I’ve watched the pilot episode of Hellcats and I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I would, which I think is a ringing endorsement (I’ll post a more lengthy review of the pilot in August). On a side note, my 18 year old cousin watched it with me (I figured she was the primary audience) and enjoyed it.
The CW has posted a few sneak peeks for the show. Check out the blonde guy’s hair. It defies all rules of gravity.
Hellcats will be premiering on the CW on Wednesday, September 8 at 9:00 p.m.
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. Against her every instinct, Marti goes for it and makes the squad, and is thrust into a world of camaraderie, backstabbing and the intersection of sports, backroom academia and big money.
Marti’s new roommate, Savannah Monroe, a petite, peppy Texan, is among the diverse cast of athletes, undergrads, family and friends, all set on the sprawling campus of a powerhouse college football program in the deep South. 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.
Hellcats is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Tom Welling Productions, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives), Tom Welling (Smallville) and Allan Arkush (Heroes, Crossing Jordan). The pilot was directed by Allan Arkush.