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.
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It was the best of mentors, it was the worst of injustices for The Voice‘s final set of Season 7 Knockout Rounds. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES
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As TV viewers, there’s a certain success threshold we expect from our network drama protagonists. They can lose the occasional case, suffer the intermittent personal setback, but they’re supposed to follow the Chumbawamba-approved adage: READ MORE
Chris Rock Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches
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One minute, somebody’s leaving your high-five hanging; five weeks later, that same somebody’s got all 10 fingers (and then some) collating your legal briefs (so to speak).
Welcome to the crazy, killer world of How to Get Away With Murder, where not only do husbands’ penises READ MORE
The Good Wife First Look: Alicia and Peter, K-I-S-S-I-N-G?
When last we saw The Good Wife‘s Alicia and Peter Florrick, they were engaged in a scathing, no-holds-barred argument in a service hallway of a Chicago hotel. (OK, yes, the Illinois governor eventually READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Gracepoint Sneak Peek: Jack's Secret Past Washes Ashore
The plot thickens — and leads to a deeply uncomfortable interrogation — on tonight’s installment of the murder-mystery event series Gracepoint (9/8c on Fox). READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Red Band Society Casts Hustle Alum Adrian Lester (to Woo Nurse Jackson?)
Is Red Band Society‘s Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer) about to find an outlet for her job stress?
Adrian Lester (Hustle, Girlfriends) has been cast in the recurring role of READ MORE
The Comeback: Valerie Cherish's Post-Room & Bored Credits Unveiled!
We wanna SEE that! (We wanna see THAT?)
With more than nine years having passed between The Comeback‘s Season 1 finale and its upcoming Season 2 premiere (Sunday, Nov. 9, 10/9c ON HBO), the question looms: READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
The Voice Recap: Fun and Done
“Whatever happened to FUN?” rages Kristen Johnston’s Lexi Featherston in one of the most shocking (and hilarious) scenes in the history of Sex and the City.
That exact same question popped into my head during tonight’s episode of The Voice, where READ MORE & TAKE POLL
The Voice Knockouts Recap: Larceny and the Real Girl [Updated]
The current, ubiquitous single by Taylor Swift, international music superstar and the best guest coach in The Voice‘s seven season history — gay blasphemy coming atcha in 5, 4, 3, 2… — by just a nose over Cher, champions the concept of “shaking it off.” READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES