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Cee Lo Green confirms 'The Voice' judges will return for second season

May 19, 2011 |  4:34 pm


In rather unsurprising news of the day, Cee Lo Green said it's a "safe assumption" that "The Voice's" judges roster -- Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine -- will remain the same when the reality competition returns for its second season.

"We've already been secured for a second season, so prepare to see a lot more of myself, Christina, Blake and Adam, and a host of great artists doing their thing," Green told Billboard.

"The Voice" turned out to be a sleeper hit when its premiere logged 11.8 million total viewers, according to the Nielsen Co. Though the show was down 4% from last week, it managed to be Tuesday's top-rated prime-time program -- beating Fox's "Glee" for a second consecutive week.

Still in it's "battle round" phase, the series will begin airing live June 7.


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Photo: Mentor Cee Lo Green, left, shakes hands with Tje Austin, who's on his team along with the shades-sporting Nakia, before the battle round. Credit: Lewis Jacobs / NBC