2012 TV Couples March Madness Challenge: Round 2!


(Image credits clockwise: ABC, CW, CBS, Fox, and CW)

Small screen love is alive and well! TV fans came out in droves to vote in the first round of Zimbio's TV Couples March Madness Challenge, and now we've got your results.

There were lots of tough battles (Glee's Kurt & Blaine vs. Hart of Dixie's Zoe & Wade), last minute comebacks (Fringe's Peter & Olivia finally triumphed over New Girl's Schmidt & Cece, who led throughout much of the first round), and photo finishes (when voting closed, The Vampire Diaries' Damon & Elena were only ahead of Modern Family's Mitchell & Cameron by 30 votes!), but in the end these 32 TV couples lived to love another day.

Cast your vote below to determine which small screen twosomes will advance to the Sweet 16 and click on the image above a full-size updated bracket! And be sure to tell us why you love your favorite TV couple so much - we may just include your comment in our Sweet 16 post!

VOTING HAS CLOSED
CLICK HERE TO VOTE IN ROUND 3


Ross & Rachel Conference
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Kurt & Blaine ('Glee') or Penny & Leonard ('Big Bang Theory')?
Click to vote:
  • Kurt & Blaine ('Glee')
  • Penny & Leonard ('Big Bang Theory')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Barney & Robin ('HIMYM') or Erin & Andy ('The Office')?
Click to vote:
  • Barney & Robin ('HIMYM')
  • Erin & Andy ('The Office')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Chuck & Blair ('Gossip Girl') or Peter & Olivia ('Fringe')?
Click to vote:
  • Chuck & Blair ('Gossip Girl')
  • Peter & Olivia ('Fringe')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Derek & Meredith ('Grey's Anatomy') or Stefan & Elena ('Vampire Diaries')?
Click to vote:
  • Derek & Meredith ('Grey's Anatomy')
  • Stefan & Elena ('Vampire Diaries')

Sam & Diane Conference
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Sookie & Alcide ('True Blood') or Dean & Castiel ('Supernatural')?
Click to vote:
  • Sookie & Alcide ('True Blood')
  • Dean & Castiel ('Supernatural')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Caroline & Klaus ('Vampire Diaries') or Snow & Charming ('Once Upon a Time')?
Click to vote:
  • Caroline & Klaus ('Vampire Diaries')
  • Snow & Charming ('Once Upon a Time')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Phil & Claire ('Modern Family') or Ben & Leslie ('Parks & Recreation')?
Click to vote:
  • Phil & Claire ('Modern Family')
  • Ben & Leslie ('Parks & Recreation')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Santana & Brittany ('Glee') or Aria & Ezra ('Pretty Little Liars')?
Click to vote:
  • Santana & Brittany ('Glee')
  • Aria & Ezra ('Pretty Little Liars')

Pacey & Joey Conference
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Finn & Rachel ('Glee') or Cristina & Owen ('Grey's Anatomy')?
Click to vote:
  • Finn & Rachel ('Glee')
  • Cristina & Owen ('Grey's Anatomy')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Matthew & Mary ('Downton Abbey') or Jim & Pam ('The Office')?
Click to vote:
  • Matthew & Mary ('Downton Abbey')
  • Jim & Pam ('The Office')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Angela & Hodgins ('Bones') or Damon & Elena ('Vampire Diaries')?
Click to vote:
  • Angela & Hodgins ('Bones')
  • Damon & Elena ('Vampire Diaries')
Poll: Round 2 — Lily & Marshall ('HIMYM') or Annie & Jeff ('Community')?
Click to vote:
  • Lily & Marshall ('HIMYM')
  • Annie & Jeff ('Community')

Zack & Kelly Conference
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Rachel & Quinn ('Glee') or Mark & Lexie ('Grey's Anatomy')?
Click to vote:
  • Rachel & Quinn ('Glee')
  • Mark & Lexie ('Grey's Anatomy')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Jess & Nick ('New Girl') or Castle & Beckett ('Castle')?
Click to vote:
  • Jess & Nick ('New Girl')
  • Castle & Beckett ('Castle')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Dan & Blair ('Gossip Girl') or Sheldon & Amy ('Big Bang Theory')?
Click to vote:
  • Dan & Blair ('Gossip Girl')
  • Sheldon & Amy ('Big Bang Theory')
Poll: Round 2 — Which couple is better: Shawn & Juliet ('Psych') or Will & Emma ('Glee')?
Click to vote:
  • Shawn & Juliet ('Psych')
  • Will & Emma ('Glee')

Timeline
Round One: Sunday, March 11  — Friday, March 16
Round Two: Saturday, March 17  — Friday, March 23 
Sweet 16: Saturday, March 24  — Wednesday, March 28 
Elite 8: Thursday, March 29  — Sunday, April 1 
Final Four: Monday, April 2 — Thursday, April 5
Championship: Friday, April 6 — Monday, April 10

FAQ
Why isn't the couple I love included? Boo!
There were only 64 slots available so some tough choices had to be made. Sound off in the comments with the couples you think we missed and we'll take note for next year. 

But some of these couples aren't even real couples...
That doesn't mean they don't have lots of devoted fans. Like we said, there were some tough choices to be made and we wanted to get a variety of different shows involved. 

How often can I vote?
You can vote once per poll. 

Can I express my undying adoration for my favorite TV couple in the comments?
Comment away, but play nice. Nobody likes a troll. 

Got more questions? Need to express your excitement? Want to lament your favorite couple's stiff competition? Sound off in the comments below!

I'm the Chief Content Officer of Livingly Media (Livingly, Lonny, StyleBistro, Zimbio, Mabel + Moxie, and It's Rosy). My TV boyfriend is Pacey Witter. You can reach me at jill@livingly.com.
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