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 Farewell Season Recap: In Sickness and in Hell Week
Hi, my name is Michael, and I’m an American Idol conspiracy theorist.
I live to detect (and overanalyze) every subtle dig from J.Lo, Harry and Keith, every unflattering READ MORE
Why The Good Wife Needs to End This Season (Listen Up, CBS)
Chances are, you won’t hear a Kenny Rogers classic playing in the background of The Good Wife anytime soon (eclectic as the show’s soundtrack can sometimes be). And yet as CBS ponders the fate of its acclaimed Sunday-night drama in the wake of READ MORE
HTGAWM Boss Previews a 'Really Broken' (But Still 'Badass') Post-Shooting Annalise
It’ll come as no surprise that Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating survives the bullet that ripped through her abdomen in How to Get Away With Murder‘s fall finale — she is the ABC drama’s protagonist, after all. But when the series returns Feb. 11 (10/9c on ABC) she’ll be sporting more than READ MORE
American Idol: Here's Our Top 20 Heading Into Hollywood Week!
American Idol heads to Hollywood Week — for the very last time — on Wednesday (8/7c on Fox).
But don’t go getting all weepy about the wrecking ball heading toward The Only House That Owns a Copy of From Justin to Kelly — save your tears for READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Billions Renewed for Season 2
Fuller House Behind-the-Scenes Video: Dancing! Hugging! Catchphrase-ing!
“Ladies and gentlemen, 30 years in the making, Fuller House!”
If those words fill your heart with excited tingling, READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Lucifer Review: The Devil Is Hot — His Cases, Not So Much
“I didn’t leave Hell just to step into another one,” huffs Fox’s newest crime solver Lucifer, complaining about being called in to investigate the murder of a security guard who’s neither interesting nor handsome. READ MORE
Reality Check: Did American Idol Flub Its Final Audition Ever? Plus: Heated Debate Over Week 3 Standouts!
The Magicians Review: Syfy's Answer to Harry Potter Has Its Own Nifty Tricks
If Syfy’s The Magicians goes “poof!” and disappears after its first season, it won’t be for lack of ambition. READ MORE
Ronda Rousey Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches
Wait, remind me again, who hosted Saturday Night Live this week?
No, I’m not trying to say that Ronda Rousey READ MORE