Articles for Hellcats Season 1

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.   Read more »
Today the CW announced its plans for the fall, and the lineup includes plenty of returning shows, but many of them will air in new time slots. Eight of the network‘s 10 shows are returning to the schedule, with only two new dramas making the cut.  However, 90210, One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected and Supernatural are all getting new times on new nights.  The network also announced, as previously reported, that the upcoming tenth season of Smallville will be its last.See More:CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>  Read more »
Now fans of the CW know exactly how long they need to wait for new episodes. The network announced the premiere dates for its shows this fall. Beginning with America‘s Next Top Model‘s 15th cycle on September 8 and culminating with Smallville and Supernatural returning on September 24, the CW will launch its 10 shows, including new dramas Hellcats and Nikita.  Read more »
Hellcats, the CW‘s new cheerleading drama premiering tonight at 9pm, is not another Bring It On. Sire, the show owes a lot to the success of the cheerleading movie franchise, but Hellcats isn‘t just a carbon copy of the Kirsten Dunst film.Instead, it‘s a carbon copy of One Tree Hill.  Read more »
If there‘s a pattern so far this week in the ratings, it‘s that CBS is still the top dog. On Wednesday night the network had the highest-rated shows in all three hours of prime time and The Defenders became the season‘s third highest-rated new show of the season (behind Hawaii Five-0 and Mike and Molly, both also on CBS).  Read more »
Much has been said recently about the importance of the Internet when it comes to TV watching. Today‘s viewers don‘t simply tune in to a show and then forget about it until next week. Instead, many will watch the show... And then re-watch the show online... And post to a show message board... And search for spoilers... And... Read more »
The fall season got off to a rough start with quick cancellations for FOX‘s Lone Star and ABC‘s My Generation, but things are looking up. Yesterday CBS picked up all five of its new shows for full seasons, and today the CW did the same for its new fall shows, Nikita and Hellcats. In addition, the CW ordered a full season for One Tree Hill.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Maybe I‘m just nostalgic for the residents of Neptune, but I see the influence of Veronica Mars all over the new season, predominately in the new shows Terriers and Hellcats. It might seem odd to compare a quirky FX drama and a cheerleading show to the iconic Veronica Mars, but if you look at both shows carefully, there are plenty of similarities.  Read more »
The CW finally unveiled its mid-season schedule today, though there isn‘t much new to talk about. The only real gap in the network‘s schedule came from Life Unexpected coming to an end, a problem being solved by the weight-loss reality show Shedding for the Wedding.  Read more »
I‘m not sure if there are two cooler words in the English language than "zombie cheerleaders," and that‘s just what the CW drama Hellcats is banking on when the show returns tonight at 9pm. And if zombie cheerleaders don‘t make you watch, nothing will.Which is a shame. When I tell people that I‘m excited to watch Hellcats, they usually scoff and saying something like, "Isn‘t that the silly cheerleader show on the CW?" To which I respond, "No, it‘s that totally awesome cheerleader show on the CW that has moved from guilty pleasure to just plain pleasure."  Read more »
The CW is filling up its schedule with two new shows that have earned a lot of buzz early on. The network has picked up Secret Circle, the new witch drama based on a series of books by the author of The Vampire Diaries and adapted by Kevin Williamson, and Hart of Dixie, a drama about a female doctor who moves to the south from the Gossip Girl team of Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.  Read more »
Here‘s your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight‘s episode of Hellcats, "Warped Sister."High Five Highlights:1.Despite crooning Bob Dylan‘s slightly depressing lyrics "You can always come back, but you can‘t come back all the way", the recently reunited half sisters Marti and Diedre are doing just the opposite as they strum their guitars to "Mississippi."2. Emily is seeing red, the color ... about not seeing Red, her former lover. Its been 10 years but the battle is still on, even more so after Red professes his love for Vanessa.3. When it rains, it pours, and that is exactly the kind of (baby) shower Charlotte is in for as Savannah and Nasty Kathy try to put on a civil display for the mommy-to-be. One stiletto stomp later the true history of Savannah and Nasty Kathy‘s animosity is brought to light.4. Savannah‘s Scholarship Shocker: Well we can‘t say we were too surprised when Savannah lost her scholarship due to poor grades, but the true surprise came from the solution from pops‘ bank account. Of course, the whole fed involvement after his generosity made it that much juicier.5. Too many tarantulas? Is that even possible? Tonight‘s episode leaves us with a resounding "Yes" answer as not only are we subjected to the Savannah/Nasty Kathy back-story, but we must also later deal with Lewis‘ twin tarantula gift to miss NK. Romantic. Read more »
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over now that American Idol has wrapped up, so it‘s time to look back and see what shows and networks were the big winners and losers of the year. Deadline has two fantastic lists ranking over 140 shows in terms of total viewers and the strong demographic of 18-49-year-olds. A quick look at the list for total viewers reveals that reality competitions and CBS crime procedurals are still in power, taking the top 12 spots on the list.  Read more »
I‘ll admit one thing: doing today‘s quiz is a bit awkward for me. One, I‘m more of an eyes kind of guy. Two, cropping all these lips out of photos feels a bit like Dexter Morgan killing serial killers. Read more »
It‘s not over yet for 2011, and these celebrity babies know it. With only weeks left before another year rings in, a few pregnant stars continue to make the headlines before this year finally wraps up.   Read more »
What happens when Sons of Anarchy meets High School Musical? Viewers of the gritty FX biker drama will find out with the show‘s upcoming season.  Read more »