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 Bachelorette: 8 New Twists (Comedians! Shondaland! Wild Bears?) That Would Actually Shock Us
Chris Harrison’s announcement on Monday that The Bachelorette‘s 11th season would kick off with its 25 male contestants choosing between Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson as their pursuer was perhaps less “shocking” — and in fact, more depressing — than the chipper host had anticipated. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
The Bachelorette Shocker: 25 Men Will Choose Between Two Ladies
Feminism suffered another sucker-punch at the hands of ABC’s reality-dating franchise on Monday night when Chris Harrison announced the upcoming season of The Bachelorette will begin with a runoff election between Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson. READ MORE & TAKE POLL
The Voice Recap: Steal Crazy After All These Years
Like an overstuffed deli sandwich that leaves your jaw and your stomach simultaneously dialing 1-800-Too-Much, The Voice jammed the end of its Season 8 Blind Auditions and the start of its Battle Rounds into a single two-hour telecast tonight. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES
Reality Check: Is There Room for Three Black Guys in Idol's Top 12? And Why Are the Judges Harder on Women?
If American Idol‘s Top 16 Week were a restaurant, it might’ve been worthy of a Michelin star — had it not been for the “Wait! What?” elimination of Savion Wright. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Boom! Goes the Title of Don Johnson's New ABC Drama Pilot
Don Johnson just struck gold — black gold, to be specific.
The Miami Vice and Nash Bridges vet has landed READ MORE
Good Wife Recap: Where There's a Will
It doesn’t require a “spoiler alert” warning to say that almost nothing happens on this week’s installment of The Good Wife.
And yet, if the seeds randomly scattered over the course of the hour take root, it could be the start of everything that’s to come in the complicated, mixed-up, ethically READ MORE & GRADE THE EPISODE
Quotes of the Week From Big Bang, The Americans, Once Upon a Time and More
Daylight savings is upon us — which means you can now read TVLine’s Quotes of the Week in the daylight! READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Chris Hemsworth Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches
After last week’s better-than-usual Dakota Johnson-led episode, the question loomed: Could Chris Hemsworth bring the hammer down at Saturday Night Live and make it back-to-back wins for NBC’s sketch-comedy show? READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Emmys 2015: Are Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis About to Make History?
Remember the historic whiteout that hit Hollywood on Jan. 15, 2015?
We’re not talking about the weather, of course, but rather this year’s Oscar nominations — in which not a single person of color snagged one of the 20 major acting nominations. READ MORE
American Idol Top 8 Ladies Recap: Shock and 'Awww!'
I could tell you that American Idol giveth and American Idol taketh away, but then I’d have to immediately link to a GIF of Kathy Bates in American Horror Story: Coven screaming “Liiiiiiiiiiiiies.” (Go ‘head, click it — you can thank me down in the comments.) READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES