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.
Mark Burnett, Former Idol Guru Team for 500 Questions Game Show at ABC
Mike Darnell is about to pop the question at ABC — 500 of ‘em, to be exact. READ MORE
Red Band Society Premiere Recap: Are These Kids All Right?
It takes a gutsy TV pilot to build to a closing scene of an adorable teenage boy getting his leg amputated — and then to sell it as a moment that’s as soaring as it is heartbreaking.
Idol Judges on Season 14: J.Lo Wants Less Cruelty, Adam Lambert Seeks Artistry, Harry Flinches at 'Geek' Label
A change (or two) is gonna come when Season 14 of American Idol returns next January — starting with READ MORE
Red Band Society First Look: Nurse Jackson Is Not Here for the Muffins
Red Band Society‘s steely Nurse Jackson has quite the full plate, overseeing the young residents of the show’s pediatric ward — and that leaves her zero room for perky new co-workers’ unsolicited baked goods. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Hannibal Video: The Dangerous 'Allure' of the Plastic Kill Suit
Gillian Jacobs to Star in Netflix Comedy From Judd Apatow
DWTS Season 19 Premiere Recap: Who Rocked? Who's at Risk?
Season 19 of Dancing With the Stars began (somewhat inexplicably) with images of Her Royal Majesty, the Queen of England, a woman who has never thrown her hands in the air (and waved ‘em round like she just don’t care).
But that wasn’t the only surprising incident during the two-hour premiere: designer Betsey Johnson READ MORE
DWTS Season 19: Who's Likeliest to Win? Check Out Our Odds!
The strobe light was hung, o’er the ballroom with care/ In hopes that thirteen celebs soon would be there…
Yes indeed, that’s exactly the situation at Dancing With the Stars HQ on the eve of its Season 19 premiere this Monday (8/7c on ABC). But which competitors have a real cha-cha-chance READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS/ODDS
Scoop: Suburgatory's Carly Chaikin Joins USA Network's Mr. Robot Pilot
Suburgatory fans, here’s some news that’s shinier than a crystal cup of crystals: Carly Chaikin has joined the cast of USA Network’s Mr. Robot drama pilot.
The actress will play READ MORE
Ellen Pompeo Talks Post-Grey's Plan: 'I Don't Have a Strong Desire to Act'
“I definitely don’t have a strong desire to act READ MORE