Covert Affairs, Sherlock, Fringe and Warehouse 13 Enter Our Law-Enforcement Crushes Tourney!

You won’t need a microscope or even a magnifying glass to uncover the hotness of the players in Day 5 of our Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament.

Indeed, today’s matchups involve undeniably boyfriend-worthy characters from Blue Bloods, NCIS, Rookie Blue, Criminal Minds, Sherlock, Covert Affairs, Warehouse 13, and Fringe. By this time next week, only half of the combatants in our 64-player, single-elimination showdown will have advanced to Round 2, so don’t procrastinate — be sure to vote, and alert your friends and fellow TV junkies while you’re at it!

Tomorrow, the “classic” half of our bracket continues with characters who are gone from our screens but hardly forgotten. Eventually, our battle will boil down to a finale that pits the ultimate old-school crime-fighter against the ultimate modern-day hero. (Their female counterparts will have their turn in November.)

Every afternoon over the next few weeks, we’ll launch another set of bouts that will have you committing crimes and misdemeanors on the off chance one of our competitors shows up to cuff you. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 1 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

(Oh, and in case you’re wondering/fretting, we put a cap of two cast members per show for the bracket, which meant some fan favorites had to warm the bench this time around.)

What’s more, if you’re interested in the matchups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks, CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view), and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.

Now ready, set, vote!






Comments (75)

  • That’s not fair pitting Mark Harmon against Tom Selleck!

    Comment by Laura – October 28, 2011 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AMEN, I completely agree.

      Comment by jennifer – October 28, 2011 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was the hardest choice for me! I eventually had to give it to Gibbs LOL!

      Comment by MissMel78 – October 28, 2011 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think it would have been a harder choice 25 years ago, but Mark Harmon has somehow gotten seriously hotter with age!

      Comment by LAM – October 28, 2011 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It was a difficult choice but my loyalties like with Tom Selleck so he got my vote and always will.

        Comment by Sue – October 28, 2011 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Same here. They are both way hot older guys…but I picked Tom.

          Comment by rachel – October 28, 2011 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Tom Selleck is a tasti-bit-o-manliness for sure. I chose Tom.

            Comment by star bright – October 28, 2011 09:15 PM PDT  
      • Preach; his silverfoxiness is undeniable. Not even gonna lie, at twice my age plus more than a decade, he STILL could get it. UNF.

        Comment by Alicia – October 28, 2011 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The pitting of Harmon and Selleck was not fair.
      The point is that either would stomp on some of the others who are getting soft match ups.
      This should never have been a first round match up.
      Either one would have probably defeated anyone else on todays lineup.

      Comment by J.Norman – October 28, 2011 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agreed! hardest choice by far! can’t there be a ‘both’ option?

      Comment by jessica – October 28, 2011 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Agreed Laura! So not fair to pit those 2 against each other. Boo!

    Comment by Trish – October 28, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have to choose between Pete and Peter?! :(

    Comment by Morgan – October 28, 2011 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yea, the Pete vs Peter is difficult.

      Comment by LG – October 28, 2011 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This was such a hard one.

      Comment by Kaiulani – October 28, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! I eventually had to go with Peter, but that one and the Harmon/Selleck were such hard choices.

      Comment by MelindaB – October 28, 2011 09:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lol didn’t get it at first but good one. Seriously Mark Hammon all older man sexy and Tom Selleck and that stach

        Comment by Liz – October 28, 2011 11:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And now Auggie against Sherlock?! I may have to abstain from that vote, because I just can’t choose!

    Comment by V – October 28, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would have voted for Watson over Sherlock. Is he part of the Tourney?

      Comment by LG – October 28, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Personally I favor snarky cleverness but I do like Watson. Hmm, I don’t see him on the bracket, though …

        Comment by V – October 28, 2011 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly! And OMG Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice is amazing.

      Comment by Renee – October 28, 2011 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Seconding the voice comment. Plus from what I have seen and heard of this actor, he is equal parts smart, sweet, and funny.

        Comment by sabrina phynn – October 28, 2011 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • have you heard his impersonation of alan rickman? It’s amazing.

