Round 3 of TV's Best Bad Boy Begins! Gossip Girl Vs. Dawson's! How I Met Your Mother Vs. House!

Welcome to Round 3 of TV’s Ultimate Bad Boy Bracket Tournament — where 16 tantalizingly naughty fellas that a gal might not want to take home to her mama will battle it out for supremacy.

Today’s bouts include Chuck Bass of Gossip Girl against Pacey Witter of Dawson’s Creek, and Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother against Gregory House of House.

Every day for the next several weeks, we’ll kick off a new set of matchups in a single-elimination format that will whittle our field down to one ultimate champ. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 4 voting will be open for 48 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

If you’re wondering what criteria we used to pick our players, we cast our net rather wide — including fellas who are dark and a little bit dangerous, truly good guys with naughty, maybe even promiscuous streaks, and actual evildoers who are nevertheless tough to root against. (We also 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.)

And if you’re interested in the match-ups 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!