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.
The Good Wife EPs Preview Kalinda's Chance of Dying, Talk Possible Reunion With Alicia and More
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The Voice Recap: Handle With Chair
This just in: We’ve made it through the first four hours of The Voice‘s eighth season without a single, unwelcome contestant montage! To quote Jay-Z and the MIA (but forever fabulous) Amil, “Can I get a what-what?” READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
Chris Hemsworth to Host SNL
The hammer is about to drop in Studio 8H.
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Jason Jones Exiting Daily Show to Star In TBS Comedy With Natalie Zea
It won’t be a Daily experience, but husband-and-wife comics Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have scored a 10-episode order from TBS for their untitled family comedy.
Yet while The Daily Show favorites are executive-producing the series (and wrote its pilot episode), only one of ‘em will star in it. READ MORE
Pee-wee's Big Holiday Coming to Netflix — With Judd Apatow Producing
Here’s a little news to make your inner child go “Weeeeee.”
Netflix announced Tuesday that it’s teaming up with Paul Reubens and producer Judd Apatow for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday — READ MORE
The Voice Season 8 Premiere Recap: Hand That Rocks the Creedence
The Voice‘s Season 8 premiere featured every type of contestant that typically activates my “No bueno!” response: the wide-eyed teenage boy in a hipster hat (whose parents were barely zygotes in the heyday of CCR, the kid’s alleged fave band); the music-industry vet with READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
The Voice Sneak Peek: Will a Pharrell-Xtina Alliance Shake Up Season 8?
It’s probably safe to say that the longstanding bromance between Blake and Adam on The Voice will never die. But could it be usurped by something new and shiny? READ MORE
Reality Check: Are We Witnessing American Idol's Deepest Bench Ever?
Oscars 2015: Best and Worst Moments
It was a very good night for TV actors at the 2015 Academy Awards — with Patricia Arquette (Medium, CSI: Cyber), J.K. Simmons (Oz, The Closer, Law & Order) and even READ MORE
Oscars Red Carpet 2015: Lara Spencer Irks! Lupita Nyong'o Wows! And Terrence Howard Dresses Down Idol?
It’s the biggest night of the year in cinema, so why not subject the industry’s MVPs to the harsh and superficial judgment of Kim-Kardashian’s-sister-who-used-to-co-host-The-X-Factor? READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS