Tuesday, May 6

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Semifinals).

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Welcome to Day 18 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the SEMIFINALS. But first, here's a quick recap of yesterday's QUARTERFINAL Round.

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Seinfeld vs. Parks and Recreation
Winner: PARKS AND RECREATION

Wow. Bulldozing their way past the likes of Family Matters, NewsRadio, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and even The Simpsons, the NBC classic Seinfeld could not advance past the current Must-See Thursday powerhouse Parks and Recreation. Leslie Knope and the fine employees of Indiana state government have officially earned their way into the Semifinals, where they will meet a worthy (and familiar) opponent.

30 Rock vs. Friends
Winner: 30 ROCK

After knocking out Hey Arnold!, Daria, Boy Meets World and South Park from the tournament, iconic 90's staple Friends finally runs into a buzzsaw named 30 Rock. And hey, no arguments from this guy; 30 Rock is as close to sitcom perfection as it gets. Tina Fey and company punch their well-deserved ticket to the Semifinals.

The X-Files vs. Breaking Bad
Winner: BREAKING BAD

The X-Files didn't exactly have an easy road to the Quarterfinals. Scoring victories over Homicide, NYPD Blue, My So-Called Life and The Wonder Years, the sci-fi masterpiece met their match when they finally crossed paths with the instant AMC classic Breaking Bad. Now, the Vince Gilligan-penned epic has just one more hurdle before advancing to the Finals.

Friday Night Lights vs. The Sopranos
Winner: THE SOPRANOS

The Cinderella story of the tournament, Friday Night Lights, has come to a bittersweet end in the Quarterfinals. After close wins against the likes of True Blood, Veronica Mars, Mad Men and yes, Lost, the Taylor Family was bested by the torch-bearer of the Modern Golden Age of Television, HBO's The Sopranos. Now, Tony and crew have themselves matched up against Breaking Bad in the Semifinals, in what is possibly the two greatest TV narratives ever told.

Now then, today's matchups are:

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Parks and Recreation vs. 30 Rock

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Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos

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 begin voting for the FINALS. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Comments:
30 Rock
Breaking Bad
 
Parks and Recreation
Breaking Bad
 
30 Rock and Sopranos


 
I WILL NOT ACCEPT A DEFEAT OF BREAKING BAD. NO. NOT AGAIN. LONG LIVE JESSE PINKMAN. I WILL GO TONY SOPRANO ON EVERYONE IF BB LOSES.
 

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