Hellcats, one of the highly anticipated fall shows on The CW, takes viewers to the competitive world of cheerleading through the life of Marti Perkins, a pre-law college student from the wrong side of the tracks who's had her life all figured out. Unfortunately, she loses her scholarship and must now make ends meet, no thanks to her irresponsible mother.
Enter Hellcats, the college's competitive cheerleading team and the answer to Ali's prayers. As luck would have it, the squad needs a new member and Marti's soulful moves appear to earn her a spot on the team, not to mention a chance to score a scholarship.
Hellcats, which is based on the book Cheer: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders, stars Alyson Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, and Matt Barr.