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.
How to Get Away With Murder Season 1 Finale Recap: Over Her Dead Body
“We’re not monsters! We don’t tie people up and hold them captive against their will!”
Ohhhhhhh, oooooookay Annalise Keating — that’s how you want to play it in the How to Get Away With Murder Season 1 finale? READ MORE & GRADE IT
American Idol Recap: Chick Magnetism
Like a flatline that finally goes “bloop,” American Idol‘s Top 12 Girls telecast sprang to life just when I was about to give up, start folding laundry and write an intro to this recap along the lines of “Season 14 officially belongs to the dudes.” READ MORE
American Idol Scoop: Aretha Franklin Set to Mentor Season 14 Top 16
Mom's Allison Janney on Bonnie's 'Life and Death' Stakes After Alvin's Demise
For two seasons now, Allison Janney has found big, unexpected laughs in Bonnie Plunket’s struggle for sobriety on CBS’ Mom.
This week, however, her character discovers a new type of intoxication: READ MORE
HTGAWM Finale Preview: Can Annalise Save Nate, Her Students and Herself?
What to cliffhanger and what not to cliffhanger? That was the question facing How to Get Away With Murder showrunner Pete Nowalk as he approached the Season 1 finale of his twisty, twisted mystery (airing tonight at 9/8c on ABC). READ MORE
Empire Recap: Break a Legacy
My fellow Americans, we received some devastating news this week, courtesy of Fox’s Empire: We are all just Boo-Boo Kitties, chasing our tails and kidding ourselves that we’ll ever keep it as real — or as tight — as Cookie Lyon. READ MORE
Idol Top 12 Guys Recap: All They Wanna Do Is Zooma Zoom Zoom Zoom
No disrespect to the incomparable Ryan Seacrest, but perhaps for one week only, American Idol should’ve replaced him with an auctioneer? READ MORE
American Idol EP Talks Season 14: Powerhouse Mentoring, New Song Mix and Battle-Tested Contestants
American Idol executive producer Trish Kinane was on hand for the taping of Season 14’s Top 24 performances in Detroit (airing tonight and Thursday, 8/7c on Fox) — and she’s sounding sunnier than an uptempo Jackson 5 jam. READ MORE
The Good Wife EPs Preview Kalinda's Chance of Dying, Talk Possible Reunion With Alicia and More
The Good Wife showrunners Robert and Michelle King will be the first to admit Season 6 has been “narratively chaotic” — but it’s all been by design. READ MORE
The Voice Recap: Handle With Chair
This just in: We’ve made it through the first four hours of The Voice‘s eighth season without a single, unwelcome contestant montage! To quote Jay-Z and the MIA (but forever fabulous) Amil, “Can I get a what-what?” READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES