'The Voice' Announces Second Night for Live Shows Starting in April

Also, "America’s Got Talent" with new judge Howard Stern debuts with a two-hour episode on Monday, May 14.

Having started its battle rounds this week, NBC's The Voice will expand to two nights for the live shows starting on April 2.

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Live performance shows will air for two hours on Mondays, with the eliminations announced during a one-hour results show airing Tuesdays, both starting at 8 p.m.

The network also said Wednesday that the final live show will air Monday, May 7, with the winner announced during a two-hour live finale Tuesday, May 8.

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America’s Got Talent — with its new judge, shock jock Howard Stern — will premiere the week after with two-hour episodes Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15. It will return to its regular one-hour slot on Mondays and Tuesdays the following week.

Starting April 3, NBC's Tuesday night lineup will be The Biggest Loser at 8 p.m., The Voice at 9 p.m. and new series Fashion Star — which premieres Tuesday, March 13, with model Elle Macpherson, singer Jessica Simpson and designers John Varvatos and Nicole Richie — at 10 p.m.

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The Voice has been a consistent ratings winner for NBC. This week, fast affiliate ratings showed a 13 percent jump in viewers for the reality competition over last week versus the Daytona 500 on Fox, driving the ad-coveted adults 18-49 rating to a 6.1. Along with new musical drama Smash, the network won the night in ratings and total viewers.

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