NBC isn’t letting the steam from The Voice die down anytime soon. In just over a month, the network will use the show as a springboard for one of it’s upcoming midseason sitcoms, 1600 Penn. On December 17, The Voice will air its final performance show, a 90-minute special at 8/7c. Right after, at 9:30/8:30c, 1600 Penn will sneak preview. The tactic worked with Go On and the Olympics, as well as Revolution, which lives after The Voice. And on December 18, The Voice will air a supersized finale, where they will crown the season 3 winner.
1600 Penn, as the name suggests, centers around a typical family moving into the White House after the Patriarch was elected President of the United States. The sitcom will move to it’s regular home on January 10, premiering at 9:30/8:30c. Remember, The Voice LIVE shows will eliminate the two lowest votegetters between now and the finale, REGARDLESS of their team.
In related late December news, NBC has announced two holiday specials from two of today’s biggest hit makers. Michael Buble will get another shot at warming the hearts of Americans through the small screen, after his NBC special aired last Christmas. Buble’s special will air Monday December 10 at 10/9c, following The Voice. Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and The Voice coach, Blake Shelton, will air his music/variety holiday special, “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas” a week prior – on December 3 at 10/9c. The Buble holiday special will have an encore broadcast on Friday, December 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) while the Shelton special also will have an encore airing on Friday, December 14 (9-10 p.m. ET).
NBC also released a few more holiday specials in a press release today. Get the details below.
“The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” will step off on Thursday, November 22 (9 a.m-12 noon all time zones). Following the parade will be popular holiday special “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®” — hosted by actor, author and Broadway star John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld,” “Dancing with the Stars”) and expert analyst David Frei — on Thanksgiving Day from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in all time zones.
In addition, the network will once again honor the United States armed forces as World Wrestling Entertainment® in conjunction with NBC, will air the fourth annual “WWE Tribute to the Troops” (Saturday, December 22, 9-10 p.m. ET).
NBC’s holiday lineup includes the 50th anniversary celebration of “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol” (Saturday, December 22, 8-9 p.m. ET) – a popular musical adaptation that first aired on NBC in 1962 — and the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which will be featured in encore broadcasts on Saturday, December 1 (8-11 p.m. ET) and its Christmas Eve slot on Monday, December 24 (8-11 p.m. ET). NBC also includes “SNL Christmas” on Wednesday, November 28 (9-11 p.m. ET), a compilation of fan-favorite holiday sketches from “Saturday Night Live.” The blockbuster feature film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” also will have an encore airing on Saturday, November 24 (8-11 p.m. ET) during Thanksgiving weekend. The hit film “Enchanted” will air on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Likewise, the film “Horton Hears a Who” will be telecast on Christmas night, Monday, December 25 (8-10 p.m. ET).