        Comment by alex – October 28, 2011 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SAM SWAREK FROM ROOKIE BLUE ALL THE WAY.

    Comment by Tiffany thistle – October 28, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh man, this bracket is killing me!! First, you put my fav guy currently on TV in any show, Sam Swarek, up against Derek Morgan, who is an amazing hottie too. Then Frank Regan is getting beaten by Gibbs from that tragically overrated NCIS show. UGH!!!! Shoot me now.

    Comment by Kathryn – October 28, 2011 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seeing the bracket, some choices will be hard.

    Comment by AnnClau – October 28, 2011 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter vs Peter – you are cruel, cruel, cruel people! How am I supposed to make a decision between a smart ass Secret Service Agent and a smart ass FBI Consultant? How am I supposed to decide between the soft, warm and often silly eyes of the Warehouse and the steely, curious, intelligent gray eyes of the younger Bishop? Oh Cruel World!

    Comment by Melody – October 28, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This time around the votes go to: Peter Bishop and Peter Lattimer (the only time I voted twice), Auggie Anderson (yay, Auggie and Annie are back next week!), Derek “the most beautiful smile on TV” Morgan, and Leroy Jethro Gibbs (hopefully my vote will keep me from getting the head slap).

      Comment by Melody – October 28, 2011 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree! I finally had to fall back on my old teeny crush on a certain Duck.

      Comment by Karen MT – October 28, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I understand that compulsion. Quack! Quack! Quack!

        Comment by Melody – October 28, 2011 11:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Screw the duck! He will always get my vote because he will always be my sweet, sarcastic, lovable, puppy dog Pacey.(popping in DVD’s as I write :D)

        Comment by Liz – October 28, 2011 11:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awwww man this is a hard one today!!! Especially Pete vs Peter -had to go with my life long crush (I’ve liked him since Mighty Ducks when I was younger, through Dawson’s Creek as a teen into Peter Bishop now I’m all growed up lol) but I love Pete, too!! Arrgh!!! :/

    Comment by Katy – October 28, 2011 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This bracket is so not fair… all my favorites are up against eachother… damn

    Josh vs. Eddie; Shamar vs Ben; Mark vs. Tom — cruel and unusal punnishment to only have to choose one. I chose Josh, Ben (on my summer obsession – Rookie Blue) and Mark but damn.

    And why wasn’t Donnie Walhberg in any of these?

    Comment by Denise – October 28, 2011 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why is this even a question? It’s gotta be the awesome Rookie Blue’s Sam Swarek! for reals! :)
    Also Pete Latimer.

    Comment by Sam – October 28, 2011 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AAHHHH…can’t decide between Sam Swarek and Derek Morgan. They’re both gorgeous!!!

    Comment by Tanya – October 28, 2011 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This…Such a hard decision!!

      Comment by Hannah W – October 28, 2011 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There’s a lot of hotties in this tournament, and a lot of people I’d love to have win this. But in my household, it is an indisputable fact that Shemar Moore is the most beautiful person on television. I mean, just look at him.

    Comment by Hannah – October 28, 2011 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I have to agree! My mom and I call Wednesday nights date night with Shemar. Gotta say, this round was super easy for me.

      Comment by Dom – October 28, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Word.

      Comment by Aprilcot26 – October 29, 2011 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shemar Moore does not deserve to be on the same page as Ben Bass. Who’s trippin ! :)

    Comment by Maureen – October 28, 2011 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay. Stupid question. Crushable as in easy to have a crush on or crushable as in easily defeated? I just want to be sure I vote the right way.

    Comment by kat887 – October 28, 2011 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Crushable as in easy to have a crush on.

      Two of my top three didn’t even make the bracket.

      Spencer Reid and Neal Caffrey.

      At least Auggie Anderson is there.

      Whoo-hoo!

      Comment by Amanda – October 28, 2011 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Neil Caffrey was in the round two days ago and last I checked he was winning his bracket.

        Comment by Melody – October 28, 2011 11:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shemar Moore for the win! Every day is Shemardi Gras!

    Comment by Dana – October 28, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously, I have to choose between Auggie and Sherlock?!?!?!?!?!

    Comment by Ella – October 28, 2011 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Spencer Reid!!!!!

