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.
Saturday Night Live Fires Brooks Wheelan After One-Season Run
Saturday Night Live is shedding a little weight during its summer hiatus.
Brooks Wheelan, who joined the cast of NBC’s long-running sketch-comedy series last fall, announced on Twitter this evening that Read More
Rising Star Recap: If a Contestant Falls on a Reality Show, and Everyone Is Doing Their Dishes...
“Blah Blah Blah,” goes one of the more memorable refrains from The Artist Formerly Known as Ke$ha. (Please take a moment of silence on behalf of the dropped dollar sign.)
On tonight’s installment of ABC’s Rising Star Read More
MasterChef Preview: Next Elimination Based on 'Real Customers, Real Food'
“With 14 cooks left, we’re pretty close to having an idea of who has what it takes,” explains MasterChef judge Joe Bastianich in the following exclusive preview video next Monday’s episode (8/7c on Fox).
And to help them firm up their opinions, the judges will turn to Read More
Report: True Detective Season 2 Eyeing Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch
Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are reportedly in serious discussions for Read More
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Andre Braugher on Latest Emmy Nod (and One He Forgot)
You can never have too much of a good thing, or so the old saying goes. But in Andre Braugher‘s case, you can have so many Primetime Emmy acting nominations (eight to be exact), that you’ll need a few moments — and perhaps a little help — to remember ‘em all. Read More
It's Official! Rosie O'Donnell Returning to The View for Season 18
Somebody give Elisabeth Hasselbeck a hug. Or a tranquilizer.
So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Solo, You Can't Get Under It
Spolier alert: I’m not going to complain about Nigel Lythgoe taketh-ing away So You Think You Can Dance‘s crucial “fight for your existence” solo round during tonight’s Top 20 performance episode (Part Deux).
Granted, I reserve the right to kvetch, moan and Read More
The Clan of the Cave Bear Pilot Ordered at Lifetime
With ABC’s failed 2007 Cavemen sitcom now just a hard-to-fathom memory, Lifetime is taking a big swing at the prehistoric era — with classier source materian than a GEICO ad — by giving a pilot order to The Clan of the Cave Bear, based on Jean M. Auel’s series of best-selling novels. Read More
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 11 Pairings Revealed!
You’re only as strong as your weakest samba roll — or so the old saying goes (kinda sorta).
Mistresses Recap: It's All the Same, Only Her Name Has Changed
Nobody came right out and said it, but this week’s installment of Mistresses implied that our favorite hot mess Karen Kim is presently operating at such a supercharged sexual frequency that her decision to engage in some sizzling hotel-room foreplay caused an earthquake across the greater Los Angeles area. Read More