Castle's Castle Battles Bones' Booth, Plus Alias vs. Jump Street as 'Cop Crush-Off' Continues

We’ve reached the Round of 16 in our Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, where a pair of cheeky-but-dashing crime-solvers square off, and a gray-haired agent goes head-to-head with a babyfaced undercover cop.

No matter your preference, it’s time to sit down and vote in the polls below, then alert your friends and fellow TV junkies to do the same! As part of our single-elimination competition, only eight law-enforcing hunks will advance to the quarterfinals.

‘Cop Crushes’ Round 2 Ends With Dexter vs. Criminal Minds, Cold Case vs. Third Watch

Every afternoon over the next few weeks, we’ll launch another set of faceoffs that will test the strength of your respective character crushes. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 3 voting will be open for 48 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

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 later this month.)

Oh, and 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.

On your mark, get set, vote!

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  1. Sara says:

    Seriously!!! You’re killing me by asking that I vote between Booth and Castle. Can’t we have BOTH!!

  2. Steven says:

    OMG, hardest one yet!! Booth v. Castle?! It was too difficult, so I tried to choose between Angel and Capt. Tightpants… but that was too hard as well! So I had to go with the one who’s held my heart the longest… SEELEY BOOTH!!

  3. blah! says:

    so what happens if its a tie?

  4. bf says:

    i want to thank everyone that’s voting for booth but i am disappointed in bones fans that voted for castle (ALTHOUGH I KNOW IT WAS A HARD DECISION AND FOR THAT I FORGIVE YOU UNLESS YOU HATE BOOTH/BONES THEN I AM VERY ANGRY WITH YOU)if you don’t watch bones give it a chance and be open minded about it; i am sure you will at least start to like it

    • Elle says:

      I have watched Bones from the beginning but I voted for Castle. I love Brennan on Bones but Castle on Castle. Booth and Beckett are great but they are not why I watch the show.
      Castle is just so charming and I like him no matter who he is with. I like Booth with Brennan but he does not wow me with anyone else. Castle is just so great with everyone, especially his daughter and mother. I am older so looks is not the only factor in hotness. Castle is definately the guy for me.

      • bf says:

        i like castle but i cant stand Beckett i love booth all the way around/ he is perfect this season
        i don’t just like booth because he is hot he is nice charming funny has the best smile ever(in my opinion) so i know its not just about the looks that is just a plus side

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  6. Sara says:

    Castle DUH!

  7. Erica says:

    Richard (Nathan) is slightly behind :'(

  8. Steph says:

    Castle is not a cop. Ergo Ipso Facto Columbo Oreo, Booth should win.

  9. oioioio says:

    who votes in castle is a son of a beach

    • grammar_prick says:

      I would like to be son of a beach! Or better yet “sun”. What’s not to like? Thanks for the info, voted Castle.

  10. Whatajoke says:

    This poll is a FARCE. TVLINE is loving all of this. The outcome was decided way before the people were even giving the chance to vote. David Boreanaz is much better looking than the FAT Nathan Fillion and this shouldn’t be even close.

  11. blah! says:

    just wondering how many ppl actually voted

  12. CharlieBlue says:

    The ruggedly handsome Richard Castle all the way. :)

  13. Lili says:

    Always Booth!!!!
    Castle is cut, but he has no comparison wiyh the future dad!!!
    B&B 4ever!!!!!

  14. McCann says:

    My two favotite serie… But i still would go for BOOTH, because he stole my heart first.

  15. Bambi says:

    castle of course!! <3

  16. jules says:

    I can’t get past the fact Davis is a jerk who settled a sexual harassment case out of court and cheated on his wife. Gotta go with Castle.

  17. K says:

    don’t judge on Boreanaz judge on booth

  18. P says:

    come on people booth is great he should be winning by a mile
    don’t get me wrong i totally respect castle he so funny but booth is more crush-able in my mind

  19. m says:

    how is booth losing
    this is totally fixed

    • A says:

      I don’t know what is going on now. Either they are preventing the votes for Booth by blocking the voter like they did me last night or the Castle fanatics have figured out a way to keep voting and not get blocked after so many votes. This is rigged. They do this for promotion and Castle definitely needs to be promoted. Sorry, just the way I feel about it. I will keep watching Bones no matter if Booth loses or not. He will always be my fave crushable cop. Castle is not even half the man he is. I am not voting on David or Nathan, I am voting on Booth and Castle. Their personal lives do not factor in my decision. Bones is also the better show. It must be because not only has it been on for seven years, but over 10 million viewers tuned in making it the highest watched premiere since 2008(for Bones that is). You might as well quit voting Booth fans. The decision on who was going to win was made before this even started.

