While “The Voice” may not be premiering until September 19, apparently NBC wants to get a head start on introducing America to their new coaching panel of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys.
Today, the network confirmed that come Sunday, August 21 10:30 p.m. following the Olympic Closing Ceremony in Rio, the 11th season of the show is going to premiere with a half-hour special. It’s not entirely clear just what will be in this special, but you’ll for sure get to see the new coaches start to familiarize themselves with being aboard the series.
This change represents to date the biggest change that “The Voice” has made in its history. This marks the first time in a couple of years that two new coaches were introduced at once, and it is also the first time that there have been two women on the show at the same time. Miley’s casting has already generated both good and bad reactions, with there being some out there worried that she would take away the “family entertainment” label associated with the show. We’re not so concerned about that, given that she’s smart and will use this to cater to her audience.
Ultimately, NBC needed to make a change, given that ratings were down and it was time to breathe a little bit of new life into the concept.
In addition to this, the network also confirmed that on Friday, August 19 at 10:30, the second season of “Superstore” will also get the preview treatment. We’re a little more confused as to this choice, since even during the Olympics, premiering a comedy on Friday night seems odd.
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