The new series 'Hellcats' (Wed., 9PM ET on CW) is set in the world of collegiate cheerleading. Think of it as being like 'Glee' (but without the singing) mixed with 'Bring It On' (except that it takes place in college). On the first episode, Marti Perkins (Alyson Michalka) arrives for her freshman year at Lancer College. Marti has a pre-law scholarship -- but then, through a series of misfortunes, she loses her student funding. Now, Marti needs to get a new scholarship ... and the only way to do that is to join the "Hellcats" -- the school's competitive cheerleading squad. While this might be bad news for Marti, it's good news for us viewers. Because without this little plot twist, we'd be stuck watching Marti take four years worth of legal training courses. But instead, we get a show about sexy, sexy cheerleaders. Yay! To Read More Click Here .
Watch a sneak peek of the first episode of the new show HELLCATS which airs Wednesday September 8 at 9:00 PM et/pt on The CW. The series stars Aly Michalka as Marti Perkins, Ashley Tisdale as Savannah Monroe, Heather Hemmens as Alice Verdura, Robbie Jones as Lewis Flynn, Matt Barr as Dan Patch, with Sharon Leal as Vanessa Lodge and Gail O'Grady as Wanda Perkins. Episode Synopsis: Marti Perkins (Michalka), a law student at Lancer University, discovers that her scholarship has been cancelled and her well-meaning but irresponsible mother, Wanda (Gail O'Grady, NYPD Blue, American Dreams ) has neglected to inform her. Broke and out of options, Marti realizes the only way she can stay in school is to win a place on the Hellcats - Lancer's legendary cheer squad - and the scholarship that comes with it. Despite a confrontation with the Hellcats peppy team captain, Savannah (Tisdale), Marti wins over coach Vanessa Lodge (Sharon Leal, Dreamgirls ), makes the squad and is thrust into a competitive world unlike anything she has ever known. With her best friend Dan (Matt Barr, Harper's Island ) by her side, Marti navigates her new world as a cheerleader and Savannah's new roommate, while trying to avoid any interaction with squad member Alice Verdura (Heather Hemmens, CSI: Miami ), who is instantly jealous when she realizes that Marti has caught the eye of Alice's ex-boyfriend Lewis Flynn (Robbie Jones, One Tree Hill ). Allan Arkush directed the episode written by Kevin Murphy. Source & Preview
The CW premiering two new shows this year and one of them is Hellcats, a new college series about cheerleaders. I know, you're thinking Bring it OnÂ and you're not wrong, but the routines are pretty awesome and Matt Barr's hair defies all laws of gravity. The network has released some promo photos for the upcoming series premiere, which is set to air on September 8. HELLCATS is a coming-of-age story about Marti Perkins, a young, pre-law student at Lancer University in Memphis, Tennessee. Marti is cool, hip and alt, but her world flips upside down, literally and figuratively, when she loses her scholarship, and realizes the only way she can stay in school is by reigniting her dormant teen gymnastic skills to win a place on Lancer's legendary cheerleading team, The Hellcats. To Read More Click here .
The CWâs new series Hellcats takes on the cutthroat world of cheerleading. Even its stars are taking on edgier roles than before. High School Musicalâs Ashley Tisdale is a star cheerleader, and Aly Michalka of the teen duo Aly and AJ is a law student who has to join the squad to stay in school. âI think it was a cool coincidence, and a coincidence I say in the real sense that we both just happened to come from a musical background and the Disney world,â Michalka said. âThat was not some genius person's idea where they were like, âWe are going to cast these two girls that have been in this area before.â I think it was just something where we happened to be right for these roles, and we happened to fight for these roles really hard.â To Read More Click Here .
Are you a fan of competitive cheerleading? Then Hellcats, the CW's new Tom Welling-produced series, may be for you. Even if you're not, star Alyson Michalka makes this pitch: "People who aren't necessarily a fan of the cheerleading world will actually like it because it's not a stereotype of what people are used to." Check out the cool, sexy trailer for the show, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 9/8c: Source & Trailer