The ‘Renew Our Show!’ Bracket Tournament Semifinals are upon us, and we’re looking at a full-fledged Scarecrow and Mrs. King situation, with a network of stealthy spies crashing up against a nice suburban family. Or to put it another way, it’s Chuck vs. Parenthood, and only one of NBC’s beloved-but-not-yet-renewed dramas can take a coveted spot in our finals.
To make the final four, Chuck had to vanquish Human Target and Lie to Me, while Parenthood bumped off The Defenders and Brothers & Sisters in the opening two rounds of our single-elimination competition for 16 on-the-bubble series hoping to score slots on the 2011-2012 primetime calendar.
Tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET, you’ll be able to vote in our second ‘Renew Our Show!’ semifinals; on Friday, we’ll have a day of rest; and then on Monday, you can come to TVLine.com to vote for the ultimate “Renew Our Show!” Champion. 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 now, you’ve got to put yourself in the shoes of an NBC exec, and choose your most valuable on-the-bubble player: a sexy spy thriller or a nuanced family dramedy. 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!