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 Battle Rounds Recap: Smells Like Team Spirit
Like an undecided voter in the presidential race — how much more do you really need to see, people? — I’ve always experienced maximum ambivalence when it comes to aligning with a particular coach’s team on The Voice. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
Insecure Premiere: Feeling Confident About Issa Rae's HBO Comedy?
In the wake of this weekend’s relentless coverage of Donald Trump’s tape scandal, chances are you’ve had more than your fill of the word READ MORE & GRADE IT
Was Flashpoint Trip Too Short? Stealth Five-0 Spinoff? Arizona's New Grey's Love Revealed? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Saturday Night Live, Westworld, Scorpion and The Flash! READ MORE
HTGAWM's Five Wildest Moments — Plus: Karla Souza Talks Laurel's Dangerous Duplicity
Empire Recap: Don't Desk, Don't Tell
Um, excuse me? Has anyone seen an updated copy of the Empire Entertainment HR Manual? READ MORE
HTGAWM Sneak Peek: Annalise Isn't the Only One Keeping Tabs on Laurel
The Voice Recap: Chair-y Pickers
The chair turns are over
The chair turns are done
Joan Jett is a’comin’
Ms. Cyrus, have fun! READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
HTGAWM 'Survivor' on Heartbreaking Face-off, Annalise's Big Risk
Annalise Keating made quite the unexpected pass at the end of Thursday’s How to Get Away With Murder. No, no, no… I don’t mean to imply she asked puppydog Wes to handle dictation duties — not that there’d be anything wrong with that. (OK, actually, READ MORE
The Voice Recap: Wide Open Races
We’re four episodes in to The Voice‘s eleventh season, and there’s still no obvious favorite being prematurely foisted on us by producers like an unwelcome Christmas display popping up at the mall in late September. (Oh, Macy’s, I really didn’t need to explain to my kids today that READ MORE
The Voice Recap: Debate Expectations
The battle is on: Cocky dude who makes questionable hair choices* versus polarizing woman who’s leading her party in the U.S.A.