Usually, The Voice‘s fall season debuts in September on NBC. But earlier in August, Deadline reported that American Ninja Warrior would kick off its new season on September 7th in The Voice‘s usual time slot.
This was not good news for Voice fans, who were already concerned about the fate of the show’s fall season in the midst of the current world environment. Their main hope for a fall season rested in the fact that The Voice announced its Season 19 judges back in June.
The show said veteran coach and reigning winner Blake Shelton would return, along with previous coaches John Legend and Kelly Clarkson. Gwen Stefani, who last served as a coach during Season 17, stepped up to replace Season 18’s Nick Jonas.
But even though The Voice named its coaches for Season 19, fans didn’t know if they’d see them back in their famous red chairs on set. The live portions of Season 18 were filmed from home, and there was always a thought in fans’ minds that the show may need to continue remote filming for its fall season.
There was also the worry that it would be too hard to host auditions in the current environment. When the last week of August began and The Voice still hadn’t named a premiere date for its new season, fans’ worries intensified.
But now everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, because Season 19 of The Voice is happening! It’s just happening a little later than we’re used to.
As The Voice announced on social media on Thursday (August 27), Season 19 will debut on October 19 on NBC. “This deserves a four chair turn!” The Voice wrote alongside a photo of the four coaches.
The last time Clarkson, Legend, Shelton, and Stefani all coached together was during Season 17. Relive some of their funniest moments from that season by tuning in to the video below.
We can’t wait to see The Voice on our TV screens again!