May Madness: The Office vs. 2 Broke Girls, Glee vs. Veronica Mars

Next up in our May Madness tournament, recent classic The Office faces popular 2 Broke Girls, and musical soap Glee goes up against hard-boiled teen detective Veronica Mars, whose Kickstarter-funded movie releases on DVD today! (Just $9.99 as of this writing!)

These polls will be open for about 72 hours, so be sure to spread the word quickly if you want your favorites to make it to the next round!

May Madness - Comedy, Round 1.3

  • The Office (US) (57%, 17 Votes)
  • 2 Broke Girls (43%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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May Madness - Drama, Round 1.3

  • Veronica Mars (74%, 23 Votes)
  • Glee (26%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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Which of these four shows do you think will make it to the finals? Leave a comment and let me know, and don’t forget to check out all of the ongoing polls on our main tournament page!

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May Madness: How I Met Your Mother vs. M*A*S*H, Angel vs. Leverage

For our next pair of matchups, a current classic with a controversial ending faces a beloved comedy with one of the most-watched series finales of all time. On the drama side, Christian Kane fans will have a bit of a dilemma – after getting his two best-known shows to places #1 and #2 in the past drama nominating round, they face each other in this first round!

This poll will be open for about 72 hours, so be sure to spread the word quickly if you want your favorites to make it to the next round!

May Madness - Comedy, Round 1.2

  • M*A*S*H (75%, 200 Votes)
  • How I Met Your Mother (25%, 68 Votes)

Total Voters: 268

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May Madness - Drama, Round 1.2

  • Leverage (90%, 224 Votes)
  • Angel (10%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 250

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Feel free to leave a comment about which show(s) you voted for and why! I may quote your comment in a Facebook post or tweet promoting this poll!

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May Madness: Scrubs vs. Raising Hope, Dexter vs. White Collar

Round one of our May Madness bracket begins with quirky comedies Scrubs and Raising Hope facing off, while Dexter hopes to challenge the highest vote recipient in our nominating rounds, White Collar!

This poll will be open for about 72 hours, so be sure to spread the word quickly if you want your favorites to make it to the next round!

May Madness - Comedy, Round 1.1

  • Scrubs (68%, 96 Votes)
  • Raising Hope (32%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 141

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May Madness - Drama, Round 1.1

  • White Collar (95%, 325 Votes)
  • Dexter (5%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 343

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May Madness 2014

At last, it is time for the 64 TV shows YOU chose to battle it out for the best TV show of all time! Over the next few weeks, shows will face each other in 72-hour single elimination matchups! Everyone who responded to my question about whether to have comedies and dramas mixed throughout the tournament preferred to have the genres battle it out separately and the top comedy and top drama face each other in the final match, so that’s what we will do!

This post will be your go-to reference for current and upcoming matches, so be sure to bookmark it and check back daily! I will add the links as the posts go up. Or, subscribe to our RSS feed to get the latest posts!

 

TOURNAMENT FINAL

Castle vs. M*A*S*H

 

DRAMA FINAL

Castle vs. Beauty and the Beast – Winner: Castle!

COMEDY FINAL

M*A*S*H vs. Friends – Winner: M*A*S*H

Round four begins with only eight shows remaining! Each of these polls will be open 72 hours.

DRAMA – ROUND FOUR MATCHUPS

White Collar vs. Castle – Winner: Castle!

Beauty and the Beast vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Winner: Beauty and the Beast!

COMEDY – ROUND FOUR MATCHUPS

I Love Lucy vs. M*A*S*H – Winner: M*A*S*H!

Friends vs. Will & Grace – Winner: Friends!

And now we’re starting round three, as the remaining 16 shows face off! The lists will be completed as the round one matchups finish, and links to each new poll will be added after they go live! Each of the round three posts will contain two matchups: one drama battle and one comedy battle. All polls will be open 72 hours.

DRAMA – ROUND THREE MATCHUPS

White Collar vs. House – Winner: White Collar!

Castle vs. The X-Files – Winner: Castle!

Beauty and the Beast vs. Once Upon a Time – Winner: Beauty and the Beast!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. Supernatural – Winner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

 

COMEDY – ROUND THREE MATCHUPS

M*A*S*H vs. Golden Girls – Winner: M*A*S*H!

The Andy Griffith Show vs. I Love Lucy – Winner: I Love Lucy!

The Mindy Project vs. Friends – Winner: Friends!

Will & Grace vs. The Dick Van Dyke Show – Winner: Will & Grace!

 

Here are the round two matchups!

DRAMA – ROUND TWO MATCHUPS

White Collar vs. Leverage – Winner: White Collar!

Veronica Mars vs. House – Winner: House!

Castle vs. Doctor Who – Winner:  Castle!

ER vs. The X-Files – Winner: The X-Files!

Beauty and the Beast vs. NCIS – Winner: Beauty and the Beast!

Once Upon a Time vs. Agents of SHIELD – Winner: Once Upon a Time!

Criminal Minds vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Winner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Supernatural vs. Sherlock – Winner: Supernatural!

 

COMEDY – ROUND TWO MATCHUPS

Scrubs vs. M*A*S*H – Winner: M*A*S*H!

The Office vs. Golden Girls – Winner: Golden Girls!

The Andy Griffith Show vs. Get Smart – Winner: The Andy Griffith Show!

That 70s Show vs. I Love Lucy – Winner: I Love Lucy!

Suburgatory vs. The Mindy Project – Winner: The Mindy Project!

The Cosby Show vs. Friends – Winner: Friends!

Will & Grace vs. Hogan’s Heroes – Winner: Will & Grace!

The Dick Van Dyke Show vs. Gilligan’s Island – Winner: The Dick Van Dyke Show!

 

These will be the matchups for round one. This list was randomly generated, and each of the round one posts will contain two matchups: one comedy battle and one drama battle. I may post several times in a day during this first round so that this bracket won’t go too far into June, but all polls will be open 72 hours. If any of the choices below seem impossible, remember, your decisions will only get more difficult as the tournament progresses! Have fun!

 

COMEDY – ROUND ONE MATCHUPS

Scrubs vs. Raising Hope – Winner: Scrubs!

How I Met Your Mother vs. M*A*S*H – Winner: M*A*S*H!

The Office (US) vs. 2 Broke Girls – Winner: The Office!

Golden Girls vs. New Girl – Winner: Golden Girls!

Modern Family vs. The Andy Griffith Show – Winner: The Andy Griffith Show!

Get Smart vs. The Crazy Ones – Winner: Get Smart!

That 70s Show vs. The Big Bang Theory – Winner: That 70s Show!

I Love Lucy vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Winner: I Love Lucy!

30 Rock vs. Suburgatory – Winner: Suburgatory!

The Goldbergs vs. The Mindy Project – Winner: The Mindy Project!

The Cosby Show vs. Parks and Recreation – Winner: The Cosby Show!

Friends vs. The Middle – Winner: Friends!

Will & Grace vs. Seinfeld – Winner: Will & Grace!

Community vs. Hogan’s Heroes – Winner: Hogan’s Heroes!

Enlisted vs. The Dick Van Dyke Show – Winner: The Dick Van Dyke Show!

Last Man Standing vs. Gilligan’s Island – Winner: Gilligan’s Island!

 

DRAMA – ROUND ONE MATCHUPS

Dexter vs. White Collar – Winner: White Collar!

Angel vs. Leverage – Winner: Leverage!

Glee vs. Veronica Mars – Winner: Veronica Mars!

Game of Thrones vs. House – Winner: House!

Gilmore Girls vs. Castle – Winner: Castle!

Magnum, PI vs. Doctor Who – Winner: Doctor Who!

Moonlight vs. ER – Winner: ER!

The X-Files vs. Suits – Winner: The X-Files!

The Vampire Diaries vs. Beauty and the Beast – Winner: Beauty and the Beast!

NCIS vs. Charmed – Winner: NCIS!

Arrow vs. Once Upon a Time – Winner: Once Upon a Time!

Agents of SHIELD vs. JAG – Winner: Agents of SHIELD!

Criminal Minds vs. Dollhouse – Winner: Criminal Minds!

Dark Angel vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Winner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Supernatural vs. Firefly – Winner: Supernatural!

Bones vs. Sherlock – Winner: Sherlock!

 

Which round one loss are you most disappointed by? Leave a comment and let me know!

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May Madness Nominations: Current TV Dramas

Update: Nominations are over, vote in the bracket tournament!

I love TV-related bracket tournaments. What I don’t love is said tournaments leaving out so many great shows (yes, Hulu, I’m looking at you), and not giving TV fans a chance to pick which shows are included.

So in preparation for TV Breakroom’s May Madness bracket tournament, you, this site’s readers, get to choose which 64 shows will battle it out for the best show of all time!

I’m dividing this competition into four sections (though the bracket itself will be randomized), between past and present shows, as well as comedies and dramas. Present shows will include renewed shows and any shows that have aired episodes October 2013 or later (even if they have since been canceled). Comedies will include all 20-30 minute shows, while dramas will include 40 minute plus shows, even if they are very funny. So Psych, which you might consider a past TV comedy, will actually be among the present TV dramas. Each of these 4 sections will have their own nomination poll, in consecutive weeks. Last week’s poll selected great comedies like The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, and 14 others!

This site’s typical guidelines (scripted, live-action, primetime shows) apply. So don’t look for (or nominate) The Simpsons, Whose Line is It Anyway?, daytime soaps, or variety shows. Online shows like those created by Netflix and Amazon are eligible, web series with episodes shorter than 20 minutes (no matter how much we love The Guild) are not. Shows must have aired either a full season or at least 5 episodes to be eligible as well.

I did my best to include all the current TV dramas that meet the guidelines. Feel free to nominate any great ones I missed, and if they meet the guidelines I’ve outlined above, I will add them to the poll.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can vote for up to 20 of your favorite current TV dramas. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into our bracket tournament next week!

Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s May Madness nominations! Voting ends around 12AM May 5th, and the top 16 will make it into our bracket.

Which current TV dramas deserve to be in our May Madness bracket? (Choose up to 20!)

  • White Collar (18%, 658 Votes)
  • Beauty and the Beast (3%, 121 Votes)
  • Castle (3%, 99 Votes)
  • Agents of SHIELD (2%, 91 Votes)
  • Sherlock (2%, 90 Votes)
  • Supernatural (2%, 89 Votes)
  • NCIS (2%, 84 Votes)
  • Arrow (2%, 83 Votes)
  • Once Upon a Time (2%, 77 Votes)
  • Suits (2%, 76 Votes)
  • Doctor Who (2%, 64 Votes)
  • The Vampire Diaries (2%, 61 Votes)
  • Game of Thrones (2%, 59 Votes)
  • Criminal Minds (1%, 55 Votes)
  • Glee (1%, 55 Votes)
  • The Mentalist (1%, 50 Votes)
  • Bones (1%, 50 Votes)
  • Psych (1%, 49 Votes)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1%, 49 Votes)
  • Covert Affairs (1%, 48 Votes)
  • Elementary (1%, 46 Votes)
  • Hawaii Five-O (1%, 46 Votes)
  • Grimm (1%, 45 Votes)
  • Grey's Anatomy (1%, 44 Votes)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (1%, 42 Votes)
  • The Blacklist (1%, 41 Votes)
  • The Walking Dead (1%, 40 Votes)
  • Downton Abbey (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Person of Interest (1%, 38 Votes)
  • The Originals (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Teen Wolf (1%, 37 Votes)
  • Rizzoli & Isles (1%, 35 Votes)
  • The Good Wife (1%, 35 Votes)
  • Law & Order: SVU (1%, 32 Votes)
  • Almost Human (1%, 31 Votes)
  • CSI (1%, 31 Votes)
  • Royal Pains (1%, 30 Votes)
  • Chicago Fire (1%, 30 Votes)
  • Blue Bloods (1%, 28 Votes)
  • Scandal (1%, 27 Votes)
  • True Blood (1%, 26 Votes)
  • Pretty Little Liars (1%, 26 Votes)
  • Reign (1%, 26 Votes)
  • House of Cards (1%, 26 Votes)
  • Warehouse 13 (1%, 25 Votes)
  • Orphan Black (1%, 24 Votes)
  • The Tomorrow People (1%, 24 Votes)
  • Revenge (1%, 24 Votes)
  • Hannibal (1%, 23 Votes)
  • Graceland (1%, 22 Votes)
  • Orange is the New Black (1%, 22 Votes)
  • Perception (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Mad Men (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Parenthood (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Hart of Dixie (1%, 21 Votes)
  • The Following (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Homeland (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Nashville (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Bates Motel (1%, 19 Votes)
  • The Americans (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Da Vinci's Demons (0%, 17 Votes)
  • Chicago PD (0%, 17 Votes)
  • Star-Crossed (0%, 16 Votes)
  • Dracula (0%, 16 Votes)
  • Being Human (US) (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Intelligence (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Revolution (0%, 15 Votes)
  • The 100 (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Falling Skies (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Major Crimes (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Justified (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Franklin & Bash (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Continuum (0%, 13 Votes)
  • American Horror Story (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Believe (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Drop Dead Diva (0%, 11 Votes)
  • The Fosters (0%, 11 Votes)
  • Resurrection (0%, 11 Votes)
  • Vikings (0%, 11 Votes)
  • Dallas (2012) (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Devious Maids (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Witches of East End (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Ripper Street (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Longmire (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Lost Girl (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Boardwalk Empire (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Girls (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Mr. Selfridge (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Sons of Anarchy (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Switched at Birth (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Nikita (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Haven (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Call the Midwife (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Crisis (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Masters of Sex (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Shameless (0%, 7 Votes)
  • The Bridge (0%, 7 Votes)
  • The Carrie Diaries (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Bitten (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Banshee (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Twisted (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Hostages (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Unforgettable (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Defiance (0%, 4 Votes)
  • The Killing (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Ray Donovan (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Black Sails (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Helix (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Strike Back (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Betrayal (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Rake (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Hemlock Grove (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Mob City (0%, 1 Votes)
  • In the Flesh (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Hell on Wheels (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Lilyhammer (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 846

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May Madness Nominations: Current TV Comedies

Update: Nominations are over, vote in the bracket tournament!

I love TV-related bracket tournaments. What I don’t love is said tournaments leaving out so many great shows (yes, Hulu, I’m looking at you), and not giving TV fans a chance to pick which shows are included.

So in preparation for TV Breakroom’s May Madness bracket tournament, you, this site’s readers, get to choose which 64 shows will battle it out for the best show of all time!

I’m dividing this competition into four sections (though the bracket itself will be randomized), between past and present shows, as well as comedies and dramas. Present shows will include renewed shows and any shows that have aired episodes October 2013 or later (even if they have since been canceled). Comedies will include all 20-30 minute shows, while dramas will include 40 minute plus shows, even if they are very funny. So Psych, which you might consider a past TV comedy, will actually be among the present TV dramas. Each of these 4 sections will have their own nomination poll, in consecutive weeks. Last week’s poll selected great dramas like Leverage, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and 14 others! (Update: A three-way tie for 16th place was broken by a one-day Facebook poll, and Veronica Mars secured the last spot.)

This site’s typical guidelines (scripted, live-action, primetime shows) apply. So don’t look for (or nominate) The Simpsons, Whose Line is It Anyway?, daytime soaps, or variety shows. Online shows like those created by Netflix and Amazon are eligible, web series with episodes shorter than 20 minutes (no matter how much we love The Guild) are not. Shows must have aired either a full season or at least 5 episodes to be eligible as well.

