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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for March 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 was hungry for some more culinary-themed reality mayhem this week and took an advance look at the fiery season premiere of Top Chef, offered up my views on the runway collections of Project Runway finalists Christian, Rami, and Jillian, mourned the possible (but not probable) death of Owen on Torchwood.

I also cheered on the valiant couples as they dealt with children on this week's Last Restaurant Standing, recounted early renewals for six CW series (including Gossip Girl) and the eleventh hour saving of Friday Night Lights at NBC. Oh, and that discussed the possible two-hour 24 prequel that FOX still won't comment on.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • With the finale of The Wire looming, BuzzSugar wondered what series have had the best finales — and which should have ended better. (BuzzSugar)
  • Since FX's The Riches is returning on March 18, Sandie posted some behind the scenes videos for Season 2. (Daemon's TV)
  • Despondent about the end of The Wire? Marcia consoles herself with a drinking game for the final episode. It's an excellent way to dull the pain of losing such a brilliant show. (Pop Vultures)
  • With an overview of what to expect in its second season and what she talked to Courteney Cox about, Spads tried to convince everyone to give Dirt a try. (RTVW)
  • Since you will undoubtedly be hearing on your television in the coming months, might as well get to know Missy Higgins now. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance gets reflective when he sells out to Oprah's Big Give, reviews quarterlife without ever having seen it, and notes how unconfortably similar Matthew's relationship with Old Christine is with his own sister. (Tapeworthy)
  • Dan ventured into music videos this week, exploring the concept of Room Clearers -- songs that you 20% love, 80% hate (first up, Escape Club's Wild Wild West). (TiFaux)
  • Kate made a list of the top ten scary/awesome things about The Real Housewives of New York City (TV Filter)

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