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TV Olympics: Favorite Crossover Episode

I love crossover episodes – when characters from one show guest star on another. Often, this happens when one show is spun off from another. Since the shows are already set in the same “universe,” it makes crossover episodes easier, and you get the opportunity to see characters interacting who haven’t for a while. Other times, two similar shows are on the same network when it’s decided to have them do a crossover event (which sometimes creates logical inconsistencies, like with the Warehouse 13 and Eureka crossovers – main cast from both shows had previously guest starred on the other show, as different characters!).

I will be awarding medals to both (or all three) shows in each crossover. If I’ve missed some great crossover episodes, please let me know in the comments! I purposely am not including “planted pilot” episodes (like “The Finder” episode of Bones, or the two-part “Legend” episode of NCIS that launched NCIS: Los Angeles). This poll is about two (or three) shows connecting after both shows exist.

Poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 3 of your favorite crossover episodes. Remember to keep checking the main event page for all the current polls and results!

What's your favorite crossover episode? (Choose up to 3!)

  • Doctor Who (Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures) - The Stolen Earth and Journey's End (28%, 45 Votes)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (NCIS) - Random on Purpose (25%, 40 Votes)
  • The Finder (Bones) - Little Green Men (24%, 38 Votes)
  • The Finder (Bones) - Bullets (19%, 30 Votes)
  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - I Will Remember You (18%, 28 Votes)
  • CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY - Bone Voyage, Hammer Down, The Lost Girls (15%, 24 Votes)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (Hawaii Five-O) - Touch of Death (14%, 23 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Angel) - Pangs (13%, 20 Votes)
  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Five By Five (12%, 19 Votes)
  • Eureka (Warehouse 13) - Crossing Over (10%, 16 Votes)
  • Warehouse 13 (Eureka) - Don't Hate the Player (9%, 14 Votes)
  • Hawaii Five-O (NCIS: Los Angeles) - Pa Make Loa (8%, 12 Votes)
  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - In the Dark (8%, 12 Votes)
  • Hawaii Five-O (NCIS: Los Angeles) - Ka Hakaka Maika'i (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Orpheus (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Warehouse 13 (Eureka) - 13.1 (6%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 160

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Fall TV Casting: On NCIS: LA, Mom’s the Word – TVLine

Callen’s mom may be gone, and you might have already met Kensi’s mom on the show, but Chris O’Donnell and Daniela Ruah’s real mothers will appear in a scene of NCIS: Los Angeles this fall, as well the moms of actors LL Cool J (Sam) and Eric Christian Olsen (Deeks).

Fall TV Casting: On NCIS: LA, Mom’s the Word – TVLine.

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TV Olympics: Cutest Couple Name

We’re launching this year’s TV Olympics with the ever-so-cute (you can read that as sarcastic if you lean toward a more jaded view of the world) category of couple names! Often these are used by fans to promote their preferred pairing in shows with love triangles, but occasionally they’ve shown up in actual episodes:

The Big Bang Theory (The Zazzy Substitution):

Penny: Hey look, it’s Shamy.
Amy: Shamy?
Sheldon: Juvenile amalgamation of our names. Sheldon, Amy. Shamy.
Amy: Oh. I don’t like that. Don’t do that.

NCIS (Life Before His Eyes):

Tony: I remember you. Riva. No, Visa. No, no, no. Tiva!
Ziva: Ziva.

You can vote for up to 3 options, and the top 3 answers will receive medals for their shows! Poll closes in one week. Be sure to check out our other polls and results on the main event page!

Which is your favorite couple name? (Choose up to 3!)

  • Tiva (Tony and Ziva) - NCIS (49%, 456 Votes)
  • Densi (Deeks and Kensi) - NCIS: Los Angeles (31%, 284 Votes)
  • Caskett (Castle and Beckett) - Castle (25%, 235 Votes)
  • McAbby (McGee and Abby) - NCIS (20%, 186 Votes)
  • Shamy (Sheldon and Amy) - The Big Bang Theory (13%, 117 Votes)
  • Spuffy (Spike and Buffy) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (7%, 68 Votes)
  • Bangel (Buffy and Angel) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (6%, 58 Votes)
  • Shules (Shawn and Jules/Juliet) - Psych (6%, 52 Votes)
  • LoVe (Logan and Veronica) - Veronica Mars (5%, 45 Votes)
  • Chair (Chuck and Blair) - Gossip Girl (3%, 30 Votes)
  • Mikita (Michael and Nikita) - Nikita (3%, 27 Votes)
  • Clois (Clark and Lois) - Smallville (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Finchel (Finn and Rachel) - Glee (3%, 24 Votes)
  • Dair (Dan and Blair) - Gossip Girl (1%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 923

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2012 TV Olympics

Welcome, voters! TV Breakroom is hosting an Olympic-themed competition between scripted live-action TV shows, and you decide which shows take home the medals!

Every day during this event, a new mini-poll will launch, and you’ll have one week to vote. The top three answers in each mini-poll will receive medals (gold, silver, and bronze), which will be awarded to their respective shows.

Here on the main event page, you will find:

  • Links to current and past polls
  • Schedule of upcoming polls
  • Medal winners for completed polls
  • Up-to-date medal tally by show

You may want to bookmark this page and come back to it over this four-week event! Here you can also add late nominations in the comments for current and upcoming polls.

Event is Over!

Click here for our results post.

 

Medal Count

ShowGoldSilverBronze
Supernatural621
Buffy the Vampire Slayer432
Angel320
NCIS230
Psych221
Castle201
Once Upon a Time121
Doctor Who111
The Sarah Jane Adventures100
The Vampire Diaries100
Merlin100
Jericho100
Raising Hope100
Torchwood100
NCIS: Los Angeles020
Bones015
Fringe011
Leverage010
Dark Angel010
White Collar010
Scrubs010
Burn Notice001
True Blood001
Warehouse 13001
Teen Wolf001
The Finder001
Firefly001
Community001
Grey's Anatomy001
How I Met Your Mother001
Friends001

 

Poll Medalists

Cutest Couple Name

Gold – Tiva (NCIS)

Silver – Densi (NCIS: Los Angeles)

Bronze – Caskett (Castle)

 

Best Married Couple

Gold – John and Mary Winchester (Supernatural)

Silver – Snow and Charming (Once Upon a Time)

Bronze – Angela and Hodgins (Bones)

 

Favorite Newborn to Five-Year-Old Character

Gold – Hope (Raising Hope)

Silver – Christine (Bones)

Bronze – Michael (Bones)

 

Favorite Elementary-Aged Character

Gold – Henry (Once Upon a Time)

Silver – Young Shawn (Psych)

Bronze – Young Gus (Psych)

 

Favorite Musical Episode

Gold – “Once More With Feeling” (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Silver – “My Musical” (Scrubs)

Bronze – “Song Beneath the Song” (Grey’s Anatomy)

 

Favorite Animated/Alternate Media Episode

Gold – “Smile Time” (Angel)

Silver – “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide” (Fringe)

Bronze – “Digital Estate Planning” (Community)

 

Most Annoying Teen Character

Tied for Gold – Connor (Angel) and Dawn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Bronze – Harmony (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

 

Favorite Crossover Episode

Gold – Doctor Who (Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures) – The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End

Silver – NCIS: Los Angeles (NCIS) – Random on Purpose

Bronze – The Finder (Bones) – Little Green Men

 

Favorite Halloween Episode

Gold – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester (Supernatural)

Silver – Code of Conduct (NCIS)

Bronze – Mummy in the Maze (Bones)

 

Favorite Thanksgiving Episode

Tied for Gold – Child’s Play (NCIS) and Pangs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Bronze – Slapsgiving (How I Met Your Mother)

 

Best Vampire Effects and Rules

Gold – Supernatural

Silver – Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

Bronze – True Blood

 

Best Werewolf Effects and Rules

Gold – The Vampire Diaries

Silver – Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel

Bronze – Teen Wolf

 

Favorite Dual Role

Gold – Angel/Angelus (David Boreanaz) – Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

Silver – Willow/Vampire Willow (Alyson Hannigan) – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bronze – Snow White/Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) – Once Upon a Time

 

Favorite Switched-Body Performance

Gold – Jared Padalecki as Lucifer – Supernatural

Silver – Matt Cohen as Michael – Supernatural

Bronze – Joanne Kelly as Pete and Eddie McClintock as Myka – Warehouse 13

 

Favorite TV Animal

Gold – Dragon (Merlin)

Silver – Satchmo (White Collar)

Bronze – Marcel (Friends)

 

Favorite Dad/Daughter Duo

Gold – Castle and Alexis (Castle)

Silver – Eli and Ziva (NCIS)

Bronze – Max and Temperance (Bones)

 

Favorite Mother/Son Duo

Gold – Martha and Castle (Castle)

Silver – Emma and Henry (Once Upon a Time)

Bronze – Madeline and Michael (Burn Notice)

 

