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CTV Picks NBC's 'The Voice' For Prized Post-Super Bowl Slot

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NBC's singing competition series gets the plum NFL championship game lead-out slot in Canada.

TORONTO – Canadian broadcaster CTV has chosen the second season premiere of The Voice for its coveted post-Super Bowl slot on Sunday, Feb. 5.

CTV will air NBC’s singing competition series at 10 p.m. on Sunday night, after it simulcasts the Super Bowl 2012 match-up on Fox.

The Canadian network last year had to air the finale of the homegrown cop drama Flashpoint in the Super Bowl lead-out slot, and not Fox’s Glee, which airs on rival Global Television in Canada.

The Voice will then settle into its regular timeslot on CTV, on Mondays at 8 p.m. from February 6, leading into the premiere of the musical-drama Smash on CTV.

The pilot episode of Smash will also stream online over the Super Bowl weekend as CTV takes advantage of partying Canadians drawn to its broadcast of the NFL championship game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.