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Smart and innocent, Marti Perkins is the main character in the Hellcats series. Perkins, played by Aly Michalka, is a pre-law student whose only hope for a debt-free college experience is her mother. Marti's mother works at Lancer University, and Marti benefits from the Lancer University Employee Family Scholarship. When the University makes budget cuts, Marti realizes that without her family scholarship, she will have to find other ways to fund her education.

Serious about solving her financial problem, Marti investigates and finds that a spot on Lancer University's cheer squad would earn her the money needed to continue with law school. Although she is inexperienced, cheer squad captain, Savannah Monroe sees potential greatness in Marti. Once making the squad, Marti becomes roommates with Savannah, played by Ashley Tisdale.

Hellcats coach Vanessa Lodge, played by Sharon Leal, hopes to lead the Hellcats in a win at nationals. Tension grows as the girls realize that a loss at nationals may mean another budget cut landing on the cheer team. Marti is left to deal with the stress of nationals, the instability of the Hellcats, as well as the crazy antics of her own mother, Wanda Perkins, played by Gail O'Grady.

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The CW
1 Season, 23 Episodes - Canceled
September 8, 2010
Drama
6.8/10
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  • An epidemic of strep throat strikes some of the members of the Hellcats prior to their departure for Nationals, thus threatening their chance to qualify. After the shocking discovery that they are related, Marti and Deidre hit some major road bumps in their relationship.

  • Lewis enters a dance contest with Kathy with the intention of winning a new car for his father; the competition heats up when Alice decides to enter also.

  • As Marti searches deeper into her past, her bond with a mysterious record store employee, Deidre, grows stronger.

  • Marti convinces Julian to allow her to represent a Lancer University student at Honor Court, but the case becomes more personal than she imagined.

  • Savannah is stunned when Charlotte finally reveals the identity of her baby's father. Marti pries for information about her father from her mother.

  • At Jimmy's wedding, Marti and Savannah anticipate seeing Dan.

  • As a distraction, Savannah and Alice throw a toga party at Lancer. Marti, Vanessa and Julian hatch a plan to get Travis released from jail.

  • It's time for Marti's Hellcats initiation. Savannah, Alice, Lewis and Vanessa have flashbacks when they officially became Hellcats.

  • The Hellcats shoot a sexy calendar for a fundraiser and throw a launch party with the band 3OH!3. Wanda convinces Savannah to reveal the truth about Charlotte.

  • Marti endures the ride to sectionals with the Hellcats knowledge that she hooked up with Dan. Alice's father surprises Alice when he shows up to watch her fly.

  • Dan forces Marti to admit she has feelings for him or their friendship is over.Marti drags a depressed Savannah to a BBQ to help lift her spirits. Savannah drinks a little too much and decides to flirt with the DJ, which puts her in a compromising position later that night. Marti decides to tell Savannah the truth about what happened between her and Dan.

  • Julian discovers Morgan and Marti are investigating Travis's case behind his back and cuts them from the team. Dan, still conflicted about his feelings for Marti, makes a harsh decision concerning Savannah. Derrick enlists the Hellcats to help him choreograph a dance after he decides to propose to Vanessa. Meanwhile, a compromising picture of Alice is sent around the school.

  • Savannah is upset with Marti for keeping a secret. Meanwhile, Marti tries to sort out her feelings for Dan and Lewis and focuses on Travis' case to keep her mind busy. Vanessa turns to Red for help after Bill Marsh takes away the Hellcats' gym.

  • The Hellcats organize an 80s party to celebrate their anniversary party with a musical number from Vanessa. Savannah decides she's ready to spend the night with Dan, which concerns Marti. Meanwhile, Alice takes a PR story that was supposed to focus on the Lancer football team and turns it into a story about the Hellcats.

  • The Hellcats plan a date auction to raise funds for Nationals. However, things take an unexpected turn after Savannah's old boyfriend Noah shows up and outbids Dan, Morgan wins a date with a horrified Marti and Vanessa is bid on by a mystery man whom she suspects is Red trying to win her back. Vanessa can't decide if she should tell Derrick about the date as the money will cover the trip to Nationals for the Hellcats. Meanwhile, Lewis continues to harbor a secret from the team.

  • There's a flag-football game between the Hellcats and the Girls Volleyball team. Lewis coaches the Hellcats and Red is impressed by his plays. Marti pretends to be sick so she can skip the game and attend a conference with Julian. Alice wants to cheat to win but Savannah refuses, putting the girls at odds once again.

  • Savannah convinces the team into letting Dan direct their bid video against Alice's wishes, but when things don't go as planned, Savannah may have to forfeit her role as captain. Meanwhile, Marti decides to investigate further into Julian's case, and Red and Derrick get into a fight.

  • Lewis asks Marti out but she turns him down. Alice tells Lewis she will stop taking drugs if he helps her get back in shape as a flier, but after a sweaty workout the two end up getting intimate. Meanwhile, Savannah takes Dan to her parents' house for dinner and a fight erupts. Wanda convinces Marti to give Lewis a chance so she tells him she's ready to date but he has second thoughts.

  • Savannah is nervous about her first date with Dan so Marti, Lewis and the rest of the Hellcats accompany her. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Marti tries to impress her law professor Julian in hopes of joining his legal team. Desperate to get her spot back, Alice turns to pills to kill the pain so she can get medically approved to re-join the team. Vanessa decides to come clean with Derrick about her affair with Red.

  • Marti is horrified when she discovers Wanda in the audience at qualifiers and banishes her from the stadium. Later, Charlotte, Savannah's sister and captain of the Hellcats' rival team from Memphis Christian college, falls and suffers a serious injury. Savannah is torn between going with her sister to the hospital and staying to compete.

  • In the series premiere of Hellcats, meet Marti Perkins as she faces her dislike for cheerleaders when she must tryout for the Hellcats, Lancer's University's competitive cheerleading squad, in order to win a scholarship. After a shaky start, she finds herself at the mercy of judges and captains Alice Verdura, the injured girl resentful of being replaced, and Savannah Monroe, whom Marti previously ridiculed. Marti's dream comes with the price of surviving Cheertown, the team's living quarters, and fierce competition.

  • The Hellcats cast speaks out against bullying and supports a fellow cheerleader.

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