You know it’s close to a new season when NBC starts systematically leaking the identities of the new Voice advisors. First it was Ed Sheeran joining Team Christina, and now it’s been announced that Adam Levine has signed on OneRepublic frontman and uber-producer Ryan Tedder.
This pick shouldn’t surprise anyone: they’ve been friends and collaborators for awhile (most recently on the Maroon 5 tracks “Love Somebody” and “Lucky Strike”), plus Tedder is as close to a Voice frequent flyer as it gets. He first appeared during Season 1, where he performed “Good Life” with Beverly McClellan, and this past season he teamed with Michelle Chamuel on “Counting Stars.” Welcome back, Ryan!
It’s also a busy day for Adam, as media reports say he and his close friend, writer Gene Hong (Community) are developing an autobiographical comedy based on their relationship to NBC, as part of the producing deal Adam struck with them awhile back. It’s the second time they’ve tried to put together a show for the network, after trying to launch a karaoke bar sitcom back in 2011.
ETA: It’s now been revealed that Miguel is joining Team Cee Lo. So who’s on Team Blake this season? Hmm.