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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for April 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 early look at HBO's Grey Gardens, a dramatized version of the cult 1973 documentary film, which stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, offered an early look at the trailer for the next Doctor Who special entitled "The Waters of Mars," and reviewed Skins: Volume 2 on DVD.

I also took a second look at NBC's new comedy Parks and Recreation, explored my love for new comedies Better Off Ted, The Mighty Boosh, and Party Down, shared news about the Pushing Daisies comic book, Joss Whedon talking about the potential fate of FOX's Dollhouse, and FOX's cancellation of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and caught up with Nel's Stephen and Helen from BBC America's Last Restaurant Standing.

All this and discussions about the latest episodes of ABC's Lost, NBC's Chuck, and BBC America's Last Restaurant Standing.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • Buzz took a look back at some of the best engagements (some broken, some still going strong) of the past TV season. (BuzzSugar)
  • This week, Sandie spoke with Eric Lange better known as Radzinsky on Lost about what is coming up for his character, his career, and more. (Daemon's TV)
  • There really is no reason to debate if Friday Night Lights is the best show currently on television, instead after seeing the third season finale, it may be time to debate if it was the best show this decade. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance seriously can't get enough of the trailers for the new FOX musical TV show Glee. (Tapeworthy)
  • Jesse took issue with the tired old re-hashed formulas employed by the SNL folks on the most recent Zac Efron-hosted debacle. (TiFaux)
  • This week, theTVaddict.com is your source for Paley Festival '09 coverage with reports from DR. HORRIBLE, THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE MENTALIST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, PUSHING DAISIES and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA/ CAPRICA (The TV Addict)
  • After listening to the latest music on 90210, Matt knew he had to include a section for it on TV Fanatic. (TV Fanatic)

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