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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for Feb 8-10

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 advance look at new British series Last Restaurant Standing and That Mitchell and Webb Look. When I wasn't hooked on British telly, I was busy dishing about this week's episodes of Lost and Project Runway, as well as Joshua Jackson landing the lead in J.J. Abrams' new FOX pilot Fringe, Will Arnett being replaced by Val Kilmer on NBC's two-hour backdoor pilot for Knight Rider, and FX cutting back its episodic order this season for The Riches and Dirt.

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

  • Buzz wonders how many '80s TV references you can pack into one little Ben Lee music video. (BuzzSugar)
  • Araya tells us why Friday Night Lights is number 2 on his Top 10 TV Shows list. (Daemon's TV)
  • Mikey was relieved to see Ricky finally get auf'd on Project Runway, but he still has considerable beefs with the current season. (Mikey Likes TV)
  • Pop Vultures interviewed writer Eric Estrin and got his perspective on the WGA strike. (Pop Vultures)
  • To explain her love for Anna Fricke, Rae channeled her Dawson's Creek fangirl of television shows gone by. (RTVW)
  • Much like the chick from Girlfriends, the dude from Live, and Puff Daddy's man servant, Scooter McGavin now supports Barak Obama in the Democratic primaries. Because seriously, who is not swayed by an endorsement from one of the Pussycat Dolls? Yes We Can!! (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance skipped The Super Bowl but loved all the super bawling on Friday Night Lights which deserves a bit of that 97 Million Super Bowl football audience. (Tapeworthy)
  • Dan interviewed Tonight Show writer Michael Jann about the WGA strike as part of the Adopt a Writer project. (TiFaux)
  • Jennifer questioned whether Nip/Tuck should be renamed “Nip YUCK,” after the latest developments. (Tube Talk)
  • Kate picked the five best and five worst looks from this season of Project Runway. (TV Filter)

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