Hulu’s fourth annual Best in Show competition launches today at hulu.com/bestinshow. It’s like March Madness, but better. In this bracket-style competition, rabid fans will winnow down this year’s 32 best and buzziest shows by voting over the next five weeks. On April 4, we’ll announce the winner.
Since its launch in 2010, Best in Show has been a call to arms for uber-fans, showrunners, and even TV stars to duke it out on behalf of their shows. Last year, “Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus promised to kiss costar Steven Yeun on the mouth if their show won. Reedus might get his chance this year. With categories like Barely Breathing (“Walking Dead” vs. “Community”), Danger Zone (“Homeland” vs. “Archer”), and Methy Situations (“Sons of Anarchy” vs. “Breaking Bad”), things are bound to get, well, methy. Or messy, depending.
Hulu is partnering with Rolling Stone’s pop culture critic Rob Sheffield for his take on some of the favorites in this year’s competition. Disagree with his choices? Completely concur? Let him know @robsheff. But ultimately, it’s all about your vote: only you, the good people of television fandom, can definitively tell us which show is best.
Folks can cast their votes to decide which 16 shows will advance to next week’s round on hulu.com/bestinshow between now and Wednesday, March 6. So what are you waiting for? Go vote! Feeling particularly passionate about your choices? Let people know about them with #bestinshow, and follow @Hulu for updates and breaking news about the competition. May the odds be ever in your show’s favor.