Skip to main content

Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for Jan. 30 - Feb. 1

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 early look at next week's episode of NBC's Chuck, presented in box-busting 3D and an early look at the latest episode of Damages, reviewed TNT's new drama series Trust Me and the second season of BBC America's culinary competition series Last Restaurant Standing.

I also discussed the latest episodes of ABC's Lost, Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica, HBO's Big Love, BBC America's Last Restaurant Standing, FX's Damages, and wondered why Fringe's Astrid still hadn't gotten some needed character development.

All this and news about FOX ordering a pilot for a US adaptation of Absolutely Fabulous, BBC America bringing Torchwood to New York Comic-Con, ABC ordering a pilot for a remake of classic sci-fi series V, Lauren Graham's new comedy pilot getting a pickup, and Gordon Ramsay cooking live on the air at FOX.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • With tons of pilots in the works for next Fall, Buzz wondered if you could tell the real ones from the fakes. (BuzzSugar)
  • Jody and Rae try to make some sense of what's happening on Lost with another edition of She Said, She Said. (RTVW Online)
  • Since Ed was one of the best shows in recent memory, it is hard not to trust Tom Cavanagh in Trust Me. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance discusses Degrassi:TNG, Lie To Me, Bones, Scrubs and Lost this week. (Tapeworthy)
  • Who's the next to die on Battlestar Galactica? Dan made a graph to help try to figure it out. (TiFaux)
  • This week, the TV Addicted posted our exclusive interview with BUFFY/ANGEL/DOLLHOUSE mastermind Joss Whedon. (The TV Addict)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

Me Want Food: Jenna Gets Famously Fat on "30 Rock"

I don't know about you, but I've already ordered my "Me Want Food" t-shirt from the NBC store. Last night's episode of 30 Rock ("Jack Gets in the Game") was, in my opinion, one of the strongest of the series and has officially pushed the zany comedy into the realm of Arrested Development : deftly plotted and intricately layered, with so many jokes piled atop of jokes that it requires several viewings in order to catch them all. While at its heart, 30 Rock is a workplace comedy, it's left that narrow pigeonhole behind to become a witty example of how intelligent and taut humor can work (and flourish) on television... and exist in harmony with hilarious throwaways like the Thriller -inspired Werewolf Bar Mitzvah music video that would have done the AD crew proud. I want Will Arnett to appear on this series whenever possible. His gay exec Devin is hilarious, manipulative, and has an inexplicable weakness for Kenneth the Page, but he claims to have

"Gilmore" Guy: Who is New Showrunner David Rosenthal?

A few days later and I am still processing the news that Gilmore Girls showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino--and her exceptionally talented husband, writer and producer Daniel Palladino-- announced their departure from the whip-smart drama after six seasons. The news wouldn't be such a blow, save for the fact that Gilmore Girls is as much about Amy and Daniel as it is about Lorelai and Rory. In their capable hands, the show explored a supremely complicated family dynamic through the beautiful friendship of mother and daughter Lorelai and Rory... and did so with smart dialogue usually found in a Nick & Nora film rather than on television. Zany subplots abounded as did quirky, beloved supporting characters. And now, after six seasons (including this most recent--and very shaky--season where Amy and Daniel wrote less episodes than usual), Amy and Daniel are passing on the showrunning torch to... Dave Rosenthal?!? For those of you in the audience unfamiliar with David Rosenthal ,