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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Let us not speak of the church bake sale on this week’s Mistresses.
It’s not that we don’t care about snotty teenager Lucy and her immortal soul — Hey, now! I can hear you hissing “speak for yourself” from the comfort of your laptop — but READ MORE
The Night Of Premiere: Did HBO's Moody Murder Drama Arrest You?
Light sleepers, take heart.
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Mistresses Recap: Shock Jock and Four Smoking Hotties
Welcome to a special retro edition of Mistresses!
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UnREAL, or Unlikeable? Did Night Shift Get Too Hot? Dead of Summer's Most Bogus Era Error? And More TV Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Game of Thrones, The Last Ship, The Mindy Project and Zoo! READ MORE
Mistresses Recap: Post-Traumatic Mess Disorder
Normally, you’d hear no complaints from me about Mistresses‘ Josslyn Carver hacking a rival’s cell phone, using his rotten texts for her professional gain, then celebrating with a giant glass of vodka (followed by a beer in a plastic cup). READ MORE
Is Jon Snow Invincible? Were Dreadful Opportunities Missed? Bachelorette Similarities a Bit UnREAL? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Penny Dreadful, Veep, Pretty Little Liars and Person of Interest! READ MORE
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Break out the corkscrew, Mistresses fans!
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Video: Sen. Chris Murphy's Filibuster Ends With Powerful Sandy Hook Story
That Game of Thrones-inspired hashtag became a Twitter trending topic on Wednesday, as Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), flanked by colleagues Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), led a 15-hour filibuster READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO