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.
Red Nose Day on NBC: Best and Worst Moments
It’s hard to criticize Red Nose Day as a charitable event — only an actual monster would object to raising money for needy kids in the U.S. and abroad — but that doesn’t mean NBC’s accompanying three-hour telecast is exempt from a critical eye. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Hannibal Season 3 Trailer: Dr. & Mrs. (!) Lecter 'Want to Have You for Dinner'
“Are you, in this very moment, observing or participating?” That might sound like a very reasonable question a husband would pose to his wife in the middle of couples counseling, but in the world of NBC’s Hannibal, you can bet it’s a whole heckuva lot darker. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
The Island Sneak Peek: 'My Greatest Survival Skill Is Probably Google'
Ready to kick off most hellacious month of your life on Memorial Day? Actually, that doesn’t sound like much fun.
NBC’s The Island, on the other hand, promises READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
The Voice Recap: And the Winner Is... Plus — Season 8 Finale Awards!
Idol Champ Nick Fradiani Talks AGT Past, Thwarted Rap Covers, 'Give and Take' With New Boss Borchetta
Nick Fradiani is a smart guy — and not just because he’s got a master’s degree in education.
The American Idol Season 14 winner, who’s been READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Reality Check: How Nick Snatched Clark's Idol Crown! Plus: Who's the Hidden Threat to Sawyer's Voice Reign?
Another season of American Idol — its penultimate one! — is in the books, and the guy who almost everybody wrote off as a mid-pack player turned out to be the last one standing. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
The Voice Season 8 Performance Finale Recap: Hat Man Vs. Supergirl?
The greatest superhero movie of summer went down on Monday night — in the reality-competition genre, of all places! — and there wasn’t a single exploding car, collapsing building or vortex into another dimension in sight.
Some people might refer to it as READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
The Voice: 35 Best Performances Ever
Epic! Groundbreaking! Best-Ever! No doubt, Carson Daly will use those words (or similar hyperbole) on The Voice‘s two-part Season 8 finale (tonight and Tuesday, 8/7c on NBC). READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Louis C.K. Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches
Expectations were higher than an ’80s soap actress’ hair as Louis C.K. returned to host the Season 40 finale of Saturday Night Live. READ MORE & GRADE THE EPISODE
Hannibal Season 3 Cast Shots: Look Who's Pairing Off!
Hungry for Season 3 of Hannibal? (Yes, that was a reference to the show’s museum-quality/bile-evoking “cooking” segments.)
Well, you’re in luck! READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS