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The battle between #1 Modern Family and #2 The Big Bang Theory was a tight one. It looked like The Bang Theory was going to pull off the victory. But some late votes for Modern Family proved to be the difference. Modern Family won, but just barely, with only 51% of the vote.

The Cinderella Story continues as The Walking Dead has pulled off another upset. But it didn’t look like that in the beginning. Burn Notice was on cruise control early. It was well on its way to victory, until Walking Dead fans woke up and voted for that show by the hundreds. In the end, The Walking Dead easily won this matchup with 68% of the vote.

The Walking Dead has defeated a #1, #2, #3, and #5 seed on its way to the final round. Modern Family defeated two #2 seeds, a #4, and #8 seed on its way to the finals. Can the cable drama with less viewers defeat one of the most watched and most beloved comedies on TV for the crown of “Best Show on Television Today”? Only you can decide!

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page, Second Round Voting Page, and Third Round Voting Page, Sweet 16 Round Voting Page, Elite 8 Round Voting Page, and Final 4 Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the six rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

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Best TV Show March Madness Bracket Tournament 2012 – Final 4 Round Voting Begins with Burn Notice, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, and The Walking Dead Facing Off http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/09/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2012-final-4-round-voting-begins-with-burn-notice-modern-family-big-bang-theory-and-the-walking-dead-facing-off/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/09/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2012-final-4-round-voting-begins-with-burn-notice-modern-family-big-bang-theory-and-the-walking-dead-facing-off/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:00:27 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=295643 The Elite 8 round voting has ended and there is still one Cinderella show that has made it to the Final Four. But it was fight to get there for sure. The rest of the final four features two #1 seeds and one #2 seed. That means another #1 seed went down this round. Lets breakdown what happened.

The final matchup of the ABC Region saw the #2 seed Big Bang Theory defeat the #1 seed Breaking Bad. It wasn’t really much of a contest as BBT won with 64% of the vote. This simply came down to the major network show having more viewers and votes than a cable show, because if every voter would have seen both shows the result would likely be the opposite. That’s just my opinion, though.

The final matchup of the FOX Region also had another lopsided #1 vs. #2 seed battle. This time it was the #1 seed Modern Family taking down the #2 seed New Girl. This came down to an established award-winning comedy beating a brand new comedy. Modern Family has a two year head start on New Girl and that showed in the voting results as Modern Family won with 75% of the vote.

The CBS Region has been officially blown up. It came down to 2 votes, but the unseeded show, The Walking Dead, has moved on to the Final Four. The last remaining seed from this region, #5 Justified, almost came back but its comeback wasn’t enough. The Walking Dead has defeated a #2, #3, and #5 seed to get to the Final Four. Now it will have to face a #1 seed.

The final matchup of the NBC Region was another no contest. #1 Burn Notice easily defeated #3 True Blood with 78% of the vote. The likely reason behind this victory could be simply that Burn Notice is a basic cable show and True Blood is on the premium pay channel HBO.

So looking ahead to the Final Four, we have a couple of interesting matchups. One matchup features a #1 vs. #2 seed. Both Modern Family and Big Bang Theory are on major networks, ABC and CBS respectively. On the other side of the bracket we have two cable shows facing off. One is a #1 seed that has been nearly unstoppable, Burn Notice. Its opponent is the unseeded, The Walking Dead, that has surprised everyone by looking unbeatable as well. One of them has to lose in this round, though.

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page, Second Round Voting Page, and Third Round Voting Page, Sweet 16 Round Voting Page, and Elite 8 Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the four rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

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Best TV Show March Madness Bracket Tournament 2012 – Elite 8 Round Voting Begins with Burn Notice, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, New Girl, Big Bang Theory, True Blood, Justified, and The Walking Dead All Facing Off http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/26/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2012-elite-8-round-voting-begins-with-burn-notice-modern-family-breaking-bad-new-girl-big-bang-theory-true-blood-justified-and-the-walkin/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/26/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2012-elite-8-round-voting-begins-with-burn-notice-modern-family-breaking-bad-new-girl-big-bang-theory-true-blood-justified-and-the-walkin/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:00:45 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=294218 The fourth round voting has ended and one Cinderella show keeps on piling up the wins against top-ranked competition. The rest of the bracket looks about what was expected. There are 8 shows left. Let breakdown what happened in this past round.

The ABC Region has held true to form. The final matchup of this region will feature a #1 vs. #2 matchup. #1 Breaking Bad defeated #4 The Office by just 3 votes. A close call for sure. #2 The Big Bang Theory didn’t have much of a problem defeating #3 Parks and Recreation, though. Big Bang Theory had twice as many votes as Parks and Recreation. This leads to an interesting Cable show drama vs. CBS sitcom battle.

The final matchup of the FOX Region will also feature a #1 vs. #2 matchup. The results were also pretty similar. #1 Modern Family had an easy time with #4 Chuck winning with 71% of the vote, the most of any winner from this round. On the other hand, #2 New Girl won by just 4 votes over #3 Once Upon A Time. We are left with two major network sitcoms battling here.

The CBS Region was almost completely blown up. But it still doesn’t look like any of the other regions. Another top ranked show, #2 Dexter, has been eliminated. The unranked show, The Walking Dead, continued its Cinderella run by beating Dexter by 4 votes. In another close matchup, Criminal Minds almost made it a unranked final. But #5 Justified pulled out the victory by just 1 vote. So from this region only one seeded show is left, and it’s a #5 seed at that. A couple of cable channel dramas will now fight for their chance to make it to the Final Four.

The NBC Region also pretty much looks like you would expect. It will feature a #1 vs. #3 matchup in the final. #1 Burn Notice won with 62% of the vote against #4 How I Met Your Mother. #3 True Blood won the battle of the premium channel shows by 9 votes over the unranked Weeds. So that finally leads to a cable show drama vs. premium channel drama.

So out of the final 8 shows, 7 of them were ranked. Two matchups will feature the top seeds from those regions facing off. Another has a #1 vs. #3. Then, there is one region that features a couple of wildcard shows. If you really look at it, it’s pretty similar to what the real NCAA Basketball Tournament looks like this year. Just 5 dramas and 3 comedies left.

One last interesting thing to note. There is only 1 channel that has more than 1 show among the final 8 shows. If you would guess that channel, it probably would take about 8 guesses before you could get it right, though. Maybe more than that. The cable channel, AMC, is the only channel with 2 shows in the final 8. FOX, ABC, and CBS each have 1 show left. As does the USA Network, FX, and HBO.

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page, Second Round Voting Page, and Third Round Voting Page, Sweet 16 Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the four rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

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Now on with the matchups and let the extra long voting begin!


ABC Region – Elite 8 Round Matchup

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Best TV Show March Madness Bracket Tournament 2012 – Sweet 16 Round Voting Begins with Burn Notice, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, New Girl, Dexter, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, True Blood, Weeds, Justified, Parks and Recreation, Once Upon A Time, The Office, Chuck, The Walking Dead, and Criminal MInds All Facing Off http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/19/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2012-sweet-16-round-voting-begins-with-burn-notice-modern-family-breaking-bad-new-girl-dexter-big-bang-theory-how-i-met-your-mother-true/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/19/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2012-sweet-16-round-voting-begins-with-burn-notice-modern-family-breaking-bad-new-girl-dexter-big-bang-theory-how-i-met-your-mother-true/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:00:46 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=293442 The third round voting has ended and there was only real one MAJOR upset. But it was a big one as one of the #1 seeds went down to a unseeded show this round.

The ABC Region saw all of its top 4 seeds make it to the round of 16. Breaking Bad, The Office, and The Big Bang Theory each won by at least 60% of the vote. But the matchup between Fringe and Parks and Recreation came down to a single vote. In the end, Parks and Recreation pulled out the victory. The Big Bang Theory was the biggest winner from this region but it was only with 66% of the vote.

The top 4 seeds from the FOX Region also advanced. But there were two matchups that came down to less than 5 votes. Chuck defeated The Voice by just 3 votes. Once Upon A Time then defeated Mad Men by 5 votes. Modern Family was the biggest winner with 68% of the vote.

