NBC confirms that the star coaches will all be back when hit show returns in mid-season
All four coaches for NBC's "The Voice" will return next season, the network announced Thursday.
The announcement that the four will be back when the show returns in mid-season came just hours after Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton wrapped their first season Wednesday night.
"Our fantastic coaches were integral to the tremendous success of 'The Voice' this year and we are thrilled that they are all returning," said NBC executive vice president of alternative programming Paul Telegdy. "We look forward to building season two and making ‘The Voice’ an even greater experience for fans."
Green and Levine have been anything but cagey about returning. Green said in an interview with Billboard in May that he expect all four judges to come back. And Levine told reporters after Season 1 wrapped Wednesday night that he would be happy to return.
There was no word on salaries for the quintet, though Aguilera has been widely reported to make $225,000 per episode to her castmates' $75,000 each.
The show has been a major success for NBC, which bet big on trying to create a new singing series. Its debut episode scored a 5.1 debut rating in the crucial 18-49 demo to become the best-performing series premiere of the past season. Its season finale Thursday was down from that number, but still performed well, earning a 3.5 rating/12 share.
The show will air on Mondays in midseason.