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Season 2 of 'The Voice' to premiere after the Super Bowl

August 1, 2011 | 11:00 am


The second season of NBC’s "The Voice" will premiere after the network’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5.

The peacock network had already said the musical competition series would have some sort of presence after the football extravaganza, but until now hadn't revealed that the sophomore season of the series would launch on Super Sunday.

"The Super Bowl represents the biggest television audience of the year, and we think that the return of 'The Voice' is deserving of the prominent showcase," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement issued Monday.

The series, which features star judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, will move to its regular time slot the following night, Monday, Feb. 6.

Keeping the musical theme going on Mondays, NBC will debut its drama, "Smash," which stars Debra Messing and is set in the world of musical theater, following "The Voice."


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Photo: "The Voice" host Carson Daly, standing, with judges, from left, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Credit: NBC