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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for Oct. 17-19

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 an advance look at the first two episodes of 30 Rock's upcoming third season (including the Oprah-centric second episode) and offered five suggestions on how to improve Fringe.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • In light of David E. Kelley's new NBC project, Buzz is taking votes for the best Kelley series of all time. (BuzzSugar)
  • GMMR readers chime in on their favorite episodes of The West Wing for our new segment - Take 5 - which takes a look back at our favorite shows of yesteryear. (Give Me My Remote)
  • Marcia considered some of the most successful TV-to-film transitions. Not on the list: David Caruso. (Pop Vultures)
  • She might be the only person still watching ER but, after the way she cried her way through the end of this week's episode, Rae had to take moment to say farewell to Abby. (RTVW)
  • Scooter watches Rock of Love Girls: Charm School so you don't have to. You're welcome. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • It was Canadian Thanksgiving last week and Vance had a lot to be thankful for, including Friday Night Lights, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Burn Notice, Greek, The Office, How I Met Your Mother and many more! (Tapeworthy)
  • Dan found a show you most definitely aren't watching. The internet cooking show Cooking With Dog mixes the art of Japanese cuisine with gimmicky kitsch, resulting in a hypnotically pleasing canine cooking show. (TiFaux)
  • The TV Addict offered up a closer look at some HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER clues that you may have missed [The TV Addict]
  • Kate became fascinated with Valentine, because it's pretty much the worst show ever made. (TV Filter)

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