Prompted by the runaway ratings success of the new sing-off, speculation is rife that Nine is looking to capitalise on the show’s popularity by rushing out a second season to air later this year – possibly in late spring.
If so it would make The Voice one of the few shows to be rolled out twice a year – most recently Nine’s The Farmer Wants A Wife aired two seasons inside a 12-month period.
Other successful formats like MasterChef, Australia’s Got Talent and X-Factor air once a year. But will it fall into the trap of OVERLOAD?
Meanwhile there is also talk, in the wake of changes slated for the US version of the show, that the The Voice will increase the use of the spinning chair gimmick in future seasons because of its popularity.
It was reported in the US yesterday that NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt told journalists the spinning chairs would extend beyond the blind auditions: “People love the spinning chairs, and we will put them into the battle rounds this coming season.”
However a Channel 9 rep yesterday said: “No format changes under consideration at this point. No announcement on timing of second series but not likely this year, we have a full schedule.”
Source Daily Telegraph