Favorite Father/Son Duo/Trio

Gold – John and Dean/Sam (Supernatural)

Silver – Henry and Shawn (Psych)

Bronze – Walter and Peter (Fringe)

 

Favorite Mother/Daughter Duo

Gold – Ellen and Jo (Supernatural)

Silver – Jackie and Rose (Doctor Who)

Bronze – Amy and River (Doctor Who)

 

Favorite Hero/Villain on Different Shows

Gold – Timothy Omundson: Carlton Lassiter (hero) on Psych, Phil Constantino (villain) on Jericho

Silver – Jensen Ackles: Dean Winchester (hero) on Supernatural, Ben/X5-493 (villain) on Dark Angel

Bronze – Nathan Fillion: Malcolm Reynolds (hero) on Firefly, Caleb (villain) on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

Favorite Cast-Performed Song

Gold – “Shout” sung by Shawn and Gus (Psych)

Silver – “Thinking of You” sung by Eliot (Leverage)

Bronze – “Dead or Alive” sung by Dean and Sam (Supernatural)

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Monday Madness: Favorite TV Villain

This Monday Madness, as nominated by Kathy Manno, we’re looking at TV villains! Some of these villains are pure evil, while others have a redeemable side and eventually begin working with the good guys – but please vote for them as a villain, not a hero! Some of these villains are so evil they can keep you awake at night, while others are so hilarious in their villainy that you almost want them to win.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite TV villains. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into the top 10! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Get creative!

Even though there are 50-some options on this list, I know there are dozens of TV villains I left out! You can nominate villains I missed in the comments until Thursday night, and I may add them to the poll (villains from live-action scripted shows only, please).

Want more of a say in who makes it onto the poll each week? Be sure to follow me on Twitter or like TV Breakroom on Facebook, since I usually ask for nominations for the next Monday Madness the weekend before the new poll. Please help out with nominations! There are only so many shows I can watch personally, so I’m counting on you to fill me in!

Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s Monday Madness! Voting ends around 1AM June 25th.

Who is your favorite TV villain? (Choose up to 10!)

