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May Madness: Once Upon a Time vs. Agents of SHIELD, The Cosby Show vs. Friends

Our next two matchups pit ABC favorites Once Upon a Time and Agents of SHIELD again each other, while The Cosby Show battles Friends!

These round two 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! As always, you can find the links to all the current matchups on our main post. Please try to vote in all the polls, not just the one with your favorite show!

May Madness - Drama, Round 2.6

  • Once Upon a Time (55%, 29 Votes)
  • Agents of SHIELD (45%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 53

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May Madness - Comedy, Round 2.6

  • Friends (63%, 32 Votes)
  • The Cosby Show (37%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

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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! Also, there may be a bit of a lag if a lot of people are voting, so make sure the first poll finishes loading your results before submitting your vote for the second poll!

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May Madness: The Cosby Show vs. Parks and Recreation, Once Upon a Time vs. Arrow

As always, I am surprised by which matchups manage to garner hundreds of votes and which struggle to get 20, leading to unexpected upsets and popular shows who don’t make it past round one. These polls feature a pairing I consider impossible to decide between – let’s see how many of you can actually make the decision! The Cosby Show faces the renewed-for-a-final-season Parks and Recreation, while Once Upon a Time’s fairytale heroes battle Arrow’s modern ones!

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! As always, you can find the links to all the current matchups on our main post. Please try to vote in all the polls that have shows you like, not just the one with your favorite show!

May Madness - Comedy, Round 1.11

  • The Cosby Show (53%, 40 Votes)
  • Parks and Recreation (49%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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May Madness - Drama, Round 1.11

  • Once Upon a Time (52%, 68 Votes)
  • Arrow (50%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 131

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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! Also, there may be a bit of a lag if a lot of people are voting, so make sure the first poll finishes loading your results before submitting your vote for the second poll!

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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: 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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Monday Madness: Favorite Characters Over 50

This week, Monday Madness returns with a look at those TV characters who buck the 18-49 demographic trend and prove that interesting characters make for great TV, no matter their age!

One important note: this poll does not include characters who have lived for many decades (or even centuries), but through supernatural means still look and act like 20somethings. So no vampires, Alphas who never age, or characters frozen in time for 28 years, unless they were 50+ beforehand. I tried to find actual ages for characters closer to the cut-off point, but when in doubt, I went by the portraying actor’s age when the show came out. And for long-running shows, some characters may have been under 50 at the beginning, but aren’t now.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite TV characters over 50. 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!

Important: I know there are dozens of TV characters over 50 who are missing from this list. You can nominate characters I missed in the comments until Thursday night, and I may add them to the poll (characters from live-action scripted shows only, please, and the character must be a main cast member or appear in at least 10 episodes of the show).

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 October 23rd.

Who is your favorite TV character over 50? (Choose up to 10!)

  • Bobby Singer - Supernatural (20%, 183 Votes)
  • Gibbs - NCIS (11%, 98 Votes)
  • Ducky - NCIS (10%, 95 Votes)
  • Henry Spencer - Psych (6%, 53 Votes)
  • Rumpelstiltskin - Once Upon a Time (5%, 50 Votes)
  • Walter Bishop - Fringe (5%, 45 Votes)
  • Hetty Lange - NCIS: Los Angeles (5%, 43 Votes)
  • Martha - Castle (5%, 43 Votes)
  • Shepherd Book - Firefly (4%, 41 Votes)
  • Madeline Westen - Burn Notice (4%, 39 Votes)
  • Artie - Warehouse 13 (4%, 38 Votes)
  • Cliff Huxtable - The Cosby Show (4%, 34 Votes)
  • Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show (3%, 30 Votes)
  • Jay Pritchett - Modern Family (3%, 24 Votes)
  • Dr. Lee Rosen - Alphas (2%, 21 Votes)
  • Gaius - Merlin (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Uther Pendragaon - Merlin (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Earl - 2 Broke Girls (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Frank Reagan - Blue Bloods (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Pierce Hawthorne - Community (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Creed - The Office (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Violet Crawley - Downton Abbey (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Sheriff of Nottingham - Robin Hood (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Jack McCoy - Law & Order (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 290

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TV Olympics: Favorite Father/Son Duos

For this round of our TV Olympics (our final poll will launch Sunday), we’re looking at father/son duos! There are a few trios in this poll, since for several of these dads, the bond between both sons seemed equally strong. For others, one father/son relationship seemed more dynamic that the other (and hence more worthy of the term “duo”).

This poll is for actual fathers (biological and adoptive, but not simply father-figures), and since the relationship between dad and son is a key part of the poll, they need to have appeared in a number of episodes together, and infant sons are excluded. If you know of any duos you believe should be in the poll, leave their names and the show in a comment!

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

What's your favorite father/son duo? (Choose up to 3!)

  • John and Dean/Sam - Supernatural (27%, 269 Votes)
  • Henry and Shawn - Psych (27%, 264 Votes)
  • Walter and Peter - Fringe (15%, 144 Votes)
  • Alan and Don/Charlie - Numb3rs (9%, 92 Votes)
  • Jackson and Jethro - NCIS (6%, 61 Votes)
  • Jonathan and Clark - Smallville (3%, 34 Votes)
  • Uther and Arthur - Merlin (3%, 32 Votes)
  • Marvin and Marshall - How I Met Your Mother (3%, 28 Votes)
  • Nathan and Jamie - One Tree Hill (3%, 27 Votes)
  • Stephen and Chuck - Chuck (2%, 24 Votes)
  • Cliff and Theo - The Cosby Show (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Frank and Danny - Blue Bloods (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Vince and Trip - The Cape (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 582

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TV Olympics: Favorite Mother/Son Duos

For this round of our TV Olympics (only 4 more rounds left after today), we’re looking at mother/son duos!

This poll is for actual mothers (not mother-figures), and since the relationship between mom and son is a key part of the poll, they need to have appeared in a number of episodes together, and infant sons are excluded. If you know of any duos you believe should be in the poll, leave their names and the show in a comment!

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

What's your favorite mother/son duo? (Choose up to 3!)

  • Martha and Castle - Castle (33%, 99 Votes)
  • Emma and Henry - Once Upon a Time (16%, 48 Votes)
  • Madeline and Michael - Burn Notice (12%, 37 Votes)
  • Clair and Theo - The Cosby Show (8%, 23 Votes)
  • Virginia and Jimmy - Raising Hope (6%, 19 Votes)
  • Mary and Chuck - Chuck (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Martha and Clark - Smallville (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Jane and Pete - Warehouse 13 (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Allison and Kevin - Eureka (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Gemma and Jax - Sons of Anarchy (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Alicia and Wallace - Veronica Mars (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Rose and Jack - Kings (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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TV Olympics: Best Married Couple

Round two of TV Breakroom’s Olympic mini-poll event features married couples in live-action, scripted shows! Some of these were married when their shows began, others found their way to each other throughout the show. (With Once Upon a Time’s Prince Charming and Snow White, it was a little of both!)

If you haven’t already voted on Cutest Couple Names, you still have 6 days left! And keep up with all the polls and results on our main event page.

Like all the other polls in this event, this poll will be open for one week. You can vote for up to 3 married couples, and the top 3 will be awarded medals toward their shows’ totals!

Who is your favorite married couple? (Choose up to 3!)

  • John and Mary Winchester - Supernatural (35%, 496 Votes)
  • Snow and Charming - Once Upon a Time (11%, 159 Votes)
  • Angela and Hodgins - Bones (10%, 137 Votes)
  • Peter and Elizabeth Burke - White Collar (9%, 131 Votes)
  • Marshall and Lily - How I Met Your Mother (9%, 123 Votes)
  • Zoe and Wash - Firefly (7%, 92 Votes)
  • Chuck and Sarah - Chuck (5%, 75 Votes)
  • Devon "Awesome" and Ellie - Chuck (3%, 48 Votes)
  • Cliff and Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show (3%, 42 Votes)
  • Jim and Pam - The Office (2%, 26 Votes)
  • Lucy and Ricky Ricardo - I Love Lucy (2%, 25 Votes)
  • Rob and Laura Petrie - The Dick Van Dyke Show (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Jonathan and Jennifer Hart - Hart to Hart (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Eric and Tami Taylor - Friday Night Lights (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Arthur and Joan Campbell - Covert Affairs (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Jim and Stephanie Powell - No Ordinary Family (0%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 795

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Top 10 Favorite TV Dads

Here are TV’s top 10 dads, as chosen by all of you! I find it especially appropriate that the on-screen daughter of this poll’s winner helped spread the word to get people to vote for her “dad”! Also of note – nine of the 10 dads are from shows that are currently airing or will return in the fall.

 

#10 Gibbs (Mark Harmon) – NCIS

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Monday Madness: Favorite TV Dads

This Monday Madness, in honor of Father’s Day this coming Sunday here in the US, we’re looking at TV dads! These dads, whether grounded or goofy, often set the tone of their shows, and no matter how difficult or stubborn, always have a soft spot for their kids. This poll is focusing on actual (both biological and adoptive) dads, since including father-like figures would have made it too lengthy – though many of the dads on this poll do have a father-like role in other characters’ lives.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite TV dads. 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 70-some options on this list, I know there are dozens of TV dads I left out! You can nominate fathers I missed in the comments until Thursday night, and I may add them to the poll (dads from live-action scripted shows only, please, and the dad must be in at least 3 episodes of the show).

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 18th.

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

  • Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) - Castle (14%, 1,951 Votes)
  • John Winchester (Jeffery Dean Morgan & Matt Cohen) - Supernatural (10%, 1,362 Votes)
  • Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) - Eureka (5%, 681 Votes)
  • Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen) - Psych (4%, 620 Votes)
  • Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) - Bones (4%, 589 Votes)
  • Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) - Bones (3%, 367 Votes)
  • Burt Hummel (Mike O'Malley) - Glee (3%, 366 Votes)
  • Rory Pond (Arthur Darvill) - Doctor Who (3%, 346 Votes)
  • Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) - The Cosby Show (2%, 324 Votes)
  • Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) - NCIS (2%, 303 Votes)
  • Walter Bishop (John Noble) - Fringe (2%, 283 Votes)
  • Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) - Criminal Minds (2%, 266 Votes)
  • Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) - How I Met Your Mother (2%, 247 Votes)
  • Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) - Smallville (2%, 228 Votes)
  • Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) - Modern Family (2%, 220 Votes)
  • Charming (Josh Dallas) - Once Upon a Time (2%, 214 Votes)
  • Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni) - Veronica Mars (2%, 209 Votes)
  • Future Ted Mosby (Bob Saget) - How I Met Your Mother (2%, 208 Votes)
  • Devon "Awesome" Woodcomb (Ryan McPartlin) - Chuck (1%, 206 Votes)
  • John Casey (Adam Baldwin) - Chuck (1%, 200 Votes)
  • Angel (David Boreanaz) - Angel (1%, 193 Votes)
  • Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) - Little House on the Prairie (1%, 187 Votes)
  • Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) - Full House (1%, 169 Votes)
  • Max Keenan (Ryan O'Neal) - Bones (1%, 157 Votes)
  • Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan) - Hawaii Five-O (1%, 157 Votes)
  • Jackson Gibbs (Ralph Waite) - NCIS (1%, 150 Votes)
  • William Adama (Edward James Olmos) - Battlestar Galactica (1%, 143 Votes)
  • Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) - Modern Family (1%, 139 Votes)
  • Reginald "Red" Forman (Kurtwood Smith) - That '70s Show (1%, 136 Votes)
  • Steve Bartowski (Scott Bakula) - Chuck (1%, 134 Votes)
  • Leo White (Brian Krause) - Charmed (1%, 129 Votes)
  • Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) - The Office (1%, 126 Votes)
  • Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill) - Married . . . with Children (1%, 123 Votes)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) - Once Upon a Time (1%, 120 Votes)
  • Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) - The Andy Griffith Show (1%, 118 Votes)
  • Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) - Modern Family (1%, 115 Votes)
  • Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher) The O.C. (1%, 114 Votes)
  • Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) - The Mentalist (1%, 108 Votes)
  • Howard Cunningham (Tom Bosley) - Happy Days (1%, 105 Votes)
  • Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) - Home Improvement (1%, 105 Votes)
  • Eric Camden (Stephen Collins) - 7th Heaven (1%, 104 Votes)
  • Uther Pendragon (Anthony Stewart Head) - Merlin (1%, 101 Votes)
  • Nathan Ford (Timothy Hutton) - Leverage (1%, 101 Votes)
  • Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) - Arrested Development (1%, 91 Votes)
  • Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. (Robert Wagner) - NCIS (1%, 90 Votes)
  • Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1%, 88 Votes)
  • Marvin Eriksen (Bill Fagerbakke) - How I Met Your Mother (1%, 88 Votes)
  • Jack Bristow (Victor Garber) - Alias (1%, 88 Votes)
  • George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) - Suburgatory (1%, 84 Votes)
  • Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) - Blue Bloods (1%, 75 Votes)
  • Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) - Friday Night Lights (1%, 70 Votes)
  • John Walton (Ralph Waite) - The Waltons (0%, 65 Votes)
  • Michael (Shane West) - Nikita (0%, 65 Votes)
  • Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) - True Blood (0%, 63 Votes)
  • Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) - Falling Skies (0%, 60 Votes)
  • Steven Keaton (Michael Gross) - Family Ties (0%, 59 Votes)
  • Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) - Touch (0%, 45 Votes)
  • Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) - Blue Bloods (0%, 45 Votes)
  • Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) - Awake (0%, 45 Votes)
  • Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards) - ER (0%, 42 Votes)
  • Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) - NCIS (0%, 40 Votes)
  • George Bluth, Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) - Arrested Development (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Will Girardi (Joe Mantegna) - Joan of Arcadia (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Noah Werner (Alan Tudyk) - Suburgatory (0%, 36 Votes)
  • Frank Barone (Peter Boyle) - Everybody Loves Raymond (0%, 32 Votes)
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George Lopez (0%, 28 Votes)
  • Ray Barone (Ray Romano) - Everybody Loves Raymond (0%, 28 Votes)
  • Andrew Martin (Ioan Gruffudd) - Ringer (0%, 26 Votes)
  • Jim Walsh (James Eckhouse) - Beverly Hills, 90210 (0%, 26 Votes)
  • Lionel Luther (John Glover) - Smallville (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Don Draper (John Hamm) - Mad Men (0%, 22 Votes)
  • Jim (Jim Belushi) - According To Jim (0%, 22 Votes)
  • Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson) - The Office (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Roland Burton (Sterling K. Brown) - Army Wives (0%, 17 Votes)
  • Trevor LeBlanc (Drew Fuller) - Army Wives (0%, 17 Votes)
  • Frank Sherwood (Terry Serpico) - Army Wives (0%, 16 Votes)
  • Michael Holden (Brian McNamara) - Army Wives (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Mitch McDeere (Josh Lucas) - The Firm (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Walt Riggins (Jeffrey Tambor) - Bent (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,136

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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 (13%, 2,303 Votes)
  • Peter and Elizabeth Burke - White Collar (10%, 1,703 Votes)
  • Kensi Blye and Marty Deeks - NCIS: Los Angeles (6%, 1,087 Votes)
  • Anthony DiNozzo and Ziva David - NCIS (5%, 820 Votes)
  • Derek Shepherd and Meredith Grey - Grey's Anatomy (5%, 775 Votes)
  • Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan - Bones (4%, 763 Votes)
  • Chuck Bartowski and Sarah Walker - Chuck (3%, 531 Votes)
  • Chandler Bing and Monica Gellar - Friends (3%, 505 Votes)
  • Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin - How I Met Your Mother (3%, 498 Votes)
  • Angela Montenegro and Jack Hodgins - Bones (3%, 496 Votes)
  • Timothy McGee and Abby Sciuto - NCIS (3%, 486 Votes)
  • Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky - How I Met Your Mother (3%, 452 Votes)
  • Rachel Green and Ross Geller - Friends (3%, 447 Votes)
  • Leonard Hofstadter and Penny - The Big Bang Theory (2%, 416 Votes)
  • Lorelai Gilmore and Luke Danes - Gilmore Girls (2%, 406 Votes)
  • Shawn Spencer and Juliet O'Hara - Psych (2%, 391 Votes)
  • Michael Westen and Fiona Glenanne - Burn Notice (2%, 361 Votes)
  • Nell Jones and Eric Beale - NCIS: Los Angeles (2%, 318 Votes)
  • Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah-Fowler - The Big Bang Theory (2%, 292 Votes)
  • Ellie Bartowski and Devon "Awesome" Woodcomb - Chuck (1%, 249 Votes)
  • Gregory House and Lisa Cuddy - House (1%, 242 Votes)
  • Veronica Mars and Logan Echolls - Veronica Mars (1%, 231 Votes)
  • Alec Hardison and Parker - Leverage (1%, 227 Votes)
  • Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley - The Office (1%, 213 Votes)
  • Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf - Gossip Girl (1%, 209 Votes)
  • Cliff and Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show (1%, 200 Votes)
  • Will Schuester and Emma Pillsbury - Glee (1%, 198 Votes)
  • Joey Potter and Pacey Witter - Dawson's Creek (1%, 197 Votes)
  • Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn - Alias (1%, 190 Votes)
  • Howard Wolowitz and Bernadette Rostenkowski - The Big Bang Theory (1%, 183 Votes)
  • Nikita and Michael - Nikita (1%, 181 Votes)
  • Lucy and Ricky Ricardo - I Love Lucy (1%, 179 Votes)
  • Dan Humphrey and Blair Waldorf - Gossip Girl (1%, 151 Votes)
  • Cal Lightman and Gillian Foster - Lie To Me (1%, 149 Votes)
  • Nathan Ford and Sophie Devereaux - Leverage (1%, 111 Votes)
  • Rob and Laura Petrie - The Dick Van Dyke Show (1%, 103 Votes)
  • Walter Sherman and Isabella Zambada - The Finder (1%, 100 Votes)
  • Derek Morgan and Penelope Garcia - Criminal Minds (1%, 93 Votes)
  • Angela Bower and Tony Micelli - Who's the Boss? (1%, 92 Votes)
  • Maddie Hayes and David Addison - Moonlighting (1%, 88 Votes)
  • Jonathan and Jennifer Hart - Hart to Hart (1%, 86 Votes)
  • Eric and Tami Taylor - Friday Night Lights (0%, 78 Votes)
  • Molly Flynn and Mike Biggs - Mike & Molly (0%, 75 Votes)
  • Michael Scott and Holly Flax - The Office (0%, 67 Votes)
  • Arthur and Joan Campbell - Covert Affairs (0%, 58 Votes)
  • Sam Malone and Diane Chambers - Cheers (0%, 54 Votes)
  • Michael and Nikita - La Femme Nikita (0%, 51 Votes)
  • Mike and Carol Brady - The Brady Bunch (0%, 38 Votes)
  • Dexter Morgan and Rita Bennett - Dexter (0%, 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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Monday Madness: Favorite Long-Running Show

