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.

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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!

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334 Comments
  1. Leslie says:

    Go CHUCK!!!!

  2. Rich says:

    I will be shocked if Chuck doesn’t win not just this round but the whole tournament.

  3. Arsimo says:

    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.

  4. Jennifer says:

    CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK

  5. Lana says:

    Lie to me, for sure.

  6. Beth says:

    Save BOTH !!!!

  7. Brandy says:

    CHUCK!!

  8. Darren says:

    Lie to Me – unique, excellent cast with great chemistry and did I mention unique? Lie to Me all the way.

  9. Nate says:

    Chuck is played. Really growing tired. Especially Jeffster – those dudes need to be gone.
    So going with Lie to Me. Smart show.

  10. Christa says:

    you need to update your bracket

  11. Tekkie says:

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  12. Mdz says:

    CHUCK!!!! Chuck is the best show ever…it’s an easy choice..I really desperately want another season o “seasonsss” for Chuck..

  13. Stephanie says:

    Go Team Bartowski!!!! CHUCK all the way!

  14. sweetiepie1019 says:

    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.

  15. 3rdrocker says:

    Sorry, Chuck! Lie to Me all the way, always!!! No competition!

  16. beast says:

    One word CHUCK

  17. Zachary says:

    Chuck 5th Season hmm I like it!!!
    VOTE CHUCK!!

  18. Mark says:

    Chuck is thend one

  19. Allison says:

    LIE TO ME, forever and always <3

  20. anne says:

    LIE TO ME FOR GOD’s SAKE, This show deserves a 4th Season

  21. April says:

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  22. Alexandra says:

    Lie to Me…ONLY

  23. kayla says:

    CHUCK!! CHUCK!! Has to be chuck all the way!! Love Chuck!! <3

  24. Mel says:

    Lie To Me!!! Amazing show! Best show ever! Love Tim Roth!! :)

  25. Allison says:

    Lie to Me!!

  26. s says:

    CHUCK ALL THE M****F**CING WAAAYYY!

  27. TheKassy says:

    Easy tiger. Let me be clear… Lie to me !

  28. Hilla says:

    Lie to me !!!!!!

  29. BYosh says:

    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.

  30. Jenny says:

    CHUCK ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Lindsay says:

    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!

  32. Kaelity says:

    Don’t know Chuck, love LTM

  33. Chuckfanatic says:

    Woot GO Chuck GO Chuck, Chuck is so gonna win this tournament I hope

  34. ChuckChuck says:

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  35. Nerdherdmachine says:

    LTM sucks, go CHUCK

  36. Drowzee says:

    Never even heard of Lie to Me!
    So no contest.. “Chuck” for the win!

    Cheers

  37. judith says:

    LIE TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  38. Fee says:

    Chuck!!!

  39. Travis says:

    CHUCK FTW!!!

  40. Lindsay says:

    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.

  41. Kendra says:

    Definitely Lie To Me!!!!!

  42. Jessica says:

    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.

  43. Chad says:

    Not even close. Chuck wins vs EVERYTHING. Best show on TV hands down. TEAM AWESOME FTW!!!!

  44. christine says:

    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!!

  45. 3rdrocker says:

    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!!!!!

  46. JD says:

    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!

  47. 3rdrocker says:

    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!!!!

  48. 3rdrocker says:

    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!

  49. Kelly says:

    Lie to Me!!!! Chuck used to be okay but now it’s zzzzz.

  50. Bianca Christine says:

    Chuck! There’s enough drama in the world — what the world really needs is Chuck!

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