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.
Rising Star Recap: I Know It's Not Much… Is This the Best They Can Do?
It won’t be easy, but for the first three paragraphs of tonight’s Rising Star quarterfinal-round recap, I’m going to be unabashedly positive, determined to grab the reins and hold back any/all negative commentary. I won’t even take the easy road with deliberately neutral reporting like, “I saw Kesha’s side-boob” or “host Josh Groban wore Read More
Emmy Poll 2014: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy?
Modern Family‘s win streak in the Emmy race for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series came to an end last year — a development that lends a little unpredictability to the 2014 proceedings. Read More
Emmy Poll 2014: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy?
It’s easy to complain that the Emmys give us the same old set of nominees year in and year out, but that would be ignoring what’s happening in the 2014 race for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Read More
Emmys 2014: Who Should Win Lead Actor in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!
Showtime subscribers will certainly be intrigued by the 2014 Emmy race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Read More
Emmys 2014: Who Should Win Lead Actress in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!
The last three women to take home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series will duke it out again in 2014, alongside a pair of perpetual bridesmaids and an intriguing newcomer to the race. Read More
Mistresses Recap: Bluffin' With Their Muffins
“I need to see what cuts I can get my hands on.”
Oh, sure, that’s just Mistresses‘ top chef Harry Davis delaying the torturous “quail or rabbit” decision for the opening night of his hot new Los Angeles eatery, but in some ways, it might as well describe Read More
Emmys 2014: What Should Win Best Comedy Series? Take Our Poll!
Quick! Name the last Emmy winner for Best Comedy Series that wasn’t Modern Family? Read More
Emmy Poll 2014: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor in a Drama?
The Emmy race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has swung back and forth like a pendulum this decade — and if the trend continues, it’ll be Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul (a winner in 2010 and 2012, but not 2011 and 2013) who’ll stroll up to the poduium in this even-numbered year. Read More
Emmys Poll 2014: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actress in a Drama?
Not-so-good news for Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn and Downton Abbey‘s Maggie Smith. Not since Huff‘s Blythe Danner strode up to the podium in 2006 has there been a repeat winner in the Emmy race for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Read More