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. gladys says:


  2. Angela says:

    Off The Map was good until they started the whole Mateo plotline. Ick. Get rid of him (his family, and their farm) and you have a winner.

  3. Dbug says:

    Dude, Off the map definitely!!!! One of my favorite shows this season hands down. There are so many possibilities for this show if they give it a chance, and a better time slot couldn’t hurt either.

  4. KT says:

    V is such a disappointment!!!! It was a terrible attempt at a remake from the original! The acting and plotline was subpar at best. Off the map is like a jungle version of ER and it is so amazing! Mamie Gummer is great, I love Rachelle Lefevre and all the other actors are really good. The plotlines are awesome and original and I am hoping the studios and media outlets put more attention on Off the Map. It deserves another chance!

  5. Tonia says:

    Drama & Romance aside, Off The Map bring up so many political and humanitarian issues to light that the audience would never even BOTHER to think of. It is lovely to see this depth depicted on an abc “entertainment” show rather than a PBS special. It’s also nice to see these American characters go into what they thought of as the “dark side”, and gives our 1st world audience a glimpse into the why’s of how the other 5.5 billion plus lives. DUMP of Gray’s Anatomy, Private Practice AND V! I’m hooked on Off The Map! Just put it on a Thursday night so i can catch it on TV instead of on the internet!

  6. V.M. says:

    Please renew Off The Map for another season! I love this show and want to see the characters evolve! ABC finally has a show worth watching!

  7. Mommamouse says:

    Off the Map, I only lasted 2 episodes of V and I like SciFi as a genre in general, but I just couldn’t buy the plot line, even just for entertainment value. Grey’s and Private Practice lost me last year; the story lines aren’t really moving along fast enough and the episodes got too repetitive, especially the way out there pregnancy emergencies on PP. I really like OTM, more than with GA or PP and I really hope it perserveres.

  8. Joan Dainer says:

    I think both the shows are unique and should be renewed. I realize that there are other medical shows but Off The Map has a great cast and the young actors keep getting better. Sometimes the ratings are a victim of the particular time slot and that might be worth changing when it is brought back next year. V would likely do better if it were aired on the SiFi channel.

  9. R says:


  10. Breezy says:

    I love OTM!!!! I hope it stays because without it my Wednesdays are empty and boring. Keep otm to save us from midweek boredom!!! Go hotties in the jungle!!!

  11. Cindy says:

    Bring Off the Map back. I couldn’t believe it was cancelled or not picked up or whatever happens when a series is there and then it’s not. Sooo disappointed!!!

  12. Darlene Stahl says:

    Off the map is a well written drama that was in a poor time slot. The actors are so talented and the story lines are incredible. It will be sadly missed if it is canceled.

  13. Kaylynn says:

    Off the map needs to stay on please I love that show and I am only a little girl please keep it on please

  14. Darlene Stahl says:

    “OFF THE MAP” is the icing on the cake. This show is in fact brilliant! The actors have incredible acting skills, and I must add how great looking they all are. The stories are captivating and so many people love this show. We are begging for this show to stay on the air. Thank you

  15. Jackie M Jones says:

    Keep Off the Map going!!!! I have not missed a episode, and can’t wait to see what happens next. U can’t end it like that!!!

  16. Ashlee says:

    OTM all the way!!! I love that show!!!

  17. Tiffy says:

    I LOVE Off the Map!!! I hope they renew for next season!!!

  18. Jerri says:

    V should definitely be coming back. It is a wonderful show with lots of originality! I can’t believe it is getting cancelled for all of these stupid reality shows and animated crap. It is really sad that every time we get invested in shows like V & Human Target leave us at cliff hangers for the next season and then their cancelled! I really wanted to see what was going to happen with Tyler being killed and Anna’s plans for Earth!! It seems like the networks really should take alook at what is on regular television. Nothing but numerous reality shows and basically porn, ex: Bachelor, bachlorette, Jersey Shore. I can also say that American Idol may get a lot of viewing but I can tell you and I am not alone that since Simon has left truly the show is AWFUL!!! The only judge that honestly tries to give honest comments is Randy. However, Jennifer is worse than Paula! She always starts mouthing off during Randy’s negative comments. Let us be truthful… Steven & Jennifer think everyone is wonderful & a lot of them were AWFUL. Also, the show has become ALL about promoting Jennifer’s latest album & Steven’s book & new video. Regular TV stinks!!!

  19. eric bizzarri says:

    off the map!! It was a spectacualar show that ended its first season with a cliffhanger!! :(

  20. anna says:

    I vote for off the Map!! Great show.. love it.

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