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 go go go,,,

    Comment by just me – March 26, 2011 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Não é justo colocar um seriado de 3 temporadas contra o de 1 temporada.
    É claro que o de 3 temporadas no momento seria mais conhecido, portanto seria mais votado.
    Eu digo que se continuar a fazer Nikita e comparar depois quantos votos ela terá depois que for mais conhecida, o numero de fãns de Nikita numa 3ª temporada seria superior ao numero de fãns que Fringe possui atualmente.

    Para uma TV aberta passar um seriado, ele tem de ter mais que uma temporada, se Nikita tiver mais que uma temporada, as TVs abertas irão passar Nikita e esse seriado será reconhecido, acho muito cedo pra desistir, Nikita tem muito potencial pra dar certo e fazer muito sucesso.

    Comment by Will – March 26, 2011 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!

    Comment by sundas – March 26, 2011 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe is renewed so just let nikita win this one, then its a win win

    Comment by Tr – March 26, 2011 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ive seen both Fringe and Nikita.
    Fringe mehhh,,well i hated it.
    Nikita was one of the best shows ive seen. I mean who doesnt love 2 hot chicks kicking the crap out of every1?????

    Comment by J – March 26, 2011 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • nikita!!!!
    All chinese like you!!!

    Comment by NoFlower – March 26, 2011 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I haven’t seen Fringe and as Nikita is my favourite show right now, that is what I’m voting for. There’s no point in arguing over which show is better considering people probably watch one but not the other. I think it’s pretty amazing how Nikita fans keep on voting and how they managed to go up around 10% since yesterday. I doubt Nikita will win this but it’s an amazing effort from the fans.

    Comment by S – March 26, 2011 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita! It bugs me when people think Nikita is just some eye-candy show with girls in skimpy clothing and little semblance of a plot. It IS on the CW–it needs to maintain some kind of sex appeal, but it isn’t mindless at all (in fact, in the middle of the first season, the CW had to ask Nikita writers to stop being so serious and add some fluffy romance). Nikita has a smart plot and terrific actors, and a lot of sex appeal ON TOP OF THAT. That’s why Nikita HAS to get a second season!

    Comment by emma – March 26, 2011 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also, I think Nikita is putting a darn good fight here. 41% for a CW show to a Fox show’s 59%? Our fans are INTENSE. <3

      Comment by emma – March 26, 2011 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • before the announcement about fringe being renewed, nikita only had 20% to fringe’s almost 80%. the only reason why nikita pulled a 40% now is because the fringe fans have stopped voting.. because fringe has just been renewed.

        Comment by will – March 26, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not really. Hardcore Fringe though I LOVE Nikita. I keep voting Fringe but the Nikita fans are beating me out. It’s cool both shows are so frickin awesome. I’m just waiting on Nikita to be renewed then I’ll be 100% happy.

          Comment by Penny – March 26, 2011 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMGG, YESSSS I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU! PPL SHOULD REALLY SUPPORT NIKITA, ITS REALLY A AMAZINGGG SHOW!

      Comment by maddison – March 26, 2011 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Renew Nikita. Nikita deserve it!

    Comment by laura – March 26, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita ftw! Nikita kicks ass!

    Comment by a – March 26, 2011 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • COME ON NIKITA KICK FRINGE’S @$$!

    Comment by Meh – March 26, 2011 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA GETS MY VOTE!! IT SHOULD BE RENEWED!

    Comment by nikita! – March 26, 2011 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • plzzzzzzz renew nikita! i really love the show, its amazingg!
    maggie q, shane west, lyndsy fonseca….. and all the actors/actresses in NIKITA, are such FABULOUS actors! nikita definately deserves a chance to be renewed!

    Comment by me! – March 26, 2011 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA! that’s all i can say. ummmm, maybe more.

    NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NIKITA! :D

    Comment by Taylor – March 26, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • <3nikita(l)

    Comment by jessica – March 26, 2011 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe!!!

    Comment by Quina101 – March 26, 2011 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • shouldn’t this poll be closed already?

    FRINGE FTW!

    Comment by santa1563 – March 26, 2011 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!! Plus Fringe already got renewed, so it doesnt need the win

    Comment by Rachel – March 26, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • nikita is an awesome show! They have to renew it!

    Comment by ave – March 26, 2011 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITAAAAAAA!
    to be honest im not a type of person who watch this type of “action show” but Nikita is reaaaaaly great and even tho with only one season im so addicted with the show/script/characters i missed the “omg” factor that is so common on Nikita. Frindge who? seriously….

    Comment by Rachel – March 26, 2011 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita will get a renew!

    Comment by Nikita crazy fan – March 26, 2011 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLEASE BE NIKITA!!!! I LUV THE SHOW!!! It really deserves to be renewed!!! Fringe was already renewed….give Nikita a chance!! :D

    Comment by Sylvia – March 26, 2011 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wtf NIKITA!!!!!! all the way alex and nikita!!!! gril power!!!
    kick some butt!!!! hell yeah!!!

