Fringe Battles Nikita: Only One Can Make the 'Renew Our Show!' Finals

One features brainy characters whose doppelgängers live in an alternate universe. The other features sexy sleuths leading double lives. But both Fox’s Fringe and the CW’s Nikita have one important thing in common: They’re in the semifinals of TVLine.com’s first annual ‘Renew Our Show!’ Bracket Tournament, and only one will survive into Monday’s final showdown.

To make the final four, Fringe had to erase Outsourced and V, while Nikita assassinated The Event then pulled off a close upset over No. 3 seed One Tree Hill 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.

Monday at 1 p.m. ET, you’ll be able to vote for the ultimate “Renew Our Show!” Champion — where the winner of this battle will be up against the winner of Chuck Vs. Parenthood. 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 a tough choice to make — either Fringe or Nikita. 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. And now the time has come for you to vote like you mean it!



Comments (532)

  • Nikita, meant to be. ;)

    Comment by Emma – March 24, 2011 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE THEM BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jorge Jose Herrera – March 24, 2011 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe’s just been picked up so I hope Nikita wins lol

    Comment by Jay – March 24, 2011 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FRINGE ALL THE WAY!! THIS IS THE BEST SHOW IN TV!!!

    Comment by Jess – March 24, 2011 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sabrina should STFU about others talking about a show. Pot say hello to kettle. Claims she hasn’t watched a show for 2 years yet rants daily about it, trashes actors, writers and ther fans. Then feels the need to tell fans of other shows not to bash. Hypocrite.

    Comment by A Fan – March 24, 2011 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • N I K I T AAAAA

    MAGGGIE Q FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by hueeezy – March 24, 2011 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FRINGE HAS JUST BEEN PICKED UP! WOOT WOOT FRINGE FANDOM IS THE BEST :)

    Comment by ana muller – March 24, 2011 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as I have a soft spot for Anna Torv for being in my favorite video game (Heavenly Sword),

    I VOTE FOR NIKITA. NIKITA!!

    Comment by Angela – March 24, 2011 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With Fringe renewed already, shouldn’t Nikita have a free pass? Not that it matters seeing how low the numbers for Nikita are against the titan that is Chuck/Parenthood. So I think they should just skip finals as well :P

    btw I love Nikita lol

    Comment by Jay – March 24, 2011 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita!! Nikita!!! Nikita!!! Please please PLEASE renew it! It has so much potential and a growing fanbase. Too many other shows like fringe in the scifi genre. Nikita may not be 100% original in form but it is carried through so well, great complex interrelationships, wonderful dynamic characters and appealing to a large age range. They deserve the chance to prove how amazing they can be to those who have yet to see it all. Looove!!!

    Comment by Cayci – March 24, 2011 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL fringe just got renewed for another season so i think NIKITA should get get automatically win

    Comment by Jack – March 24, 2011 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, I would obviously vote for Fringe, but FOX just renewed it!!!! I may vote for it anyway. Just because the Fringe vs. Chuck showdown would be very interesting to see. Though, Chuck may get more votes now that Fringe is already renewed.

    Comment by Mindy – March 24, 2011 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG OMG
    NIKITA GO TO HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRINGE IS RENEWED GUYSSSSSSSSSSS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG OMG
    NIKITA GO TO HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRINGE IS RENEWED GUYSSSSSSSSSSS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG OMG
    NIKITA GO TO HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRINGE IS RENEWED GUYSSSSSSSSSSS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG OMG
    NIKITA GO TO HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRINGE IS RENEWED GUYSSSSSSSSSSS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG OMG
    NIKITA GO TO HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRINGE IS RENEWED GUYSSSSSSSSSSS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG OMG
    NIKITA GO TO HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRINGE IS RENEWED GUYSSSSSSSSSSS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by fringeee – March 24, 2011 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow! That’s really mature.

      Comment by hmmm – March 24, 2011 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What purpose does this serve? Both these shows are great.

      Stop trolling.

