NBC is considering debuting a new cycle of "The Voice" in fall 2012 instead of waiting until 2013 to return for another midseason run, reports TheWrap.com.
The network has signed judge Christina Aguilera for the next cycle, which, if it airs in the fall, would compete directly with Fox’s "X Factor," the piece notes. The singer’s deal signs her to tape a program from September to December.
Aguilera may be the only judge among the show’s current four-person panel to return for a fall show, reports Joe Adalian in New York Magazine’s Vulture blog.
That’s because her fellow judges — Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine — may not have the time to commit to another cycle within the same calendar year, the story notes. NBC is considering bringing on three new judges to join Aguilera, the piece adds.
A representative for NBC said the network hasn’t made a decision about a fall broadcast, according to TheWrap.com.