It’s not exactly a surprise, but NBC is keeping “The Voice” on its roster.
The hit singing show has been picked up for a fourth and fifth season, the network announced Tuesday, locking in the program for spring and fall 2013 editions.
The renewal news was imminent, since it was previously announced that new “Voice” coaches Shakira and Usher will be joining for Season 4 to sub-in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green while they take a time-out.
And it’s no wonder since “The Voice” has been a ratings win and provided a strong lead-in for the new drama “Revolution,” which crushed the competition Monday night in the 10 p.m. hour. (That’s bad news for CBS, who’s used to owning the night — for more on that, click here.)
“This pickup will assure the many dedicated Voice fans that this innovative show will continue to bring some of the most talented new voices to the world’s attention through all of next year,” said NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “With the addition of Usher and Shakira as rotating coaches to join Christina, CeeLo, Adam and Blake in the next cycle, we know that this incredibly addictive program will remain even more relevant as we move forward through this exciting season.”
Watch Monday Night’s Episode of “The Voice”: