how it works: America will have the chance to save one of the week’s bottom-three artists by tweeting the name of their favorite, along with “#VoiceSave,” during a five-minute period. Those votes will then be tallied, and the rescued contestant will be announced live.

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

• Party Down‘s Martin Starr is bound for The Goldbergs, reports,where he’ll play a video store employee who takes his job way too seriously.

Daily Show‘s Kristen Schaal and Rich Blomquist have teamed with scribes Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) on American Monster, a comedy project for ABC. Per our sister site Deadline, the comedy follows a woman who becomes an unlikely celebrity when she goes on trial for a major murder. Schaal is slated to star.

Rome/Luck alumna Kerry Condon has boarded NBC’s midseason drama Believe, Deadline reports. The series centers on Bo, a gifted young girl, and the man sprung from prison tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power. Condon plays a woman who considers herself the mother of a unique group of people, including Bo.

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  1. Marcie says:

    Wow. Interesting

  2. Jo says:

    So how many time zones will be excluded from the Voice gimmick? (I know one zone starts their shows early).

    • Mike says:

      According to the other article I read on this none of them will technically. Eastern and Central will watch and vote while watching, and the other two will have to watch on twitter where it will be announced and they’ll be able to vote then.

      What I don’t like about this is the person with the lowest votes might actually get saved. So now someone who got more votes overnight could go home on an instavote. Seriously? :(

      • Luiz says:

        I actually like that. This could have saved Amanda Brown or Judith Hill on past seasons. Or maybe not. Let’s see if it really works in favor of talent.

  3. Chuck Finley says:

    I guess some of the big wigs at NBC must have gotten a chunck of that twitter IPO and feel the need to make sure their investment doesn’t tank.

  4. David says:

    Live voting is nothing new. The X Factor in the UK does it routinely. This season, the audience has voted during the performance show to immediately put someone in the bottom 2. The problem in the US has always been time zones. So with this new feature, people on the West Coast will not be included, which really isn’t fair. I guess they can vote without watching but contestants who hail from the West Coast or have more fans there will be at a disadvantage. Its an exciting idea but its execution will not be fair. But then this is a TV show we’re reminded – not a real talent search where we care about a winner.

  5. Chablis says:

    Great, people can actually vote without watching. Why bother televising at all? Insert eye roll.

  6. Rihanna says:

    This is a very cool feature on The Voice and it will be interesting to see how it works.

  7. Jerry says:

    I guess this feature prevents “shock” eliminations aka Pia Toscano-style, so when a hot favourite lands in the bottom 3, they can be saved, when the public “realizes” that they have “done wrong”. Of course, unless the bottom 3 is some kind of spell like 3 divas in the bottom 3.

    But I personally do not like this, as it all but guarantees that the hot favorites can be even less accountable to their performances, and fan bases can actually stop voting during performances nights and accumulate all the voting efforts to when the bottom 3 is announced.

    • MC says:

      I agree that the hot favorites will be even less accountable. I’m glad that I’m not emotionally invested in any of the top twelve performers.

  8. Alienate says:

    As a West Coaster I find this idea horrid. And as a non-tweeter… I find it discriminatory.
    If this stupid ploy is as annoying as it sounds… I may stop watching.

  9. Sea L says:

    So why was this not started last week? Some very talent folks got sent home and some not so great ones stayed.