NBC is bringing back The Voice after Super Bowl XLVI on February 5.
Following a successful first season of the singing competition won by Javier Colon, the network began plans for a second campaign almost immediately.
Reports that it would follow NBC's presentation of the Super Bowl surfaced last month. Now the Peacock has confirmed the season premiere schedule.
With its entertaining interplay between four big-name judges, unusual format and array of talent, the program became a sleeper hit for NBC this spring.
The Voice will air for one hour after the Super Bowl on February 5, 2012, then return for a two-hour episode the next night (Monday), according to EW.
That will lead into the season premiere of the musical drama Smash.