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.
Empire First Look: Vivica A. Fox Makes Her Debut as Cookie's Sister
Meet a lady who definitely won’t be getting Cookie’s damn shoe.
Vivica A. Fox will enter the Lyons’ den on the Nov. 18 episode of Empire (9/8c) playing Cookie’s sister Candace — and TVLine has your exclusive first-look photos. READ MORE
Good Wife Recap: Fresh Off the Goat
Even during its most serious episodes, The Good Wife has delivered moments as funny (if not funnier) than the majority of network comedies. Yet while that’s a major selling point for CBS’ most deliciously twisty drama (I’d present Season 6’s “Oppo Research” as Exhibit A), I’m a little worried creators Robert and Michelle King READ MORE
Donald Trump Hosts SNL: Ratings Aside, Was It Worth It? (Um, Nope)
“The following is a paid advertisement for Donald Trump for President.”
Donald Trump's Saturday Night Live Opening Monologue: Grade It!
Let’s not make this post a referendum on whether or not NBC made the right decision in allowing Donald Trump to host Saturday Night Live — mainly because I’ve got another article planned for later tonight on that exact subject.
For now, let’s put aside READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
HTGAWM EP Talks Annalise-Wes Mystery — Plus: Will Oliver Die?
“He’s not just some student. It’s him.”
Annalise’s confession about her protective relationship with student Wes was the blazingest (and most engmatic) in a series of big burning questions raised during Thursday’s episode of How to Get Away With Murder. READ MORE
Master of None Review: Aziz Ansari Goes Deep With Winning Take on Sex and the Single Guy
Much like his character Dev, a commercial actor muddling his way through New York City’s dating scene, Aziz Ansari’s new comedy Master of None (streaming now on Netflix) can be unabashedly meandering — but that’s in no way intended as a criticism. READ MORE
Is Undateable the Best Time Ever? Is Jason a Good Distraction? The Week's Fiercest Girlfight? 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 The Good Wife, Supergirl, Blindspot and The Vampire Diaries! READ MORE
How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Does That Make Him Crazy? Possibly.
Amid Emily Sinclair’s blood splatter, Oliver’s spilled milk (not a euphemism), Bonnie’s declaration of hatred and Asher’s rap video, no doubt your head is spinning like Linda Blair in The Exorcist (albeit with immeasurably more style, sophistication and glamour) thanks to this week’s installment of How to Get Away With Murder. READ MORE
Mom Season 3 Premiere Recap: The Mother of All Excuses
“On the bright side, she’s dying!”
If you’re worried that CBS‘ Mom might dial back on the gallows humor in Season 3, Christy’s chipper take on the READ MORE
Empire Casts Arrow/Graceland Vet to Recur as 'Seductive' Reporter
Hey, Lyons! You ready for your closeup?