'Renew Our Show' Bracket Tourney Continues! Give a Second Season to Nikita or The Event

They were arguably the two hottest pilots of the fall 2010 TV season, but neither The CW’s Nikita or NBC’s The Event are locks for a second season. Which is exactly the reason we’ve put the two freshman series in hand-to-hand combat as part of the first annual “Renew Our Show!” Sweet 16 Bracket Tournament.

Why would we be so cruel and make you decide which one lives and which one dies? 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.

Every weekday at 1 p.m. ET for the next two 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). Four series have already marched their way into Round 2: Lie to Me, Brothers & Sisters, Parenthood, and Chuck (leaving No Ordinary Family, Harry’s Law, The Defenders, and Human Target in the dust).

And now you’ve got to decide between Nikita and The Event. 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 (175)

  • I tried to like the Event. I’d say Nikita, but the more space for a Fringe move, the better ;)

    Comment by John Berggren – March 14, 2011 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as I love the Event, it really feels like a one season thing! I’d say keep Nikita, it’s a great show as well.

    Comment by beast – March 14, 2011 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My vote is for “The Event” all the way!!

    Comment by DE – March 14, 2011 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Event all the way!! This is a complex show like Lost! Give it a chance!

    Comment by CC – March 14, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Event should not be compared to Lost unless you mean “Not remotely as good as”

      Comment by John Berggren – March 14, 2011 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THE EVENT, it has captured me from the beginning, along with several of my friends. I don’t know when an hour has gone by so fast because I’ve been so caught up in watching something. I will be a loyal fan always, God forbid this show be canceled but if so I know several who will join me in a campaigne to bring it back. It would be a HUGE MISTAKE, the wonderful ride of The Event has just begun!!!!

    Comment by Mia – March 14, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why is this even being talked about, common? The Event, The Event, The Event, The Event, The Event, The Event!!!!!

    Comment by Mia – March 14, 2011 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Save Nikita cuz people love action and that’s what the show is. Great actors and story line.

    Comment by Lexi – March 14, 2011 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita has been really good, while the event has just been a waste of some decent actors

    Comment by Doug – March 14, 2011 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is nonsense. There’s no way Nikita isn’t coming back. It’s doing well on The CW. I feel like this was posted just to scare me.

    Comment by Justin – March 14, 2011 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok for all those who have never watched Nikita..only the best reason that Nikita should last not only for 2 ,3 but 5 Seasons.The hottest pair ever on the CW with only the most Amazing Love Story.! Yeah Yeah MIKITA babay.!Nikita blows Event out of the water.!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XVK0tCkopo

    Comment by Srah – March 14, 2011 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XMTS_en2Kw

    Nikita. Again. Best Damn Show On Television.

    Comment by Sabrina – March 14, 2011 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Event for sure.

    Comment by Dee – March 14, 2011 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita all the way! This show is absolutely awesome!

    Comment by Virginie – March 14, 2011 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • KEEP THE EVENT! A LOT OF DIVERSITY, TALENT, PLOT YOU NAME IT!!

    Comment by Chris Moore – March 14, 2011 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please keep this show on. It’s right up there with fringe. It’s almost to the point you can’t invest your time in a show because you know there going to take it away. I will keep watching

    Comment by Nyoka Sanders – March 14, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If ‘Nikita’ doesn’t get renewed, it will be the worst decision of the end of 2010-2011 season. It really was the best new show of the season.

    Comment by Jared – March 14, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Event is an on the edge of you seat action program. You have mystery conspiracy and a touch of scifi. What more could you ask for? There’s a new President with a corupted VP. An intellegence head that will do anything to protect his country. A group of people who may or may not be alien to the planet who want to take the planet over or take it back. There’s a man Dempsey who seems to be at the center of it all. Who is doing experiments on young girls causing them to age. We’ve also seen him become younger for a breif period after drinking a liquid. He appears to be able to manipulate time or events. I find the show very entertaining and it has only gotten better after the hiatus. I don’t know how anyone can watch the most recent preview and not want to know what comes next. it would be a shame to lose this show.
    preview

    Comment by Tess – March 14, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • absolutely Nikita!!!

    Comment by brown betty – March 14, 2011 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Event deserves and needs another season. The Event is getting better and make one think. While going deeper down the rabbit hole of what could be and who else is out there. And I feel that given a second season…..will show how great it is and continue to be.

    Comment by Edrea – March 14, 2011 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I luv The Event great storyline…ive never watched an episode of Nikita nor do i want 2 noone i know watches dat show soooo THE EVENT IS #1 ON MY LIST!!!! 4GET NIKITA!!!

    Comment by Anaya thomas – March 14, 2011 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita!!! This is a show I look forward to watching each week while The Event is no longer holding my attention…

    Comment by Veronica – March 14, 2011 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Have u people lost ur minds??!! THE EVENT OFCOURSE!!! I LUV THIS SHOW IT HAS A GREAT STORYLINE&BLAIR UNDERWOOD IS THE SEXIEST MAN IN DA WORLD!!! GREAT ACTOR AS WELL.I NEVA WATCHED AN EPISODE OF NIKITA NOR DO I WANT TO

    Comment by Anaya thomas – March 14, 2011 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita!!!!!!!! :-)

    Comment by Jennifer – March 14, 2011 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THE EVENT please for Season 2 :-)
    Never watched Nikita, not interested in kickass girlie stuff.

