NBC has announced today via press release that Season 4 of The Voice will begin with a two-night premiere on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
In line with the existing schedule for the series, Monday episodes will air from 8-10 PM ET/PT and Tuesday episodes will air from 8-9 PM ET/PT.
Season 4 will be the first for new coaches Shakira and Usher. They will join the returning Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on the panel. Shakira and Usher are replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, who are taking the cycle off to focus on their music careers.
NBC renewed The Voice for Season 5 earlier this year, but it’s unclear who the coaches will be for that season. In the press release announcing their hiatus, both Aguilera and Green expressed their desires to return for Season 5 but no definitive announcement has been made by the network, while Shelton and Levine aren’t officially locked in either.
Levine told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie during his October 25th appearance on Today that he’s assumed to be part of Season 5, but stopped short of confirming that he will be: “I’m technically supposed to be there as before,” Levine said.
The Voice continues airing Season 3 tonight at 8 PM ET/PT.