Michael Slezak has exhaustively covered the past seven seasons of American Idol, recapping hundreds of episodes, conducting in-depthinterviews with the show’s finalists, and hosting the popular Web series Idoloonies, Idolatry, and Realité. In the process, he has become one of the nation’s leading Idol experts, appearing on Good Morning America, Today, CBS’ Early Show, NPR and Fox News, and even writing an essay for the New York Times (titled “Worshipping at the ‘Idol’ Church”). Since joiningTVLine in January 2011, Slezak has dug deeper into the reality genre, also providing morning-after commentary on The X Factor, The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, Survivor, The Next Food Network Star, So You Think You Can Dance, The Glee Project, and Glee, to name a few. He has also helped launch a series of popular bracket tournaments at TVLine, including the Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crush, ‘Glee’ All-Time Best Musical Number, and ‘Renew Our Show’ 2011.
Mistresses Recap: Nanny McFlee
Wilson in a Wig and Caftan (TM pending) returned to Mistresses this week (via flashback, thank Wilson in a Wig and Caftan (TM pending) returned to Mistresses this week (via flashback, thank goodness), reminding us there’s sometimes a thin line between summer soap and full-fledged horror show. READ MORE
The Night Of Finale Recap: The Closing Makes the Man
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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Fear the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Dead of Summer and Suits! READ MORE
Mistresses Recap: Pill Street Blues
There are things to celebrate about this week’s Mistresses: the absence of bratty teen Lucy and awful Aussie Kate, the jaw-dropping beauty of Karen’s blue lace dress, and especially the insanity of Lydia dropping in during her boss’ “appetizer” course. READ MORE
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As the temperatures (finally) start to cool, it’s time to take stock of which summer TV shows are coming away golden, and which got burned. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
The Night Of Recap: Making a Murderer
Don’t feel insecure if you find yourself intermittently hitting the “pause” button to relieve the sense of nameless dread that creeps in during any given episode of The Night Of.
With only one episode left of HBO’s methodical, meticulous summer crime thriller, I find I’m often overcome by the urge to READ MORE
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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Power, The Last Ship, Mistresses and American Gothic! READ MORE
Olympics 2016: What Was Your Favorite Moment From the Rio Games' Day 13?
Ashton Eaton said that he was prepared to wind up in the hospital Thursday night, if that’s how hard he had to run to READ MORE
Mistresses Recap: The Liar, the Witch and the Poor One
Somebody in Mistresses land needs to replace the Folgers crystals with some Fireball whiskey — immédiatement! READ MORE
The Night Of Recap: The Boy With the Knuckles Tattooed
Right from the opening moments of The Night Of, I’ve wanted to believe in your inherent goodness, to draw a correlation between your big, beautiful eyes and your inevitable innocence — READ MORE