    Comment by Wkin – March 14, 2011 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nikita needs to be renewed. I’ll not interested in stupid ass aliens :D

      Comment by Halyie – March 14, 2011 11:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita I don’t like and Hope that it crashes and Burns.the Event however I enjoyed,more so because of Blair Underwood, I love it and hope it stays for.another season.

    Comment by Aliscia – March 14, 2011 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita for sure!!! The Event was boring.

    Comment by Fee – March 14, 2011 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Event, to all of the people who don’t like to think while watching TV.

    Comment by Jacob – March 14, 2011 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita all the way!!!!!!! I haven’t even heard of the event! It sounds stupid…so nikita forever

    Comment by Mikitaalltgeway – March 14, 2011 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA! NIKITA! NIKITA!
    I like ‘The Event’, but I like ‘Nikita’ more. :)

    Comment by Hell – March 14, 2011 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Save Nikita! Maggie Q kicks serious a$$ every week. I would like to see what develops between Alex/Michael. Definitely bring this show back

    Comment by Donna – March 14, 2011 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita!!!

    Comment by mamy – March 14, 2011 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THE EVENT IS MUST SEE T.V. THEY BETTER NOT TAKE IT OFF THE AIR AND LEAVE US HANGIN!

    Comment by Sherry Veasley – March 14, 2011 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I lOVE the EVENT!!! Keep it going! Blair and Ian, you rock!

    Comment by Wendy D – March 14, 2011 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita DESERVES not just a second season but more seasons!! It is the hottest tv series right now! I am part of an Asia viewer; you dont know how huge Maggie’s fans are here in Asia! So please…keep the show going!!

    Comment by Zara – March 14, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita is the choice.

    Good actors and some interesting stories. i think they can make that show go somewhere!

    Now the Event had too many premises. You were not sure which one went where and why!!! I think it is a show that tried to take on so much and the producers and writers realize this so they are cutting the flashbacks and making it a story about aliens! real inventive people

    Comment by Sam – March 14, 2011 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I Pick Nikita because it is definetively my favorite seriess
    NIKITA 4 EVER

    Comment by Martina – March 14, 2011 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Should this even be a question. Nikita easily!

    Comment by Christina – March 14, 2011 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita!!! Best show on TV!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! If you don’t watch–YOu should!!

    Comment by Naudia – March 14, 2011 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA. It shows the most promise and it is the first show since 24 started airing that really keeps me on the edge of my seat and the heart pumping. NIKITA

    Comment by Angela – March 14, 2011 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita is the best show on tv new or existing with out a doubt

    Comment by martbryant – March 14, 2011 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve never really seen the Event, but Nikita all the way!
    I have never ever missed an episode yet and it just keeps getting better and better in my opinion.
    I’m really hoping the CW sees Nikita’s potential for a second season and beyond!

    Comment by Clara – March 14, 2011 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!!!!!! the event sucks NIKITA IS AMAZING!!!!!! IF YOU GET RID OF IT I WILL DIE!!!!!!!! :O

    Comment by Rowena Glass – March 14, 2011 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!!!!! I WILL KILL MYSELF IF YOU GET RID OF IT!!!!!!!! NIKITA IS AMAZING!!!!! and shane west isnt too shabby either :D

    Comment by Rowena Glass – March 14, 2011 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!!!! I WILL KILL MYSELF IF YOU GET RID OF IT !!!! I LLLOOOVVEEEEE IT!!!!!! and i think there should be more of shane west topless and Mikita

    Comment by Rotoodles Glassy – March 14, 2011 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My first reaction to seeing the Twitter post by Ausiello about this was, “The Event is still airing?”

    Comment by Kayla – March 14, 2011 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely Nikita!!! The great cast, and exciting storyline makes it the best show on TV. It always keeps me on the edge of my seat, and no two episodes are the same. There’s lots of great action (stunts are well done) without getting too graphic in the killing. Nikita always keeps me wanting more. I don’t know a single person who’s watched it and not loved it!

    Comment by Danielle – March 14, 2011 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DON’T TAKE THE EVENT OFF THE AIR.

    Comment by DEAYAH "BLAIRI'ELLE MASSEY – March 14, 2011 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!!!

    Comment by Stephanie – March 14, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Although I’ve never seen it, I vote Nikita since I want Jason Ritter to come back to Parenthood!

    Comment by Kelly Wilson – March 14, 2011 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita is derivatively boring. The Event is the show that has gotten better and better with each episode. Far and away it is The Event that should be renewed. I would renew it for two more seasons, with a definite end date at the end of season 3. I’ve stopped watching Nikita, and will not tune in if it’s back next year.

    Comment by Ken – March 14, 2011 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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