One Tree Hill Vs. Hellcats: Vote for Your Fave as the 'Renew Our Show' Tourney Rages On!

In the blue corner, the grizzled veteran of eight seasons…One Tree Hill! In the red corner, the perky freshman upstart…Hellcats! Only one of these CW series will survive their bloody matchup, which is part of the first annual “Renew Our Show!” Sweet 16 Bracket Tournament. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s get ready to rummmmblllllllle!!!

So what’s brought these series to blows? Well, ’tis the season when network execs decide which percolating pilots and which existing series will find a home on their 2011-2012 schedules. (If you’re worried about the status of anything currently on your DVR “series-recording” lineup, don’t miss our regularly updated Renewal Scorecard feature.) And that’s where our tournament comes in. “Renew Our Show!” features 16 existing series currently in on-the-bubble limbo; we left out the sure-fire pickups (like The Good Wife, Supernatural, and Bones) and those to which the Grim Reaper has already paid a visit (we’ll miss you, Medium!).

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Every weekday at 1 p.m. ET for the next three weeks, you’ll be able to vote in polls to help narrow down the field. Click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). As you can see, NBC’s Chuck has already battled its way into Round Two (vanquishing Fox’s Human Target).

And now you’ve got to decide between a long-running, occasionally outrageous soap opera and a teenage cheerleading drama. Polls will be open for 72 hours, so do your civic duty, then hit the comments to justify your vote, and head to Facebook and Twitter to whip your fellow fanboys and fangirls into a frenzy. And to get alerted to all future “Renew Our Show” showdowns, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV. Now ready, set, vote!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. asdfghjkl says:

    One Tree Hill needs to return for a ninth season. those who claim to be oth fans but don’t want it to continue are just hypocrites. you can’t say you’ve watched the show from the beginning and honestly believe that it has “run out of ideas.” they went through high school, skipped four years of college and are still running strong with decent ratings. people who have watched it this season have loved it so don’t say you’re a true oth fan cause you’re not. i could argue for hours on this. mark schwahn is incredible and if he gets a ninth season he can do amazing things. you don’t know if the cast would want to stay on. all they need to do is settle contract issues. so don’t speak for them. none of them have made any announcements except in interviews where most of them seem to be on board. i’ve watched oth since season 1 and i can honestly say i’m a true fan. i’ll watch it till the end no matter what happens. and i know there are many people just like me out there, but to those of you who don’t support season 9, don’t call yourself a “true fan” anymore cause you’re not. and you’re insulting us who would do anything to keep the show one more season.

  2. Everyone I just listen One Tree Hill Will be renewed for a Season 9 and might be renewed for a Season 10 We are not sure what the CW Network will say I Vote One Tree Hill not Hellcats Everyone Just vote for One Tree Hill not Hellcats Mark need to pull another Rabbit out of the hat so One Tree Hill can be renewed again Mark and The CW President want’s to come back and do more with the show and make more stories ONE TREE HILL IS INCREDIBLE SEASON 9 and Season 10 will be divine

  3. Emilie says:

    Have to vote for OTH as it has been the most inspiring show I have ever watched and will hate to see it go. (as I am sure it will after this season) However, for all you OTH fans out there you can get your memory kicks by watching Hellcats. Marty=Peyton Savannah=Brooke Dan=Lucas. Dan dates Savannah but is actually in love with Marty… OTH much?? I’ve also seen Hellcats have musical artists preform on the show as part of a storyline. OTH much?? Its almost like OTH will live on through other CW shows, as it has been one of the most successful shows for the network!!

  4. Liz says:

    Wasn’t this suppose to be OTH’s last season? I thought that was the plan when it was renewed last year. Let it end. Renew Hellcats.

  5. OTH9SEASON says:

    If you guys want to support a ninth season of One Tree Hill, sign this petition!

  6. Rachel says:

    Seriously, OTH needs to retire. It’s been nice…sometimes…to know you. Goodbye.

  7. Courtney says:

    If Hellcats isn’t canceled this year, it will be next season. OTH has beat the odds against network changes and major cast members leaving. They have staying power and a solid fanbase. They could go to 9 or 10 seasons and finish out like Beverly Hills, 90210 did. Hellcats just doesn’t have “umph” – it doesn’t have “staying” power. It doesn’t even had what OTH had in its first season. To bring back Hellcats for one season over OTH having basically a decade finale – being a show that COULD do it – would be a waste.

  8. Krenee says:

    Oh Hellcats fans, if your show gets cancelled, just watch OTH — the two male leads were both on it!

  9. Andrea says:

    I voted for Hellcats. I liked OTH for the first six seasons, but the last two have been a huge disappointment. Having eight seasons is pretty impressive; I don’t think OTH needs another one.

  10. Trew says:

    Hellcats! It’s new and fresh

  11. Lea B says:

    I’m voting for OTH! I have loved OTH since the start. There’s a reason it’s lasted 8 years, because it is just simply that amazing. I doubt Helcats will last that long. I do think that for the last season, which it be Season 8 or 9, bring all the old characters back. That would be great.

  12. Constance says:

    One Tree Hill !!!!!

  13. stacey says:

    One Tree Hill will always get my vote. This show means so much to me and has been a big part of my life. I know it won’t go on forever, but I’m not ready to see it go yet…

  14. Michele says:

    OTH – cause despite what Aus thinks – it has proven to be a show that can keep it’s core story going even with comings and goings. Would much rather see this long running show continue to re-invent itself as well as it has then the characters on Hellcats I just can’t connect with as a viewer.

    ONE TREE HILL should continue to give CW the loyal viewers the network needs.

  15. JDHetherington says:

    Wow. One Tree Hill might not have a large viewership…..but it’s viewers are there. It might be a surprise every season it’s picked up, but the fact that it’s survived 8 years and currently only have 3 original main cast members left.

  16. toby says:

    There’s onLy oNe TRee hiLL!!!!!!!!!! OTH4ever!!!!!

  17. Michelle says:

    Neither. I love OTH and I’ve been a fan for 8 years, but it’s the perfect time to wrap it up. I’m not sure I can take one more season, honestly. Too much of something isn’t good. We’ve had 8 great seasons and that’s enough :)

    I don’t want Hellcats to be renewed either. It’s just copying OTH really. ._.

  18. Jackie says:

    Hellcats :)

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  21. alwaysandforever says:

    OTH FTW!I love and am still to this day addicted to the show.Naley rules!

  22. Cassidy says:

    One Tree Hill, Most definitely. Not even a question, I’ve been watching for 8 years and I still love it. Season 10? I don’t know, but most definitely a season 8 to properly tie it up. Something they can’t just do this season… not with four more episodes left. So ONE TREE HILL!!!

  23. Luke says:

    I think is so funny how the characters on hellcats try so hard to be hot and they are ugly as hell. But In one tree hill they don’t even need to try and they are all stunningly beautiful. ONE TREE HILL all the way! Hellcats is for wanna-be’s.

    • mimosa says:

      so true so true hellcats cast are trying so hard to be sexy and beautiiful OTH cast they are stunning the ravens cheerleaders are adorable and all pretty and the ravens bball team are hot and trust i have seen movies and shows with cheerleaders and jocks OTH team they are not a cliche peyton was a dark artistic,haley was intelligent bookworm,brooke has a heart and is actually deep they are cheerleaders yet diverse.The star Bball captain nathan married the love of his life,emancipated and turned out to be this wonderful man and Lucas just as intelligent and talented and is’nt perfect.They co existed together and not loose who they are!I love it!

  24. steph says:

    Just because Hellcats is new doesn’t mean that it’s good. A show that has had 8 seasons means that it’s good.

  25. Lisa says:

    My vote is for one tree hill!!! Love that show. I tried to get into hellcats for a few months but I couldn’t, it’s pretty terrible. Though I will say that I like Ashley tisdale more now.

  26. Gui says:

    One tree hill of course!!!
    Hellcats sucks, there is no story, I mean it’s very boring to watch!
    And for a first season, it’s really sad to make only 1 million viewers ;)

  27. Josekun Pardo says:

    My Favorite is One Tree Hill… I Want 9ª season. ” The Invasion de Tree Hill”.

  28. yic says:

    LOL, I like Beth’s comment, “where is the neither button?”. Hilarious!! But I choose Hell frakkin Cats!!!!.

  29. Fabiana says:

    One Tree Hill is so boring now…

  30. I want and need One Tree Hill (OTH) !!!!! It’s my fav show ever<3

  31. Megan says:

    OTH stick with it… It’s helped us through the hard times and it’s always been there!! OTH OTH!!!!

  32. Olivia says:

    ONE TREE HILL… Should have a season 9.. ONE TREE HILL IS LEGIT!!!!!

  33. kris10 says:

    i love one tree hill, it inspires me and gives me everything that i need. ONE TREE HILL. end of sentence

  34. Beth says:

    One Tree Hill has had its time in the spotlight. It is time for something new and Hellcats is it. I love the juicy drama of Hellcats I really hope it stays!

  35. maayanelson says:

    couldn’t keep watching OTH after chad and hilery left, the show should have ended after season 6. so i give my vote to hellcats

  36. clem says:

    France love OTH, France need OTH

    One Tree Hill should get a season 9

    This show have a huge french fan support

  37. Jacky says:

    OTH. Hellcats was painful to watch it was very long and drawn out. OTH pulls you in each episode.

  38. L says:

    I’m addicted to OTH! Please renew it!! :(

  39. Justin says:

    I don’t watch either of these, but cmon, One Tree Hill has had enough time on the air. That show was past it’s prime in like season 3.

  40. Jessie says:

    Screw hell cats!

  41. Ashlynn says:

    ONE TREE HILL all the way!!

  42. Trey says:

    One Tree Hill!! Obviously they are the best.. Look how well it’s done & will continue to do!!

  43. Brittany says:

    One Tree Hill!! Go to HELL cats!!

  44. Evelyn says:

    One Tree Hill of course!!

  45. Brenda says:

    Hellcats !!

  46. doug dias says:

    Without doubt…life to ONE TREE HILL

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  49. Kai says:

    I Love them both!!