A Pretty Big Announcement…

From the NBC Upfronts today. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has ordered a fall edition of The Voice to start the end of this year and go into next year (winter 2012/spring 2013). That’s no surprise; that rumor has been floating around for weeks now. But what is surprising are some of the proposed changes in the article…

Namely, that the fall cycle may have different coaches.

It’s an unfortunately foregone conclusion: the current Fab Four (Adam, Cee Lo, Christina, and Blake) likely can’t commit to two cycles of the show each year and continue to be successful musicians (and if you’re Adam, the other 5,000 things he’s doing). But a big part of the show’s success is these coaches. Would audiences warm to a different coaching panel? Who would be on it that would match the power and more importantly, the chemistry, of these four?

NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt also talked about making further changes to the show for the upcoming seasons, including making the Tuesday shows part of the package from blind auditions (as opposed to just in live rounds), and trying to work the show’s signature big red chairs into the battle rounds.

What do you think, fans? Are you excited for more of the show? Think it might be too much? Love or hate the changes? You can hear my thoughts on them in my article at BuddyTV and leave your own there as well.