  • Crowley (Mark Sheppard) - Supernatural (30%, 630 Votes)
  • Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) - Sherlock (27%, 572 Votes)
  • Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) - Supernatural (25%, 535 Votes)
  • Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) - Once Upon a Time (18%, 382 Votes)
  • Regina Mills/Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) - Once Upon a Time (17%, 353 Votes)
  • Spike (James Marsters) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (16%, 344 Votes)
  • Alastair (Christopher Heyerdahl) - Supernatural (15%, 316 Votes)
  • Azazel (Fredric Lehne) - Supernatural (15%, 309 Votes)
  • Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart) - Supernatural (14%, 306 Votes)
  • The Master (John Simm) - Doctor Who (11%, 229 Votes)
  • Angelus (David Boreanaz) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (11%, 227 Votes)
  • Matthew Keller (Ross McCall) - White Collar (11%, 223 Votes)
  • Ari Haswari (Rudolf Martin) - NCIS (10%, 215 Votes)
  • Drusilla (Juliet Landau) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (10%, 202 Votes)
  • Phil Constantino (Timothy Omundson) - Jericho (8%, 169 Votes)
  • Sylar (Zachary Quinto) - Heroes (7%, 151 Votes)
  • Mr. Yang (Ally Sheedy) - Psych (7%, 146 Votes)
  • Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) - The Vampire Diaries (7%, 138 Votes)
  • Cole Turner (Julian McMahon) - Charmed (6%, 133 Votes)
  • Jim Sterling (Mark Sheppard) - Leverage (6%, 125 Votes)
  • Klaus (Joseph Morgan) - The Vampire Diaries (6%, 123 Votes)
  • Ben Linus (Michael Emerson) - Lost (6%, 122 Votes)
  • Glory (Clare Kramer) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (6%, 120 Votes)
  • Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) - Glee (5%, 116 Votes)
  • The Smoking Man (William B. Davis) - X-Files (5%, 112 Votes)
  • George Foyet (C. Thomas Howell) - Criminal Minds (5%, 108 Votes)
  • The Gravedigger (Diedre Lovejoy) - Bones (5%, 103 Votes)
  • Mayor Wilkins (Harry Groener) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (5%, 103 Votes)
  • Lindsey McDonald (Christian Kane) - Angel (5%, 103 Votes)
  • Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns) - Burn Notice (5%, 100 Votes)
  • Lionel Luthor (John Glover) - Smallville (4%, 90 Votes)
  • Red John - The Mentalist (4%, 86 Votes)
  • Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare) - True Blood (4%, 80 Votes)
  • Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev) - The Vampire Diaries (4%, 80 Votes)
  • H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray) - Warehouse 13 (4%, 75 Votes)
  • Gormogon (Laurence Todd Rosenthal) - Bones (3%, 71 Votes)
  • The First - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (3%, 55 Votes)
  • J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) - Dallas (3%, 54 Votes)
  • Alexei Volkoff (Timothy Dalton) - Chuck (2%, 51 Votes)
  • Number Six (Tricia Helfer) - Battlestar Galactica (2%, 49 Votes)
  • Carla (Tricia Helfer) - Burn Notice (2%, 49 Votes)
  • Sheriff of Nottingham (Keith Allen) - Robin Hood (2%, 47 Votes)
  • Anna (Morena Baccarin) - V (2%, 43 Votes)
  • Daniel Shaw (Brandon Routh) - Chuck (2%, 43 Votes)
  • Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) - Suits (2%, 42 Votes)
  • The Chameleon (Christopher Lambert) NCIS: Los Angeles (2%, 42 Votes)
  • Jasmine (Gina Torres) - Angel (2%, 41 Votes)
  • Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) - The Dukes of Hazzard (2%, 41 Votes)
  • Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) - Revenge (2%, 39 Votes)
  • Nina Meyers (Sarah Clarke) - 24 (2%, 38 Votes)
  • Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee) - Grimm (2%, 37 Votes)
  • Marie Barone (Doris Roberts) - Everybody Loves Raymond (2%, 37 Votes)
  • Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) - Heroes (2%, 37 Votes)
  • Elias (Enrico Colantoni) - Person of Interest (2%, 35 Votes)
  • Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea) - The X-Files (2%, 34 Votes)
  • Maryann Forrester (Michelle Forbes) - True Blood (2%, 32 Votes)
  • James MacPherson (Roger Rees) - Warehouse 13 (1%, 31 Votes)
  • Siobhan Martin (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - Ringer (1%, 31 Votes)
  • Amanda (Melinda Clarke) - Nikita (1%, 29 Votes)
  • Gul Dukat (Marc Alaimo) - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1%, 27 Votes)
  • Percy (Xander Berkeley) - Nikita (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Valerie Malone (Tiffani Thiessen) - Beverly Hills, 90210 (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Herrick (Jason Watkins) - Being Human (UK) (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Benny (Belita Moreno) - George Lopez (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Daniel Holtz (Keith Szarabajka) - Angel (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Weyoun (Jeffrey Combs) - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Roan (Rob Stewart) - Nikita (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Roy Biggins (David Schramm) - Wings (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Peter Fleming (James Frain) - The Cape (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Kai Winn (Louise Fletcher) - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,112

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Top 15 Favorite Non-Original Cast Members

As chosen by you, the voters, here are the top 15 favorite non-original cast members! I expanded this list from 10 to 15 because six of the top 10 were from two related shows. Feel free to consider #11-15 honorable mentions if you’re a top 10 purist. 🙂

The poll, while it didn’t quite receive the most votes, set a new record for most-viewed poll (and post) to date – and all in one week! Thanks to everyone who voted, and especially to those who spread the word about the poll!

Here are the results!

 

#15 – Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) from NCIS: Los Angeles

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Monday Madness: Favorite Non-Original Cast Members

This Monday Madness, we’re looking at non-original cast members! Sometimes these characters replaced fan favorites who had left the show (for plot, personal, or business reasons), and often their presence upset the show’s dynamics. Many had a difficult time being accepted by long-time fans of the show, while with others it seemed like they had always been a part of the story. But, begrudgingly or with open arms, we learned to love most of these characters, and now you get to choose which ones are worthy of recognition!

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite characters who joined their shows later on. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into the top 10!

Even though there are 50-some options on this list, I know there are dozens of characters I left out! You can nominate people I missed in the comments, and I may add them to the poll. I tried to limit this mostly to characters who joined after the complete first season, though with shorter-running shows I was more lenient. Want more of a say in who makes it onto the poll each week? Be sure to follow me on Twitter, since I usually ask for nominations for the next Monday Madness the weekend before the new poll. Please help out with nominations! There are only so many shows I can watch personally, so I’m counting on you to fill me in!

Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s Monday Madness! Voting ends around 1AM June 11th.

UPDATE: this poll has ended. Vote for this week’s poll here: Favorite TV Dads.

Who is your favorite character who joined their show later? (Choose up to 10!)

  • Spike (James Marsters) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (40%, 3,410 Votes)
  • Castiel (Misha Collins) - Supernatural (36%, 3,064 Votes)
  • Winifred "Fred" Burkle (Amy Acker) - Angel (20%, 1,712 Votes)
  • Anya (Emma Caulfield) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (19%, 1,606 Votes)
  • Oz (Seth Green) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (19%, 1,602 Votes)
  • Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) - NCIS (18%, 1,557 Votes)
  • Lorne (Andy Hallett) - Angel (17%, 1,481 Votes)
  • Woody (Kurt Fuller) - Psych (17%, 1,437 Votes)
  • Tara Maclay (Amber Benson) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (14%, 1,230 Votes)
  • Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) - The Big Bang Theory (13%, 1,096 Votes)
  • Dr. Lance Sweets (John Francis Daley) - Bones (12%, 1,059 Votes)
  • Gwaine (Eoin Macken) - Merlin (12%, 1,045 Votes)
  • Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) - Doctor Who (12%, 995 Votes)
  • Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) - Glee (10%, 827 Votes)
  • Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) - NCIS: Los Angeles (8%, 727 Votes)
  • Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch) - The Big Bang Theory (7%, 585 Votes)
  • Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) - True Blood (6%, 555 Votes)
  • Ben Linus (Michael Emerson) - Lost (6%, 549 Votes)
  • Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley (Olivia Wilde) - House (6%, 522 Votes)
  • Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) - Criminal Minds (6%, 519 Votes)
  • Dr. Camille Saroyan (Tamara Taylor) - Bones (6%, 507 Votes)
  • Nell Jones (Renée Felice Smith) - NCIS: Los Angeles (6%, 503 Votes)
  • Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) - True Blood (6%, 491 Votes)
  • Sir Leon (Rupert Young) - Merlin (6%, 479 Votes)
  • Dawn Summers (Michelle Trachtenberg) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (6%, 476 Votes)
  • Sir Percival (Tom Hopper) - Merlin (5%, 456 Votes)
  • Col. Potter (Harry Morgan) - M*A*S*H (5%, 445 Votes)
  • David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) - Criminal Minds (5%, 431 Votes)
  • Lois Lane (Erica Durance) - Smallville (5%, 429 Votes)
  • Capt. B.J. Honeycut (Mike Farrell) - M*A*S*H (5%, 416 Votes)
  • Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia) - Gilmore Girls (5%, 389 Votes)
  • August W. Booth (Eion Bailey) - Once Upon a Time (4%, 363 Votes)
  • Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard) - Monk (4%, 347 Votes)
  • Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) - The Office (4%, 346 Votes)
  • Jenny Shepard (Lauren Holly) - NCIS (4%, 323 Votes)
  • Paige Matthews (Rose McGowan) - Charmed (4%, 319 Votes)
  • Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson) - Cheers (4%, 305 Votes)
  • Jesse Porter (Coby Bell) - Burn Notice (3%, 287 Votes)
  • Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) - NCIS (3%, 259 Votes)
  • Riley Finn (Marc Blucas) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (3%, 258 Votes)
  • Sara Ellis (Hilarie Burton) - White Collar (3%, 256 Votes)
  • Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) - Parks and Recreation (3%, 252 Votes)
  • Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite) - Stargate Atlantis (3%, 245 Votes)
  • Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry) - Gilmore Girls (3%, 240 Votes)
  • Alex McHugh (Mekenna Melvin) - Chuck (3%, 236 Votes)
  • Maj. Charles Winchester (David Ogden Stiers) - M*A*S*H (3%, 230 Votes)
  • Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) - Grey's Anatomy (3%, 227 Votes)
  • Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper) - The Office (2%, 177 Votes)
  • Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) - Warehouse 13 (2%, 163 Votes)
  • Rosalee Calvert (Bree Turner) - Grimm (2%, 159 Votes)
  • Dr. Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson) - House (1%, 127 Votes)
  • Dr. April Kepner (Sarah Drew) - Grey's Anatomy (1%, 126 Votes)
  • David Hodges (Wallace Langham) - CSI (1%, 124 Votes)
  • Hal (Damien Molony) - Being Human (UK) (1%, 115 Votes)
  • Ben Grogan (Ryan Johnson) - Fairly Legal (1%, 112 Votes)
  • Tom (Michael Socha) - Being Human (UK) (1%, 107 Votes)
  • Olivia Kendall (Raven-Symoné) - The Cosby Show (1%, 85 Votes)
  • Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) - Private Practice (1%, 85 Votes)
  • Tom (Bob Cledenin) - Cougar Town (1%, 80 Votes)
  • Jo Danville (Sela Ward) - CSI: NY (1%, 78 Votes)
  • Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley) - Cheers (1%, 76 Votes)
  • Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) - Two and a Half Men (1%, 70 Votes)
  • Tuck (David Harewood) - Robin Hood (1%, 55 Votes)
  • Valerie Malone (Tiffani Thiessen) - Beverly Hills, 90210 (1%, 52 Votes)
  • Sgt. Baker (Kenneth Washington) - Hogan's Heroes (0%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 8,576

