"The Voice": Will NBC Kill It With Another Bone Headed Move?
Want to know why NBC is last and probably will be for quite some time?
Check out this story from TVWeek.com. It seems that NBC is considering bringing “The Voice” back this fall instead of waiting until next year to debut another season.
As Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of “Idol” pointed out to reporters yesterday, an increased number of singing competition shows has caused viewer fatigue. So wouldn’t one more cause even more?
I know that NBC is smelling blood with “The X Factor” reeling, but wouldn’t it be a better idea for them to come up with good scripted shows to compete with it?
If only that were the worst part of the story. According to various reports, only Christina Aguilera has signed on for the fall season, if NBC chooses to do it. Because the other three—Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton—are actually still relevant in the music world, they would probably be unable to do the show twice in one year. So, NBC would have to find three new judges.
Does NBC really think Xtina is why we watch? In my opinion, she’s the worst part of the show with her annoying speeches and her skanky outfits that make the show all about her. No, the reason to watch “The Voice” is Adam and Blake. Even Lythgoe knows that, as he told us yesterday that he enjoyed their relationship. A “Voice” without them just wouldn’t work—viewer fatigue or not.
I’m sure Mark Burnett would love to crush Simon Cowell, but NBC needs to make smart decisions. I’m sure FOX considered a second addition of “Idol” over the years, but it wisely didn’t make that mistake. NBC should follow its example…