The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 15 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 15 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on THE FINAL 8 SHOWS remaining in the COMEDY BRACKET.

Before we get to the voting, however, let’s quickly recap the shows that won on Monday to advance to today’s Round 4:

DAY 13

Thank God for The Simpsons. The Cinderella-esque run of Saved By The Bell hit a steamroller in Round 3, and we were all the better for it. Seinfeld accomplished a similar feat, sending The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air back to Nick At Nite. Parks and Recreation defeated Modern Family in a showdown of the two best sitcoms currently on TV (or at least two of the Top 3), and NBC’s Community sent FOX’s Bob’s Burgers packing.

Instant classic 30 Rock beat cult classic Freaks and Geeks, and in the most interesting matchup of the day, The Office (US) defeated Arrested Development by the slimmest of margins. The defining sitcom of the 90’s, Friends, defeated Boy Meets World, and in the final match of the day, the over-the-top satire of South Park seized victory over the more subtle satire of King Of The Hill.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? – Nope!

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Today’s matchups are:

Q1 Final – The Simpsons vs. Seinfeld
Q2 Final – Parks and Recreation vs. Community
Q3 Final – 30 Rock vs. The Office (US)
Q4 Final – Friends vs. South Park

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on THE FINAL 8 SHOWS of the DRAMA BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 14 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 14 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on ROUND 3 of the DRAMA BRACKET. Today’s matchups are stacked, so every vote counts.

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Today’s matchups are:

The X-Files vs. My So-Called Life
The Wonder Years vs. Law and Order
Breaking Bad vs. Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards vs. The Walking Dead
Lost vs. Battlestar Galactica
Friday Night Lights vs. Mad Men
The Sopranos vs. ER
Six Feet Under vs. The Wire

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on ROUND 4 of the COMEDY BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 13 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 13 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on ROUND 3 of the COMEDY BRACKET. The matchups are stacked, so every vote counts.

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Today’s matchups are:

The Simpsons vs. Saved By The Bell
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air vs. Seinfeld
Parks and Recreation vs. Modern Family
Community vs. Bob’s Burgers
30 Rock vs. Freaks and Geeks
The Office (US) vs. Arrested Development
Friends vs. Boy Meets World
King Of The Hill vs. South Park

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on ROUND 3 of the DRAMA BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

The CDP TV25 Tournament – Round 2 Recap.

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Hello, and welcome back to the CDP TV25 Tournament to decide the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years.

We’re ending the week with a recap of the tournament thus far, as Round 2 voting has concluded. Here’s what went down (and trust me, there was plenty):

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Day 9

The First Half of the Comedy Bracket kicked off with a rout, as The Simpsons easily bounced The Ren and Stimpy Show from the tournament. We then had two (in my opinion) upsets, as Saved By The Bell and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air unanimously defeated The Adventures Of Pete and Pete and Mystery Science Theater 3000 without so much as a tiebreaker needed. From a popularity standpoint and place within the overall Pop Culture lexicon, I totally get it. As a fan of good television, however, I find it flipping ludicrous. But hey, 127 shows are going to lose this thing when it’s all said and done, so onward we march.

Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation and Modern Family, all nearly-perfect sitcoms, made short work of NewsRadio, Adventure Time and Louie in Round 2 competition, which I more or less agreed completely with (although Louie is a fantastic show). Finally, Community ousted Archer and Bob’s Burgers barely squeaked past Brooklyn Nine-Nine to secure a place in the Round of 32.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? – Nope!

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Day 10

The Second Half of the Comedy Bracket consisted mostly of ass-whippings, as 30 Rock, Freaks and Geeks, The Office (US), Arrested Development, Boy Meets World, King Of The Hill and South Park all destroyed their competition in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Futurama, Scrubs, Family Guy, Will and Grace, Frasier and That 70’s Show. The only close matchup was Friends barely making it past Daria by a couple of votes. I’ll be very interested to see what happens to this portion of the bracket during Rounds 3 and 4 next week.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? – Nope!

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Day 11

The First Half of the Drama Bracket was the closest competition and highest voter turnout we’ve had since the beginning of the tournament, and for good reason. A ton of good shows were represented here, beginning with The X-Files taking down NYPD Blue in the opener. Also, angst and nostalgia were prevalent as My So-Called Life and The Wonder Years advanced after defeating Tales From The Crypt and Quantum Leap, respectively. And in what I thought was a bit of a surprise, Law and Order knocked out the David Lynch masterpiece Twin Peaks by no more than two votes.

