NBC Thinks The Voice Can Withstand Two Yearly Cycles

The Voice’s debut is less than two months away and NBC is already hitting the promo tours hard, even announcing the two remaining mentors!

This weekend the biggest names at NBC gathered for the annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour. One of the biggest points of interest for NBC was explaining their plans for the future of The Voice. Robert Greenblatt explained that The Voice is powerful enough to handle two cycles each year.

“Almost every reality franchise does two cycles a season,” observes Greenblatt. “And one could argue that Ameican Idoland The X Factor are the same show in many respects with one in the Fall and one in the Spring. We’re obviously cautious about expanding it, but we’ve also done some things to the format which, I think, are going to ensure that it’s an even better show in the Fall and can sustain through the Spring.”

Hmm.. let’s see how this goes after Britney Spears AND Mariah Carey make their judging debuts..

In other news, The Voice has confirmed that Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong will help out Team Christina this season, while Matchbox 20 crooner Rob Thomas has been appointed to Team Cee Lo. Perfect timing for both artists who have albums making their Billboard premieres this fall.

Rob told US Weekly, “I’m really excited to work with Cee Lo and love the idea that I may be in the room with a future superstar that the world has yet to discover.” While Billie Joe has been making media rounds with Xtina and already causing controversy, explaining he had a choice between two coaches. “I like singers not drummers,” he explained. Oooh.. we thought the feud between Adam Levine and Christina was over! Maybe not? One can only hope we don’t have to sit through another season of bickering!

Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble were announced as well for mentors on Team Adam and Team Blake.


by Melissa Warner on July 30th, 2012

Melissa is Unreality TV's X Factor USA expert, bringing you all the gossip on the contestants and religiously recapping their performances each week! You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+

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