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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for Aug. 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 reviewed Season One of the adorable, charming, and wickedly funny British comedy Gavin & Stacey, which launches on Tuesday evening on BBC America. I also revealed a little bit more about Top Model's first trans contestant Isis, discussed the possibility of a Veronica Mars feature film, talked up the latest episode of Mad Men, and gave the dates for the Paley Center's annual Premiere Week Screening series, among other things. Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • Buzz got a great interview out of the young actor Tristan Wilds on moving from The Wire's Baltimore to 90210's, well, 90210. (BuzzSugar)
  • This week, Sandie took at first look at NBC's new show, My Own Worst Enemy. (Daemon's TV)
  • My favorite comedy, The Office will be returning in just a few short long weeks. I'm passing the time by watching season 4 on DVD. You can too. GMMR is giving away a copy of Season 4 of The Office on DVD. (Give Me My Remote)
  • Usain Bolt: the next Flavor Flav and even more thoughts from the Beijing Olympics. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance checks out the new contestants on The Amazing Race (Season 13) and makes gloriously uneducated preconceptions about all the teams. (Tapeworthy)
  • Is Dan overreacting? He was a bit put-off by the teaser for CBS's The Mentalist which employs some gay stereotypes. (TiFaux)
  • Raoul gave you his honest take on America's Greatest Dog...and so did Beth Joy. (TV Filter)

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