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 Books Cicely Tyson for Mystery Role
Earlier this year, she took The Trip to Bountiful. In early 2015, Cicely Tyson will pay a visit to Murder-ville. READ MORE
Martin Freeman Hosts SNL: What Were the Best and Worst Sketches?
There were lovely gifts and lumps of coal under the tree as Martin Freeman (Fargo, Sherlock, The Hobbit) took the reins of this week’s Saturday Night Live. READ MORE
Gracepoint Finale Recap: 'Every Single Bit of It Stays Between Us'
There was never going to be a happy ending to Gracepoint, Fox’s remake of British crime drama Broadchurch. READ MORE & GRADE THE FINALE
Gracepoint Finale: Who Killed Danny? Check Out the Suspects — And Odds!
Fox’s Gracepoint concludes tonight (9/8c) — with the inevitably awful truth about who killed 12-year-old Danny Solano. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Gracepoint Finale Preview: Carver Actually Says Something Nice!
Is Det. Emmett Carver taking himself out of the running for Worst Boss of 2014?
In the following sneak peek from Thursday’s Gracepoint finale READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Fargo Season 2 Scoop: Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons Snag Lead Roles
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons headed to Fargo? You betcha!
The Spider-Man actress and Friday Night Lights star READ MORE
The Voice Recap: Did the Right 3 Artists Make the Season 7 Finals? Plus — Who Deserves the Wild Card?
You can’t accuse NBC of underestimating the power of cross-promotional synergy.
With The Voice rocking the 18-49 demo and its venerable Today struggling to get out of No. 2 in the morning-show ratings, the Peacock net made a bold move with READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR WILD CARD PICK
Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson Land Lead Roles in American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson
“Show me the
That could (but probably won’t) be the tagline for FX’s American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson, now that Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and Emmy-nominated Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) have landed the lead roles of READ MORE
Rizzoli & Isles Renewed for Season 6
TNT’s Summer 2015 forecast calls for crime sprees with a high chance of arrests.
The cable network announced today that it has renewed its hit drama Rizzoli & Isles for READ MORE
The Voice Top 5 Performance Recap: The Fast-Forward and the Furious
Are your Facebook friends stressing you out with ominous updates like, “Holiday shopping is DONE” or “Look at my completely completed Christmas decorations”? And meanwhile, your life’s poetry is “The stockings were buried/ In the closet sans care/ Now you can’t find them/ So the mantle stays bare.” READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES