As the coronavirus continues making television production an arduous task, NBC is rearranging their fall lineup as the popular competitive singing show The Voice remains off-air.
The network announced American Ninja Warrior will take The Voice’s time slot, premiering its twelfth season, September 7 at 8PM. Filming for the live obstacle course reality show was shot in the large Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.
Participants were required to adhere to social distancing guidelines, which should be interesting to watch considering the show requires people to do extreme monkey bars in close proximity to each other. Let’s hope they disinfect.
While a premiere date for The Voice 's 19th season was never released, there were lingering doubts about the show’s viability among judges. Blake Shelton told SiriusXM the Highway back in July, safety would be the upmost priority. "It’s on my calendar still, but every day seems like a new world we wake up in,” he said. “I still hope we can get it in and I know they created a safe situation for us, but we will see what happens."
Plenty of changes are on the horizon for the latest season of NBC’s hit singing show. Gwen Stefani will return to judging duties joining boyfriend Blake, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. Carson Daly will host. The network also opened up virtual auditions, inviting performers to create their own stages and perform for the judges virtually.