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NBC to Air Original Episodes of ‘Superstore’ and ‘The Voice’ During the Summer Olympics

Both Series to Air on August 19 and August 21 Following 'The Olympics'

Hoping to capitalize on the upcoming Rio Olympics, NBC will air special original half-hour episodes of sitcom “Superstore,” and “The Voice” on Friday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 21 (the night of the Closing Ceremony), respectively. Both episodes will begin at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

“The Olympics give us a unique chance to expose some of our strongest shows to millions of viewers who might not otherwise see them,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “So we wanted to showcase our great new comedy hit ‘Superstore’ with a special Olympics-related storyline, as well as blow the doors open on this fall’s blind auditions of ‘The Voice’ featuring Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus – our two new coaches – alongside Blake and Adam. Much appreciation to Mark Lazarus and our sports division who bring us the gift of the Olympics every two years.”

Following the Closing Ceremony will be the first 30 minutes of the 11th cycle of “The Voice,” which returns Sept. 19 in its regularly-scheduled time period. The preview will introduce the arrivals of new coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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