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.
Lucifer Review: The Devil Is Hot — His Cases, Not So Much
“I didn’t leave Hell just to step into another one,” huffs Fox’s newest crime solver Lucifer, complaining about being called in to investigate the murder of a security guard who’s neither interesting nor handsome. READ MORE
Reality Check: Did American Idol Flub Its Final Audition Ever? Plus: Heated Debate Over Week 3 Standouts!
The Magicians Review: Syfy's Answer to Harry Potter Has Its Own Nifty Tricks
If Syfy’s The Magicians goes “poof!” and disappears after its first season, it won’t be for lack of ambition. READ MORE
Ronda Rousey Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches
Wait, remind me again, who hosted Saturday Night Live this week?
No, I’m not trying to say that Ronda Rousey READ MORE
Dead of Summer: Freeform Horror Series Casts Ugly Betty Vet, Others
It’s going to be a killer summer — perhaps quite literally — for a trio of young actors, including Ugly Betty vet Mark Indelicato. READ MORE
Should Arrow's Felicity Be Angry? How Did Hawkman Forget? Can Emmys Get Young? Nancy Drew Too Old? 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, New Girl, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow! READ MORE
Julianna Margulies Hints at Good Wife Exit: 'I'm Unemployed Come April'
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CBS execs may be pondering that question now that star Julianna Marguilies has publicly declared READ MORE
American Idol Final Auditions Recap: Once More, With Feeling
As Porky Pig so famously put it, “Th-th-th-th-th-that’s all folks!”
Baskets Review: Zach Galifianakis' Clown Comedy Is a Funny Little Thing
There’s a scene in the pilot episode of Baskets that could serve as a litmus test of sorts to determine whether you’ll find FX’s new Zach Galifianakis vehicle hilarious, horrific or a little of both. READ MORE
HTGAWM Promo: 'Next-Level Crazy' Includes Babies, Guns and Roofies!
ABC’s promo department has made it abundantly clear that popcorn and red wine are on the approved snack list for its #TGIT/Shondaland lineup. But the new promo for the second half of How to Get Away With Murder‘s second season tells us what not to eat READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO