Despite early reports that NBC was looking to shake-up the cast of season 2 of their new hit sensation, The Voice, to distinguish it from the first season, that doesn’t look to be the case. Today it was revealed that one day out of the season finale last night, all four of the coaches will be returning to coach more talent. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton have already signed on to do the second season, according to Us Weekly. Host of the series, Carson Daly, recently told the New York Post that despite who the coaches are on the series, “[The Voice] is bigger than any of its coaches or the host. This show will live on in perpetuity with many a star in those chairs.”
NBC is looking to launch the second season in early 2011 during the regular season. The initial season that just signed off yesterday received a huge launch, and although it never really held on to all of its total viewers from its time behind America’s Got Talent, it did gain in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic from its lead-in by double digits, which is much more prestigious to advertisers and the networks than total viewership.
The network is looking to re-launch the second season around the time the Super Bowl airs in February. Not only that, but the network will be launching a special one-hour episode after NBC Sports’ coverage of the Super Bowl. It is not known if that will be just any ordinary episode or if it will be the premiere. The struggling broadcast network received pleasant news back during its launch in April when it debuted with high numbers. Since the anticipated premiere, however, the numbers dropped off quite a bit, but it still remains one of the network’s highest rated and most talked about series.