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Hellcats: CW TV Series Cancelled; No Season Two

Hellcats canceled season twoMarti Perkins won’t have to worry about how to pay for another year at Lancer University. Hellcats has been cancelled after one season on The CW.

Based on the book Cheer: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders, Hellcats revolves around a pre-law student (Aly Michalka) who must join her university’s cheerleader team to win a scholarship to stay in school. The show also features Ashley Tisdale, Gail O’Grady, Heather Hemmens, Matt Barr, Robbie Jones, and Sharon Leal.

The started off the season back in early September with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, a 2.1 rating in the 18-34 female demo and about three million viewers.

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Unfortunately, those numbers started to slide pretty quickly and late last month, Hellcats fell as low as a 0.4 in the 18-49 viewers, a 0.7 in the young female demo and fewer than a million viewers.

While it’s not the lowest-rated series on The CW when you look at the season averages, it’s been in a decline all season and showed no signs of turning around.

As a result, the network has decided to cancel Hellcats. All the 22 episodes of the series have aired with the de facto series finale running last night.

What do you think? Are you sorry there won’t be a second season of Hellcats? Why do you think the series didn’t attract a bigger audience?

 

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Naima February 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm

three weeks ago they decided to run Hellcats in Belgium. The first time I watched it, I thought it was just some corny show about a bunch of pretty girls who are cheerleaders. Then I also saw the second show. I realised that cheerleading was actually just a sub theme, that there was more to it. I couldn’t wait every week so I continued to see the show online. In a week I finished season one. I thought it was really touching. I liked the strong personalities, the complex love stories, the problems students can struggle with. It also showed that not everything is what it seems: don’t judge a book by it’s cover, they’re not just a bunch of students who cheer, they’re like a familie who help one another and sometimes deceive eachother. All of them struggle with some kind of problem and they are trying to get their lives back on track. I really don’t understand why this show has low rating. And I was dissapointed that there isn’t a season 2 because there was an open ending in season 1. I looked forward to seeing what would happen next. Hope you’ll decide to run season 2 one day.

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