NBC Fall Schedule: The Voice Goes to 2 Cycles, 3 Hours a Week, Smash Held to Midseason, Sing Off Cancelled

NBC announced its new Fall schedule today. Three hours of  The Voice a week, right off the bat, with its Tuesday episode is scheduled for 8 pm.  Unless FOX mixes things up, The Voice will compete against Glee.

Smash will once again be held until mid-season, which is bad news for fans who have a long wait ahead of them for the season 2 premiere.

Also, THR reports The Voice will air twice a year, with the spring cycle featuring a different cast of judges.

Fall format tweets will include:

…extending the auditions when the show tends to pull in some of its highest ratings; insinuating the popular revolving chairs into the battle rounds; and getting to the live episodes more quickly, according to Greenblatt. “Nobody likes to have a dip in the ratings,” he says. “And I think we’re going to be smart about how to change that.”

ETA: Bleh. Does somebody want to cover The Voice for me? I don’t think I can take it twice a year.  Yay NBC running a ratings winner into the ground! Also, with two cycles, the winners are even less likely to break into the market.

Also, I was complaining about The Voice being programmed opposite Glee on Tuesdays. Deadline is reporting that Glee will be moved to Thursdays AFTER X Factor.

ETAA: The Sing Off has been cancelled. Sadz.


8-10 p.m. – “The Voice”

10-11 p.m. – “REVOLUTION”


8-9 p.m. –“The Voice”

9-9:30 p.m. – “GO ON”

9:30-10 p.m. – “THE NEW NORMAL”

10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood”


8-8:30 p.m. – “ANIMAL PRACTICE”

8:30-9 p.m. – “GUYS WITH KIDS”

9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

10-11 p.m. – “CHICAGO FIRE”


8-8:30 p.m. – “30 Rock”

8:30-9 p.m. – “Up All Night”

9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office”

9:30-10 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”

10-11 p.m. – “Rock Center with Brian Williams”


8-8:30 p.m. – “Whitney”

8:30-9 p.m. – “Community”

9-10 p.m. – “Grimm”

10-11 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”


Encore programming

SUNDAY (Fall 2012)

7- 8:15 p.m. — “Football Night in America”

8:15-11:30 p.m. — “NBC Sunday Night Football”

SUNDAY (Post-football/Winter 2013)

7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”

8-9 p.m. – “Fashion Star”

9-10 p.m. – “The Celebrity Apprentice”

10-11 p.m. – “DO NO HARM”

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