True confession: I'm not an avid watcher of The Voice. I usually watch the first few weeks and then once the chairs stop spinning, I move on to something else. But I am a fan of the show. I like its unabashed love of music and the sympathetic nurturing of the talent.
Nowhere is that more evident that in the coaches' free-wheeling, blissful group numbers. This season, judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera kick things off with an adrenalized version of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" that really sets the tone for another fun few weeks of rock and roll.
This season, there will be 16 artists per team and there's an added twist: Judges can steal artists from another coach! Let's take a look at the first contenders:
Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera
Which singing show will reign supreme this fall?
NBC's The Voice threw down the gauntlet when it expanded its planned two-night Monday-Tuesday premiere to a third night on Wednesday, which puts it head-to-head with the first night of The X Factor's two-night premiere. In response, X Factor creator and judge Simon Cowell deemed the move as "cold-hearted" and...
Cee Lo Green
From singer to reality judge to sitcom star? That looks like the plan for Cee Lo Green. The Voice judge is in final negotiations to develop his own scripted comedy with NBC, Deadline reports.
Green would star and executive-produce the series, inspired by his relationship with his ex-wife and kids. No word if Purrfect the Cat would also appear.
American Horror Story star Frances Conroy will return for Season 2, creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter.
"Thrilled to announce Emmy nominee Frances Conroy is returning to AHS. Devils and angels this year...Frannie plays the ultimate angel," Murphy wrote.
Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera
"Season 3's bigger in every way," host Carson Daly explains in this exclusive promo for The Voice — and he isn't exaggerating!
When the hit singing competition show returns next week, the number of contestants on each team is jumping from 12 to a whopping 16! That's double the number of singers per coach when the first season premiered in 2011.
American Horror Story: Asylum
Are you ready to get committed? American Horror Story: Asylum will return to FX on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10/9c.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the second installment of the drama will move away from the ghost-heavy plot of Season 1. This time around, viewers can expect to encounter aliens, Nazis and a serial killer named Bloody Face. Oh, and did we mention ol' Bloody Face wears a mask made out of skin, a black nightie and opera-length gloves? Only Ryan Murphy could make this stuff up.
Is American Idol about to play host to the weirdest '90s mash-up ever?
Rocker Alanis Morissette confirms that she is in talks to sit next to '90s pop princess Mariah Carey at the judges table.
Is Kanye West joining American Idol?
"Yes, I have been in conversations about it, and that's the degree to which I can share the info right now," Morissette told CNN Tuesday."I live to mentor, so my heart is much more open to the idea of that than even 10 years ago when I, perhaps, wasn't in a position to be able to offer much advice, solicited or otherwise. [B]ut I love watching people and...
FX has released the first trailer for American Horror Story: Asylum — and it's as creepy as ever.
With birds chirping and church bells ringing in the background, a nun appears in the frame and empties out a bucket filled with body parts before walking away.
The new rubber man, Lange's character and more American Horror Story: Asylum spoilers
The upcoming season takes place in the 1960s at a Catholic Church-run sanitarium in New England that's run by Jessica Lange and Joseph Fiennes. The remaining details remain a mystery aside from the names of cast members, including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan, Clea DuVall, James Cromwell, Mark Consuelos, Chloë Sevigny and Chris Zylka.
NBC's The Voice is probably best known for its blind auditions — and, of course, its big, red spinning chairs, which helped turn the singing competition into a ratings phenomenon. But NBC also realized last year that once the chairs stop spinning, viewer interest in The Voice starts to dip.
Meeting with reporters Sunday evening at his lavish beachside home, executive producer Mark Burnett (sitting next to coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee-Lo Green) revealed a new twist that he believes will carry the drama of The Voice's blind auditions into its battle rounds.
Michael Phelps beat Ryan Lochte in the race for a reality show.
Phelps will star in next season's Golf Channel series, The Haney Project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.