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.