The Voice Expands To Two Hours Beginning June 7

There’s going to be a little bit of shuffling around with the summer schedule over at NBC. The dip in ratings after The Voice moved it’s starting time to 10 pm is probably why the network is pushing back the show to 9 pm and expanding to two hours.

NBC also announced the new schedule for the Simon Cowell-produced, America’s Got Talent. Read the press release HERE.

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 12, 2011 – Owing to the strong performance of NBC’s new series “The Voice,” NBC will offer expanded two-hour live episodes of the vocal competition show beginning June 7 (9-11 p.m. ET) following original episodes of America’s top-rated summer show ”America’s Got Talent” (8-9 p.m. ET).

The announcement was made today by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

After the “battle” rounds of “The Voice” — which will air on Tuesdays (10-11 p.m. ET) from May 10 through May 31 – the series will then broadcast live two-hour episodes on Tuesdays from June 7 through June 28.

“America’s Got Talent” will debut on Tuesday, May 31 as previously scheduled — but now from 8-10 p.m. (ET) and then continue on Tuesdays, beginning June 7 (8-9 p.m. ET). Starting Wednesday, June 1, the second night of “America’s Got Talent” will air from 9-10 p.m. ET. “America’s Got Talent” will begin its live shows on Tuesday, July 5 (9-11 p.m. ET) for the remainder of the summer season as previously scheduled and result shows on Wednesday from 9-10 p.m. ET.

I hope those two hours aren’t filled with a load of reality filler. More singing, please.

  • carolinacharms

    After the smashing debut episode, it started to feel as if the producers had put this show on fast-forward and autopilot, and inexplicably so.

  • Valentin432

    I always expected them to put 2 hours episodes when the live competition shows began. Is that really a change in the original schedule?
    They will have 16 singers in the finals, they need at least 2 hours for everyone to perform.

    NBC will also have finished to broadcast the “Biggest Loser” episodes for this season, so that leaves the 9 PM slot open.

  • musicality

    I did not understand what they were thinking putting it on at 10:00. I know I couldn’t watch as couldn’t fellow classmates and I’m sure lots of workers.

  • jpfan

    Boo. I wish the two hour episodes would begin this Tuesday. I really enjoy this show.

  • kmd

    Good. I am glad that it will be 2 hours again. Good timing as the DWTS finale will be over by then.

  • abbysee

    Hmm, for me it’s just one hour too many during a beautiful time of year. I’d rather be outside enjoying myself, instead of watching tv. I might tape it, dunno. Wasn’t bowled over last week so it’s iffy for me. I don’t need an idol substitute.