The Voice is seeing a bit of a cut next season. NBC has decided to reduce the series to one cycle for the 2021-22 season. The competition series will air in the fall (season 21) but it will not return in the spring as it usually does. Ariana Grande is joining team leaders Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton for the singing competition in the fall.
Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said the following about the decision, per Deadline:
“Going into the 21st cycle in the fall, The Voice remains one of the most popular shows on television and we want to keep it that way. We want to eventize this iconic series. We think The Voice will be on NBC for a very long time to come and we believe the best way to protect the brand, while also super-serving fans is to produce one amazing cycle this year.”
A premiere date has not been announced for the fall edition of The Voice.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Voice? Are you surprised by NBC’s decision to cut the series to one cycle next season?