The CBS Region, which already has lost most of its top seeds in earlier rounds, lost its #1 seed in this round as well! Community loses by just 5 votes to the unseeded Criminal Minds. This was truly a shocker. The battle of the unseeded shows ended up being a no contest at all. The Walking Dead easily defeated Grimm with 75% of the vote. Dexter and Justified also easily won their matchups with at least 60% of the vote. This Region is definitely the most wide open with just a #2 and #5 seed left.

The NBC Region had 3 of its top seeds advance to the next round. Burn Notice and How I Met Your Mother each won their matchups with at least 60% of the vote. Burn Notice had the biggest margin of victory with 69%. The #3 seed True Blood actually had the closest margin of victory. It only won by 3 votes over Family Guy. The second battle between two unseeded shows was more of a battle. But in the end Weeds proved to be the king of Showtime when it defeated Homeland by just 7 votes.

So out of the final 16 shows, 13 of them are one of the top 32 seeds. The top half of the bracket again looks to be the most interesting as the four top seeds from each of those regions will face off. The same can be said for the NBC region, because it also has 3 of its top 4 seeds still in there as well. But down in the CBS Region, we will have a couple of battles between a seeded show and unseeded show. Can the these unseeded shows continue their Cinderella run to the Final Four?

It’s also interesting to note the network breakdown among the final 16 shows. CBS and NBC are tied with the most shows at 3 shows each. Another major network, ABC, is right behind them with 2 shows each. Two other networks, cable network, AMC, and premium channel, SHOWTIME, each have 2 shows in the final 16 as well. Then, we have FOX, FX, HBO, and USA Network rounding out things with 1 show each. There is also a fairly even balance of comedies and dramas.

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page, Second Round Voting Page, and Third Round Voting Page, and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the three rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

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Now on with the matchups and let the voting begin!


ABC Region – Sweet 16 Round Matchups

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Best TV Show March Madness Bracket Tournament 2012 – Third Round Voting Begins with Top Seeds Burn Notice, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, Community, New Girl, Dexter, Big Bang Theory Facing Off http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/12/best-tv-show-tournament-2012-round/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/12/best-tv-show-tournament-2012-round/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:00:50 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=292599 The second round voting has ended and a handful of the top seeds were upset by non-seeded shows including one #2 seed!

The ABC Region only had 1 upset, though, and that was just the #8 seed Sons of Anarchy barely losing to South Park. The remaining top 7 seeds easily won their matchups with at least 60% of the vote. The Office had the most dominating win by defeating Hawaii Five-0 with 85% of the vote.

The FOX Region had ZERO upsets. All of the top 8 seeds advanced to the next round. Once Upon A Time had the closest call. New Girl and Curb Your Enthusiasm also had close fights. Modern Family had the most dominating victory. But that now sets up an interesting round 3 with all the top seeds battling it out in this round.

The CBS Region saw half of its top seeds go down! Besides #8 Smash losing to Criminal Minds, the #3, #4, and #6 seeds also lost. #3 White Collar, #4 Revenge, and #6 Glee all lost by 5 votes to The Walking Dead, Cougar Town, and Grimm, respectively. The remaining top seeds pretty much dominated their competition with Community having the largest margin of victory.

The NBC Region also had 4 of its top seeds lose as well. #2 Survivor was the victim of the biggest upset when it lost by 2 votes to a SHOWTIME show, Homeland. Other Surprise winners were Family Guy over #6 The Middle and Weeds over #7 American Horror Story. They each won by 2 votes as well. The most dominating upset was 30 Rock easily defeating #8 Top Chef. We could have easily saw 3 more upsets this round, though. #1 Burn Notice, #3 True Blood, and #5 Bones all barely got past their opponents with each only winning by 3 or 4 votes. So in a region that was almost completely blown up, How I Met Your Mother had the biggest margin of victory with only 67% of the vote.