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Top 10 Favorite TV Couples – Realistic Shows

The votes have been tallied, and the winners have emerged! Here are the top 10 favorite couples from realistic/contemporary TV shows, as voted by you!

It’s worth noting that only Bones has two couples in the top 10, though 7 shows managed to have two sets of sweethearts in the top 20! And speaking of the top 20, I plan to combine this poll’s top 20 with the speculative TV show couples top 20, as well as 10 new/wild card choices, for an ultimate fan poll sometime this fall. So if you’re wondering how Nathan Fillion’s Castle (and Beckett) would fare against his Malcolm Reynolds (and Inara), or David Boreanaz’s Booth (and Brennan) against his Angel (and Buffy), stay tuned!

#10 Angela Montenegro and Jack Hodgins – Bones

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CBS Says Thanks with a Good-eBag Full of Free Downloads

CBS says thank you to fans for making it the most-watched network with a bountiful e-gift bag – downloads of 9 classic and current episodes (including NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, and Blue Bloods), a preview How I Met Your Mother ebook, digital magazine subscription, and desktop screensaver.

It looks like CBS chose some great episodes to give away, with many season premieres to hook viewers (The Good Wife’s season 1 pilot was a great choice to get viewers to try a lower-rated show that builds on previous episodes). You can download/stream the shows from iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu, and get the HIMYM sampler(“written” by Barney, so it has colorful language and questionable ethics) from iTunes and Amazon. The digital magazine is 3 full years of the bimonthly Watch! but it looks like you have to since up for an account and download a reader to view the issues (also, be sure to uncheck the email offers boxes when you subscribe!).

The screensaver requires you to download an .exe file and install the screensaver, but the slideshow of images is pretty fun. My favorite is the NCIS: Los Angeles retro one (reminds me of the Castle retro one) pictured above. Unfortunately, it’s set only for full screen displays, not wide screen, and you can’t customize it in other ways (i.e. the shows you love will be mixed in with the ones you don’t). Also, it seems to expire at the end of the year.

Good eBag – CBS.com.

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Monday Madness: Favorite TV Couples – Realistic

This round of Monday Madness, it’s time to look at TV couples! Because there are so many, I’ve divided this poll into 2 categories – realistic/contemporary and speculative. We’ll cover vampires, time travel, and spaceships next week. This week, we’re looking at couples from dramas, comedies, crime shows, and action. (And yes, it was really hard to decide where to put the couples from Chuck, with the show’s speculative elements, but since the show focuses on the spy aspect, I felt it was best to put it with the other spy shows.)

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite TV couples. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into the top 10!

Even though there are 40 50-some options on this list, I know there are dozens of couples I left out! You can nominate couples I missed in the comments, and I may add them to the poll. You can also start nominating couples from paranormal, futuristic, and other outside-the-box shows for next week. Want more of a say in who makes it onto the poll each week? Be sure to follow me on Twitter, since I usually ask for nominations for the next Monday Madness the weekend before the new poll.

Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s Monday Madness! Voting ends around 1AM May 28th.

UPDATE: This poll is now closed. Go vote for this week’s poll – favorite TV couples in speculative shows!

Which is your favorite TV couple? - Contemporary/Realistic Division (Choose up to 10)

