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 Voice Recap: Ish Just Got 'Steal'!
“Push your belly out — like as if you’re gonna go take a poop.”
That may be the most alarming piece of advice dispensed by a guest mentor in seven seasons of The Voice Battle Rounds, but I’ll be darned if Alicia Keys’ prescription for READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVE
The Voice: Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Set for Season 8 Coaching Panel
The Voice is going back to basics — and yep, Christina Aguilera junkies, that’s a reference to her epic 2006 double album. READ MORE
black-ish Sneak Peek: Are the Johnsons Ready for Daddy Dre-Care?
Division of household labor in a relationship can be a tricky task — especially when one half of the couple may have developed a slight video-game addiction.
In the following exclusive sneak peek from Wednesday’s installment of black-ish READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
The Voice Recap: Duel Realities
Like those old episodes of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom where the straggler impala gets picked off by the hungry lioness, The Voice‘s Battle Rounds are compelling (though not necessarily comforting) viewing.
Only the strongest voices — or at least those attached to the youngest, doe-eyed-iest, most READ MORE
The Good Wife Recap: Red, Red Wine... Stay Close to Me
To quote Keanu Reeves in The Matrix, “Whoa.”
Alicia wades into the forehead-deep mire of political opposition research on this week’s installment of The Good Wife, but instead of drowning in possible scandal — photos of herself and late lover Will READ MORE
The Good Wife Extended Sneak Peek: Alicia Vs. Elsbeth!
Penguins and roaches and Elsbeth, oh my!
Next week’s installment of The Good Wife (10/9c on CBS) will test even the most READ MORE
Bill Hader Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches
This week’s installment of Saturday Night Live with host Bill Hader had the potential to go one of two ways.
On the optimistic side of the equation, READ MORE & GRADE IT
How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Selfie-Defense Training
ABC might not be able to make Selfie happen — the Tuesday-night rom-com is pretty cute, though, despite its title — but this week’s How to Get Away With Murder showed us that the Kardashians’ favorite form of photography isn’t without some value.
Yep, the flash-fowards to our “Circle of Four” READ MORE
Gracepoint Recap: Pop Is the Weasel?
“Anybody’s capable of murder — given the right circumstances.”
I’m not entirely sure that’s true, but David Tennant’s grizzled Gracepoint Det. Emmett Carver sure makes it sound convincing. And given that it’s not his READ MORE
SNL's Jan Hooks Dead at 57
Saturday Night Live vet Jan Hooks died Thursday morning in New York City following a serious illness, READ MORE