Friday, April 11

The CDP TV25 Tournament - Round 1 Recap (Comedy).

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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 COMEDY BRACKET has concluded. Here's what went down:

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Day 1

We kicked off the First Quarter of the Comedy Bracket with a landslide, as The Simpsons easily dispatched 3rd Rock From The Sun to move onto Round 2. The Ren and Stimpy Show fared well against the more subtle animated styling of Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, and The Adventures Of Pete and Pete walked through the even more obscure cult classic, Eerie, Indiana.

In what I felt were the first slight upsets of the tournament, Saved By The Bell took out Roseanne, and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air handily defeated Beavis and Butthead. Also, Mystery Science Theater 3000 sent Home Improvement packing in a matchup that would have sent me screaming into the rafters had it gone the other way. Thanks for that.

In the closest matchup of the day, NewsRadio narrowly defeated Murphy Brown by a mere two votes. And rounding out the day was 90's classic Seinfeld over Family Matters.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties?  - Nope.

Day 2

Q2 of the Comedy Bracket started with the biggest blowout to date, as Parks and Recreation soundly sent Shameless packing. In a matchup I thought would be far more competitive, Adventure Time easily advanced with a victory over Cartoon Network neighbor Regular Show. FX's Louie reigned supreme over HBO's Veep, and the Emmy Award-gobbling Modern Family decisively took out the faux geeks of The Big Bang Theory.

In the battle between a show I should be watching (Archer), and a show you may be surprised to hear I do watch (The Middle), Archer took a late lead to clinch victory. The uber-ambitious Community defeated Girls, and the Golden Globe winner for best Comedy Series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ran over my favorite new comedy of the season, The Goldbergs.

Finally- a show I feel might be the best animated series on TV right now- Bob's Burgers, knocked Glee out early.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? - Nope.

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Day 3

Q3 featured some intriguing pairings, but most were runaways as massive favorites 30 Rock, Futurama, Freaks and Geeks, The Office, Family Guy and Arrested Development leveled the short-lived Pushing Daisies, Metalocalypse, My Name Is Earl, The Tick, Monk and Weeds, respectively. I have absolutely no idea the show that's going to emerge from this portion of the bracket.

In two of our closer matches of the day, Scrubs barely squeaked by Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Adult Swim mainstay Aqua Teen Hunger Force edged How I Met Your Mother by a single vote.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? - Nope.

Day 4

Q4 is almost exclusively 90's comedies, and one of the most popular of all-time, Friends, sailed by Hey Arnold! to secure a place in Round 2. In the closest vote of the day, Daria slipped by Malcolm In The Middle by a single vote, and Boy Meets World easily defeated SpongeBob SquarePants. And in the battle of Shows My Mom Likes, Will and Grace took out Everybody Loves Raymond.

The lower half of the bracket was full of mismatches, as Frasier, King Of The Hill, That 70's Show and South Park had no trouble walking through Home Movies, Sports Night, The Critic and The Larry Sanders Show, respectively.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? - Nope, none so far.

Thus completes Round 1 of the Comedy Bracket: 64 comedies whittled down to 32. We'll be back for Round 2 on April 21, but next week is devoted entirely to ROUND 1 of the DRAMA BRACKET. 64 of the greatest TV dramas of the last 25 years begin their quest (with your votes) to Pop Culture immortality.

Sound off in the comments section, let me know what pissed you off about the Round 1 voting so far and the matchups you're looking forward to. To view the entire tournament as one cohesive bracket (and for a refresher on the Drama Bracket), CLICK HERE. Thanks for all the votes this week, and thanks in advance for all the votes next week.

Thursday, April 10

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 4 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 4 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 COMEDY BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

Friends vs. Hey Arnold!
Malcolm In The Middle vs. Daria
SpongeBob SquarePants vs. Boy Meets World
Everybody Loves Raymond vs. Will and Grace
Frasier vs. Home Movies
King Of The Hill vs. Sports Night
That 70's Show vs. The Critic
South Park vs. The Larry Sanders Show

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 the DRAMA BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!

Wednesday, April 9

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 3 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 3 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the THIRD QUARTER of the COMEDY BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

30 Rock vs. Pushing Daisies
How I Met Your Mother vs. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Futurama vs. Metalocalypse
Freaks and Geeks vs. My Name Is Earl
Curb Your Enthusiasm vs. Scrubs
The Office (US) vs. The Tick
Family Guy vs. Monk
Arrested Development vs. Weeds

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 FOURTH QUARTER of the COMEDY BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!

Tuesday, April 8

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 2 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 2 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the SECOND QUARTER of the COMEDY BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

Parks and Recreation vs. Shameless
Adventure Time vs. Regular Show
Louie vs. Veep
Modern Family vs. The Big Bang Theory
The Middle vs. Archer
Community vs. Girls
Brooklyn Nine-Nine vs. The Goldbergs
Bob's Burgers vs. Glee

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 THIRD QUARTER of the COMEDY BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!

Monday, April 7

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 1 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 1 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the FIRST QUARTER of the COMEDY BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

The Simpsons vs. 3rd Rock From The Sun
The Ren and Stimpy Show vs. Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist
The Adventures of Pete and Pete vs. Eerie, Indiana
Roseanne vs. Saved By The Bell
Beavis and Butthead vs. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Mystery Science Theater 3000 vs. Home Improvement
NewsRadio vs. Murphy Brown
Seinfeld vs. Family Matters

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 QUARTER of the COMEDY BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!