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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Watching this week’s installment of The Good Wife, I couldn’t help but think of a line made famous by Chris Isaak (almost 25 years ago!) in his smash hit “Wicked Game” (you know, the one with the black-and-white video where he and supermodel Helena Christensen played extra-sexy Twister): READ MORE
American Idol Top 11 Recap: Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Balloons! Cookie from Empire! Uptempo ditties! You can’t say American Idol didn’t bring out all the right ingredients for its “Get the Party Started”-themed Top 11 performance episode. READ MORE
American Idol's Top 10 Theme Will Be...
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American Idol: Top 11's 'Party Song' Spoilers Revealed!
First, the bad news: The remaining contestants of American Idol Season 14 have missed their chance to bring MC Lyte’s “Cold Rock a Party” back into the public consciousness.
The good news? TVLine’s got your exclusive first look at READ MORE
Empire Recap: Super Gun Night
The phrase “No. 1 with a bullet” takes on a whole new connotation during this week’s Empire — thanks in part to a shifty dude named Reg, the Artist Formerly Known as Olivia from The Cosby Show and a confession that really could use an epilogue featuring Maury Povich and a DNA test kit. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Idol Recap: And Then There Were 12...
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The Voice Recap: Head-to-Head Games
Questions that raced through my mind during Tuesday’s installment of The Voice:
Is Pharrell the most altruistic celebrity in the history of reality-singing competitions? Why is Blake Shelton utterly charming — even when he’s READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
The Good Wife Mystery Solved! Where Is Jess Weixler's Robyn?
Is R. Kelly’s most ridiculous hit destined to play on an upcoming installment of The Good Wife?
Because from the way showrunner Robert King tells it, Florrick-Agos-Lockhart’s plucky (and currently MIA) investigator Robyn Burdine is READ MORE