      • Kim says:

        Ok so question: Why is it that when Castle is winning, the only comprehensible reason would be that we somehow hacked into tvlines computing system and cheated? Yet if your show Bones is in the lead, everybody Must have played fair and square because the world is as it should be!?

        Do you see how stupid that sounds? And no I’m not calling You or Your Show stupid, so don’t go off and bash me or Castle for it. I’m calling your fandoms thinking childish and immature.

        As for Castle not being a cop, I will bet you an arm and a leg that in a couple months when the women’s cop ballot is up, Emily Deschanel, Temperance Brennan, will be up alongside Stana Katic, Kate Beckett (an actual Detective), and the rest of the female crime fighters they pick. Is Bones a cop? Nope, no she is not. Does she have a gun, nope not for the most part. Yes she gets one on occasion, but so does Rick! It’s when they are in a very dangerous situation, and they must defend their lives that they get to hold a gun.

        So the whole “Stupid Castle is not even a cop, he should be disqualified” or “Nathan Fillion/Richard Castle has gotten fat!” (Really?! Because this poll is ALL about appearance…, which it is not!) Come on, let’s all be adults here!

        And may the best Crime Fighter Win!

        • Angie the second says:

          Not all of us are immature. Your fandom is not much better. To twitter stana or whatever her name is and wish Emily has a miscarriage(this happened recently)is not much more mature than saying the votes are rigged. On that note, whoever wins wins. This is just a popularity poll about the characters not about the shows. This will not make either one better than the other.

  20. pl says:

    this was hard to decide i love both shows they are both great but bones has been around longer so it has a bit bigger spot in my heart therefor i voted booth i do love him

  21. kml says:

    booth is a way better father than castle and really good at dancing i love a man that can dance

  22. Laurie says:

    Oh this is a tough one, but I’m gonna have to go with Castle. He is Hot

  23. Helena says:

    I love Castle but I love Bones even more! Go, Booth!

  24. JQ O says:

    Castle all the Wayyyyyyyyyyyyy

  25. opu says:

    i love how open hearted booth is and that he isn’t scared to show his feelings he is a good man on the show

  26. Taylor says:

    They come close but I would pick Booth

  27. Clarissa says:

    Gonna vote for Booth cuz Castle isn’t a cop he’s a writter if he was a cop he would have my vote

  28. Abby says:

    Rick Castle!!!!!!! Is ruggedly handsome:)

  29. Noelle says:

    My vote is for Richard Castle. Been drooling for him since the very first episode ever aired and…I still drool. Too handsome!

  30. Mamie says:

    Castle all the way !!!

  31. Laura Argenta says:

    This is not fair I like them both. They are both handsome. Since I watch Castle every Monday night it is hands down for me, CASTLE ALL THE WAY!!!!

  32. Bobbie Jo says:

    Castle of course!!! Hands down!

  33. lorrielee63 says:

    No question at all! The “ruggedly handsome” Rick Castle!

  34. aidan says:


  35. Sunphrog says:

    CASTLE ALL THE WAY! I didn’t think they needed a silly contest.

  36. Liz says:

    Richard Castle of course!!!

  37. rita chapman says:

    Decently castle

  38. Angel says:


  39. Kayla says:

    It’s to hard to choose !!!
    I love both Nathan and David!!!
    I don’t care who the other two are I just want them

  40. Helen says:

    Castle will always win :) <3

  41. Lin W says:

    Castle, hands down. Smarter. Handsomer. Better personality.

  42. Knightriderbabe says:

    Castle all the way!!! mmm mm mmm!!

  43. M.H. says:

    Nathan Fillion (Castle) definitely has my vote out of all of them!

  44. leslie says:

    Castle all the way!!! OMG no contest!! He’s very ruggedly handsome!

  45. Lean n says:

    No contest…..CASTLE all the way!

  46. Lucy says:

    Aaaaaahhhhhhh !!! CASTLE, so sweet and Sexy!!!

  47. NotAMeanGirl says:

    Umm you DO realize this is going to end up Johnny Depp vs. Nathan Fillion. My head is going to explode….

  48. Liz says:

    Nathan Fillion! There is no competition! :)

  49. merle says:

    Sorry booth ure pretty cool but its Rick Castle all the way!!!!

  50. Castle fan says:

    Castle – no question. Gotta have a man who makes me laugh! Not to mention that vivid imagination ….