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.
American Idol: Top 7 Song Spoilers Revealed!
Are you gonna go their way, or will your TV be playing the sound of silence when American Idol‘s Season 14 Top 7 take the stage this Wednesday (8/7c on Fox) to perform not one but two “American Classics”? READ MORE
The Good Wife Recap: It's Their Party And They'll Lie If They Want To
It’s funny that this week’s installment of The Good Wife makes multiple references to Spider-Man (and its head-scratching number of reboots). Because as Alicia Florrick so cruelly learns, it can be a silly and treacherous thing to place one’s fate in a white knight upon a fiery steed. READ MORE
Taraji P. Henson Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches!
Our 25-day national nightmare is over.
Almost four weeks after the end of Empire‘s Season 1 finale, Taraji P. Henson (AKA She Who Absolutely Must Be Nominated for an Emmy in 2015) returned to the small screen to host a decidedly above-average episode of Saturday Night Live. READ MORE & GRADE IT
American Idol Recap: No Judgment
I’ve been recapping American Idol since Carrie Underwood was a humble farm girl who may or may not have been able to afford Almay — let alone be the face of its national advertising campaign. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
The Voice Live Playoffs (Night 2) Recap: Tutu Extraordinary
I know Pharrell Williams’ wonderkid Sawyer Fredericks is widely considered the odds-on choice to win Season 8 of The Voice — but as we all learned from that epic YouTube video “Lions-Vs.-Crocodiles-Vs.-Water-Buffalo,” premature predictions can be a dangerous thing. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
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The Voice Live Playoffs (Night 1) Recap: How Great They Art!
Will somebody second a motion to extend Season 8 of The Voice through the Fourth of July?
No, this is not a damning commentary about NBC’s summer programming plans (or the violent READ MORE
Reality Check: Has a Definitive Top 5 Emerged on American Idol? Plus: Do We Care Which Coach Wins The Voice?
We’re down to only eight singers on Season 14 of American Idol — and Kelly Clarkson Week helped five of ’em begin to separate from the pack.
Still, there’s plenty for my cohost Melinda Doolittle and me to disagree about READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
The Voice: Who's Hot — and Who's Not — From the Season 8 Top 20
Question: Does The Voice‘s current Top 20 represent the NBC singing competition’s strongest, deepest field of all-time ever (AKA in eight seasons)?
Answer: READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
The Good Wife Recap: Caught in a Trap
“Oh, we are all in trouble now.”
That very rare letting-down-of-the-guard from The Good Wife‘s Eli Gold refers, of course, to this week’s bombshell allegation accusing Alicia Florrick of READ MORE