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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for Jan. 9-11

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 offered advance reviews of the first two episodes of Season Five of Lost (and nearly passed out from excitement) and the first four episodes of Showtime's new dark comedy series The United States of Tara, as well as offered up my list of what I'll be watching this spring and discussed the casting of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who.

I also posted my reviews of the well lush Gavin & Stacey and Doctor Who Christmas specials and my interview with Damages creators Glenn Kessler, Todd Kessler, and Daniel Zelman and series lead Glenn Close, broke down the clues in the second season premiere of FX's Damages, discussed the latest episodes of 30 Rock, and expressed my excitement that BBC America is launching the second season of Last Restaurant Standing later this month.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • With a ton of reasons to watch TV this month, Buzz picked her 12 favorites. (BuzzSugar)
  • Remember the awesomeness of Sports Night? GMMR's Take 5 looks back at the five best episodes of this fantastic show. (Give Me My Remote)
  • After watching Confessions of a Teen Idol, a part of Scooter's soul died. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance put Friday Night Lights at the top of his Best of Television for 2008 list! (Tapeworthy)
  • Ed Westwick's eyebrows? Heidi Klum's legs? Vote on which TV body part gave the best peformance in 2008! (TiFaux)
  • The TV Addict previewed the new season of 24 with none other than Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland (The TV Addict)
  • Jennifer celebrated the return of Scrubs, but didn’t realize she’d require a box of Kleenex. (Tube Talk)
  • Raoul was shocked --shocked!-- that True Beauty sucked. (TV Filter)
  • Heather went searching for Easter eggs at Ajira Airlines (TV Spy)

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