In the more modern half of the day’s matches, Breaking Bad didn’t even make things interesting against Sons Of Anarchy, and critically-acclaimed HBO period piece Game Of Thrones defeated critically-acclaimed HBO period piece Boardwalk Empire by a single vote. Finally, House Of Cards sailed past Homeland to punch their ticket to the Round of 32, while AMC’s The Walking Dead munched the proverbial brains of ABC’s Once Upon A Time, gathering more than 85% of the votes.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? – Nope!

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Day 12

Competition was fierce on Day 12, as the final remaining Dramas looked to secure their spot in the Final 32. Lost kicked things off with a dominant win over Deadwood, while Battlestar Galactica sent House M.D. packing. Friday Night Lights handily defeated Veronica Mars, and Mad Men (fresh off a tiebreaker win last week), just barely claimed victory over Fringe.

Over in the land of groundbreaking HBO Dramas, The Sopranos rolled over CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to continue their run toward the Finals, and The Wire easily dispatched their counterpart Oz. Also, longtime NBC staple ER defeated the short-time (and I do mean short) Space Western Firefly by a solitary vote.

Finally, we had just our second tiebreaker scenario of the tournament materialize between Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Six Feet Under, which means I got to cast my vote for only the second time thus far, handing victory to one of the legitimately greatest TV Dramas of all-time, Six Feet Under.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? -Yes! Six Feet Under over Buffy The Vampire Slayer. If you’re grumpy, get more people to vote next time (so I don’t have to).

Thus completes ROUND 2 of the CDP TV25 Tournament: 96 shows have been eliminated; only 32 remain. ROUNDS 3 AND 4 BOTH take place next week, and it only gets faster from here, as the surviving shows continue their quest (with your votes) for Pop Culture immortality. Here’s the schedule for next week:

4/28 – Comedy Bracket (Round 3)
4/29 – Drama Bracket (Round 3)
4/30 – Comedy Bracket (Round 4)
5/1 – Drama Bracket (Round 4)
5/2 – Rounds 3/4 Recap – QUARTERFINALS PREVIEW!

Sound off in the comments section, let us know what pissed you off (or made you happy) about Round 1 and the matchups you’re looking forward to in Round 2. To view the entire tournament as one cohesive bracket, CLICK HERE. Thanks for all the votes this week, and thanks in advance for all the votes next week.

Round 3 voting begins Monday. Let’s do this.

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 12 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 12 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the SECOND HALF of the DRAMA BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

Lost vs. Deadwood
House M.D. vs. Battlestar Galactica
Veronica Mars vs. Friday Night Lights
Fringe vs. Mad Men
The Sopranos vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Firefly vs. ER
Buffy The Vampire Slayer vs. Six Feet Under
Oz vs. The Wire

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will recap Round 2 and the tournament thus far, AND prepare for ROUND 3 and 4, both taking place next week! Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 11 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 11 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the FIRST HALF of the DRAMA BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

The X-Files vs. NYPD Blue
My So-Called Life vs. Tales From The Crypt
Quantum Leap vs. The Wonder Years
Law and Order vs. Twin Peaks
Breaking Bad vs. Sons Of Anarchy
Boardwalk Empire vs. Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards vs. Homeland
Once Upon A Time vs. The Walking Dead

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on the SECOND HALF of the DRAMA BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 10 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 10 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the SECOND HALF of the COMEDY BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

30 Rock vs. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Futurama vs. Freaks and Geeks
Scrubs vs. The Office (US)
Family Guy vs. Arrested Development
Friends vs. Daria
Boy Meets World vs. Will and Grace
Frasier vs. King Of The Hill
That 70’s Show vs. South Park

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on the FIRST HALF of the DRAMA BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 9 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 9 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the FIRST HALF of the COMEDY BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

The Simpsons vs. The Ren and Stimpy Show
The Adventures Of Pete and Pete vs. Saved By The Bell
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air vs. Mystery Science Theater 3000
NewsRadio vs. Seinfeld
Parks and Recreation vs. Adventure Time
Louie vs. Modern Family
Archer vs. Community
Brooklyn Nine-Nine vs. Bob’s Burgers

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on the SECOND HALF of the COMEDY BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

The CDP TV25 Tournament – Round 1 Recap (Drama).

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Hello, and welcome back to the CDP TV25 Tournament to decide the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years.

