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.
So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Grieving Las Vegas
I would never call So You Think You Can Dance executive producer/head judge Nigel Lythgoe an old dog, but I nevertheless applaud him for cooking up some new and totally unexpected tricks during Night 1 of the Season 12 callbacks. READ MORE
Food Network Star: Best Season Ever? Plus — Who's Your Early Pick to Win?
Last summer’s edition of Food Network Star was something of a collapsed soufflé — after a lot of time and effort, the end result (a win by the relentlessly inauthentic “Cowboy Lenny” in an otherwise dubious field of cooks) had me wondering if it was time to retire the recipe altogether. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL
Jimmy Fallon Hand Injury Puts Kibosh on Tonight Show Taping
You’ll probably hear some emergency-room jokes in the coming weeks on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but a hand injury suffered by the NBC host this morning in New York City is currently no laughing matter. READ MORE
Mistresses Recap: Oh, Brother-in-Law, Where Art Thou (Tongue)?
Where you see scenarios that might result in malpractice and/or harassment lawsuits, the good ladies of Mistresses see only opportunities.
So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Empire State of 'Why?'
We’re pretty early into So You Think You Can Dance‘s 12th season, and yet I’m thinking we’re already overdue for a Change.org petition banning neophyte judge Jason Derulo from uttering any variation of his utterly meaningless go-to critique: READ MORE
Smash's Marilyn Monroe Musical Bombshell Headed for Stage Run
Let’s not turn this into a referendum on whether Megan Hilty or Katharine McPhee makes the better Marilyn Monroe, OK?
Oh, who are we kidding? That’s half the fun of the news that Universal Stage Productions has begun development on READ MORE
Hannibal's Gillian Anderson Talks Bedelia's Motivation: 'She's Teasing the Devil — and She Gets Off on It'
Worst. Dinner. Ever.
Mistresses Season 3 Premiere Recap: A Running Bride Sinks All 'Ships
If this Mistresses recap were a game of Family Feud, and I took on the role of Steve Harvey, the gameplay might go a little something like this: “Name the five most unexpected combinations from the Season 3 premiere.” READ MORE & GRADE THE EPISODE
Mistresses Season 3: EPs Tease Fresh Abs, 'Polarizing' Newcomer and 'Most Dangerous' Arc Ever
The women of Mistresses might spend more time in church pews than they do between the sheets during the ABC sudser’s two-hour Season 3 premiere (tonight, 9/8c on ABC), but fret not: Nobody’s shopping for purity rings anytime soon. READ MORE