Profile

Cover photo
Michael Slezak
Works at TVLine.com
Attended Boston University
Lives in Jersey City, NJ
124 followers|42,153 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nobody came right out and said it, but this week's installment of Mistresses implied that our favorite hot mess Karen Kim is presently operating at such a supercharged sexual frequency that her dec...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
Questions that popped into my head during this week's episode of Mistresses: RELATED The View: 13 Nightmare Replacement Hosts * Is Karen's wig going to remain in tact during her hasty hotel hookup?...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
With Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd announcing their departures from The View last week, ABC's daytime talker is left with a single panelist: Whoopi Goldberg. But while subsequent internet chat...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
No, no, no. NOOOO! We haven't even reached the live shows of So You Think You Can Dance's eleventh season and already I'm sobbing like the world's biggest onion is getting diced in my living room? ...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
An all-important, brand-spankin'-new fifth lead character arrived on the scene during tonight's installment of Mistresses. That she did so in a slinky black dress, with a fresh glass of chardonnay ...
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
124 people
CarolLee Kidd's profile photo
Andy Perille's profile photo
Maude Lawler's profile photo
Joe Holmgren's profile photo

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
"I think it's all about heart," declared Ludacris, kicking off this week's episode of Rising Star — and in the process, betraying a fundamental misunderstanding of why people enjoy reality-singing ...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
The term "religious experience" gets thrown around a little too much nowadays. We hear it used to describe food, art, sex — even sports. So You Think You Can Dance's Season 11 Top 20 performance ep...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
With Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd announcing their departures from The View last week, ABC's daytime talker is left with a single panelist: Whoopi Goldberg. But while subsequent internet chat...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
Oh, come on, it's not all dark clouds and Kardashian hindquarter selfies over at ABC's Rising Star. After a critically maligned and ratings-challenged premiere last week, the good news is that the ...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fox has unveiled some bright and shining key art for Season 2 of Hotel Hell — emphasis on The Shining — and we've got your exclusive first look. RELATED Kitchen Nightmares Ending: 'It's Time to Cal...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Slezak

Shared publicly  - 
 
Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return as judges and Ryan Seacrest will host American Idol for its 14th season. More to come...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
124 people
CarolLee Kidd's profile photo
Andy Perille's profile photo
Maude Lawler's profile photo
Joe Holmgren's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Reality-show recapper and Idoloonie extraordinaire.
Employment
  • TVLine.com
    Senior Editor, present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Jersey City, NJ
Links
Other profiles
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
Obsessive Idoloonie, reality TV junkie, and Senior Editor/reality recapper for TVLine.com
Introduction

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.

Bragging rights
Proud resident of The J.C. (that's Jersey City for the uninitiated)
Education
  • Boston University
    1994
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Michael Slezak's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Rising Star Recap: Get It Wall You Can
tvline.com

"I think it's all about heart," declared Ludacris, kicking off this week's episode of Rising Star — and in the process, betraying a fundamen

Rising Star Recap: Wall You Were Sleeping
pmctvline2.wordpress.com

Oh, come on, it's not all dark clouds and Kardashian hindquarter selfies over at ABC's Rising Star. After a critically maligned and ratings-

Eye on Emmy: Hannibal's Hugh Dancy on Will and Lecter's 'True Love,' the...
tvline.com

Hugh Dancy has always been "an adventurous, not to say foolhardy, eater," and his appetite has stayed strong and steady despite continued ex

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Five Best Atlanta Auditions
tvline.com

So You Think You Can Dance's auditions are as finished as Kim Kardashian's singing career -- ugh, remember that mess? -- which means we've p

'Ship Shape: How Fave Pairs From Pretty Little Liars, The 100, Enlisted,...
tvline.com

Love is a battlefield, and there are plenty of casualties as several TV couples found out this past week. Find out which of your favorites i

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: 5 Best Auditions from Chicago & L.A.
tvline.com

In an era of 24-7 Twitter cynicism and Facebook navel-gazing, sincerity is a dish that's gone out of fashion. Try to serve it on the cold, m

Idol's Alex Preston on Flipping Police, No Doubt & Rihanna Track...
pmctvline2.wordpress.com

With his radical rearrangements of "Stay," "Every Breath You Take" and "Always on My Mind" (just to name a few), Alex Preston will go down i

Reality Check: Did American Idol Just Wrap Its 'Worst Season Ever'? Plus...
tvline.com

Everyone take a deep, cleansing breath. American Idol and The Voice have wrapped their respective seasons, and whether or not you're delight

Quotes of the Week from Faking It, Supernatural, Modern Family, Bob'...
tvline.com

May Sweeps may be over, but you can't stop a party like TVLine’s Quotes of the Week! For your Memorial Day weekend reading pleasure, we’ve g

Hannibal Season 2 Finale Recap: 'Dr. Lecter Requests Your Company for Di...
tvline.com

If you have yet to watch Hannibal's Season 2 finale, go directly to a different TVLine story to avoid getting spoiled. Everyone else, jump o

American Idol Season 13 Finale Recap: Did the Right Singer Win? Take Our...
tvline.com

Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson? That was the primary question looming over tonight's American Idol Season 13 finale, but it certainly wasn't th

American Idol Season 13 Finale Recap: Did the Right Singer Win? Take Our...
tvline.com

Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson? That was the primary question looming over tonight's American Idol Season 13 finale, but it certainly wasn't th

The Voice Season 6 Finale Recap: Did the Right Artist Win? (Take Our Poll!)
tvline.com

The human brain only has so much room. If, for example, I'm going to fondly remember Tess Boyer's performance of "Human" on Season 6 of The

American Idol Top 2 Performance Recap: Two Close for Comfort?
tvline.com

Clocking in at a mere 60 minutes, American Idol's Top 2 performance night was tighter than JLo's calf muscles. And yet still, there was plen

American Idol Top 2 Performance Recap: Two Close for Comfort?
tvline.com

Clocking in at a mere 60 minutes, American Idol's Top 2 performance night was tighter than JLo's calf muscles. And yet still, there was plen

The Voice: 30 Best Performances of All Time
tvline.com

The Voice closes another chapter with tonight's Season 6 finale (NBC, 9/8c), a fact that got us feeling nostalgic about the show's greatest

The Voice Top 3 Performance Recap: Set Fire to the Stage, Watch It Burn!
tvline.com

You know what's as American as the tire flaps on Blake Shelton's pickup truck? Armchair quarterbacking tonight's Top 3 performance episode o

Reality Check: Our Picks to Win American Idol and The Voice! Plus: Rants...
tvline.com

The Voice and American Idol conclude their respective seasons this week -- which means it's time for Reality Check's "Who Should Win?" speec

The Good Wife Season 5 Finale: EPs Talk Alicia's 'Most Cynical Move Ever...
tvline.com

To say that The Good Wife's Season 5 finale was a veritable tornado of unexpected character collisions, eyebrow-raising power plays and dele

Quotes of the Week from Once, Arrow, Hannibal, Devious Maids, Bad Teache...
tvline.com

With season finales as abundant as spring pollen, TVLine’s Quotes of the Week is in full bloom, too. Yes indeed, we’ve got a a collection of