'The Voice' Roundup: OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Is In, Christina Milian Is Out and More
'The Voice' Roundup: OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Is In, Christina Milian Is Out and More
Esther Gim
Esther Gim
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Filming for The Voice season 5 is currently underway, and another mentor has been booked while a familiar face announced she won't be returning to the show. In other news surrounding The Voice, coach Adam Levine is working to develop a comedy loosely based on his life for NBC.

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Ryan Tedder to Advise Team Adam

First, Christina Aguilera found her guy, and now Adam Levine has as well. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder will advise Team Adam during the Battle Rounds of The Voice. During this round, each coach and his/her adviser will guide two singers who will sing head-to-head, with only one advancing.

Tedder has solid credibility as a songwriter, having written for Carrie Underwood, Adele and Beyonce, just to name a few. Although Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton have yet to make official announcements for their advisers, Adam definitely has the adviser advantage over Christina, who's bringing in Ed Sheeran.

Season 5 of The Voice premieres September 23 at 8pm on NBC.

Christina Milian Won't Be Returning

How will we get through the season without social media correspondent Christina Milian in the Sprint Skybox? Answer: easily. She was always enthusiastic and cheery, which is just about the only positive thing to say about her. It's not her fault that her job of reading tweets was completely useless.

Milian claims that she's leaving the show to focus on her music, but she says it's just a break for the season, which doesn't necessarily mean one way or another that we won't be seeing her in future seasons. Check out her interview with Extra, where she first revealed the news:


More Adam Levine on NBC

Levine will continue to be a busy man for NBC, as he's developing a semi-autobiographical comedy, according to Deadline.

It's being reported that the show will delve into Levine's relationship with Gene Hong, a writer-producer who's worked on Community. The two have been longtime friends and are former roommates. Hong will write the script, as well as executive produce alongside Levine and his longtime manager/producing partner.

This isn't the first time that Levine and Hong developed a show about their lives. According to Deadline, the two developed a karaoke bar comedy, also for NBC, inspired by their time at a karaoke bar where the two met.

Fellow Voice coach Cee Lo Green has been in a similar situation before; last year, he signed a deal for an autobiographical comedy, but it didn't gain any traction and never made it to air.

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