      Comment by You're embarrassing yourself. – March 24, 2011 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hello again !
        OK I APOLOGIZE GUYS , NIKITA FANS : SORRY
        I SAW THE “mediocre” comment by Shane west and some BAD BAD comments that made me hate Nikita …THEN SAW THE RENWEL NEWS SO I had THIS HYSTERICAL STATE
        But now I know it was wrong ok DESOLE :)
        I just voted for Nikita for the common Good :D

        Comment by fringeee – March 24, 2011 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With Fringe renewed, let’s vote for Nikita with wild abandon!

    Comment by Deion – March 24, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe is clearly the better show – but it has three years to grow as a show. Also, it was just renewed! http://www.tvguide.com/News/Fringe-Renewed-Fox-1031081.aspx
    Give Nikita the chance to make great improvements like Fringe has! It might be a little rough now, but it has a great cast, inspiring leads, and a lot of potential

    Comment by Virginia – March 24, 2011 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Its a toss up both shows are excellent

    Comment by michael connaughton – March 24, 2011 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It really upsets me when two shows of this caliber get ignored for other shows that are less deserving of attention. Both Nikita and Fringe have a strong fanbase (although no where near as strong as the SPN one, but those gals are crazy about their show, no contest with them lol). Both shows tell consistent stories that actually keep you guessing and the acting is great.

    I wish both Anna Torv and Maggie Q (and their fellow castmates!) got the recognition they deserve. <3

    Comment by Both These Shows are Flawless. – March 24, 2011 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe has been renewed for Season 4. Hell yes!!!!!!

    Comment by Yumi – March 24, 2011 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • fringe is picked up OMG!!

    Comment by Solis – March 24, 2011 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe has already been renewed! So shared fans vote for Nikita!

    Comment by Brann – March 24, 2011 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Indonesia LOVE NIKITA so MUCH!!!!!!

    Comment by ILeN – March 24, 2011 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OF COURSE NIKITA. ITS SUCH A GOOD AWESOME SHOW!! <3 its too awesome :D

    Comment by Angela – March 24, 2011 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeah great news

    Comment by Shine – March 24, 2011 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita is my favorite show next to PLL so I vote Nikita! Nikita is legit she is amazing I wish I can do those sweet moves like a ninja!

    Comment by Kiley rondeau – March 24, 2011 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!! All the way!!!

    Comment by Fee – March 24, 2011 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe is so overrated and the drop in ratings prove it. Good luck getting a season 5. Neither Fringe or Nikita is an original concept. Fringe copies the X-File so badly it hurts. Nikita is a fresh new show that I like and doesn’t try too hard. Giving my vote to Nikita!

    Comment by Stevie – March 24, 2011 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fringe is NOT a copy of X-File…way too different.

      Comment by ELLA – March 25, 2011 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i agree. fringe doesn’t have a single “alien” in their storyline. it’s completely original. name one other tv series that has alternate universes as their main storyline while maintaining and tying it with their serialized episodes?! none. fringe is super original!

        Comment by Nia – March 25, 2011 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA ALL THE WAY BITCHESSSSS!

    Comment by Michee – March 24, 2011 08:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA gets my vote <3

    Comment by Nicolette – March 24, 2011 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Nikita! Maggie Q kicks serious a$$ every week, and can’t get enough of Shane West, HOT,HOT,HOT!

    Comment by Donna – March 24, 2011 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So wait! Fringe was just renewed so doesn’t that disqualify it? Does Nikita win by default?? Because both shows deserve another season!

    Comment by Lisa – March 24, 2011 09:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • first of all, NIKITA’s highest rated episode couldn’t even manage to be higher than FRINGE’S lowest rated episode. plus, NIKITA’s ratings, too, have continued to lower as each episode passes. so you shouldn’t even start comparing ratings here. it’s such a shame because after the news of FRINGE’S renewal, i was gonna come here and start giving my vote for NIKITA. but the posts by the show’s fans have been such a turn off. that’s one fandom i wouldn’t want to be a part of. add to that SHANE WEST’S arrogant tweet bashing FRINGE and, well, i have scrapped my plans to watch this show. i used to have plans to start watching it. but after these vile display of immaturity by its fans and its stars? no, thanks.

