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.
ABC Family Changing Name to Freeform — Do You Love It or Hate It?
One of TV’s most recognizable families is undergoing a name change.
ABC Family will become READ MORE
Empire First Look: Adam Rodriguez Enters Cookie's Lair
Cookie Lyon’s heart may forever be caught up in a love-hate situation with her ex-husband Lucious — but that doesn’t mean the Empire matriarch’s eyes can’t detect extreme hotness when it walks into her office.
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The Voice Recap: Even Country Girls Break the Rules
“I think I’m literally numb from the shock of Shelby picking Adam.”
Fox Eyes Reality Dance Competition Featuring Average Joe/Jane Couples
So you think you and your significant other can dance?
Fox is developing a reality competition series featuring READ MORE
The Good Wife Recap: The Name Is Bond... Bond Court
Imagine a Cinderella story in which the elegant protagonist starts out in that castle on the hill, but eventually winds up scrubbing floors in her stepmother’s house. Would you blame her if she made a pact with the Devil to get some of her power back? READ MORE & GRADE IT
Miley Cyrus Hosts SNL (and Hillary Clinton Assists): Best/Worst Sketches?
I refuse to begin this recap of Saturday Night Live‘s Season 41 premiere by saying that host Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball. That would simply be too obvious, and also not entirely accurate, considering her opening monologue proved to be READ MORE, WATCH VIDEO & GRADE THE EPISODE
Did Bones Show Bad Grief? Is Murder Oversharing? Should Grey's Wife Be Heard? Piggy a Babe? And 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 Once Upon a Time, CSI, Masters of Sex and Bones! READ MORE
How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Girl, Look It's a Body!
With a twist or a gasp (or at least a vicious put-down) every 12-15 minutes, How to Get Away With Murder is the kind of show that inspires some pretty outlandish theories. So I hope you’ll indulge my newest and craziest hypothesis: READ MORE
Empire Recap: Get Rich or Try Dynasty
Like the wide white lapels of Cookie’s Chanel-plaid jumpsuit, it’s the “Are you kidding me?” details that make Empire so ridiculously delicious.
A hard-charging prosecutor shows up to court with a La Perla bra pushing her cleavage higher than READ MORE
The Voice Recap: Major Miner
If you’re even a semi-regular watcher of The Voice Blind Auditions, you probably know the five simple rules for ensuring a better, brighter viewing experience:
1. Don’t get attached to READ MORE