The Voice: New Season Brings Longer Episodes

NBC is making the most of its returning hit series “The Voice.”

The network said Monday the show will double to two hours on April 30 and May 7 to showcase pivotal rounds in the singing competition.

“The Voice” begins its new season at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 25, with another two-hour episode. NBC, struggling in the ratings, is counting on the show to provide a boost.

Returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be joined by newcomers Usher and Shakira. They’re stepping in for Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, who are taking a break from “The Voice” to focus on their music and other projects.

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