    Comment by Amanda – October 28, 2011 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know, it’s a shame. TVLine should add a wildcard round for characters (Reid) egregiously overlooked.

      Comment by Alicia – October 28, 2011 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I watch Criminal Minds for two reasons: 1. Spencer Reid 2. Derek Morgan. I can deal with the horrific storylines about terrible, terrible people just to watch those two.

        Comment by Melody – October 28, 2011 11:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • lol, I watch for Hotch, Prentiss, Reid, JJ, Morgan–basically the sexy people.
          Don’t get me wrong, I like the show itself, but it’s become less about profiling and more like horror porn. Soooo at least the team is reunited…

          Comment by Alicia – October 29, 2011 12:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter on Fringe is not a cop. He isn’t a law enforcement officer of any kind. He is a consultant to the FBI. Hired for science research and to (basically) babysit Walter. Are you going to call Walter a cop?

    That said, I totally voted for him. LOL.

    Comment by Mindy – October 28, 2011 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sherlock Holmes isn’t a cop either XD

      And I also voted for Peter, regardless of him qualifying in this competition.

      Comment by RKron – October 28, 2011 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dexter is by far the biggest reach in this whole thing. A vigilante serial killer as law enforcement? LMAO!!!

      Comment by Kathryn – October 28, 2011 10:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually, Dexter works as a blood spatter analyst so he’s in the law enforcement community. His checks come from the same place as the cops of the MDPD, so yeah, he counts.

        Comment by Ashley – October 30, 2011 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t watch Covert Affairs but I love Gorham in Harper’s Island. LOL.

    Comment by donna – October 28, 2011 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How is Sherlock not winning?! I don’t want to live in this world.

    Comment by Brittany – October 28, 2011 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sherlock is losing?!?!? This is unacceptable!!!

    Comment by Min – October 28, 2011 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think I would be too intimidated to have a crush on Sherlock if he actually existed. I’d be a lot like that poor coroner who’s been crushing on him so hard for three episodes. ;)

    Comment by henninggirl – October 28, 2011 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sam over Derek easy. AND Gibbs beats a Reagan without a doubt!

    I don’t watch the others so I’l be nice and stay out of those two. :)

    Comment by Chinadoll Rose – October 28, 2011 09:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter Bishop vs. Peter Latimer is just wrong. Nobody should have to choose between these two.

    Comment by Jenn F – October 28, 2011 10:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This bracket is so unfair! My two favorite men on t.v. right now, Ben Bass and Shemar Moore are both gorgeous! Super hard decision, but it has to be Ben Bass(Sam Swarek!)

    Comment by sarah – October 28, 2011 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Tom Selleck, but I love even more my silverfox, so Mark Harmon all the way. :)

    Comment by Fae – October 29, 2011 04:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter!, Sherlock, Derek and Gibbs;)

    Comment by JustineK – October 29, 2011 04:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sam cos he’s awesome as we all are ;) (just kidding) (Rookie Blue) & Pete Latimer (Warehouse 13)
    Ta :)

    Comment by Sam – October 29, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t care HOW old Mark Harmon is! I’m in my early forties, and with that smile and those eyes, the man is still all kinds of smokin’ hot!

    Comment by Andrea – October 29, 2011 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shemar Moore VS. Ben Bass is a tricky one but I’m going to have to go with Shemar!!! TOO HOT!!! I’m still a loyal Rookie Blue fan though!!!

    Comment by Rookie Blu Fan – October 29, 2011 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What kind of cruel people are you!?!? Trying to make me chose between Sherlock and Auggie!?!?! I can’t do it…I just can’t do it!!

    Comment by Sherry – October 29, 2011 09:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You wamt real sexy Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester. There’s a man who can take care of Supernatural crime.

    Comment by Tawrens – October 30, 2011 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shemar over Ben sorry but that was a hard decision!!! It’s like Tassie Ccameron VS Tyler Perry!!! Gonna have to go with the Shemar side in the end!!! I still love Rookie Blue everyone!!!

    Comment by Chante – October 30, 2011 09:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gorham for the win!!

    Comment by Karen – October 31, 2011 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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