Choose Your Favorite! V Faces Off the Map in the 'Renew Our Show' Bracket Tourney!

It’s the cirrrrrcle of life, TV fans. Networks pick up pilots for their fall schedules, and cancel a sampling of existing series to make room for ’em. Which is why fans of ABC’s V and Off the Map are eagerly awaiting news of their shows’ fates. Luckily for them, they don’t have to sit idly by and do nothing to help the alien-invasion thriller or the docs-in-the-jungle drama; instead, they can vote for one or the other as part of the first annual “Renew Our Show!” Sweet 16 Bracket Tournament.

“Renew Our Show!” features 16 existing on-the-bubble series; 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). Yesterday saw another series, One Tree Hill, fight its way to the second round over fellow CW combatant Hellcats.

Now you’ve got to decide between V and Off the Map. 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. What’s more, 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 to get alerted to all future “Renew Our Show” showdowns, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV. Now what are you waiting for? Get voting!

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. Cris says:

    My vote is for Off The Map!!! I love the show, I want to know what happens with dr. Otis and dra. Zee :D

  2. Kathy says:

    How can you not like “Off the Map”? Its like Greys meets Indiana Jones! One of my favorites!

  3. CrystalRico says:

    Off the Map is a great show. With all the other reality crap on tv, they should not want to take this show off the air. Off the Map has stories everyone can relate to. LOVE THIS SHOW!!!

  4. Crystal Rico says:


  5. jennifer says:

    OTM pls bring it back next season!

  6. Teresa Reed says:

    Off the Map best show on tv. I just do not likeV, finally something new nad refreshing!!!

  7. LUZ says:

    I voted off the map, what a awesome show!! We need a season 2.Just love it!

  8. Kat says:

    I voted for “Off the Map” but I have to say that I don’t think it is fair to put OTM up against V since V has been on the air much longer and therefore should have a larger and more established audience.

    If ABC is reading then V needs to go! It can’t compare to other show in it’s genre but OTM blows Private Practice out of the water!

  9. Donna Ferrell says:

    I love Off The Map. Have been hooked from the first episode.Really hope it is renewed.

  10. Forest welton says:

    Love the show !!!!!!!!!

  11. Allison says:

    Off the map!!! Please!

  12. Jennifer says:

    I choose OTM. It is such a great show. I remember V the original series back in the 80’s. I don’t care to see a remake

  13. nichole baughan says:

    I love off the map not into v so I definitely vote for off the map! The more jason the better!

  14. Haley smalley says:

    Off the Map best show ever. V is terrible!!!!

  15. Teresa Reed says:

    Off the Map Rocks!!!! Hate V.

  16. TeresaReed says:

    Off the Map is so refreshing, luv it!!!!!!!! Down with V.

  17. Teresa Reed says:

    Finally great show on ABC. Please do not cancel. V is terrible!

  18. flutiefan says:

    i watched V in the 80s but i was just not interested in this run. i’ve never been a fan of Grey’s or Private Practice (the dialogue is insipid and literally makes my ears hurt), so i didn’t want to give OTM a chance either. however, being laid up and bedridden made me desperate and i decided to check out OTM on demand. to my surprise, i like it. i don’t love it. but i like it.

  19. LOST1148 says:

    I love V and not the pirated copy and Mexican Lost is Off the Map.
    V is I think it deserves a third season so offered and not the classic romance of doctors for that we have a Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice which follow every Thursday.

    Fifth Column and the whole long list for the year 2011-2012.

    V and we love a third season

  20. Julie says:

    Off the map!!!

  21. cptone says:

    I have never seen Off the Map….but after tonights V, I would vote for anything over V. I loved the original but this one is horrible. (and why did Lisa have to go through weeks of getting ready to breed with Tyler but NuLisa was ready in 5 minutes).

  22. Julie says:

    My vote is OTM. I love thus new series! It’s awesome.

  23. Lena says:


  24. AC says:

    V for sure. If it doesn’t get at least a half-season, humanity is screwed. Oh yeah, humans have been “blissed” by reality TV…

  25. Carol says:

    I love V! It has to get renewed. I don’t want to be left hanging like Vegas did to it’s viewers. V all the way.

    • bylswife says:

      Being a MAJOR “Vegas” fan (and knowing Josh Duhmel personally), I wholehearted agree with this post!! Please do NOT leave “V” viewers hanging!

  26. Chelsea says:

    V IS SO NECESSARY TO BE RENEWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    besides off the map, they can just watch another doctor show. :)

  27. Janell says:

    Save V

  28. Jason kyer says:

    Save V for a 3th season. I think really good show.

  29. Jennie says:

    V, please. There are so few decent (currently-in-production) sci-fi shows on TV anymore, which is pretty pathetic given that a whole network exists to show them. If ABC doesn’t pick it up, I hope the SyFy channel does. Work on some of those plot holes and green screens and we’ve got a good outlet for sci-fi geekdom now that we don’t have Caprica or Battlestar anymore.

  30. Lili says:

    Save Off The Map please!!!!!!! That show makes more sense to me. I love the beautiful scenery and story line. Aloha!!

  31. nina says:

    I will be voting for V!!!! All the way:) Off The Map is like most medical shows on TV- Grey’s Anatomy, private practice, house etc. Why not something new and refreshing like “V”

  32. Kay says:

    Off the map should win!!!! Love that show!!!

