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Lynette Rice
May 31, 2011 AT 07:47 PM EDT

NBC announced today that it will air a special hour-long episode of The Voice after Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5. “There is no better showcase on television than to follow the Super Bowl, and we believe The Voice is deserving of such high-profile exposure,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt in a statement.  “The attention grabbing blind audition phase of The Voice has mass appeal and will fittingly team up with the biggest sporting event of the year.”

The network has yet to decide, however the episode will be the premiere of season 2 or an episode within the new season. The Voice, which is averaging a 5.4 rating/14 share in adults 18-49 and 12 million viewers, will return as part of the Peacock’s midseason lineup.

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