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!

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334 Comments
  1. Jack says:

    That’s a stupid question…LIE TO ME!!! Duh!!!!

  2. Lina says:

    LIE TO ME. PLEASE! COME ON HOOLIGANS!

  3. Iris says:

    Lie to Me!!!! Amazing show!!

  4. Laura says:

    This was the hardest decision for me…I love both shows but I love Chuck just that much more!!

  5. Rowan says:

    I am just hooked on Chuck. Even when I think they make missteps (and they have made some), it is still the only show I watch WHEN it’s on. Chuck is appointment TV. Anyone who thinks disarming a suitcase nuke with a squirt of apple juice is “jumping the shark” has no concept of comedy. Another season of Chuck would be, in a word, Awesome!

  6. Gail says:

    Lie To Me all the way! Best show that engages the brain..!!

  7. Ingri says:

    Lie to me!!! No contest.

  8. Lucy says:

    LIE TO ME ALL THE WAY!!! BEST SHOW EVER!!!

  9. Lex says:

    I adore Lie to Me but it doesn’t stand a chance against Chuck. I’ve never watched Chuck but its fans rival those of Bones <3

  10. Shana says:

    LIE TO ME! All the way. It’s great. It’s intelligent. KEEP IT ON!!

  11. Vandal says:

    Lie to me that NBC isn’t seriously thinking about taking CHUCK off the air!!!

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  13. Ryu says:

    CHUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  14. Maryon says:

    Lie to me

  15. rnb_001 says:

    Lie To Me!
    I want a 4th season!

  16. Nina says:

    LIE TO ME D :D

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  18. Zoe says:

    Lie to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. 死晃皮 says:

    CHUCK? what’s that? never heared before……

  22. Lotte says:

    Lie to Me! Definitely!

  23. Lotte says:

    Lie to Me !!!

  24. airhead says:

    I love both, but CHUCK!!! I just haven’t been motivated to keep up with Lie to Me lately whereas I always want to watch Chuck. so, CHUCK FTW!!

  25. Laura says:

    Lie to me, without a doubt! Chuck was funny for a while, but got totally boring. Lie to me truly has a great storyline!

  26. Sophie Haas says:

    CHUCK.

  27. Sara says:

    I used to enjoy LTM in the first 2 seasons. It was quite intriguing but then the storylines got a bit too dramatic and as much as I heart Tim Roth, his acting makes my head spin, and not it a pleasant way. I don’t know what changed but he’s suddenly all over the place, jumping from one spot to the next. It makes me dizzy. He’s flailing like an over excited fangirl.

    CHUCK’s first half of this season was amazing. The show was planned only for 13 episodes, now that they have more eps, the writers are a bit struggling to find a balance. I hope it improves before the season ends. I’d love for this show to return for one more season. The cast and the fans deserve it.

  28. Elya says:

    Lie to me-the better

  29. nathkst35 says:

    Lie for the win!
    Tim Roth for the win!!
    Lie to me awesome show, awesome Team
    and Kelli Williams #savelietome

  30. nathkst35 says:

    Lie to me, for the win!
    Tim Roth for the win!!
    Lie to me awesome show, awesome Team
    and Kelli Williams #savelietome

  31. Bob says:

    Oh, you cruel b******s! How can you make us choose between these two? Well, since they’re on different networks, I’m going with the glass-half-full approach and say BOTH will live for another season.

  32. illel says:

    Why not Chuck WITH Tim Roth?

  33. MJB says:

    In Cal Lightman’s own word: “LET THERE BE LIGHTMAN!”
    Lie To Me all the way!

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    GOOOOOO CHUCK

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    Chuck will win!!!!

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  37. Rachel says:

    Chuck is a way more original show — I like Lie to Me, but we really don’t need more procedurals on TV.

  38. Amy says:

    I love both of these shows. I hate having to pick.
    I’m glad it’s just “pretend” and hope both get renewed.

  39. John Berggren says:

    Chuck. Dump LTM. Save Fringe.

  40. Amber says:

    I gotta go with Chuck. I want to see more of this sweet Casey. So chuck has to come back :) please TV land here my plea

  41. meg says:

    No contest, CHUCK every time.

  42. Zachary says:

    Chuck of course
    VOTE VOTE thousand times

  43. Dany says:

    LIE TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Catherine says:

    Lie to Me. Why is this even a question?

  45. Ashley says:

    LIE TO ME!!!!!!!!

  46. Stephanie says:

    Ok let’s be honest. Chuck has such a huge, devoted fan based that it’ll get renewed. NBC already tried to cancel it once before and fans rallied and won. The network won’t try again. Fox on the other hand is clueless to the thousands of Lie to Me fans that are DYING for another season. So vote Lie to Me because Chuck isn’t really going to get cancelled.

  47. Igloo says:

    No hesitation, no doubt, Chuck all the way.

  48. golan says:

    Sure, Chuck is great… if you’re a hee-hawing mollusk, that is.

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