I did my best to include all the current TV comedies that meet the guidelines. Feel free to nominate any great ones I missed, and if they meet the guidelines I’ve outlined above, I will add them to the poll.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can vote for up to 10 of your favorite current TV comedies. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into our bracket tournament next month!

Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s May Madness nominations! Voting ends around 12AM April 28th, and the top 16 will make it into our bracket.

Which current TV comedies deserve to be in our May Madness bracket? (Choose up to 10!)

  • The Big Bang Theory (8%, 16 Votes)
  • New Girl (8%, 16 Votes)
  • How I Met Your Mother (6%, 13 Votes)
  • The Mindy Project (6%, 12 Votes)
  • Parks and Recreation (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Modern Family (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Community (4%, 8 Votes)
  • Enlisted (4%, 8 Votes)
  • Suburgatory (3%, 7 Votes)
  • The Crazy Ones (3%, 7 Votes)
  • The Goldbergs (3%, 6 Votes)
  • 2 Broke Girls (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Raising Hope (3%, 6 Votes)
  • House of Lies (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Veep (2%, 5 Votes)
  • The Middle (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Last Man Standing (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Trophy Wife (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Hot in Cleveland (2%, 4 Votes)
  • The Millers (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Mom (2%, 4 Votes)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Melissa & Joey (1%, 3 Votes)
  • The Neighbors (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Growing Up Fisher (1%, 3 Votes)
  • About a Boy (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Super Fun Night (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Mike & Molly (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Cougar Town (1%, 2 Votes)
  • The Exes (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Broad City (1%, 2 Votes)
  • The Game (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Mixology (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Nurse Jackie (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Two and a Half Men (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Michael J. Fox Show (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The League (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Louie (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Anger Management (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Back in the Game (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Alpha House (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Sullivan & Son (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Soul Man (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ground Floor (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Men at Work (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sean Saves the World (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Let's Stay Together (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Wilfred (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dads (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Legit (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Betas (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

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May Madness Nominations: Past TV Dramas

Update: Nominations are over, vote in the bracket tournament!

I love TV-related bracket tournaments. What I don’t love is said tournaments leaving out so many great shows (yes, Hulu, I’m looking at you), and not giving TV fans a chance to pick which shows are included.

So in preparation for TV Breakroom’s May Madness bracket tournament, you, this site’s readers, get to choose which 64 shows will battle it out for the best show of all time!

I’m dividing this competition into four sections (though the bracket itself will be randomized), between past and present shows, as well as comedies and dramas. Present shows will include renewed shows and any shows that have aired episodes October 2013 or later (even if they have since been canceled). Comedies will include all 20-30 minute shows, while dramas will include 40 minute plus shows, even if they are very funny. So Psych, which you might consider a past TV comedy, will actually be among the present TV dramas. Each of these 4 sections will have their own nomination poll, in consecutive weeks. Last week’s poll selected great comedies like M*A*S*H, Friends, and 14 others!

This site’s typical guidelines (scripted, live-action, primetime shows) apply. So don’t look for (or nominate) The Simpsons, Whose Line is It Anyway?, or daytime soaps. Online shows like those created by Netflix and Amazon are eligible, web series with episodes shorter than 20 minutes (no matter how much we love The Guild) are not. Shows must have aired either a full season or at least 5 episodes to be eligible as well.

Especially for these past show nomination rounds, there are dozens of shows that aren’t included in the 100+ options below. Feel free to nominate any great ones I missed, and if they meet the guidelines I’ve outlined above, I will add them to the poll.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can vote for up to 20 of your favorite past TV dramas. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into our bracket tournament next month!

Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s May Madness nominations! Voting ends around 12AM April 21st, and the top 16 will make it into our bracket. Update: The three-way tie for 16th place was broken by a one-day Facebook poll, and Veronica Mars secured the last spot!

Which past TV dramas deserve to be in our May Madness bracket? (Choose up to 20!)

  • Leverage (8%, 159 Votes)
  • Angel (5%, 110 Votes)
  • Dark Angel (4%, 90 Votes)
  • Firefly (3%, 66 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (3%, 66 Votes)
  • Charmed (3%, 53 Votes)
  • House (2%, 39 Votes)
  • The X-Files (2%, 33 Votes)
  • Gilmore Girls (2%, 32 Votes)
  • Magnum, PI (2%, 32 Votes)
  • JAG (1%, 30 Votes)
  • Dexter (1%, 29 Votes)
  • ER (1%, 29 Votes)
  • Dollhouse (1%, 28 Votes)
  • Moonlight (1%, 27 Votes)
  • Veronica Mars (1%, 26 Votes)
  • Star Trek (1%, 26 Votes)
  • Stargate: SGI (1%, 26 Votes)
  • Burn Notice (1%, 25 Votes)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1%, 24 Votes)
  • Merlin (1%, 24 Votes)
  • 24 (1%, 23 Votes)
  • The Ghost Whisperer (1%, 23 Votes)
  • Smallville (1%, 22 Votes)
  • Monk (1%, 22 Votes)
  • Eureka (1%, 22 Votes)
  • Lost (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Prison Break (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Fringe (1%, 20 Votes)
  • CSI: Miami (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Chuck (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Breaking Bad (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Stargate: Atlantis (1%, 19 Votes)
  • 7th Heaven (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Pushing Daisies (1%, 18 Votes)
  • Miami Vice (1%, 18 Votes)
  • Vegas (1%, 18 Votes)
  • Star Trek: Voyager (1%, 17 Votes)
  • The Rockford Files (1%, 17 Votes)
  • Columbo (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Sex and the City (1%, 16 Votes)
  • The Closer (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Lie to Me (1%, 16 Votes)
  • One Tree Hill (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Matlock (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Battlestar Galactica (1%, 15 Votes)
  • The Twilight Zone (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Moonlighting (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Jericho (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Tru Calling (1%, 15 Votes)
  • V (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Northern Exposure (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Alias (1%, 14 Votes)
  • The West Wing (1%, 14 Votes)
  • South of Nowhere (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Dead Like Me (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Sliders (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Hart to Hart (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Hill Street Blues (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Beverly Hills 90210 (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Farscape (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Alphas (1%, 13 Votes)
  • The Finder (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Roswell (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Terra Nova (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Heroes (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Gunsmoke (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Twin Peaks (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Dark Shadows (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Law & Order (1%, 11 Votes)
  • St. Elsewhere (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Star Trek: Enterprise (1%, 11 Votes)
  • NYPD Blue (1%, 11 Votes)
  • The Waltons (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Gossip Girl (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Medium (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Being Human (UK) (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Perry Mason (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Le Femme Nikita (0%, 10 Votes)
  • China Beach (0%, 10 Votes)
  • The Sopranos (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Dallas (1978) (0%, 9 Votes)
  • The O.C. (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Six Feet Under (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Ringer (0%, 8 Votes)
  • The Secret Circle (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Robin Hood (BBC) (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Rescue Me (0%, 8 Votes)
  • My So-Called Life (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Babylon 5 (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Friday Night Lights (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Private Practice (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Life Unexpected (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Carnivale (0%, 6 Votes)
  • The Cape (0%, 6 Votes)
  • SGU Stargate Universe (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Entourage (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Oz (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Deadwood (0%, 5 Votes)
  • No Ordinary Family (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Smash (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Blood Ties (0%, 5 Votes)
  • 90210 (0%, 5 Votes)
  • L.A. Law (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Freaks and Geeks (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Wonderfalls (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Kyle XY (0%, 4 Votes)
  • The Shield (0%, 3 Votes)
  • The Wire (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Trauma (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Rome (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Awake (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Last Resort (0%, 2 Votes)
  • FlashForward (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Life (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Life on Mars (0%, 2 Votes)
  • The Event (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Mental (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Kings (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Made in Jersey (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Mob Doctor (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Journeyman (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Caprica (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Felicity (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Terriers (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Undeclared (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rubicon (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 274

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May Madness Nominations: Past TV Comedies

Update: Nominations are over, vote in the bracket tournament!

