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.
Red Band Society Recap: Mommies Dearest
Paging Ellen and Portia. Please come to the Ocean Park Hospital children’s unit — STAT. Red Band Society, Fox’s delightful (but somewhat ratings-challenged) freshman drama needs you.
OK, OK, maybe Red Band Society doesn’t truly require America’s most famous lesbian couple READ MORE
'Vintage' SNL Series Kicks Off Saturday With Richard Pryor's 1975 Hosting Gig
Red Band Society's Charlie Rowe Talks Leo's Hospital Escape, Absent Parents
Red Band Society takes a vacation from Ocean Park Hospital — with a misbegotten trip to a frat-house kegger — when the charming freshman drama airs its second episode tonight (9/8c, Fox).
“Leo steps over the line. He goes way past the line, in fact, in terms of READ MORE
The Voice Blind Auditions Recap: Phar-really Got a Hold on Me [Updated]
This just in: It might be time for Blake Shelton and Adam Levine to sit out a cycle of The Voice.
Seven seasons in, the show has unearthed a coach so sincere, so charming, so deeply and beautifully connected to the music, that it’s hard to imagine any sane contestant from any genre not gravitating READ MORE
The Voice Season 7 Premiere Recap: Do You Si What They Si? [Updated]
I’m too lazy to Google it, but I’m pretty sure Jim Carrey had movie maybe 10 years ago where his character said “yes” to everything, all the time, immediately.
Somehow, that same madcap spirit seems to have infiltrated Season 7 of The Voice — where READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS
The Good Wife Season 6 Premiere Recap: You've Got... Jail?
The Good Wife is “Hitting the Fan” all over again.
And by that, I mean that our core characters’ dubiously planted seeds are yielding poisonous fruit and that the Season 6 premiere is READ MORE
The Voice Season 7 Coaches Hit the Road in New 'Topless' Promo Image
That sound you hear is The Voice revving up its engine for its Season 7 premiere (this Monday, 8/7c on NBC) — but it’s also an appropriate caption for the following exclusive promo shot of READ MORE & VIEW PHOTO
Mark Burnett, Former Idol Guru Team for 500 Questions Game Show at ABC
Mike Darnell is about to pop the question at ABC — 500 of ‘em, to be exact. READ MORE
Red Band Society Premiere Recap: Are These Kids All Right?
It takes a gutsy TV pilot to build to a closing scene of an adorable teenage boy getting his leg amputated — and then to sell it as a moment that’s as soaring as it is heartbreaking.
Idol Judges on Season 14: J.Lo Wants Less Cruelty, Adam Lambert Seeks Artistry, Harry Flinches at 'Geek' Label
A change (or two) is gonna come when Season 14 of American Idol returns next January — starting with READ MORE