    Comment by annaguzman – March 26, 2011 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll rip you apart piece by piece!!

    Comment by NikitaGoneRogue – March 26, 2011 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MaggieQ retweeted “it’d be great if you could sign/pass along this twitition to help renew #Nikita! http://twitition.com/e7iym Thanks :)”

    Comment by MaggieQrecruit – March 26, 2011 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • there is No way Nikita isn’t getting renewed. It’s the best thing the CW is fishing out. So i’m gonna say FRINGE. Fox doesn’t have a great history when it comes to the renewal process of great television

    Comment by Gabs – March 26, 2011 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • of course … it was already renewed. i should really read ahead sometimes

      Comment by Gabs – March 26, 2011 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge is sweeter when it’s doubled. Nikita kaboom!

    Comment by KickAssMaggieQ – March 26, 2011 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay, I’m not going to diss Fringe because honestly I have never watched it before. My brother watches it and likes it, but I watch Nikita and he hasn’t watched Nikita. Why not just renew both of them. I know Nikita is an awesome show and I am sure Fringe is beautiful in its own way too. From what I’ve heard Fringe is already renewed, so CW why don’t you quit acting like jerks and just renew Nikita already.

    Comment by Charlotte – March 26, 2011 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe….I am so glad for another season for best on tv…OMG don’t do anything that makes you think

    Comment by steve simms – March 26, 2011 11:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita should be renewed! Just like another comment I read, Fringe already got renewed so why can’t this just drop? A good show like Nikita deserves a second season. NIKITA IS THE BEST! Only season one and it’s awesome so far. Give it a chance!

    Comment by melisa – March 27, 2011 02:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pleasseee Nikita must win this

    Fringe already gets a fourth season

    so please even if you are a fringe fan please vote for nikita

    Comment by kim – March 27, 2011 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OHMYGOODNESS! I AM A FRINGE FAN, BUT EVERYONE JUST VOTE FOR NIKITA! FRINGE IS ALREADY RENEWED, NIKITA DESERVE A CHANCE TOO!
    GO NIKITA FANS!

    Comment by no name – March 27, 2011 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NIKITA!
    NEEDS TO MAKE IT.

    Comment by Manny – March 27, 2011 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THA WAY!!!! micheal+nikita= <3

    Comment by justin – March 27, 2011 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • they tottaly need to hook up!
      there like made for eachother and the cliff hanger were left on is soooo mean :(

      Comment by IZZY :) – March 27, 2011 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GO NIKITA!!!!!! SO POPULAR IN ENGLAND!!

    Comment by Isamara – March 27, 2011 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Easy NIKITA!!!!!

    Comment by pronemario – March 28, 2011 12:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita will definitely get picked up! “NIKITA” SEASON 2 NOT OFFICIAL, BUT OPTIMISTIC!
    http://www.nikitaonline.net/2011/03/nikita-season-2-not-official-but.html

    Comment by Zara – March 28, 2011 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Latoya – March 28, 2011 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OK, time to end this survey. Fringe ‘won’, since it was renewed last week. Time to move on to the ‘Who do you want to see die in May sweeps’ contest.

    Comment by Bob – March 28, 2011 07:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey Michael,

    Since Fringe has already been renewed, why not scuttle this poll and replace it with a Nikita vs. V one instead?

    Comment by Martha – March 28, 2011 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • starts with an N ends with a ikita(: Nikita needs to be renewed or im done with CW

    Comment by meehhhhthenikitafan – March 28, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So there can STILL be a Season 2?

    Comment by Meh – March 28, 2011 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITAAAA PLEASE RENEWWWW IT!!! NIKITA IS AMAZING!!!!

    Comment by bob burger – March 28, 2011 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLEASE RENEW NIKITA!!!!! I LOOVVVVEEEEEEE IT!!!! :DD
    NIKITA IS SO BEAST!!!

    Comment by Bob S. Burgers – March 28, 2011 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Their canceling all the shows that talk about government. Nikita is way better. I hate iit because CW’s best shows always gets canceled. Your welcome fringe.

    Comment by Christina – March 29, 2011 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA <3 Best show ever!!! It deserves to be renewed 100% I want more Michael and Nikita ;)

    Comment by Athena – March 29, 2011 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I vote for NIKITA

    Comment by Helene – March 30, 2011 11:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA ALL THE WAY FOR SURE!! andrenaline & sparkles(of any kind!;-P)
    CW is 1 of the few networks that follows its shows, & this 1 is worth to have more room to breathe…

    Comment by Kikka – April 1, 2011 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WTF?!?!?! Nikita didn’t win? WTFH IS WRONG WITCHU PPL?!?!?

    Comment by osnapitzkav – April 1, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita

    Comment by bb – April 4, 2011 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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