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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for July 3-5

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 proposed that not all culinary-themed television series are created equal, ranking such series as Bravo's Top Chef and Top Chef Masters, BBC America's F Word, Food Network's Chopped, and FOX's Hell's Kitchen in one massive food-related post.

I also offered up my thoughts on the latest episode of HBO's True Blood and an advance review of PBS' Miss Marple, recounted Torchwood star John Barrowman feeling "punished" by the BBC for the reduced episode count, reviewed the Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Season Two DVD set, and offered talk backs for FOX's Virtuality and HBO's Hung.

All this and news about BBC axing Robin Hood for good, the unlikeness of a big-screen Veronica Mars adaptation, Christian Slater circling ABC drama The Forgotten, Tim Minear developing a new Alien Nation series at Syfy, Comic-Con scheduling updates for Syfy, the return of Sons of Anarchy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Nip/Tuck at FX this September, Drea de Matteo moving to Desperate Housewives, and Supernatural finding its Lucifer.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • Scooter is giving away an Ice Road Truckers prize pack that includes the first two seasons on DVD. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • The group dance on the So You Think You Can Dance results show was a perfect time to show the differences in camerawork from the Canadian version. Vance shows an example, plus discusses Top 14 week. (Tapeworthy)
  • As The Fashion Show reaches its halfway point, Dan discovered the cause of all the chew marks on the show's scenery -- useless co-host Kelly Rowland. (TiFaux)
  • Matt can't believe that Showtime has pulled off a half-hour drama. But Nurse Jackie does it well. (TV Fanatic)
  • This week GMMR & Ducky posted not one, but two new podcasts for your listening pleasure. Check out our SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 14 podcast as well as our latest summer viewing podcast in which we talk about TRUE BLOOD, NURSE JACKIE, SUPERNATURAL and more. (The TV Talk Podcast)
  • Buzz is giving away a trip for two to the So You Think You Can Dance finale! All you have to do is test your SYTYCD trivia knowledge to be entered. (BuzzSugar)

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