With its second season already a certified hit, it’s no surprise that “The Voice” is coming back for a third season. Rumor had it last week that Christina Aguilera had already signed her contract to continue working as a judge for a third season, and now there’s word that the rest of the gang — Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — have all re-upped their deals as well.
According to TheWrap, all four judges re-signed with the show and will receive substantial salary increases for doing so. Aguilera will reportedly bank around $10 million, while Green, Levine and Shelton are expected to bring in $6 million.
The next step in moving forward with the third season will be to lock down a time slot and premiere date; NBC is expected to make a formal announcement very soon. Insider sources claim the show will be back in the fall to compete directly with Fox’s “X Factor.”
“The Voice” has proven to be a major hit for NBC. The season-two premiere following the Super Bowl on Sunday earned NBC’s best ratings for an entertainment show in six years and after airing only three episodes, the singing competition has the highest averaging ratings on television.
No mentions or announcements have been made about the show’s other on-air talent, host Carson Daly and new social-media correspondent Christina Milian , but given the current popularity of the show, we wouldn’t expect NBC to shake things up the way Fox has with “X Factor,” which lost judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones after its debut season.
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