NBC Sets Howard Stern’s ‘Talent’ Debut

by | March 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM | America's Got Talent, The Voice

Howard Stern in a 'Got Talent' Promo (Photo: NBC)

NBC made some scheduling announcements Wednesday that should please the “Baba Booey” crowd: The network set the premiere date of “America’s Got Talent,” which will feature the debut of Howard Stern as a new judge. Now in its seventh season, “AGT” returns with two-hour episodes, two nights a week, beginning Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 (8-10 p.m. ET).

NBC also revealed that its hit singing competition “The Voice” will begin broadcasting its first live episodes on Monday, April 2, where it will go head-to-head against ABC’s dancing machine, “Dancing with the Stars.”

They will also expand “The Voice” to a second night for live eliminations, beginning Tuesday, April 3 (9-10 p.m. ET). That change results in trimmed down episodes of “The Biggest Loser,” reduced to one-hour episodes airing at 8 p.m. ET.

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This second season of “The Voice” has averaged a 7.5 in the 18-49 adult demo and 19.3 million viewers overall, making it the top show of the season in that key 18-49 demo.

As the battle rounds whittle down the teams, fronted by Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera, the winner will be announced in the two-hour live finale on Tuesday, May 8.

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