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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Maybe it’s time to stop saying The Voice does nothing to promote its alumni (even though none of ’em have achieved Carrie Underwood- or Kelly Clarkson- or even Chris Daughtry-level success).
Sure, Tuesday’s Top 6 results featured a random (and interminable) interview with the cast of the Entourage movie READ MORE
Idol's Tyanna Jones Talks 'Tightrope,' 'Stay,' and Audition-Round Struggles
Tyanna Jones isn’t one of those young American Idol contestants who never watch their performances — and wind up believing everything they did on the show was perfect. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
The Voice Recap: Pumped-Up Six
We all know who’s going to win Season 8 of The Voice — even though his coach semi-sabotaged him tonight with an unspeakable army of Ariana Grande clones. READ MORE
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I’m not going to lie to you: I’m a lot more excited than I ought to be about the prospect of The Good Wife‘s seventh season focusing on Alicia Florrick tackling daily home-renovation projects as a bridge to her 5pm one-woman happy hour. READ MORE
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Preview: Does Diaz Hold the Key to the Jake-Amy 'Ship?
Ruining a woman’s night isn’t the most traditional way to her heart, but Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Det. Diaz knows what’s up when it comes to romance. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Reality Check: Did Clark Beckham Give Away His American Idol Crown? Plus: Is The Voice Final 3 Set in Stone?
American Idol‘s Chosen One (TM) getting run over by the American Idol Sabotage Bus (TM pending)?! READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Samantha Bee's Daily Show Exit — One Big Hug (and a Hilarious Highlight Reel)
“When you put it that way, it does sound rather arrogant and myopic, narrow-minded and bigoted.” “Good! Then I’ve done my job!”
That exchange between The Daily Show‘s Samantha Bee and READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Mom Season Finale Post Mortem: EP Chuck Lorre on Christy's 'Enormous Growth,' Roscoe's Surprising Move
A surprising exit shook up Mom‘s Season 2 finale, as little Roscoe demanded to READ MORE
American Idol Top 4 Performance Recap: Fifty Shades of Gravy
Quick! You have one song to sum up the very soul of who you are as a human being! To quote Dennis Hopper in Speed: “What do you do? What do you do?”
If you’re a member of American Idol‘s Season 14 Top 4 (or is it 5?), you stake everything you are on… READ MORE