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.
Emmys 2014: 'Meaningful' Tribute to Robin Williams in the Works
Have an extra Kleenex on hand for the 2014 Emmy Awards.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is planning to pay tribute to comedy legend Robin Williams during its Aug. 25 telecast (8/7c on NBC) in the wake of the actor’s shocking death on Monday. READ MORE
Emmys 2014: What Should Win Best Miniseries? Take Our Poll!
Brace yourselves for Emmys 2014: Return of the Miniseries!
Indeed, after putting the “Oustanding Miniseries” category on ice from 2011-2013 — in favor of a broader “Outstanding Miniseries or Movie” division — the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has decided READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL
Mistresses Recap: If You Like It Then You Shouldn't Put a Wiretap On It
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who’s the craziest Mistresses character of all?
Could it be Karen Kim, as she orders Pad Thai
During bathrobe-clad sleepovers with patients who cry? READ MORE
Robin Williams Dead at 63 in Suspected Suicide
Emmy- and Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday at age 63, the result of a suspected suicide. Read More
Emmy Poll 2014: What Should Win Best Reality-Competition Series?
In nine of the 11 years that there’s been an Emmy award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Series, the statuette has gone to The Amazing Race.
And yet, as daunting as that statistic may sound, it’s worth noting that Read More
Rising Star Recap: I Know It's Not Much… Is This the Best They Can Do?
It won’t be easy, but for the first three paragraphs of tonight’s Rising Star quarterfinal-round recap, I’m going to be unabashedly positive, determined to grab the reins and hold back any/all negative commentary. I won’t even take the easy road with deliberately neutral reporting like, “I saw Kesha’s side-boob” or “host Josh Groban wore Read More
Emmy Poll 2014: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy?
Modern Family‘s win streak in the Emmy race for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series came to an end last year — a development that lends a little unpredictability to the 2014 proceedings. Read More
Emmy Poll 2014: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy?
It’s easy to complain that the Emmys give us the same old set of nominees year in and year out, but that would be ignoring what’s happening in the 2014 race for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Read More
Emmys 2014: Who Should Win Lead Actor in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!
Showtime subscribers will certainly be intrigued by the 2014 Emmy race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Read More
Emmys 2014: Who Should Win Lead Actress in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!
The last three women to take home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series will duke it out again in 2014, alongside a pair of perpetual bridesmaids and an intriguing newcomer to the race. Read More