Chuck Battles Lie To Me as the 'Renew Our Show!' Tournament Quarterfinals Begin!

It’s not easy being on the bubble. Just ask fans of NBC’s Chuck and Fox’s Lie to Me, which are still awaiting word on whether or not they’ll be part of their respective networks’ 2011-2012 lineups. One thing that’s not in doubt, though, is that one of these at-risk gladiators is going to advance to the semifinals of TVLine.com’s first annual “Renew Our Show!” Bracket Tournament. But it’s up to you to decide who’ll survive this ferocious quarterfinal matchup.

For those of you who didn’t jump in during Round One, “Renew Our Show!” brought together 16 existing on-the-bubble series in a single-elimination tournament. Chuck decimated Human Target in the first round, while Lie to Me scored a comfy win over No Ordinary Family to advance to the final eight.

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

Every weekday at 1 p.m. ET for the next week, you’ll be able to vote in polls to help narrow down the “Renew Our Show!” field — until there’s only one champ standing. Click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). And if you’re losing sleep about the status of anything currently on your DVR “series-recording” lineup, don’t miss our regularly updated Renewal Scorecard feature.

But before that happens, you’ve got to decide between NBC’s zippy spy thriller and Fox’s complex crime procedural. Polls will be open for 48 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.

Fringe Vs. Outsourced: Only One Can Survive in the ‘Renew Our Show’ Tourney

Oh! 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 (334)

  • Go CHUCK!!!!

    Comment by Leslie – March 17, 2011 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will be shocked if Chuck doesn’t win not just this round but the whole tournament.

    Comment by Rich – March 17, 2011 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Lie To Me and I would really miss it but Chuck is a rare gem in the world of TV series. In its action-comedy exterior so extraordinary drama and character development have been done and are still going on, it would be a shame if Chuck disappears before we get the proper ending it deserves with a 13 episodes season 5.

    If Lie To Me is gone I will mourn for a few moments and that’s it. If Chuck is gone my life will be changed for a serious period of time – and not for the better.

    Comment by Arsimo – March 17, 2011 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK

    Comment by Jennifer – March 17, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me, for sure.

    Comment by Lana – March 17, 2011 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Save BOTH !!!!

    Comment by Beth – March 17, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK!!

    Comment by Brandy – March 17, 2011 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to Me – unique, excellent cast with great chemistry and did I mention unique? Lie to Me all the way.

    Comment by Darren – March 17, 2011 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck is played. Really growing tired. Especially Jeffster – those dudes need to be gone.
    So going with Lie to Me. Smart show.

    Comment by Nate – March 17, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • you need to update your bracket

    Comment by Christa – March 17, 2011 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by Tekkie – March 17, 2011 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK!!!! Chuck is the best show ever…it’s an easy choice..I really desperately want another season o “seasonsss” for Chuck..

    Comment by Mdz – March 17, 2011 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go Team Bartowski!!!! CHUCK all the way!

    Comment by Stephanie – March 17, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck all the way! Not that I dislike Lie to Me or anything, but Chuck has been one of my favorite shows since day one, and it can’t end on a cliffhanger. It just can’t.

    Comment by sweetiepie1019 – March 17, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry, Chuck! Lie to Me all the way, always!!! No competition!

    Comment by 3rdrocker – March 17, 2011 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One word CHUCK

    Comment by beast – March 17, 2011 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck 5th Season hmm I like it!!!
    VOTE CHUCK!!

    Comment by Zachary – March 17, 2011 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck is thend one

    Comment by Mark – March 17, 2011 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME, forever and always <3

    Comment by Allison – March 17, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME FOR GOD’s SAKE, This show deserves a 4th Season

    Comment by anne – March 17, 2011 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by April – March 17, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to Me…ONLY

    Comment by Alexandra – March 17, 2011 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK!! CHUCK!! Has to be chuck all the way!! Love Chuck!! <3

    Comment by kayla – March 17, 2011 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie To Me!!! Amazing show! Best show ever! Love Tim Roth!! :)

    Comment by Mel – March 17, 2011 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to Me!!

    Comment by Allison – March 17, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK ALL THE M****F**CING WAAAYYY!

    Comment by s – March 17, 2011 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Easy tiger. Let me be clear… Lie to me !

    Comment by TheKassy – March 17, 2011 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me !!!!!!

