UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- NBC says it has ordered fourth and fifth cycles of the U.S. music competition series "The Voice" to air in the spring and fall of 2013.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.
"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," Greenblatt said in a statement.
"With the addition of Usher and Shakira as rotating coaches to join Christina [Aguilera], CeeLo [Green], Adam [Levine] and Blake [Shelton] in the next cycle, we know that this incredibly addictive program will remain even more relevant as we move forward through this exciting season. My hat is off to John de Mol, Mark Burnett, and everyone who produces this classy and highly entertaining show for us."