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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for March 28-30

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 advance looks at HBO's new Aussie comedy Summer Heights High and Showtime's Tracey Ullman's State of the Union and was overjoyed to chat with 30 Rock's Tina Fey and The Office's Greg Daniels and Rainn Wilson.

I also cut through the competition on the latest episodes of Top Chef and Last Restaurant Standing, dished the dirt on the Damages panel at the Paley Festival, and caught up on the latest spate of pilot castings.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • With pilot season finally kicking into gear, Buzz wondered if you could tell the real pilots from the fakes. (BuzzSugar)
  • This week, Sandie proclaimed her love for Doctor Who and Torchwood. (Daemon's TV)
  • Even Britney couldn't ruin this week's How I Met Your Mother for Mikey. He's also pretty sure joining Mother would be better use of Sarah Chalke's talents than another season of Scrubs. (Mikey Likes TV)
  • Pop Vultures looked back at the first nine episodes of Pushing Daisies and risked inciting an angry mob by saying some unkind things. (Pop Vultures)
  • Rae finally shares her "Adopt A Writer" interview with writer Lisa Klink whose TV credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Earth: Final Conflict, and Painkiller Jane. (RTVW)
  • For legal reasons, Scooter cannot tell you what his latest album review was, but here is a hint: The band's name rhymes with basketball great Charles Barkley. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance thinks there is finally a competition starting on American Idol. (Tapeworthy)
  • Dan found an article on Ryan Seacrest that is one of the most disturbing portraits he's seen in a good long while. (TiFaux)
  • To celebrate the return of The Office on April 10, Jennifer had the chance to chat with executive producer Greg Daniels and actor Rainn Wilson. She got Daniels to spill on whether Karen will be back, and there’s plenty of other spoilery scoop, too. (Tube Talk)
  • The TV Addict imagined what a Michael Sara reunion might look like on PRISON BREAK! (the TV Addict)
  • Kate decided thatThe Real Housewives of New York City is the darkest show on television (TV Filter)

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