We started with 32 top seeds and we are now down to 23. The top half of the bracket only had 1 upset between two regions. So we should see some exciting battles between top shows up there. But the bottom half of the bracket features 8 top seeds and 8 non-seeded shows. There are even two battles between two non-seeded shows including Weeds and Homeland squaring off. One of those SHOWTIME shows is guaranteed to make it the Sweet 16. The winner between unseeded Grimm and The Walking Dead will also advance to the final 16 as well. So there will at least be a couple of Cinderella shows looking to upset things more.

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page and Second Round Voting Page, and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the first round, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

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Now on with the matchups and let the voting begin!


ABC Region – First Round Matchups

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The ABC featured pretty much all blowouts, except for three matchups that came down to less than 3 votes each. Hawaii Five-0 and Celebrity Apprentice each won by just 1 vote over American Dad and Being Human respectively. The Big Bang Theory had the largest margin of victory from this region as it beat The Glades with 94% of the vote.

The FOX Region only had a few of matchups that were close. Curb Your Enthusiasm and Pretty Little Liars had the most slim margin of victory. The one surprise was that the #2 seed New Girl had a harder than expected time with The Mentalist. It was closer than many would thought going into it. There were a couple of blowouts, including The Voice with 91% over 90210 and Modern Family over Treme with 89%. The rest of the winners won around an average of 65%, which is a comfortable margin for sure.

The CBS Region was closer than any other region. The highest margin of victory was only 87% which belonged to Revenge over Intervention. Some of the more closer matchups were Dancing with the Stars/Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries/Luck, Damages/Big Brother, and Criminal Minds/Pawn Stars. Each of those only won by 2 or 3 or 4 votes. But the closest matchup could have been our first upset of the tournament with #6 seed Glee only won by 1 vote over Person of Interest.

The NBC Region had only a couple blowouts, mainly Burn Notice with 91% over Drop Dead Diva. Most of the winners here won by a comfortable margin. But Mike & Molly won by a single vote over The Soup. Top Chef made a big comeback to beat Private Practice by two votes. NCIS also barely got by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Also, in the battle of the “Pay Networks” the well-established Weeds from SHOWTIME defeated the newer Boardwalk Empire from HBO

So only a few surprises in the first round, but now things could get interesting. The second round voting has begun. We have 64 shows left, so go vote and remember to tell everyone you know to vote too!

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the first round, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

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It’s that time again! It’s the month of March and that could only mean one thing…time for another Inside Pulse TV Tournament, while you drink green beer! The biggest and most talked about tournament during “March Madness” season is still the NCAA Basketball championship tournament, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for other tournaments out there. More importantly, there will always be room and time in your life to fill out more of those brackets that everyone loves. What else will you be doing today? Working at your duty station filling out those TPS Reports? HA! I didn’t think so either.

Everyone loves brackets and television. We proved that the last two years when we got hundreds of thousands of votes each weeks in our “Best Show on Television Tournament” in 2010 and “Best Television Character Tournament” in 2011. Back in 2010, Chuck was the surprise ultimate winner over another surprise show, Burn Notice. Neither show was a #1 seed or a #2 seed, but they took down a few of those top seeds along the way. By contrast, last year the final four characters were mostly all #1 seeds with two #1 seeds facing off in the finals. In that final matchup, Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory barely defeated Barson Stinson from How I Met Your Mother. But enough about the last two years, lets take a look at this year’s tournament.

Last year, I said that Inside Pulse decided NOT do another “Best Show on Television” tournament, because we didn’t think the landscape of television had changed that much from the year before. Well if you look back at the 2010 Best TV Show Bracket, you will see that about 1/3 of the shows from that tournament are NO LONGER on the air! Almost half of the top 8 seeded shows like Lost, 24, Friday Night Lights have since gone off the air. You add that to the fact that a lot of quality shows have premiered in the last couple of years, and you can clearly see that the landscape of television has changed. That’s why we are going to once again crown the “Best Show on TV Today”!

Now lets get into the details of the tournament. Two years ago, we picked 96 shows. But just like the real NCAA Basketball tournament appears to be expanding, so is our tournament this year. I tried at first to fit in 96 shows into this tournament, but quickly found out it was impossible. So I decided to expand the tournament to 128 shows. That means there will be no byes this year for top seeds. But 128 shows was a must for this year’s tournament to get all of the “Big 5″ shows and emerging cable and premium channel shows that deserved to be in there.

It should be noted how shows could qualify for this tournament. First, it had to have an aired a new episode since June 2011. The only exception to that is Mad Men, which doesn’t come back with a new season until next month, but it still qualified because it has been a consistent Emmy Award winning drama for the past few years. But besides that all of these shows have had new episodes since June 2011. So that automatically disqualifies a few shows from HBO and SHOWTIME and a few cable shows who won’t be back with new seasons until later this year.

But even if you have had new episodes since the Summer of 2011, it doesn’t mean you will automatically get in. There were some shows like Friday Night Lights, Rescue Me, and Entourage that all had their series finale in the summer of 2011. They are NOT in this tournament, because they won’t be coming back this year. In the same category, are shows that debuted this past Fall 2011 or maybe even the year before, that have been cancelled or likely be cancelled by May of this year. I decided to NOT include those shows either, since they won’t be coming back for the Fall of 2012. So this disqualifies shows like Pan Am, The Playboy Club, The Firm, Body of Proof, and Harry’s Law among others. So basically to qualify for this tournament, a show must have aired a new episode since June 2011 and is either airing right now or will air new episodes later this year.

Now here is how the qualifying shows were selected. First, I asked various Inside Pulse staff members what their Top 10 Shows from this past year were and used those rankings as a starting point for seeding and ranking these shows. After all the individual top 10 lists were compiled and calculated, there were 32 shows that rose above the rest. Each of these shows were ranked high on multiple lists. The rest of the shows were just a ranked on a few lists or not at all. So unlike most tournaments, including the 2010 tournament, those 32 shows were the ONLY ones to actually be seeded. They each get one of the top 8 seeds in the 4 different regions based on the “Top 10″ lists I got. The other shows were basically placed in the bracket in random order. Some shows had more “weight” than others, but depending on how you look at it, there might be few upsets in this tournament. The only time you could truly call it an upset is if one of the top 32 seeds loses in the early rounds of the tournament.

A few more things before you get to the bracket. Just like the real NCAA Tournament, there were some automatic qualifying shows. They might have been in lesser conferences i.e. networks, but they each won their network tournament to earn a spot in the championship tournament. So you will see a few shows from each of the “lesser” cable networks with a few more from the “upper” cable and premium networks. But the majority of shows come from ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, and THE CW. Even with 128 shows, I’m sure there are still some of your favorites that didn’t make it into the field. But among the opinions of 20 various staffers with a variety of tastes, the majority of your favorites should be there. Take a look at the bracket yourself by going here:

2012 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Tournament Bracket

Remember, when you do place your votes in this tournament, you should always vote on what is the best show RIGHT NOW. Some of these shows have been around for years, but if they are not at the top of their game in their current season, and a newer show is, then you should vote for the newer show. Past performance might come into play, but you should judge these showss on their merits today.

As you can see there are four different regions with 8 top seeds each, and 24 other shows. There are no byes this year, so that means there are 64 matchups in the first round that need YOUR votes! So the time is now. Tell all your friends. It’s up to YOU to VOTE for which show you think is the best on TV. Make sure to vote for all the matchups as every vote counts.


