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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for August 7-9

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 had an exclusive video interview with Doctor WhoTorchwood writer/executive producer Russell T. Davies and director Euros Lyn and about what's coming up on the final David Tennant Doctor Who specials, a possible fourth season of Torchwood, the return of some familiar faces, and many, many other things.

I also reported live from the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Pasadena, where I offered up stories on Fringe, the FOX executive session, my own experiences with being a judge on a Top Chef Quickfire Challenge, NBC's executive session, and Doctor Who and Masterpiece Contemporary's David Tennant.

All this and my thoughts on the latest episodes of Top Chef Masters and True Blood, an interview with V executive producers Scott Peters and Jace Hall, and much more.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...

  • In his first retrospective of the closing decade that he will be releasing over the next year, Scooter counts down The 100 Greatest Television Shows of the 00’s. Sadly Flavor of Love just missed the cut. (Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green)
  • One more month until Glee!!! Whee!!! Can you tell Vance is really excited? (Tapeworthy)
  • It's fun and it's quippy! Enter to win the first season of Leverage on DVD by e-mailing us with the last thing you stole. (TiFaux)
  • Matt can't wait to see Rachel Evan Wood on True Blood. As if this show could get any more fun/ridiculous! (TV Fanatic)
  • Kate wondered which oldie but goodie The CW will tackle next (TV Filter)
  • Buzz headed backstage at the So You Think You Can Dance finale and reported 10 things you didn't see on TV. (BuzzSugar)
  • This week, Sandie took at first look at Syfy's Alice, a re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland." (Daemon's TV)
  • The parties, the stars and all of your favorite show. Follow the fun as the TV Addict covers TCA 2009 direct from Pasadena California (The TV Addict)

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