To this point, the return of Adam Levine for “The Voice” this coming fall had been thought of as a foregone conclusion, but is it really that set in stone? Not if you listen to some of the comments from the Maroon 5 frontman now.
Speaking in a new interview with “Extra,” all Adam would say is that he would “check his schedule” when it comes to if he will be a part of the show again. For the time being, we do feel like this is something that will happen. If NBC didn’t want him back or if Adam was ready to leave the show, we feel like this is something that would have been decided and announced a while back. The majority of the negotiations that have happened for this show have been private and classy almost all the way through, so there’s no reason to think that there will be a shock soon.
With all this being said, though, Adam’s answer may suggest that either his year is turning out busier than he thought, or this is just a classic case of hammering how new salaries. This is something that happens for almost any TV personality a few years into the gig, and since “The Voice” is a big success, the coaches deserve to be paid. The only problem that comes into play here is the same one that other reality competitions run into when the ratings fall: Offsetting the declines with the financial figures. We full-on expect “American Idol” to lose Jennifer Lopez for the next season, mostly on the basis that we don’t feel like they can really afford her anymore.
Pharrell WIlliams has been confirmed to join the judging panel as a replacement for Cee Lo Green, and we feel like if there are new coaches that enter, NBC would prefer to introduce them over time so that there is still a touch of familiarity.
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