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Michael Slezak
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You won't find it on the show's IMDb page, but cocaine plays such a major role in HBO's new '70s drama Vinyl (premiering Feb. 14 at 9/8c) that its name ought to be wedged into the credits somewhere...
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We don't have a ton of background information about Lucca Quinn, Alicia Florrick's plucky law partner on The Good Wife, but I wouldn't be shocked to learn she's a graduate of Hogwarts School of Wit...
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"Back to the middle and around again," sings Crystal Waters in "100% Pure Love" — one of my favorite radio hits of the 1990s. And yowza, do those lyrics ever apply to this week's installment of The...
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Like an exceedingly polite party guest, 2015 is already tipping its fancy hat and heading for the exit — even if, from a TV-watching perspective, none of us are exactly ready to say "goodbye."
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They made us howl. They frightened us. They broke our hearts. No, we're not talking about the field of 2016 presidential candidates, but rather the TV performers whose work
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One thing was a near certainty heading into The Voice Season 9 finale:
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We may have gotten past the side-eye-inducing drama of American Idol's Group Rounds, but rest assured, executive producer Trish Kinane and her mischievous band of editors aren't going to let this F...
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The biggest challenge for any remake/reboot/reimagining is putting some distance between itself and its beloved source material. And so while Fox's Grease: Live
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Fox's Second Chance has not a care in the world. Series star Rob Kazinsky (True Blood), for example, slips carelessly between his character's American enunciation and his own British accent. Crimes...
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The following TVLine post is Rated B... for Bom-chicka-wah-wah. Indeed, 'tis the season where we count down the year's 30 sexiest TV scenes — and while many of 'em involve couples (and thrupples) (...
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On paper, tonight's Season 9 finale of The Voice is a four horse race — but the week's iTunes rankings tell a tale of two ponies pulling away from the pack, and the photo-finish cameras bracing for...
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Obsessive Idoloonie, reality TV junkie, and Senior Editor/reality recapper for TVLine.com
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Michael Slezak has exhaustively covered the past seven seasons of American Idol, recapping hundreds of episodes, conducting in-depth interviews 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 joining TVLine 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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Hey, Voice fans, it's time to put some words in our coaches' mouths, Mad Libs-style: "I don't want to sound [adjective] but [contestant name

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The confetti shower (traditionally reserved for "winner's anthem" moments on reality singing competitions) landed smack in the midst of The

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As a gay, forty-something white man and father of 4-year-old twins, I have no business judging the rap battle that took place on this week's