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.
Glee First Look: 'Wemma' Gets a Shock, Rachel and Sam Connect
Rachel and Sam at Mc-Kin-ley, K-I-S-S-I-N-G? READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
HTGAWM Sneak Peek: Suspicion Rises Around Sam's Disappearance!
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Reality Check: Debate Erupts Over American Idol's Week 3 Auditions! Plus — Advice for Randy's Replacement
It’s not exactly Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey 2.0, but Week 3 of American Idol‘s Season 14 auditions generates a whole lotta discord on this week’s Reality Check. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Blake Shelton Hosts SNL: What Were the Best and Worst Sketches?
Blake Shelton has been the breakout comedic star of The Voice since its premiere in April 2011, and yet it’s taken ’til January 2015 for him to land a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live? READ MORE & GRADE THE EPISODE
Mistresses Star Teases 'Brilliant,' Time Jump-Free Fix for Alyssa Milano's Exit
If the Season 2 finale of Mistresses — which ended with Alyssa Milano’s Savi about to bust her ex-husband and her younger sister mid-makeout — had you anxiously covering your eyes, you may want to maintain that position when the delectable sudser returns to ABC this summer. READ MORE
Idol Recap: NOLA, N-O-L-A, NOLA
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So You Think You Can Dance Adding Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo as Judges
Empire Recap: One Coarse Meal
“Better be glad I don’t feel like no scene today — ’cause I’ll shut it down,” huffs Cookie Lyon, right after her ex-husband Lucious denies her access to a video shoot being run by his current flame Anika (code name: Bougie Ho) during this week’s Empire. READ MORE
Idol Recap: Minne(apolis) Pooper
True confession: I may be the only person in the United States who dramatically slid down a wall and let out a tortured “NOOOOOOO!!!!” after learning that American Idol will eventually cut back to one night a week midway through Season 14. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
HTGAWM First Look: Who'll Be First to Crack on the Day After 'Murder Night'?
Poor, beleaguered Annalise Keating. Even in death, her lecherous hubby Sam is still causing her all kinds of grief. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS