Special Episode of 'The Voice' to Air After the Super Bowl

NBC will run an hourlong 'blind audition' episode after the game

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'The Voice' judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
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NBC has announced that a special hourlong episode of The Voice will air following Super Bowl XLVI in February. The show, which is NBC's highest-rated program and the most popular new series of the 2010-11 season, is likely to begin its second season on this night.

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"There is no better showcase on television than to follow the Super Bowl, and we believe The Voice is deserving of such high-profile exposure," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. "The attention grabbing blind audition phase of The Voice has mass appeal and will fittingly team up with the biggest sporting event of the year."

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