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.
The Voice Season 7 Premiere Recap: Do You Si What They Si?
I’m too lazy to Google it, but I’m pretty sure Jim Carrey had movie maybe 10 years ago where his character said “yes” to everything, all the time, immediately.
Somehow, that same madcap spirit seems to have infiltrated Season 7 of The Voice — where READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS
The Good Wife Season 6 Premiere Recap: You've Got... Jail?
The Good Wife is “Hitting the Fan” all over again.
And by that, I mean that our core characters’ dubiously planted seeds are yielding poisonous fruit and that the Season 6 premiere is READ MORE
The Voice Season 7 Coaches Hit the Road in New 'Topless' Promo Image
That sound you hear is The Voice revving up its engine for its Season 7 premiere (this Monday, 8/7c on NBC) — but it’s also an appropriate caption for the following exclusive promo shot of READ MORE & VIEW PHOTO
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
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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