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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for June 12-14

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 the first four episodes of Season Two of True Blood, talked to Alan Ball about what to expect this season, and had a candid interview with Virtuality co-creator Michael Taylor about the upcoming FOX airing of the two-hour pilot and offered up Anthony Head's thoughts on Buffy, Dollhouse, and Merlin. (I also went on TV Talk Radio this week to talk about all things television-related.)

I also had advance reviews of the pilot episodes of ABC's The Forgotten, CW's The Beautiful Life, and FOX's Sons of Tucson as well as Bravo's Top Chef Masters, discussed the latest episodes of Pushing Daisies and Top Chef Masters, offered a Talk Back for the premiere of Showtime's Nurse Jackie, and reviewed the two-season DVD box set for Mistresses.

Plus, news about Katee Sackhoff joining the cast of FOX's 24, Ashes to Ashes getting ordered for a third season, Showtime renewing Nurse Jackie for a second season, Comedy Central's resurrection of Futurama, Joss Whedon on Season Two of Dollhouse, and much more.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • So, Futurama is back. Buzz wonders: Is this cause for celebration — or just puzzlement? (BuzzSugar
  • This week, Sandie interviewed Angel Coulby and Anthony Head from the new NBC show, Merlin. (Daemon's TV)
  • This past week was a lot of fun. Jimmy Fallon & his guests had us laughing. Top Chef Masters returned to make us hungry. And our favorite reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, made us want to dance. (Give Me My Remote)
  • Scooter unveils the Best Television Shows of the 2008-2009 season. Sadly I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! just missed the eligibility deadline. Maybe next year. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Not even a pretty face and an English accent can save the hyper-mediocre new show Mental. (TiFaux)
  • Vance thought it was such a strong first week Top 20 performance, that he doesn't know who to love right now on So You Think You Can Dance!(Tapeworthy)
  • This week, the TV Addict shone the spotlight on the Broadway invasion that is upon us when the new slate of shows premiere this Fall 2009. (The TV Addict)
  • The more he reads about various Flash Forward characters, the more excited Matt gets about this show. (TV Fanatic)

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