  33. Jeff says:

    Keep V! The finale was amazing. The nex tseason is going ot look so different. Talk about cliffhangers. And I wnat to know hwat else the hybrid can do (and how are they going to win her over?) some shocking moments… best episode of the season. If they can keep that up next season it’ll be deadly.

  34. vanessa says:

    he votado por V sin duda la mejor serie de la historia

  35. Jane Badler (Queen Diana) Made "V" Worth Watching says:

    I like Off the Map just fine, but I switched to V when the brought Jane Badler (Queen Diana) back! She rocks and I will switch back to off the map if she is really dead!

  36. Jordan says:

    I like Off the Map just fine, but I switched to V when the brought Jane Badler (Queen Diana) back! She rocks and I will switch back to off the map if she is really dead!

  37. Nick says:

    I like both shows but if i had to choose between them I would go with V because there are way to many doctor shows on, and V other hand is something different on the main networks.

  38. Nancy says:

    I saw V once and never watched again. On the other hand, Off The Map has gotten my attention since episode one. Save Off The Map please!

  39. moe says:

    I voted for V, I was a huge fan of the 80 movie/series.I am not happy though, just when the show got good they killed off Queen Diana. If they bring her back I’ll watch it for another season. If not won’t bother the writing really suck for the first season. They need to fire the writers and get somebody else to do justice to this legendary saga. Then and only then will they get the ratings they so desire.

  40. Caliph says:

    “V” > “Off The Map” 1,000,000 to 1, in my humble opinion. In a way, V is basically the show “24” but with aliens in the mix. I like how Anna is pretty much a female Hitler trying to create a perfect, doll-faced “master race” that cannot be defiled by human blood. The second season has DRASTICALLY improved on the first: if you had asked me to vote for this show a year ago I wouldn’t have, but V has finally gotten into its groove and it’s working.

  41. tvfruitcake says:

    OTM!!! It is the best thing on tv right now. Okay, actually it’s a three way tie with Bones and Castle. But it’s definitely the best new show of the season. Hands down. If TPTB decide to cancel it all of us who are in love with this show should boycott by sending tongue depressors to the network. It needs a little time to grow and find the groove but it will get there. If it does end up canceled then maybe someone else will pick it up ie Netflix. They just recently bought a series so it could happen. The cast is great and the storylines are interesting every week. I haven’t missed an episode and can’t wait to see what is in store for them. I think that Fuller and Minard are a very cute couple btw.

  42. Layla says:

    Never seen or heard of V…Off the map is pretty awesome!

  43. Farah says:

    OFF THE MAP!!!!!

  44. JJ says:

    i love both V and Off the Map…. I would not be able to choose between either.. What ABC needs to do is get rid of reality tv shows like The Bachelor/Dancing with the Stars/The Bachelorette… I mean who cares about the above shows… ??? Those 3 shows are just pure crap… Other shows they can get rid of: Cougar Town…

  45. Tina Raimnndo says:

    Wow – I have to say I am a fan of Both shows and don’t understand why they would be competing as they are on different nights. BUT OF Course OFF THE MAP WINS!!! OTM is the BEST SHOW since I have begum watching shows :-) IT keeps your interest because of the EXCITEMENT and MEDICAL parts (like ER & Grey’s) BUT keeps your interest MORE with the CHARACTERS – the AWESOME Acting – THE ROMANCE the Intrigue (like Dallas & Knots LAnding).
    OFF THE MAP has everything anyone is looking for and there will be a STORYLINE for years to come.
    “V” on the other hand is a Great MINI-SERIES but has no potential to be a on-going program.
    OFF the MAP wins by Far!! And I have falling in Love with all the ACTORS & ACTRESSES and the EXTRAS!!! JASON WINSTON GEROGE is my FAV – how can WE Live without his Trials & Tribulations :-P As a matter of fact – i would CRY – I would MISS all the CHARACTERS and their Lives.
    That HOUR goes by SO FAST – I am upset when it’s OVER and cannot wait until the next week.
    Love another CANADIAN xoxo

  46. Anne says:

    OTM is really cool. I cried this last episode. I don’t know, it’s full of human emotions, not like V.. I never liked that one

  47. Shari jay says:

    OTM it would be a shame to see this show taken off…..we need it here on the islands..,,and we love the plots

  48. mdb says:

    The V finale was great!!! Two twists I did not see coming at all. Please please please bring it back ABC.

  49. Lori says:

    I vote for Off The Map! My Family and I love the show and look forward for it every week.

  50. Amy says:

    V HAS to stay! It started slow, but now it’s ON! I’m glad to see they are not “holding a candle” as one person said, to the original. Rather, they are taking it in new and fascinating directions! How can you NOT NEED to know what happens after last nights cliff hanger? Killing off Diana (Jane Badler) emmitted an audible gasp from me last night, followed by an echoing “NOOOOO!”, but I was back to feeling like a giddy school girl upon realizing that “humanity’s last hope” was being spearheaded by the character played by yet another leading actor from the original series. Who will they bring in next? Will Robert Englund jump in as another V? Will Lisa escape prison to reign as the new, peaceful queen? Will Amy be able to discover the truth behind Ana’s lies and unite humanity and visitors? Who’s side is Marcus really on? We MUST know!!!!!!