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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True love is over. O-V-E-R, over!
That’s what I yelled at my television last night after learning ABC was pre-empting the Season 1 finale of Bachelor in Paradise in favor of a football game. Way to disrespect the sanctity of READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
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Society, you in danger, girl!
That’s the take-home message of Fox’s new year-long, prize-free, reality experiment Utopia, in which 14 disparate strangers have been given five acres and some cows (plus jugs of booze, naturally) and asked to READ MORE & GRADE THE PREMIERE
Joan Rivers: 15 Memorable (and Hilarious) Career Moments
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Mark your calendars, The Walking Dead fans: Hunting season begins October 12.
That’s the underlying message of the Season 5 key art AMC just released for its zombie-tastic smash, and we’ve got your first look. READ MORE & VIEW KEY ART
Mistresses Season 2 Finale Recap: Bride Goeth Before a Fall
Warning: If you have yet to watch the Mistresses Season 2 finale, please skip this recap and head to another TVLine story. Everyone else, dive right in — the water is perfect!
Her long white gown flutters in the Pacific Ocean breeze. She runs to READ MORE