  • Rick Castle and Kate Beckett - Castle (43%, 2,303 Votes)
  • Peter and Elizabeth Burke - White Collar (32%, 1,703 Votes)
  • Kensi Blye and Marty Deeks - NCIS: Los Angeles (20%, 1,087 Votes)
  • Anthony DiNozzo and Ziva David - NCIS (15%, 820 Votes)
  • Derek Shepherd and Meredith Grey - Grey's Anatomy (15%, 775 Votes)
  • Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan - Bones (14%, 763 Votes)
  • Chuck Bartowski and Sarah Walker - Chuck (10%, 531 Votes)
  • Chandler Bing and Monica Gellar - Friends (9%, 505 Votes)
  • Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin - How I Met Your Mother (9%, 498 Votes)
  • Angela Montenegro and Jack Hodgins - Bones (9%, 496 Votes)
  • Timothy McGee and Abby Sciuto - NCIS (9%, 486 Votes)
  • Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky - How I Met Your Mother (8%, 452 Votes)
  • Rachel Green and Ross Geller - Friends (8%, 447 Votes)
  • Leonard Hofstadter and Penny - The Big Bang Theory (8%, 416 Votes)
  • Lorelai Gilmore and Luke Danes - Gilmore Girls (8%, 406 Votes)
  • Shawn Spencer and Juliet O'Hara - Psych (7%, 391 Votes)
  • Michael Westen and Fiona Glenanne - Burn Notice (7%, 361 Votes)
  • Nell Jones and Eric Beale - NCIS: Los Angeles (6%, 318 Votes)
  • Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah-Fowler - The Big Bang Theory (5%, 292 Votes)
  • Ellie Bartowski and Devon "Awesome" Woodcomb - Chuck (5%, 249 Votes)
  • Gregory House and Lisa Cuddy - House (5%, 242 Votes)
  • Veronica Mars and Logan Echolls - Veronica Mars (4%, 231 Votes)
  • Alec Hardison and Parker - Leverage (4%, 227 Votes)
  • Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley - The Office (4%, 213 Votes)
  • Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf - Gossip Girl (4%, 209 Votes)
  • Cliff and Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show (4%, 200 Votes)
  • Will Schuester and Emma Pillsbury - Glee (4%, 198 Votes)
  • Joey Potter and Pacey Witter - Dawson's Creek (4%, 197 Votes)
  • Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn - Alias (4%, 190 Votes)
  • Howard Wolowitz and Bernadette Rostenkowski - The Big Bang Theory (3%, 183 Votes)
  • Nikita and Michael - Nikita (3%, 181 Votes)
  • Lucy and Ricky Ricardo - I Love Lucy (3%, 179 Votes)
  • Dan Humphrey and Blair Waldorf - Gossip Girl (3%, 151 Votes)
  • Cal Lightman and Gillian Foster - Lie To Me (3%, 149 Votes)
  • Nathan Ford and Sophie Devereaux - Leverage (2%, 111 Votes)
  • Rob and Laura Petrie - The Dick Van Dyke Show (2%, 103 Votes)
  • Walter Sherman and Isabella Zambada - The Finder (2%, 100 Votes)
  • Derek Morgan and Penelope Garcia - Criminal Minds (2%, 93 Votes)
  • Angela Bower and Tony Micelli - Who's the Boss? (2%, 92 Votes)
  • Maddie Hayes and David Addison - Moonlighting (2%, 88 Votes)
  • Jonathan and Jennifer Hart - Hart to Hart (2%, 86 Votes)
  • Eric and Tami Taylor - Friday Night Lights (1%, 78 Votes)
  • Molly Flynn and Mike Biggs - Mike & Molly (1%, 75 Votes)
  • Michael Scott and Holly Flax - The Office (1%, 67 Votes)
  • Arthur and Joan Campbell - Covert Affairs (1%, 58 Votes)
  • Sam Malone and Diane Chambers - Cheers (1%, 54 Votes)
  • Michael and Nikita - La Femme Nikita (1%, 51 Votes)
  • Mike and Carol Brady - The Brady Bunch (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Dexter Morgan and Rita Bennett - Dexter (1%, 30 Votes)
  • Whitney and Alex - Whitney (0%, 22 Votes)
  • Charlie Harper and Rosie - Two and a Half Men (0%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,341

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What I Will Be Watching in Fall 2012 – ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW

Now that all of the broadcast networks have revealed their fall schedules, as well as trailers or clips of new shows, it’s time to look at what I will be watching live, what I’ll have to catch online, and how many annoying half hour and hour “dead zones” I’ll have between good shows.

TVLine was nice enough to compile a grid chart of what’s airing when, which you can view at the link below (it will open in a new tab so you can follow along):

Fall TV Schedule Grid 2012-13 — ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW – TVLine.

Thanks to 666 Park Street’s too-much-horror bent, Once Upon a Time remains my only show for Sundays, though if my Sunday evenings stay busy, I’ll be watching online anyway.

Monday has a lot of dead zones. Since I don’t get HD Fox coverage in my area (which makes the picture 2/3 of its normal size), I’ll watch Bones on Hulu and How I Met Your Mother live. But since I’m likely giving up 2 Broke Girls (since it’s become the ladies’ version of Two and a Half Men instead of a smart, funny comedy), I don’t have anything else I plan to watch until Castle at 10. Revolution looks good, but like Smash (which will be back in midseason), I’ll only watch it live if Castle is a repeat or ABC won’t come in.

