The Voice

From the Fallon to the Olympics, this is NBC's time for big moves



PASADENA, Cal. -- NBC is trying some familiar draws – from “Peter
Pan” to Dorothy’s “Oz,” from Katherine Heigl to a multi-tasking Amy Poehler –
in its ongoing comeback attempt.

NBC this fall: More comedies, more "Voice"


Next season, NBC will have twice as
much of what's working (“The Voice”) … and more then twice as
much of what's not working (comedies).

“The Voice” will have two editions,
instead of one, and will be on two nights (Mondays and Tuesdays)
throughout the season. That dumps one reality show (“The Sing-Off”)
and keeps another (“The Biggest Loser”) off at last temporarily..

On "Voice," "Idol" ... and, of course, Justin Bieber


Three quick music comments:

1) It was great to see Jermaine Paul named tonight as this year's "The Voice" champion. The former Alicia Keys back-up singer has immense talent.

2) Let's hope Joshua Ledet can win this year's "American Idol." Like Paul, he has a stunning voice, rippling with bits of gospel and soul.

After the fall, NBC starts its makeover


We've started the newsy part of the Television Critics Association sessions now, so I'll be putting some things here, shortly after I send them to papers. Here's a quick overview of NBC:

By MIKE HUGHES

PASADENA, Cal. -- Surveying the wreckage of his season,
NBC's programming chief was frank.

“We had a really bad fall,” Robert
Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association on today (Friday, Jan. 6).