The Voice began airing on April 26, 2011, as a spring TV season program. The show proved to be a hit for NBC and was subsequently expanded into the fall cycle when season three premiered on September 10, 2012. The series premiered its twelfth season on February 27, 2017. On October 18, 2016, NBC renewed the series through its thirteenth season. On May 10, 2017, NBC renewed the series for a fourteenth series, along with announcing Jennifer Hudson as a new coach in the thirteenth season. The following day, it was announced that Kelly Clarkson would be a new coach in the fourteenth season, sitting alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Jennifer Hudson.