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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  1. HunTerYKA says

    hii :) I am fro Romania , and i love this tv serial . Why the **** did they cancel it? it’s good :) BRING IT BACK! xD

  2. amy says

    we love hellcats CW should not cancel it cause hellcats is an amazing story and we need this kind of series they teach many ways to deal with things (love-famely-school)
    please CW don’t make this mistake
    please don’t cancel hellcats

  3. Ashley says

    It’s really frustrating that they cancelled one show that actually expressed some good values (like doing the right thing even though it will be inconvenient for yourself– ex when the hellcats agreed to release the info about jake to save travis though they may have lost their scholarships bc of it). Besides it was realllly adictive and filled with good looking people who doesnt love that?
    season 2 pleaseeee!!

    they should have at least left it at episode 21, it was more complete than 22, which was just a cliff hanger…

  4. sabrina says

    i think is the dumbest thing cw has done its one of the few shows i like from there channel and they cancel it…they bring back dumb shows and cancel a good one. i think everyone who loves hellcats should sign the petition.


    who cares if its been days or weeks or month i still wanna see what happens after marty speaks to her dad.

  5. Candice says

    BRING THE HELLCATS BACK!!! THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY ALMOST EVERYONE HAS DVRS TO RECORD OUR FAVORITE SHOWS AND THE HELLCATS IS DEFINATLY ONE OF THEM!!! Once people start realizing next season that the Hellcats isnt airing again I guarentee you are going to be sooooo flooded with angry viewers!!!

  6. Maria says

    I think they are actually STUPID ,they have to watch it first and then cancel it .Now i’ll have to find another serial to watch this is so LAME !!

  7. June says

    I am tired of seeing my favorite shows being cancelled. Cw was one of the networks I could almost always count on having great shows no matter what and not cancelling them until now. They decided to end smallville just when it was getting to the core and now hellcats too. There is no reason to see the show go and if they can’t keep them on the air they should at least release the rest of the seasons they planned on dvd and I bet they will see they have made one of the biggest mistakes of their lives

  8. Tara says

    Yes, the acting was mediocre and the plots were weak, but something about this show caught my attention and it quickly became a show that I looked forward to watching each week. I’m really bummed out that it’s being canceled. Maybe another network will pick it up when they see the popularity? I could totally see this on ABC Family.

  9. Samm says

    it’s ridiculous that the CW cancels Hellcats after only one season but bring One Tree Hill back for a 9th! They need to start fresh and Hellcats as a great show with big stars that bring in people. Shows take a while to build up an audience!

  10. ajolley10 says

    is this a joke? im literally fuming. the cw always does this. they cancel a show after it being on air for two seconds. Life Unexpected and Hellcats should not have been canceled. the season finale of hellcats didnt even show. there was supposed to be a episode 23. this is wack.

  11. Julia says

    Some shows take time to build up an audience. Not everything has to be an instant success, sometimes people have to get to know the characters to really give the show a chance. Just look at Parks and Recreation, that show admittedly did not have a great first season, but by season 2 the actors got to know the characters they were playing and the writers wrote in a way that fit there acting ability. Now it’s a very popular show. Besides, the writing was much better than shows like One Tree Hill. This last season of that show was painful (Lydia Bob? really?) yet it gets picked up for another season? Does not make any sense!

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