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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's fifth) on 9/25/12
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, March 2013) NBC's "The Voice" will feature a pair of two-hour Tuesday broadcasts (8-10 p.m. ET) on both April 30 and May 7 that will showcase the exciting Knockout rounds on April 30 and spotlight the crucial live Playoffs episode on the May 7 broadcast. "The Voice" then will follow with a dramatic live Wednesday-night edition on May 8 (8-9 p.m. ET) where the final Top 12 artists will be revealed. The hit vocal competition series will climax with its eventful live season finale on Tuesday, June 18 (9-11 p.m. ET). "The Voice" returns on Monday, March 25 (8-10 p.m. ET) with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's fourth season. Celebrity musician coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with new coaches, Usher and Shakira, while Carson Daly continues to serve as host and Christina Milian as social media correspondent. The show's innovative format features four stages of competition: the first begins with the blind auditions, then the battle rounds, the knockouts and finally, the live performance shows.