Bad Boys Bracket Finds Revenge Vs. Downton Abbey, Julian McMahon Against...Himself?

Julian McMahon fans might find themselves in a special quandary on Day 12 of TV’s Ultimate Bad Boy Bracket Tournament.

Indeed, two of the actor’s most popular characters — Nip/Tuck‘s Dr. Christian Troy and Charmed‘s Cole Turner — will do battle in a first-round matchup, with the winner going on to face the survivor of today’s second bout, a matchup of Revenge‘s Daniel Grayson and Downton Abbey‘s Thomas Barrow.

Every day for the next month, we’ll kick off a new set of matchups in a single-elimination format that will whittle our field of 64 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 1 voting will be open for 72 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!