Parenthood Vs. Brothers & Sisters: 'Renew Our Show!' Quarterfinals Continue!

You want family drama? You can’t handle our brand of family drama! Wait, you think you can? Okay, well how about NBC’s Braverman clan locked in a bloody battle to the death against ABC’s Walker household? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s the kind of intensity you’re getting in the quarterfinals of’s first annual “Renew Our Show!” Bracket Tournament, where No. 4 seed Parenthood is clashing with No. 5 seed Brothers & Sisters for a coveted semifinal berth.

Parenthood and Brothers & Sisters are already grizzled “Renew Our Show!” veterans, having respectively vanquished The Defenders and Harry’s Law in Round One of our single-elimination competition for 16 on-the-bubble series hoping to score slots on the 2011-2012 primetime calendar.

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

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 make a decision: Team Braverman or Team Walker. 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!

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. Susan says:

    Definitely Brothers & Sisters. My mom and I both love that show and look forward to seeing it each week.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Parenthood!!! Best show on TV!

  3. Michael says:

    BROTHERS and SISTERS is one of the best shows on TV with some of the BEST Actors !! I know so many people who watch this shoe religiously and adore it! The story lines are current, and very interesting. VOTE Brothers and Sisters!!

  4. Scot says:

    I need brothers & sisters – closest thing to having a proper family in my life need it every week to check in, get involved & live with this absolutely amazing family – sure they fight & argue – but also love each other so much that they will do whatever they can to help each other too.. So what if the stories aren’t to everybody’s liking; how many ‘real’ families have interesting lives 24/7 – I love this show – I laugh, cry, get angry and wish that I had a family like the Walkers. I need the show to continue, please…!

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  12. Milo says:

    Parenthood 4 sure!

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  14. Carrie says:

    Parenthood always!!!

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  18. Cat says:

    I used to love B&S, but it’s taken a nose dive since Rob Lowe left. He should never leave TV shows in the middle of their runs.

    Parenthood, adversely, is fantastic!

  19. Lexi says:

    Parenthood is one of the most amazing, best shows on television! Renew it!!!<3

  20. mgb says:

    Parenthood sucks less than Brothers and Sisters, but not by much.

  21. bri says:

    I love brothers and sisters the most. Loyaly since the very beginning I’ve watched and fell in love with the entire cast. Rob lowe’s character, got killed off and it still has me depressed but I will always love this show. Can’t I have both parenthood and B&S?!?!

  22. bj says:

    Parenthood! It would be absurd to let that good of a show finish so early on…it has so much to offer: besides entertainment, an outstanding cast! Love it!

  23. Kevin Song says:

    I don’t see where to vote, but, my choice is Brothers & Sisters. It’s an amazing show, and I want it to continue!

  24. Felicia Cosman says:

    I do not have much time to watch television, however, I have found Parenthood to be compelling from the first show. In fact, this is one of the most intelligent shows I have ever seen. The writing is superb and the acting and direction fabulous. The last show on March 1, which portrayed the discussion of Asperger’s syndrome with Max, was realistic, poignant and heartbreaking. The love for and support of family, amidst the imperfections of the characters, makes for great drama. Kudos to Ron Howard; he is a genius. This show will be a big hit, if given a chance.

  25. godzilla_foil says:

    You guys mean B&S has been a bit soapy in season five?? I have just started watching after the horrendous trainwreck that was season four! Seriously, it gets worse than that??

    I say Parenthood all the way, even if I haven’t seen it yet!

  26. Natalie Jolly says:

    Brothers and Sisters by far!!!!

  27. Igloo says:

    I have only seen a small number of Parenthood episodes. I enjoyed them, but I am a Bro & Sis fan.
    I haven’t been very happy with the story line this past season but I like most of the Walkers and would like to see if the writers can turn a not so great season around.

  28. Adibah Idris says:

    I like brothers & sisters a most,this show is so great,their storylines are so good and I want to see the Walkers on the season 6-10 as well…pls continued this show and don’t stop it!!!i need b&s in my life…please…

  29. Stucky says:

    Brothers & Sisters!! Parenthood is ok, but Kevin and Scotty are my favorite couple on TV

    • Amanda says:

      Kevin and Scotty are my favorite couple on TV too. But this season the writing of this couple has been abused in every way possible. This season plots seems not to have consistency with the previous seasons. Where has all of the intelligent and witty writing gone?

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  31. lindgal says:

    Brothers & Sisters … absolutely. Love the Walkers, love Sarah and Luc (best couple on TV) and can’t imagine Sunday nights without ’em. Hey, ABC, give us at least a season six so the show gets a class send-off. B&S for the win (I hope!)

  32. PGP says:

    Count me in as someone who enjoys watching both shows! This match up however, was a no brainer. Parenthood is far superior over Brothers And Sisters these days. You need only watch the latest two episodes of Parenthood to see how amazing this show is both in writing and acting. If Peter Krause is not nominated for an emmy I will be so upset! What a performance he gave in the latest episode where Max finds out he has Asbergers! Parenthood is TV’s best show these days and deserves a third season!

  33. Anna says:

    B&S all the way.

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  35. Donna says:

    PARENTHOOD, the best show network TV has to offer. The cast is just soooooo good and the guest stars are great. We need another year of PARENTHOOD.

  36. Kris says:

    Parenthood. I use to love Brothers and Sisters but it got so bad that I had to stop watching. Parenthood is fresh and still in its prime. It wuld be a shame to see it go.

  37. Sara says:

    What…? Season 5 of Brothers & Sisters has been absolutely amazing this far!

  38. Anna says:

    Brothers And Sisters may be past its prime; but my problem with Parenthood is Dax Shepard kicks of a visceral level of disgust that I usually reserve for John Noble and Michael Cera.

  39. Lexie says:

    Brothers & Sisters. While this season hasn’t been as shiny without Robert, Parenthood is almost a rip-off of B&S, without as stellar a cast, or as interesting storylines.

  40. Molly says:

    B&S…please, keep Luke Macfarlane on weekly tv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Guy says:

    Based wholly on this season Parenthood hands down. Sorry but Brothers and Sisters slipped big time this season even though i still love it the writing sucked.

    However why did it have to be these shows clashing in the Quarters!

  42. andrew says:

    Would like to see Brothers and Sisters stick around. Has been a hit and miss season but still has potential. Anyhow, hasn’t it been announced that Parenthood has been renewed?

  43. Francesco says:

    Brothers & Sisters all the way!! The cast is way better than the cast of Parenthood! Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Matthew Rhys… and it has more viewers thank Parenthood !!! So I guess it would be renewed! =)

  44. suzie says:

    Bros and sisters is terrible,so dull and boring. I stopped watching it..parenthood is very good….hope it continues..

  45. Michelle R. says:

    I’ve never watched either of these, but I just realized this is Brenda Chenowith against Nate Fisher.

  46. Adibah Idris says:

    B&S of course…they’ve captured my heart fr a season 1 n till now…no matter what their storylines is,i still love this show more n more everyday…especially kevin & scotty story…always love both of them so much…HOPE B&S GET RENEWAL 4 SEASON 6…really really hope…please…this show is really great…pls continued it!!i’m looking forward to it.

  47. Javier says:

    NOT DOUBT! “BROTHERS & SISTERS” Should Be Renew, Of Course! We Need The Walkers One More Season!

  48. Oswald says:

    Go Walkers! We Love U! And The Winner is…”BROTHERS & SISTERS”!!!

  49. mart says:

    parenthood is such a wonderful show!!!

  50. marta says:

    Brothers and sisters definitely 100%