NBC’s ‘The Voice’: Season 5 live shows start with odd scheduling

The latest -Based on everything that we are seeing from them these days, there is one thing that we can really count on when it comes to NBC: Being massively confused with some of the decisions that they make. This is a network that has already put “Parks and Recreation” up against “The Big Bang Theory” and also aired “The Michael J. Fox Show” at 8:30 rather than 8:00, and their latest one involves the scheduling of one of their titans known as “The Voice.”

Once again, the network is going to milk this show for all they can for its first round of live performances, and are having them take place over the course of the week on November 4 and 5. What’s strange about this here is that the network is then jumping forward to November 7, when they will be having a results show. That means you’re going to have to wait for a while to find out which one of your favorites advanced, and maybe this gives a decent ratings bump to some of their comedies in the process. (We’re sure that NBC would not mind that, given that these shows are all practically dead at this point.)

“The Voice” season 5 live rounds will once again start off with the coaches all losing members of their team, and from that point on, it really is an anything goes sort of situation leading up to the season finale. This means that the hopefuls will have a few weeks to impress you leading into December, but not nearly as many as what the contestants on “American Idol” typically have in the spring. Their run on the live shows is also slightly less than “The X Factor,” which we are sure makes the coaches rather happy since there are only so many days that they have to book away from their primetime schedules.

What is your opinion on having three episodes of “The Voice” a week: Do you love it or hate it? Also, do you think that the show is deliberately avoiding an “X Factor” performance show to avoid further competition? Be sure to share below, and click here to read some of the most recent highlights.

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