A special one-hour episode of The Voice will air after NBC's coverage of Super Bowl XLVI.
"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," said Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, who announced the show was getting the plum time slot. "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."
The show, one of the few bright spots in the prime-time ratings for NBC, should be in its second season by the time the Super Bowl rolls around on Feb. 5. It's expected to return midseason with two-hour episodes and run Mondays at 8/7c, though a Season 2 premiere date is as yet unannounced.