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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The giddy makeover scene is a staple of any good romantic comedy. But add Mistresses‘ Karen Kim (currently working on her Masters degree in “Gurrrrl, Please!”), some medical-grade marijuana and a married couple that puts the “eek!” in freaky and you’ll find yourself clutching a pillow like that doll from The Conjuring just rang your doorbell. READ MORE
Fatal Attraction Event Series: 20 Actors Who'd Bring the Heat (and the Crazy) to Fox's Thriller Remake
We’re not sure if an innocent bunny will meet a wet, hot, unfortunate fate during Fox’s event-series remake of the 1987 big-screen thriller Fatal Attraction, but this much is certain: READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Sesame Street Vet 'Maria' to Exit
She can tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street — but long-running character Maria, played by Sonia Manzano, won’t be traveling there herself next season. READ MORE
Dukes of Hazzard Dropped by TV Land: Bad Rap for the Good Ol' Boys?
How much to get the The General Lee a new paint job?
That question might be on the mind of Dukes of Hazzard fans after TV Land yanked twice-daily reruns READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL
Zoo Premiere Recap: Purr-fect Summer Treat or Total Cat-tastrophe?
In the rundown of “Wait! What?!” questions raised by the premiere episode of CBS’ new summer thriller, Zoo, “Why are lions waging an organized war against humans?” barely cracks the Top 5. READ MORE & GRADE THE PREMIERE
So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Grieving Las Vegas
I would never call So You Think You Can Dance executive producer/head judge Nigel Lythgoe an old dog, but I nevertheless applaud him for cooking up some new and totally unexpected tricks during Night 1 of the Season 12 callbacks. READ MORE
Food Network Star: Best Season Ever? Plus — Who's Your Early Pick to Win?
Last summer’s edition of Food Network Star was something of a collapsed soufflé — after a lot of time and effort, the end result (a win by the relentlessly inauthentic “Cowboy Lenny” in an otherwise dubious field of cooks) had me wondering if it was time to retire the recipe altogether. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL
Jimmy Fallon Hand Injury Puts Kibosh on Tonight Show Taping
You’ll probably hear some emergency-room jokes in the coming weeks on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but a hand injury suffered by the NBC host this morning in New York City is currently no laughing matter. READ MORE
Mistresses Recap: Oh, Brother-in-Law, Where Art Thou (Tongue)?
Where you see scenarios that might result in malpractice and/or harassment lawsuits, the good ladies of Mistresses see only opportunities.