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'The Voice' Gets Post-Super Bowl Slot, Sam Waterston Books HBO Role and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted May 31st 2011 7:25PM
The VoiceNBC is slotting 'The Voice' in a very high profile timeslot: post-Super Bowl on Sun., Feb. 5.

The network did not say whether the episode will be the premiere of Season 2 or just a regular episode.

"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," Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.

"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," he said.

Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will all be back as coaches next year.

In other TV news ...

Sam Waterston has booked his first TV gig since 'Law & Order' was canceled. Waterston will star in Aaron Sorkin's new HBO pilot about a cable news show. The veteran actor will play boss to Jeff Daniels' news anchor. [Hollywood Reporter]

Fox is going antiquing. The network announced 'Buried Treasure,' starring Leigh and Leslie Keno, the antique dealer twins known for PBS' 'Antiques Roadshow.' The show will have the brothers traveling the country looking for treasures in people's homes. At the end of each episode, viewers will learn if the item sold and, if so, for how much. [Entertainment Weekly]

'Doctor Who' is done with the Daleks ... for now. Steven Moffat has gone on record saying the aliens are retired. "They aren't going to make an appearance for a while," he told the Radio Times. "We thought it was about time to give them a rest." [AOL TV UK]

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