    Comment by will – March 24, 2011 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Do you honestly expect us to cry over YOU not giving us pity vote? BFD. I’ve seen no Nikita comments that are any different from any of the Fringe fans rabid comments. It’s an article that pits shows against each other, it should be expected some of the comments are negative. Don’t try to shame people from behind your computer screen, it’s not becoming.

      Comment by Kris – March 24, 2011 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • sorry but i was addressing that person who said FRINGE was overrated and unoriginal and said the proof of that is the ratings. but then again, who said i was expecting anyone to cry over my “pity vote”? i don’t expect nor force you to do anything. and i’m not trying to shame people behind my computer screen. this is a comment box. i am going to say what i please about which show is deserving. it wasn’t even gonna be a pity vote because i was honestly interested in watching the series and i didn’t want it canceled. it’s just interesting coz i haven’t seen any of the fringe fans saying stuff like this before THIS particular poll. when it was up against v and such, they weren’t this nasty. something must have triggered it and i assume it’s from shane west’s tweet. i was following the comments here and the first few comments weren’t as nasty until that tweet came out.

        Comment by will – March 25, 2011 01:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe was renewed so Nikita wins by default…and by AWESOMENESS!

    Comment by Kris – March 24, 2011 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well…this just got awkward…

    Comment by Jay – March 24, 2011 09:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita Seriously!!! Fringe already got renewed so chill out Fringe people and let Nikita get it. I’ve never seen fringe and it’s probably amazing (im not hating) but Nikita is AMAZING and the thought of the canceling it makes me want to cry!

    Comment by Christy – March 24, 2011 09:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely Nikita should be renewed

    Comment by Cma – March 24, 2011 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To late, fringe has already been renewed. so I saw Nikita.

    Comment by beast – March 24, 2011 09:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GO NIKITA GO!!!! :-)

    Comment by Jennifer – March 24, 2011 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This a really great show !!!!

    Comment by Axelle – March 24, 2011 10:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh c’mon Fringe fans.!Your show is already renewed.Plz vote for Nikita..C’mon be logical and dont hate and diss our show.I am sure we can all be matured here.If you haven’t watched it Nikita is pretty AWESOME.!You’ll should check it out.!

    Comment by Deanna – March 24, 2011 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • fringe is already renewed !! so vote for nikita

    Comment by fs – March 24, 2011 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m french and I watch Nikita !!!!!!!!!!!!! Nikita is a really good show !!! It’s getting better and better !!! Nikita shoul de renewed !!!!!! I need a second season !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Lucie – March 24, 2011 10:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe was renewed people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Spyder23 – March 24, 2011 11:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe has been renewed for a fourth season SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote for Nikita
    PLEASE

    Comment by FRINGE HAS BEEN RENEWED – March 25, 2011 12:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think we can safely say that Fringe won.
    F YES.

    *dances*

    Comment by Lu – March 25, 2011 12:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Come on guys, FRINGE has been renewed for a 4th season! Please, let NIKITA get at least 2 seasons.

    Comment by leia_naberrie – March 25, 2011 12:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hi, can anyone tell me where to click to vote? I can’t seem to find the link to vote! I’m viewing this page from my iPhone. Please help!

    Comment by Micheeeelleeee – March 25, 2011 12:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “A Fox spokesperson confirms to TVLine that the acclaimed (yet ratings-challenged) drama will return for a fourth season next fall — and a full season (22 episodes!) at that.”

    Though I was already for Nikita, that makes it even moreso, and hopefully Fringe fans would do the same

    Comment by Zachariah – March 25, 2011 12:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • absolutely nikita cause Lyndsy Fonseca is amazing!

    Comment by Gabriel – March 25, 2011 12:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA :) Really looking forward to the rest of this series and the next!
    Great team behind this and gets me excited for each new episode :)

    Comment by Abby – March 25, 2011 12:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita!!!! Always Nikita.

    Comment by Michelleeee – March 25, 2011 12:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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