Michael Slezak Senior Editor

Michael Slezak Senior Editor

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.

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We’ve all heard the expression “the answer was right in front of him all along” — and on this Tuesday’s Hollywood Game Night (10/9c on NBC), we’ll get to see it spring to vivid life as Heroes Reborn star Zachary Levi gets stumped during a game of “Lil Picassos.” READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Hannibal Recap: Stop Dragon Her Heart Around

Dr. Hannibal Lecter knows all about perfect pairings — a census taker’s liver and a nice chianti; Prof. Sogliato’s cranium and a freshly sharpened ice pick — and yet on this week’s installment of the NBC drama that bears his name, every pas de deux had me thinking “pas de don’t!” READ MORE