BREAKING FILM NEWS

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

CW Pounces On Welling's "Hellcats"

The Vancouver-lensed CW TV series "Hellcats" from executive producer Tom Welling of "Smallville" acting fame 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..."

"Hellcats" 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'.

The series 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)".

Click the images to enlarge, Sneak Peek "Hellcats" and for all the 'cheerleading' fan out there, take a look @ the 2010 Toronto Argos Cheerleading Competition...