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.
James Franco Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches
Anyone else feel like Saturday Night Live needs to work harder on its cold open/opening monologue combos? READ MORE & GRADE THE EPISODE
America's Next Top Model Cycle 21 Finale Recap: And the Winner Is...
Thank heavens Tyra Banks went to Harvard Business School. Otherwise, the groundbreaking new word “beautytainment” might not have entered the pop-culture lexicon during tonight’s America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21 finale. READ MORE
Peri Gilpin Joins NBC's Mr. Robinson, Replacing Jean Smart
Paging all hooligans and troublemakers to Peri Gilpin’s office. READ MORE
Peter Pan Live!: The 22 Best, Worst and Whoops-iest Moments
There were highs (quite literally, Allison Williams’ aerial pirouette), lows (Christopher Walken searching for a line) and head-scratchers (that Mummenschanz-esque crocodile!). But no doubt about it, NBC’s Peter Pan Live! was an artistic upgrade from last year’s dubious Sound of Music. READ MORE, VIEW PHOTOS & GRADE IT
Looking Season 2 Trailer: Sex, Drugs and Walt Whitman Quotes
The boys (and gal) are back in town… and also in more bucolic locales.
Yep, TVLine’s got your exclusive first look at the Season 2 trailer for HBO’s Looking, with READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Red Band Society Winter Finale Post Mortem: EP Talks Leo-Kara Sparks, Emma's Collapse and a Looming Death
Red Band Society showrunner Rina Mimoun wants you to know two things: A central character will die before Season 1 is over, but the medical drama itself is not quite as certain to dance with the Grim Reaper — despite Fox deciding last week to limit its freshman season to 13 episodes. READ MORE
American Idol Names Scott Borchetta (AKA the Man Who Launched Taylor Swift) as Season 14 Mentor
Looks like American Idol and Randy Jackson are (truly) never ever getting back together.
Fox’s reality-singing behemoth has named Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and the man who helped launch Taylor Swift, to replace the outgoing Jackson as Season 14 mentor. READ MORE
The Voice Top 8 Results Recap: If You Don't Know Them By Now...
The Wire Gets High-Def Remastering, HBO to Mark Release With Marathon
The Wire is getting a little tightening for the holidays, so to speak. READ MORE
The Voice Recap: Eight Expectations
Gwen Stefani might still be using adjectives as adverbs — it’s “somebody like you that sings so incredibly,” not “sings so incredible,” girlfriend! — but everything else went “kablooey” on the Top 8 performance episode of The Voice. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE