NBC’s The Voice is reshuffling its panel of coaches just a bit for next season. Veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be back for their 12th consecutive tours of duty, along with current new addition Alicia Keys. Fellow new Voice coach Miley Cyrus, credited with bringing younger viewers to the ongoing eleventh season, will sit Cycle 12 out but is set to return for Season 13 next fall. This means that The Voice is being renewed for next fall, which should not come as a surprise.
Sitting in Cyrus’ chair in the upcoming spring season of The Voice will be Gwen Stefani, returning to coach duties following previous stints in Seasons 7 and 9. This means that for a second consecutive season, there will be two female coaches on The Voice.
Set to continue as host is Carson Daly, who will be back as emcee for Season 12, slated to launch in February 2017.
“We can’t wait to experience the unique chemistry and energy Gwen, Alicia, Blake and Adam will bring to season 12,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “With Miley returning for season 13, we’re truly ecstatic about the unmatched musical know-how and talent coming together in our coming seasons.”
The Voice, from MGM Television, Talpa Media USA and Warner Horizon Television, is coming off a third Emmy Award for best reality competition series. The show was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Jay Bienstock, Lee Metzger and Chad Hines.