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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for Feb 22-24

Televisionary is proud to be a member of the TV Blog Coalition. At the end of each week, we'll feature a roundup of content from our sister sites for your delectation.

This week, I was underwhelmed by Knight Rider, entranced by this week's episode of Lost ("Eggtown"), and hungry for more of BBC America's addictive culinary competition, Last Restaurant Standing.

I also took an advance look at the first two episodes of the new season (sorry, cycle) of America's Next Top Model and gave out awards to the designers on the reunion episode of Bravo's Project Runway.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • Buzz wondered if a movie version of The Wire would be a good idea. (BuzzSugar)
  • Sandie shared a preview clip from the new season of FX's DIRT. (Daemon's TV)
  • The return of live American Idol makes Mikey nostalgic for the TV of yesteryear. (Mikey Likes TV)
  • Marcia considered whether Ashes to Ashes was a worthy successor to Life on Mars. (Pop Vultures)
  • Rae dissected what she liked and disliked about the Knight Rider movie and admits she'd probably still give it a shot if NBC picks it up. (RTVW)
  • Dr. Abbott, Ed Stevens, Ms. Hendricks, Mac’s roommate, The Shredder, Uncle Phil, and George Michael? Sign Scooter up for more episodes of Eli Stone even if ABC won't. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Cover your ears, TV fans. Jennifer couldn’t contain her anger and ranted against NBC for canceling Las Vegas. (Tube Talk)
  • The TV Addict helps pitch FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS to the CW, TNT and SCI FI (the TV Addict)
  • Vance LOVES Lost even though he is completely lost while trying to follow the show. (Tapeworthy)
  • Dan dug up some reality show contestants' porno past, including folks from Survivor and American Gladiators. (TiFaux)
  • Raoul interviewed Mary from Survivor (TV Filter)

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