Seasons 4 and 5 will air in the Spring and Fall of 2013.
“This pickup will assure the many dedicated Voice fans that this innovative show will continue to bring some of the most talented new voices to the world’s attention through all of next year,” NBC chief Robert Greenblatt said in announcing the news. “With the addition of Usher and Shakira as rotating coaches to join Christina, CeeLo, 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.”
As mentioned above, NBC last week announced that uni-monikered pop stars Usher and Shakira would replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera for Season 4, while the latter two artists take “project-related” absences from their mentoring duties.
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Thus far this fall, The Voice is averaging 12.9 million total viewers/a 4.5 demo rating and 12.5 million/4.3 with its Monday and Tuesday outings, respectively.
Watch TVLine’s Michael Slezak and American Idol alum Melinda Doolittle discuss both The Voice and The X Factor in Episode 2 of Reality Check: