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Michael Slezak
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Alicia Florrick has a gay brother who happens to be one of her closest confidantes — an inconvenient truth my brain struggled mightily to suppress during this week's installment of The Good Wife. A...
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"We're not monsters! We don't tie people up and hold them captive against their will!" Ohhhhhhh, oooooookay Annalise Keating — that's how you want to play it in the How to Get Away With Murder Seas...
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Like a flatline that finally goes "bloop," American Idol's Top 12 Girls telecast sprang to life just when I was about to give up, start folding laundry and write an intro to this recap along the li...
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My fellow Americans, we received some devastating news this week, courtesy of Fox's Empire: We are all just Boo-Boo Kitties, chasing our tails and kidding ourselves that we'll ever keep it as real ...
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No disrespect to the incomparable Ryan Seacrest, but perhaps for one week only, American Idol should've replaced him with an auctioneer? Tonight's one-hour telecast — which featured Season 14's Top...
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American Idol executive producer Trish Kinane was on hand for the taping of Season 14's Top 24 performances in Detroit (airing tonight and Thursday, 8/7c on Fox) — and she's sounding sunnier than a...
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American Idol's current crop of contestants had better learn the meaning of R-E-S-P-E-C-T — or else prepare to get read like 10-cent paperbacks at a rainy-day yard sale. TVLine has learned that Are...
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For two seasons now, Allison Janney has found big, unexpected laughs in Bonnie Plunket's struggle for sobriety on CBS' Mom. This week, however, her character discovers a new type of intoxication: "...
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My fellow Americans, we received some devastating news this week, courtesy of Fox's Empire: We are all just Boo-Boo Kitties, chasing our tails and kidding ourselves that we'll ever keep it as real ...
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American Idol executive producer Trish Kinane was on hand for the taping of Season 14's Top 24 performances in Detroit (airing tonight and Thursday, 8/7c on Fox) — and she's sounding sunnier than a...
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The Good Wife showrunners Robert and Michelle King will be the first to admit Season 6 has been "narratively chaotic" — but it's all been by design. Ever since the death of Josh Charles' Will Gardn...
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Reality-show recapper and Idoloonie extraordinaire.
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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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My fellow Americans, we received some devastating news this week, courtesy of Fox's Empire: We are all just Boo-Boo Kitties, chasing our tai

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