10:09am PT by Kate Stanhope
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams Returning for 'The Voice' Season 9
Gwen Stefani is reclaiming her red throne.
The No Doubt lead singer is set to return for the upcoming ninth season of The Voice alongside returning judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams, NBC announced Wednesday.
Stefani and Williams – who have also collaborated on several songs including the 2004 hit "Hollaback Girl" – made their debut as coaches in season seven in the fall of 2014. Williams returned for season eight, which just wrapped in May and scored his first team win. However, Stefani sat the season out. Instead, original coach Christina Aguilera returned to the series after two seasons away from the long-running reality competition.
“I’m coming back and am so excited! I can’t believe I get to return to The Voice," said Stefani. "It’s so inspiring to be around such incredible talent and music. I’m looking forward to working again with Adam, Blake and Pharrell. I love those guys.”
Host Carson Daly will also be back.
“With such an astounding group of coaches at the peak of their musical ingenuity and Carson returning as our host, we are thrilled for what season nine will bring,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of late-night and alternative programming. “The expertise and camaraderie of this panel will provide an immeasurable experience for the artists and must-see entertainment for all who are watching.”
The Voice hails from United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. Series creator John de Mol executive produces with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Marc Jansen and Lee Metzger.
The new season of The Voice will premiere in September on NBC.