NBC Reportedly Planning Kid Version of The Voice

THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" Photo: Adam Taylor/NBC

30 Rock's terror dream of a TV show America's Kidz Got Singing looks like it might actually be happening: According to the New York Post, NBC is developing a children's version of The Voice. Producers were trying to put the show together in time to film it concurrently with The Voice's fifth season, which will air in the fall, but mercifully they were unable to pull off such a soul-stripping, ear-violating effort on such a short timeline. (The current plan is to go into production closer to the end of the year.) Vocally advanced children have done pretty well on shows like America's Got Talent and The X Factor, and Fox even attempted a kid spinoff of Idol in 2003, but wouldn't everyone prefer a second season of Kid Nation?