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.
So You Think You Can Dance Recap: (G)Hosts With the Most
There’s a reason So You Think You Can Dance‘s Cat Deely gets an Emmy nomination every year as Outstanding Reality-Competition Host — just don’t get me ranting about her lack of an actual win in the category — and she proved it tonight by referencing Edvard Munch’s “Scream” and Calvin Klein’s ad campaigns while READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS
Empire Season 2: Men at Work Star to Recur as Obsessive Gay Photog
Hollywood Game Night Sneak Peek: Art Imitates... Yvette Nicole Brown?
We’ve all heard the expression “the answer was right in front of him all along” — and on this Tuesday’s Hollywood Game Night (10/9c on NBC), we’ll get to see it spring to vivid life as Heroes Reborn star Zachary Levi gets stumped during a game of “Lil Picassos.” READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Food Network Star Recap: No Country for Bold Ramen
Something died in the middle of this week’s Food Network Star — and not just guest judge Katie Lee’s will to live after being asked to accept the idea that a steaming bowl of soup makes the perfect warm-weather family-reunion entree. READ MORE
Hannibal Recap: Stop Dragon Her Heart Around
Dr. Hannibal Lecter knows all about perfect pairings — a census taker’s liver and a nice chianti; Prof. Sogliato’s cranium and a freshly sharpened ice pick — and yet on this week’s installment of the NBC drama that bears his name, every pas de deux had me thinking “pas de don’t!” READ MORE
Did True Detective Evoke Alias? Can GH's Luke Stay Gone? Is Hannibal Doc Dead? Risky Robot? And More TV 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 I Am Cait, True Detective, Humans and Mistresses! READ MORE
Antonio Banderas to Star in Starz Detective Drama Havana Quartet
Relaxed travel restrictions from the U.S. to Cuba are apparently extending to the small screen.
Starz is developing Havana Quartet, READ MORE
Empire Season 2 Wish List: Guest Star Caveats, Tough Cookie, Sexy Jamal
You can’t come out of the gate as hot as Empire without every Fake-Ass Lena Horne on the block fretting over a sophomore slump. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Mistresses Recap: Alibi, Felicia
I’m not well-versed in the psychological condition known as “Cluster B Personality Disorder,” but when it comes to Mistresses‘ Calista Raines, I can tell you exactly what the “B” stands for, mmmmkay? READ MORE
Empire Season 2: Pop Star Becky G Lands Guest-Starring Role
Empire fans know there is only one Becky — and she’s played by Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe, mmmmkaaayyyy?
But Fox’s ratings juggernaut is making room for a second Becky READ MORE