Tuesday’s first two hours are packed for me. I’ll probably watch NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles live when I can, because if I have to watch a show online I prefer Hulu to CBS’s video player. But if they’re on repeats or I’m in the mood for comedy, I have choices: Ben & Kate on Fox at 8:30, New Girl on Fox or Go On on NBC at 9, and The Mindy Project on Fox (maybe) or Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 at 9:30. Nothing on at 10 that interests me, though I might watch the pilot of Vegas out of curiosity.

Wednesday just has two shows I plan to watch, and of course they conflict – Arrow at 8 and Suburgatory at 8:30. I might try out Animal Practice (at 8) if I’m watching Suburgatory live.

Even with Community’s move, Thursdays remain my busiest night. At 8, I have to choose between The Big Bang Theory and a half hour dead zone, or ABC’s Last Resort. At 9, Person of Interest and CW’s Beauty and the Beast will probably push The Office to online-only. My only conflict-free hour will be at 10, with CBS’s Elementary.

Friday, I will probably watch Community and Grimm (NBC, 8:30 and 9) live, and catch Nikita online.

All told, that’s 22-26 shows every week, out of which up to 12 are 1/2 hour comedies. Up to 20 hours total every week for broadcast shows, if I like all the new shows I’m trying out. Seems like a lot, but I guess not really for someone who runs a TV site. 🙂

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CBS 2012-13 Primetime Schedule and New Show Video Previews

CBS has announced its new schedule for fall 2012, with several changes to make room for 4 new shows.

The Mentalist is moving to Sundays at 10 to make room for the new Sherlock Holmes show, Elementary (which will take its Thursdays at 10 slot). While Elementary is receiving a lot of flack for being too similar to BBC’s Sherlock, after CBS failed to secure the rights to an American remake of the show, I think it shows promise. The NYC setting and a female Watson help differentiate the shows, but I am thrilled that Holmes will still have a British accent. Plus it has a great lead-in with Person of Interest, and Scandal is the only scripted show it has to compete with.

Two and a Half Men is moving to Thursdays at 8:30, following The Big Bang Theory. I really hate when networks put shows I can’t stand next to shows I love, especially with comedies. Plus, Two and a Half Men seems like a terrible lead-in for Person of Interest. The move is to make room for Partners, which will air at 8:30 on Mondays, following How I Met Your Mother, while 2 Broke Girls moves down to 9PM.

The 1960s cowboy cop vs. criminal casino owner show Vegas will take the Tuesdays at 10 spot thankfully vacated by Unforgettable (so glad to see that show go) following NCIS: Los Angeles. The show looks a lot better than I was anticipating.

CSI:NY will move to 8 on Fridays, to make room for new show Made in Jersey at 9. Is it just me, or does the main actress’s actual British accent sort of destroy the whole “Jersey girl makes good” vibe of the show in the sneak peek below?

What shows will you be watching on CBS next fall?

CBS 2012-13 Primetime Schedule: ’2 Broke Girls’ To 9pm, ‘Mentalist’ To Sunday, ‘Two & A Half Men’ To Thursday, ‘CSI:NY’ To 8pm – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers.

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NCIS Los Angeles Season 3 Preview — Sans Voir, Parts 1 and 2 – TVLine

Tonight’s NCIS: Los Angeles is a huge 2-hour finale (starting at 9/8c, following the NCIS finale), featuring the return of the Chameleon (from episode 15). Following is a link to an interview with series boss, Shane Brennan, on what the finale has in store.

NCIS Los Angeles Season 3 Preview — Sans Voir, Parts 1 and 2 – TVLine.

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NCIS Los Angeles — Eric Christian Olsen, Daniela Ruah — Season 3 Episode 22 – TVLine

Check out this uber-fun interview with Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah (aka Deeks and Kensi on NCIS: Los Angeles)! I haven’t even finished reading the whole thing, because I knew I needed to share it immediately. They’re talking about tonight’s episode, in which Kensi and Deeks go undercover as a married couple!

NCIS Los Angeles — Eric Christian Olsen, Daniela Ruah — Season 3 Episode 22 – TVLine.

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Season Finale Spoilers and Dates — 2102 – TVLine

Want to know how this season is ending, for just about every scripted broadcast show? Then check out this slideshow! Dates, rumors, extended episodes, and guest stars are all revealed below!

Season Finale Spoilers and Dates — 2102 – TVLine.

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