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.
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After 21 seasons, Dancing With the Stars fans know better than to expect a “Who’s Who?” of A-listers when ABC unveils the cast for its biannual reality staple. As the network dragged out news of the show’s fall 2015 lineup over the past week, however, READ MORE
Dean Jones of Herbie, the Love Bug and Ensign O'Toole Fame, Dies at 84
Dean Jones, who rose to fame as TV’s Ensign O’Toole — and later, briefly brought Disney’s Love Bug franchise to the small screen — died today at 84. READ MORE
Bryan Cranston's Sneaky Pete Gets Amazon Series Order
The con is on at Amazon.
The streaming service has given a series order to Sneaky Pete, a drama from EPs Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and READ MORE
Report: Game of Thrones Snags Borgias Vet for Pivotal Season 6 Role
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CBS, Gloria Allred Team for Legal Drama Inspired by Firebrand Attorney
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Empire Season 2 Premiere First Look: Courtroom Cookie, Chessboard Lucious and Special Guest... Don Lemon?
The first episodic photos from Season 2 of Empire are here — and the good news is that Cookie Lyon is rocking three completely different hairstyles. (Hey, just because we’re focusing on the superficial doesn’t mean our priorities aren’t in the right place!) READ MORE
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If So You Think You Can Dance is lucky enough to be renewed for Season 13, I nominate Vanna White to replace Jason Derulo at the judges’ table. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
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Hannibal Finale Post Mortem: Bryan Fuller on Will/Lecter Love, Bedelia's Last Supper, That Siouxsie Sioux Jam
Hannibal may have aired its series finale on NBC tonight, but that doesn’t mean executive producer Bryan Fuller is done telling the story of READ MORE & GRADE IT