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)

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

    Comment by Jack – March 17, 2011 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME. PLEASE! COME ON HOOLIGANS!

    Comment by Lina – March 17, 2011 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to Me!!!! Amazing show!!

    Comment by Iris – March 17, 2011 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was the hardest decision for me…I love both shows but I love Chuck just that much more!!

    Comment by Laura – March 17, 2011 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Rowan – March 17, 2011 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie To Me all the way! Best show that engages the brain..!!

    Comment by Gail – March 17, 2011 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me!!! No contest.

    Comment by Ingri – March 17, 2011 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME ALL THE WAY!!! BEST SHOW EVER!!!

    Comment by Lucy – March 17, 2011 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Lex – March 17, 2011 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME! All the way. It’s great. It’s intelligent. KEEP IT ON!!

    Comment by Shana – March 17, 2011 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me that NBC isn’t seriously thinking about taking CHUCK off the air!!!

    Comment by Vandal – March 17, 2011 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by Amity – March 17, 2011 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Comment by Ryu – March 17, 2011 09:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me

    Comment by Maryon – March 17, 2011 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie To Me!
    I want a 4th season!

    Comment by rnb_001 – March 17, 2011 10:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME D :D

    Comment by Nina – March 17, 2011 11:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME :D

    Comment by Nina – March 17, 2011 11:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Zoe – March 17, 2011 11:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by 死晃皮 – March 17, 2011 11:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by 小明不在 – March 17, 2011 11:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK? what’s that? never heared before……

    Comment by 死晃皮 – March 18, 2011 12:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to Me! Definitely!

    Comment by Lotte – March 18, 2011 12:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to Me !!!

    Comment by Lotte – March 18, 2011 12:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!!

    Comment by airhead – March 18, 2011 01:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hah, you seem to exhibit a split personality, buddy. You (either one) should see someone about that.

      Comment by Golan – March 18, 2011 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me, without a doubt! Chuck was funny for a while, but got totally boring. Lie to me truly has a great storyline!

    Comment by Laura – March 18, 2011 01:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • idiots

    Comment by k8 – March 18, 2011 04:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK.

    Comment by Sophie Haas – March 18, 2011 04:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Sara – March 18, 2011 05:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me-the better

    Comment by Elya – March 18, 2011 05:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie for the win!
    Tim Roth for the win!!
    Lie to me awesome show, awesome Team
    and Kelli Williams #savelietome

    Comment by nathkst35 – March 18, 2011 05:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to me, for the win!
    Tim Roth for the win!!
    Lie to me awesome show, awesome Team
    and Kelli Williams #savelietome

    Comment by nathkst35 – March 18, 2011 05:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Bob – March 18, 2011 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why not Chuck WITH Tim Roth?

    Comment by illel – March 18, 2011 06:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In Cal Lightman’s own word: “LET THERE BE LIGHTMAN!”
    Lie To Me all the way!

    Comment by MJB – March 18, 2011 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    GOOOOOO CHUCK

    Comment by Chuck Bartowski – March 18, 2011 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck will win!!!!

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    Comment by Zachary – March 18, 2011 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck is a way more original show — I like Lie to Me, but we really don’t need more procedurals on TV.

    Comment by Rachel – March 18, 2011 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love both of these shows. I hate having to pick.
    I’m glad it’s just “pretend” and hope both get renewed.

    Comment by Amy – March 18, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck. Dump LTM. Save Fringe.

    Comment by John Berggren – March 18, 2011 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME!!!

    Comment by Sonia – March 18, 2011 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Amber – March 18, 2011 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No contest, CHUCK every time.

    Comment by meg – March 18, 2011 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck of course
    VOTE VOTE thousand times

    Comment by Zachary – March 18, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Dany – March 18, 2011 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lie to Me. Why is this even a question?

    Comment by Catherine – March 18, 2011 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LIE TO ME!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Ashley – March 18, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Stephanie – March 18, 2011 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No hesitation, no doubt, Chuck all the way.

    Comment by Igloo – March 18, 2011 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sure, Chuck is great… if you’re a hee-hawing mollusk, that is.

    Comment by golan – March 18, 2011 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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