We’re ending the week with a recap of the tournament thus far, as Round 1 voting for the DRAMA BRACKET (and Round 1 overall) has concluded. Here’s what went down:

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Day 5

Monday began with a route, as one of the greatest SciFi shows of all-time, The X-Files, defeated Homicide. The groundbreaking NYPD Blue won impressively over Party Of Five (not Cop Rock), and My So-Called Life won big over China Beach. And in the matchup of campy, anthology horror series, HBO’s Tales From The Crypt beat the more kid-friendly Are You Afraid Of The Dark? by a decisive margin.

I was surprised to see that Quantum Leap remained fresh enough in people’s heads to take down 90’s classic Beverly Hills, 90210, but not at all surprised to see The Wonder Years decimate Melrose Place. Law and Order defeated Northern Exposure by less than three votes, and the David Lynch masterpiece Twin Peaks won big over the similarly-weird Picket Fences.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? – Nope.

Day 6

This bracket is all about modern Drama, so it kicked off with perhaps the best of the best, Breaking Bad, soundly defeating Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the opener. FX’s Sons Of Anarchy took down Scandal, Boardwalk Empire impressively went over The Americans, and The Newsroom didn’t stand a chance against Game Of Thrones.

House Of Cards, the only show in the tournament not featured on an actual television network, defeated American Horror Story, and in the closest vote of the day, Homeland beat True Detective by just one vote. ABC’s fairy tale drama Once Upon A Time took out Nashville, and it wasn’t even close as AMC’s The Walking Dead nearly shut out Revolution, who had a single vote to their name.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? – Nope.

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Day 7

We opened Day 7 with Lost, easily the most discussed and scrutinized show in CDP history, winning big over NCIS. The critically-acclaimed Deadwood edged out Supernatural, House MD destroyed (to my chagrin) Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, and Battlestar Galactica got the nerd vote over the perpetually-disappointing Heroes.

Veronica Mars looked strong over Grey’s Anatomy, a show I’m surprised to hear is still on the air. True Blood didn’t stand a chance against the impossible-to-overstate masterwork that is Friday Night Lights, and Fringe made short work of Desperate Housewives. And in our final matchup of the day, Mad Men defeated Dexter in the very first tiebreaker of the tournament.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? – Yes! Mad Men over Dexter.

Day 8

The show that rang in the latest Golden Age Of Television, The Sopranos, obliterated The O.C. in today’s opener, while CSI put the brakes on Sex and The City’s run to the finals. In the closest match of the day (but not close enough to be a tiebreaker), Firefly defeated The West Wing in a match that has officially rendered the tournament Sorkinless. Also, the NBC classic ER handily beat Ally McBeal in a runaway.

Smallville never came close to matching Buffy The Vampire Slayer in a contest of classic WB Network shows. Critical darling Six Feet Under took out another critical darling in The Shield, and Oz sent Dawson, Jen, Pacey and Joey fleeing from Dawson’s Creek in sheer, unbridled terror. And finally, in the last match of Round 1, The Lone Gunmen fell to what many feel is the greatest Drama series of all-time, The Wire.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? – Nope.

Thus completes ROUND 1 of the CDP TV25 Tournament: 128 shows whittled down to 64. ROUND 2 (ALL of it, Comedies and Dramas alike) takes place next week, and it only gets faster from here, as the surviving shows continue their quest (with your votes) for Pop Culture immortality. Here’s the schedule for next week:

4/21 – Comedy Bracket (First Half)
4/22 – Comedy Bracket (Second Half)
4/23 – Drama Bracket (First Half)
4/24 – Drama Bracket (Second Half)
4/25 – Round 2 Recap

Sound off in the comments section, let us know what pissed you off (or made you happy) about Round 1 and the matchups you’re looking forward to in Round 2. To view the entire tournament as one cohesive bracket, CLICK HERE. Thanks for all the votes this week, and thanks in advance for all the votes next week.

Round 2 voting begins Monday. Let’s do this.

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 8 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 8 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the FOURTH QUARTER of the DRAMA BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

The Sopranos vs. The O.C.
Sex And The City vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The West Wing vs. Firefly
ER vs. Ally McBeal
Buffy The Vampire Slayer vs. Smallville
Six Feet Under vs. The Shield
Oz vs. Dawson’s Creek
The Wire vs. The Lone Gunmen

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will recap the tournament thus far and prepare for ROUND 2. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!