    Comment by Hilla – March 17, 2011 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really rough choice. Chuck is my #2 fave show, Lie To Me is #3. I really like Chuck, but its been a weird season. There seems to be a whole lot of campy-ness to it and there really is no progression toward anything other the wedding which would be a good ender. Lie To Me is great. The will they/wont they between Cal & Foster, keeps things interesting. Adding Michael B. Jordan to the cast full time for s4 would be a great addition. As long as they keep getting great guests (such as Jason Dohring, Ashton Holmes & Annette O’Toole) as suspects it should continue to be great.

    Comment by BYosh – March 17, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jenny – March 17, 2011 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just when I was ready to give up and accept that Chuck might be cancelled, they go and name the finale “Chuck vs the Cliffhanger.” If the show ends on a cliffhanger, I will cry.

    CHUCK SEASON 5!
    TEAM BARTOWSKI ALL THE WAY!

    Comment by Lindsay – March 17, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t know Chuck, love LTM

    Comment by Kaelity – March 17, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woot GO Chuck GO Chuck, Chuck is so gonna win this tournament I hope

    Comment by Chuckfanatic – March 17, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by ChuckChuck – March 17, 2011 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LTM sucks, go CHUCK

    Comment by Nerdherdmachine – March 17, 2011 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Never even heard of Lie to Me!
    So no contest.. “Chuck” for the win!

    Cheers

    Comment by Drowzee – March 17, 2011 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

    Comment by judith – March 17, 2011 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck!!!

    Comment by Fee – March 17, 2011 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK FTW!!!

    Comment by Travis – March 17, 2011 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is tough. Chuck is one of my favorite shows, and I don’t even like Lie to Me, but I have seen one episode, and I think it has a lot of potential. Chuck, on the other hand, seems to be wrapping up. I voted Chuck, since I can always count on it making me laugh and I LOVE everything that’s been going on. However, I really pick both. Chuck needs a season (or even a 13-episode pick-up) to finish the story. And Lie to Me seems promising, so I would hope it gets picked up as well. If it gets picked up, I’m probably going to catch up on the episodes and start watching it. Still… if Chuck doesn’t get renewed, my heart may be broken.

    Comment by Lindsay – March 17, 2011 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely Lie To Me!!!!!

    Comment by Kendra – March 17, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve never even heard of Chuck… Lie to Me is a great show–intelligent, funny, based on science–with a great cast. Fox has a history of canceling good shows before there time. With the new age of watching videos via Hulu and other online streaming media, I think that all shows take a hit in ratings. Fox needs to take this in consideration because there is a huge global Lie To Me following out there . Tim Roth and Kelli Williams are dynamic together. If this show goes, I’ll probably abandon watching Fox shows again.

    Comment by Jessica – March 17, 2011 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not even close. Chuck wins vs EVERYTHING. Best show on TV hands down. TEAM AWESOME FTW!!!!

    Comment by Chad – March 17, 2011 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i’ll always choose chuck no matter what happens so they can have a season 5 ’cause it’s the awesomest and greatest show ever!!
    chuck ftw!!

    Comment by christine – March 17, 2011 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hm, let’s see. Lie to Me – winner of 2 People’s Choice Awards. Zachary Levi – presenter at People’s Choice Awards. I think the winner is obvious! LIE TO ME!!!!!

    Comment by 3rdrocker – March 17, 2011 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I stopped watching Lie To Me this season because it was getting so tedious. Chuck, on the other hand, while not as good as seasons past, is still entertaining me. Bring it on for a fifth and final season to wrap things up and stop at a 100th episode for the little show that could!

    Comment by JD – March 17, 2011 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You know what, NBC announced that Chuck’s already been renewed, so how about throwing some love Lie to Me’s way on this voting, since Chuck is already a sure thing!!!!

    Comment by 3rdrocker – March 17, 2011 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You know what, NBC has already announced that Chuck has been renewed, so that makes all this voting USELESS! How about just disqualifying Chuck then and letting Lie to Me advance to the next round!! It’s only fair!

    Comment by 3rdrocker – March 17, 2011 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They haven’t. Just Parks and Rec, The Office and Community, which is the Thursday comedy block.

      Comment by JD – March 17, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to Me!!!! Chuck used to be okay but now it’s zzzzz.

    Comment by Kelly – March 17, 2011 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck! There’s enough drama in the world — what the world really needs is Chuck!

    Comment by Bianca Christine – March 17, 2011 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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