*“The Voice” is already announcing its panel of judges for Season 8 in 2015.
Pharrell Williams will return to the show along with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, and original judge Christina Aguilera will take her seat back from Gwen Stefani, following a two-season maternity leave.
“We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can’t wait to see how she mixes things up among Adam, Blake and Pharrell, in what will be an incredibly competitive competition” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “
“The Voice,” airing Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m., remains primetime’s No. 1 reality show, with Monday’s edition averaging 12.9 million viewers overall and Tuesday originals delivering 13.5 million viewers in “live plus same day” results, according to Nielsen.
Usher, who replaced original seat holder CeeLo Green, previously occupied Williams’ chair.
Pharrell says “The Voice” has been the perfect TV gig to supplement his numerous musical endeavors: “It’s a natural fit for me, being a producer. Everyday you come in and you’re essentially producing on camera, that’s all. I don’t want to change people, I just want to help them in any way that I can in terms of helping them to help themselves.”
Below, Pharrell tells us how he really feels about co-judges Adam and Blake.