Update: this poll is now closed. You can find this week’s poll here.

This time on Monday Madness, it’s time to vote for your favorite TV show that has run at least 7 seasons! Whether they are still wrapping up their season 7 or have reached the double-digits, these shows have endured to become TV legends.

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

Even though there are 45 50 options on this list, I know there are shows I left out! As always, you can cast write-in ballots by leaving a comment. Want more of a say in what 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 April 30th.

This poll sponsored by Nannerbug Designs.

What's your favorite long-running TV show? (Choose up to 10!)

  • Bones (11%, 3,564 Votes)
  • Supernatural (9%, 3,042 Votes)
  • Doctor Who (6%, 1,994 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (6%, 1,850 Votes)
  • Friends (5%, 1,681 Votes)
  • How I Met Your Mother (5%, 1,522 Votes)
  • NCIS (4%, 1,416 Votes)
  • Stargate SG-1 (4%, 1,244 Votes)
  • House (4%, 1,155 Votes)
  • Criminal Minds (3%, 981 Votes)
  • Gilmore Girls (3%, 947 Votes)
  • X-Files (3%, 935 Votes)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (3%, 833 Votes)
  • M*A*S*H (2%, 769 Votes)
  • That 70s Show (2%, 714 Votes)
  • Law & Order: SVU (2%, 630 Votes)
  • Full House (2%, 590 Votes)
  • The Office (2%, 578 Votes)
  • Scrubs (2%, 577 Votes)
  • Smallville (2%, 551 Votes)
  • Monk (2%, 521 Votes)
  • Will & Grace (1%, 472 Votes)
  • ER (1%, 429 Votes)
  • Star Trek: Voyager (1%, 426 Votes)
  • The Cosby Show (1%, 392 Votes)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1%, 345 Votes)
  • 24 (1%, 344 Votes)
  • One Tree Hill (1%, 341 Votes)
  • JAG (1%, 341 Votes)
  • Cheers (1%, 285 Votes)
  • Married . . . with Children (1%, 285 Votes)
  • 7th Heaven (1%, 274 Votes)
  • Law & Order (1%, 273 Votes)
  • Magnum, PI (1%, 262 Votes)
  • Happy Days (1%, 236 Votes)
  • Weeds (1%, 219 Votes)
  • Medium (1%, 205 Votes)
  • The Andy Griffith Show (1%, 201 Votes)
  • Fraiser (1%, 199 Votes)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1%, 187 Votes)
  • Without a Trace (1%, 183 Votes)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1%, 169 Votes)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (0%, 135 Votes)
  • Entourage (0%, 124 Votes)
  • Bonanza (0%, 122 Votes)
  • Matlock (0%, 108 Votes)
  • Perry Mason (0%, 106 Votes)
  • Gunsmoke (0%, 77 Votes)
  • Rescue Me (0%, 76 Votes)
  • The Shield (0%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 8,438

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