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.
Superstore Review: America Ferrera's Charming RomCom Needs Fewer Bargain-Brand Punchlines
Anyone who has traversed the aisles of a Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart knows there are genuine steals to be found — often pressed up against items you wouldn’t buy with somebody else’s money. READ MORE
The Voice: Advice — and Dream Set Lists — for the Season 9 Top 10
We’re a mere 10 days away from The Great and Unforgiving Bloodletting of The Voice Season 9 — and that means whether you’re a fan of front-runner Jordan Smith or underdog Korin Bukowski, you’ve got a reason to be on edge. READ MORE, VIEW PHOTOS & GET OUR SONG PICKS
Is Jessica Jones a Super-Easy Costume? Is Glenn Still a Dead Man? How Will Who Bring Clara Back? And More TV Qs
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 Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Doctor Who, The Good Wife and Chicago Fire! READ MORE
Empire Recap: He Kissed a Girl (¡!¡!) — Did He Like It?
Poor Laz Delgado!
Dr. Phil Check-in: Give Thanks for Your Family — at Least Your Father's Not 'The Breast-Pump Bandit'
On Wednesday’s Thanksgiving-eve installment of Dr. Phil, our titular truth-bomb-dropper was determined to find what might qualify as rock bottom for his latest guest, hapless enabler Laura. “Maybe it’s a house covered in blood, a urine-filled vase and a woman running around high!” READ MORE
What TVLine Is Thankful For: Vampire Rebirth, Juicier Scandal, More Gilmore, Peggy Olson, Sleepy Joe and More
Team TVLine’s collective stomach may be overly stuffed with food this Thanksgiving, but our hearts will be pleasantly full of gratitude for the treats this year in TV has bestowed upon us. READ MORE & VIEW GALLERY
The Voice Top 11 Results Recap: Eternal Sunshine of the Voters' Minds
The confetti shower (traditionally reserved for “winner’s anthem” moments on reality singing competitions) landed smack in the midst of The Voice Top 11 results night — and my conspiracy theorist mind is struggling to comprehend if READ MORE
The Voice Top 11 iTunes Rankings: Who's at Risk?
When the axe gets swung at the end of tonight’s The Voice Top 11 results telecast (8/7c on NBC), there’s only one coach who seems guaranteed to send all three of his or her contestants into next week’s Top 10 performance show: READ MORE & VOTE ON WHO’S AT RISK
The Voice Top 11 Performance Recap: So This Season Is Forever (Or Is It Gonna Go Down in Flames?)
I was going to start my recap of The Voice‘s Top 11 performance night by lamenting all of the unfortunate business that played out over its first 90 minutes: The silhouetted ballet dancer shaking out her hair (inside the moon!) and upstaging READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES