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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for Aug. 15-17

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 took a look at another British import, reviewing the first three episodes of BBC America's new drama Skins, launching this Sunday, offered a look at the CW's new promo for 90210 (offering a look at Brenda and Kelly together!), and reinstated an old feature at Televisionary, Channel Surfing, in which I break down each morning's television-related news and happenings.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • With the news that the Emmys will have actors recite classic TV lines from the past 60 years, Buzz put out a call for your favorite TV quips. (BuzzSugar)
  • This week, Sandie shared some news and spoilers about the new season of Smallville. (Daemon's TV)
  • We wind down the week with some Friday Fun, this time featuring battles between some of our favorite sidekicks. Tell us who you think would win. (RTVW Online)
  • ESPN and Brett Favre thinks NBC is over covering Michael Phelps and other thoughts from the first weeks of the Olympics as Scooter tries to watch at least half of the 3600 hours. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance asks all you readers to help pick the Song of the Summer for 2008! (Tapeworthy)
  • TiFaux’s coverage of the Olympics included coverage of commercials, hot athletic bodies, the opening ceremonies and, yes, even a few passing mentions of sports! (TiFaux)
  • This week the TV Addict asked, "Is THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER the Best Worst Show Ever? [The TV Addict]
  • Kate stayed up way too late and decided that Grey's Anatomy is just like Friends. (TV Filter)

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