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Published on March 15th, 2013 | by Sean Bell


The BuzzFocus 3rd Annual Spring Madness Tournament is Here!

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It’s that time of year again, folks – The Spring Madness TV Tournament is back!

It’s the Ides of March – we’re no soothsayers here, but we know that Game of Thrones will look to defend its Spring Madness title. It won’t be easy however, with stalwarts like Dexter, The Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire gunning for the throne. And let’s not forget how White Collar had an impressive showing last year, taking its high stakes game all the way to the final. Newbies like Scandal, The Americans and Arrow will look to be the tournament’s dark horse, coming from nowhere for a shot at the crown and all the glory that comes with it.

Teams have been broken down into four regions. There will be five rounds of play with the Final matchup going down in tandem with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Finals.

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As noted in the brackets above, the teams competing are :
Region 1: The Walking Dead (AMC), Arrow (CW), Banshee (Cinemax), Vikings (History), Breaking Bad (AMC), The Following (FOX), Scandal (ABC) and Being Human (Syfy).

Region 2: Dexter (SHO), Downton Abbey (PBS), White Collar (USA), Touch (FOX), The Vampire Diaries (CW), Justified (FX), Psych (USA) and Shameless (SHO).

Region 3: Game of Thrones (HBO), Mad Men (AMC), Supernatural (CW), Spartacus (Starz), The Americans (FX), Homeland (SHO), Person of Interest (CBS) and Strike Back (Cinemax).

Region 4: Sons of Anarchy (FX), Once Upon a Time (ABC), Sherlock (BBC), Elementary (CBS), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Doctor Who (BBC), Archer (FX) and Burn Notice (USA).

Tweet #BFSpringMadness and help your favorite show win the crown!

First Round: Friday, March 15 – Friday, March 22
Second Round: Saturday, March 23 – Friday, March 29
Third Round:
Saturday, March 30 – Tuesday, April 2
Final Four: Wednesday, April 3 – Saturday, April 6
Championship: Sunday, April 7 – Monday, April 8

*All Voting Ends at 9PM PST unless otherwise noted

Make your choice for a winner and click VOTE in each matchup below. The TV show with the most votes in each bracket moves on to the next round.


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  • Jennifer

    Frick. In Region One, I didn’t actually vote for the last choice. It chose for me and then said Thanks for Voting. I did not (repeat… did not) vote for Scandal. Being Human is by far better!

  • Deborah Dreslinski-Herzog

    Hope my picks win

  • Elice Mitchell


  • Julie Wells

    The walking dead and being human rock them all out of the park !!

    • BH LOVER

      sure do

  • Matthew B

    first round and they put spartacus and supernatural together..pffft potential finals.
    being human, game of thrones, spartacus, walking dead

  • Pauline

    GO SHERLOCK. We will rule this tournament. Elementary sucks so bad, why are they even in this tourney.

  • Joseph Wolff

    the best shows on televisions NIGHTS ARE AMC walking Dead/ BEING HUman/ And ARCHER!!!!

  • Roxann Murrieta

    Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Being Human are three of my favorite shows right now. (:

    • BH LOVER

      i toatally agree with u

  • Maggie

    BEING HUMAN! This season is so awesome!

    • BH LOVER

      go being human!! that is the best show ever!!!

  • GTeye

    Seems no voting is going through… real nice voting system here…

  • Jillian madruga

    Well first off being human will be and always be the best show ever, then Psych comes in second the walking dead would come in third so ok!

    • BH LOVER

      ypu beinghuman will definitley b first:)

  • Ivan Gatewood

    How is Downton Abbey losing? I’ve lost all faith in humanity

  • Shasta Laue

    Not voting for Doctor Who, means you haven’t watched Doctor Who!

  • shopgirlke

    Supernatural, Dexter, The Walking Dead, and Being Human….oh yeah, Person of Interest & Arrow!!!!

    • BH LOVER

      I agree with beinghuman

  • Shadow

    Sons of anarchy all the way !!

    • gwen

      Same here sons of anarchy

  • blackbird

    Dr. Who should not have been up against Boardwalk Empire ,I love both shows but had to side w/ Dr. Who because i have been watching it all my life.

  • Tonya

    Two of my favorite shows. The walking dead and Being Human…. Love them. :)

    • BH LOVER

      I agree

  • Jill Coert

    Walking Dead and Being Human. Nuff Said!

  • Teri Smith

    plz dnt shut off being human!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it!

    • Manticore Pinion

      …it’s not a vote to take shit off the air, numbnuts.

  • Jenny

    Once Upon a Time over Sons of Anarchy?! WHO is taking this poll?!? (and I actually like OPT, but come on! Not even in the same league!)

    • Raymond Macedo Veal

      Agreed! Must be just a bunch of sci-fi nerds on here.

  • Raymond Macedo Veal

    Once Upon a Time over Sons of Anarchy? Geez, people. Get a clue!

  • Teddi Tovar


  • jojo

    SOA to the end !!

  • Michelle Stancil


  • Keith Sauer

    Once Upon a time – 51% SOA – 49% Now THAT’S a fairy tale!!!

  • Eric

    Why are Game of Thrones and Mad Men pitted against each other in the first round? Both are arguably in the top 5 yet one is going to lose…

    • Joe LeBourgeois

      The Americans vs Homeland is a ridiculous 1st round match-up, too. Feel sad for the loser.

  • Lee Ann


  • jacky peevyhouse

    SON OF ANARCHY IS THE SHOW ON TV THE WALKING DEAD a close second. Spartacus is totally awesome. I LOVE THESE SHOW……

  • Tammie Whitaker

    SOA number one every day, all day long

  • Debbie Michaud

    Sons of Anarchy for sure!!! Love this show!!

  • Carrow G

    SO fuckin’ A…

    I’m riding Sons of Anarchy to the championship!

  • Corinna Roginski

    SOA, is my choice, it is a keep you on the edge of your seat, it keeps the interest of the viewer.

  • Manticore Pinion

    How is Mad Men beating Game of Thrones? That show is so boring.

  • Joshua Everett

    SOA all day

  • JILL H

    SOA have hottest guys on tv .Love me some Jax.


    i hope to go that being human wins and that this is not their last and final season, does anyone know if it is there last season??

  • vince

    really?arrow beats walking dead?

  • Glenda Hall-lehmiller

    SOA hands down

  • Donna

    Being Human is the best show on tv.

  • Donna

    Can’t believe they put Person of Interest and Homeland together. They’re equally great shows.

  • Viper


  • Whitecollarburnnoticencisla

    White collar bitches

  • Emma

    The Americans!

  • Noah Anderson

    Burn Notice!!!!!!!!!! Round 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • lol

    Sherlock, Person of Interest, Doctor Who, Banshee and White Collar:’D

  • Marsha

    You can only vote once, right? Because in the last half hour Banshee went from 47 to 38 % and a few others went way down, too. Looks like some bug or something.

  • adoX

    Psych and white collar all the way baby

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