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Each of these polls will stay open for one week. Next week the next round begins and we will continue until the final show is crowed as the best some time around the middle of April. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well!
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Inside Pulse TV Madness Bracket Tournament – Third Round Voting Continues With The Soup, The Tudors, The Good Wife, Rescue Me, Castle, Law & Order: SVU, and Bones All Looking For More Upsets! http://insidepulse.com/2010/04/08/inside-pulse-tv-madness-bracket-tournament-third-round-voting-continues-with-the-soup-the-tudors-the-good-wife-rescue-me-castle-law-order-svu-and-bones-all-looking-for-more-upsets/ http://insidepulse.com/2010/04/08/inside-pulse-tv-madness-bracket-tournament-third-round-voting-continues-with-the-soup-the-tudors-the-good-wife-rescue-me-castle-law-order-svu-and-bones-all-looking-for-more-upsets/#comments Thu, 08 Apr 2010 12:00:40 +0000 http://tv.insidepulse.com/?p=181472 The second round voting has ended and there were some HUGE upsets! All of the #1 seeds are still alive, but the overall #1 seed Lost had a close call with Law & Order. But two #2 seeds, Glee and Survivor weren’t so lucky. Another “rookie” show Castle defeated Glee pretty easily and #18 Rescue Me continued to blaze through the tournament by beating Survivor. The only other top seed to go down was #3 How I Met Your Mother by 2 votes to Bones. That one really disappointed me as How I Met Your Mother has consistently been my favorite show on television.

Looking closer at the ABC Region, there were two BIG upsets. #20 The Soup and #23 The Tudors both continued to beat all comers, including #7 Two and a Half Men and #4 Top Chef. Everything else was pretty much all the top seeds. But #24 Doctor Who almost did pull off another upset as it lost to #8 NCIS: LA by a single vote.

In the FOX Region, there was only 1 upset and that was #2 Glee going down. The Office completely CRUSHED Celebrity Apprentice in the most lop-sided victory of the second round. The only close matchups was CSI beating Sons of Anarchy by 5 votes.

The CBS Region had 3 upsets once again. The big one was Rescue Me over Survivor. But Law & Order: SVU easily beat Grey’s Anatomy, as did Supernatural over Desperate Housewives. Burn Notice barely beat The Simpsons by 4 votes, and True Blood only beat Smallville by 3 votes.

Finally, the NBC Region had the most upsets of the second round with 4. One could barely be called that with #9 Cold Case over #8 American Idol. But of the bottom half of that region was crazy as #11 Dollhouse, #14 Bones, and two-time upsetter #23 The Good Wife all beat higher seeds. The only high seed left down there is #2 Friday Night Lights.

So looking at the overall second round voting results, it looks like Inside Pulse TV readers don’t like reality shows more than “scripted” shows. There are ZERO reality shows left. But now the third round voting has begun. We have 32 shows, and even more interesting matchups this time around. Can some of the higher upsets continue to advance into the Sweet 16? It’s up to you!

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page and Second Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the first two rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

2010 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Tournament Bracket

Now on with the matchups and let the voting begin!


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Each of these polls will stay open for one week. Next week the next round begins and we will continue until the final show is crowed as the best some time in May. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well!

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Sony Announces the First Volume of Rescue Me's Fifth Season http://insidepulse.com/2009/07/12/sony-announces-the-first-volume-of-rescue-mes-fifth-season/ http://insidepulse.com/2009/07/12/sony-announces-the-first-volume-of-rescue-mes-fifth-season/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2009 04:53:22 +0000 http://thedvdlounge.com/?p=87159 Rescue Me burns its way to DVD with a half-season release.]]> Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced Rescue Me: Season 5, Volume 1 for September 1st. The 3-disc package will retail at around $49.95. Each of the episodes will be presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks. Extras will include deleted scenes, featurettes (“Walking Thru Fire: Surviving Season 5″, “Danny Does Danger: The Stunts of Rescue Me”), and a gag reel.

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Here is the synopsis of this season:

“Tommy Gavin is grappling with the death of his father as the season opens, along with the new man in Janet’s life (guest star Michael J. Fox). The crew devises a business plan to open a bar, which turns into a lucrative venture, but also a temptation to Tommy, who continues to struggle with sobriety. Sean faces a health issue with no easy solution, while Needles struggles to garner respect and maintain control of the firehouse. Meanwhile, Sheila attempts to purge herself of Tommy and allows Damian to pursue a future as a firefighter. Conspiracy theories about 9/11 ruffle more than a few feathers, brought on by the arrival of an intriguing foreigner. Under the shadow of a haunting past, the crew continues to look to the future and realize that salvation often lies where you least expect it.”

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