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Returning 'The Voice' adds extended episodes
Tuesday - 3/19/2013, 2:28am  ET
This undated image released by NBC shows mentors, from left, Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher, and Blake Shelton on the set of the singing competition series, "The Voice," in Los Angeles. "The Voice" begins its new season 8 p.m. EDT Monday, March 25, with another two-hour episode. NBC said Monday that the show will double to two hours on April 30 and May 7 to showcase pivotal rounds in the singing competition. (AP Photo/NBC, Adam Taylor)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NBC is making the most of its returning hit series "The Voice."
The network said Monday the show will double to two hours on April 30 and May 7 to showcase pivotal rounds in the singing competition.
"The Voice" begins its new season at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 25, with another two-hour episode. NBC, struggling in the ratings, is counting on the show to provide a boost.
Returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be joined by newcomers Usher and Shakira. They're stepping in for Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, who are taking a break from "The Voice" to focus on their music and other projects.
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