Sci-Fi Showdown: 'Fringe' Battles 'V' in the 'Renew Our Show!' Quarterfinal

Steel yourselves, sci-fi fans! The final quarterfinal matchup of’s first annual “Renew Our Show!” Bracket Tournament involves Fox’s Fringe and ABC’s V, a pair of out-of-this-world thrillers with enthusiastic cult followings.

To warm up for the big showdown, Fringe and V respectively bumped off Outsourced and Off the Map in Round One of our single-elimination competition for 16 on-the-bubble series hoping to score slots on the 2011-2012 primetime calendar.

Every afternoon at 1 p.m. ET for the rest of the 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 do your sci-fi civic duty and choose between Fringe and V. Polls will be open for 48 hours, and once you’re done, feel free to hit the comments to justify your vote, and head to Facebook and Twitter to whip your fellow fanboys and fangirls into a frenzy.

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 (143)

  • V needs to stay on! I’m hooked on this series and it takes alot for me:) please don’t upset my Tuesday night plans! The only prob is that it is on same time as fox’s raising hope two shows on tuesday night my only shows except for criminal minds:p

    Comment by Kari – March 22, 2011 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe best show ever since X Files!!

    Comment by Cazza – March 22, 2011 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    V SUCKS!

    Comment by Amy – March 22, 2011 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love both shows. But I suppose Fringe has more chances to be renewed. So I vote for V. Camilla from Russia

    Comment by camilla – March 22, 2011 11:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FRINGE FRINGE FRINGE !!!!!!!!!!!

    Who ever does not know FRINGE is really Missing the NUMBER ONE quality TV show !!!!!!! THE ACTING IS OUTSTANDING !! THE STORY TELLIG WOW !!! THE METHOLOGY ! THE MIND BLOWING turns of events , …… EVERY THING ABOUT FRINGE IS MIRACULOUS !!

    Comment by Solis – March 23, 2011 03:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really love both but If I have to make a choice it’s Fringe without a doubt !

    Comment by Lea – March 23, 2011 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FRINGE FTW!!!!!

    Comment by Didi – March 23, 2011 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No contest. Fringe wins, always. V has nowhere to go IF they’re given another season. They’re supposedly a superior alien race, so just blast away 3/4 of the population and be done with it.

    And for the glass-half-full crowd, they’re on different networks, so both can be renewed.

    Comment by Bob – March 23, 2011 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • V … anything is better than Fringe.

    Comment by jj – March 23, 2011 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • any doubts? FRINGE ALWAYS!

    Comment by gabriel – March 23, 2011 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Both deserve to be saved, but I voted V to level the field. Sci-fi never gets the credit it deserves too many dumb people watch reality TV!

    Comment by Susan – March 23, 2011 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Hell – March 23, 2011 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • fringe is just awesome best show on tv

    Comment by fringe ftw – March 24, 2011 02:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We need this serial V

    Comment by Timmy – March 25, 2011 05:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • fringe…….fringe…!!!!!!

    Comment by veroxoxo – March 25, 2011 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • V!!! My favourite show ever!

    Comment by Val – March 26, 2011 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by DK – July 23, 2011 07:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Both series are very good and unique … but if I had to choose I would definitely choose V V V V V V V V V V V V!!!!The truth is that no series shoul be interrupted like this.Show some respect to the audience and at least make one last piece to rap it up. (remember Prison Break, Jericho, etc)

    Comment by maria – March 13, 2013 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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