The Voice Season 21 just wrapped up filming in December 2021. However, the show will not come back from its hiatus. Normally, the singing competition would return to TV in January. According to a new report, fans may have to wait to see their favorite coaches again.
This comes amid the rumors that Blake Shelton could leave the show. As TV Shows Ace previously reported, the country singer expressed an interest in a similar kind of life with his wife Gwen Stefani. The couple wants to bow out from the limelight as they embrace their new life in Oklahoma.
So that means that Season 22 of The Voice won’t return anytime soon.
Why Season 22 of The Voice is not returning in January 2022
This month is the perfect time to kick off Season 22. However, it may take some time to see your favorite coaches again. The show typically runs two cycles per year. That means there are two seasons per year, which is why it has so many seasons under its belt. NBC has not announced when Season 22 will return.
Normally, it would premiere in January 2022. The network wants to embrace change, as it introduces new shows. In May 2021, NBC announced that they plan to move the show to one cycle per year.
“Going into the 21st cycle in the fall, The Voice remains one of the most popular shows on television and we want to keep it that way,” Frances Berwick, the Chairman of Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Television, and Streaming, said, as per Deadline. “We want to eventize this iconic series. We think The Voice will be on NBC for a very long time to come and we believe the best way to protect the brand, while also super-serving fans is to produce one amazing cycle this year.”
Season 21 premiered in September 2021. It featured Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend, and new coach, Ariana Grande. She replaced Nick Jonas, who was a coach in Season 20. Ultimately, Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom ended up winning Season 21.
Kelly Clarkson scores another win
The American Idol alum is on a hot streak. She previously won the competition in Seasons 14, 15, and 17. As you can see, this is her first win in years. Girl Named Tom made history as the first non-solo act to win the show. They also became the first non-solo act from the show to top the charts.
The trio consists of siblings Bekah, Caleb, and Joshua Liechty. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, they reflected back on that moment. Caleb admitted that he was “speechless” when they won. He says that their journey has “been amazing, the outpouring of love from the fans. That’s something we’re gonna take with us forever.”
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