I love TV-related bracket tournaments. What I don’t love is said tournaments leaving out so many great shows (yes, Hulu, I’m looking at you), and not giving TV fans a chance to pick which shows are included.

So in preparation for TV Breakroom’s May Madness bracket tournament, you, this site’s readers, get to choose which 64 shows will battle it out for the best show of all time!

I’m dividing this competition into four sections (though the bracket itself will be randomized), between past and present shows, as well as comedies and dramas. Present shows will include renewed shows and any shows that have aired episodes fall 2013 or later (even if they have since been canceled). Comedies will include all 20-30 minute shows, while dramas will include 40 minute plus shows, even if they are very funny. So Psych, which you might consider a past TV comedy, will actually be among the present TV dramas. Each of these 4 sections will have their own nomination poll, in consecutive weeks.

This site’s typical guidelines (scripted, live-action, primetime shows) apply. So don’t look for (or nominate) The Simpsons, Whose Line is It Anyway?, or daytime soaps. Online shows like those created by Netflix and Amazon are eligible, web series with episodes shorter than 20 minutes (no matter how much we love The Guild) are not. Shows must have aired either a full season or at least 5 episodes to be eligible as well.

Especially for these past show nomination rounds, there are dozens of shows that aren’t included in the 60+ options below. Feel free to nominate any great ones I missed, and if they meet the guidelines I’ve outlined above, I will add them to the poll.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can vote for up to 10 of your favorite past TV comedies. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into our bracket tournament next month!

Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s May Madness nominations! Voting ends around 12AM April 14th, and the top 16 will make it into our bracket.

Which past TV comedies deserve to be in our May Madness bracket? (Choose up to 10!)

  • M*A*S*H (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Hogan's Heroes (5%, 15 Votes)
  • Friends (5%, 14 Votes)
  • Gilligan's Island (4%, 12 Votes)
  • Scrubs (4%, 12 Votes)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (4%, 11 Votes)
  • The Cosby Show (3%, 10 Votes)
  • 30 Rock (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Will & Grace (3%, 9 Votes)
  • The Andy Griffith Show (3%, 9 Votes)
  • That 70s Show (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Golden Girls (3%, 9 Votes)
  • I Love Lucy (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Get Smart (3%, 9 Votes)
  • The Office (US) (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Seinfeld (3%, 8 Votes)
  • The Addams Family (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Full House (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Arrested Development (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Happy Endings (2%, 6 Votes)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Night Court (2%, 6 Votes)
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (2%, 6 Votes)
  • The Bob Newhart Show (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Laverne & Shirley (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Home Improvement (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Taxi (1%, 4 Votes)
  • The Office (UK) (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Fawlty Towers (1%, 4 Votes)
  • All in the Family (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Happy Days (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Saved By the Bell (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Fraiser (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Boy Meets World (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Cheers (1%, 3 Votes)
  • The Brady Bunch (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Roseanne (1%, 3 Votes)
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Married . . . with Children (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Newhart (1%, 2 Votes)
  • NewsRadio (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Better Off Ted (1%, 2 Votes)
  • The IT Crowd (1%, 2 Votes)
  • My Name is Earl (1%, 2 Votes)
  • WKRP in Cincinnati (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Gomer Pyle: USMC (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Everybody Hates Chris (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Outsourced (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Guys With Kids (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Mr. Bean (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Reno 911! (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Go On (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Party Down (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Up All Night (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sanford and Son (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Malcolm in the Middle (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Honeymooners (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Weeds (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ben & Kate (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Bernie Mac Show (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

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