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NBC putting “The Voice” in post-Super Bowl slot

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Here’s a vote of confidence for NBC’s newest reality competition. The network just revealed that “The Voice” will air in the coveted post-Super Bowl slot.

You know, I there actually is a Super Bowl.

“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,” said Bob Greenblattm chairman of NBC Entertainment, 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.”

An hourlong episode has been scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5, following the network’s telecast of Super Bowl XLVI. Now we just need the NFL to settle its labor dispute so a Super Bowl can actually happen. Can Cee-lo Green help?

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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