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08 September 2010 @ 07:54 pm
Hellcats - Series Premier tonight (Wed, Sept 8th)  
Just a reminder that the series premier of HELLCATS airs tonight (Wed, Sept 8th, 2010) at 9/8c on the CW in the USA.

In Canada it premieres tonight (Sept 8th) at 9pm ET on /A\ and on Friday (Sept 10th) at 8pm ET on MuchMusic. It also airs at 10pm AT on /A\ Atlantic and 8pm MT on ACCESS. In Australia, Hellcats premieres on Monday, Sept 13th at 7.30pm on the GO! channel. Sorry, I don't know when it is premiering in other countries. If you know, leave a comment and I'll edit this post and add it in.

Aaron plays 'William "Bill" Marsh'. Bill is the head of the Lancer University's athletic department.

I know that Aaron is in the 2nd episode of Hellcats but I don't know if he is in the pilot episode (it was filmed before he joined the cast). An article on 'examiner.com' says he is not in the pilot episode ... "Also, while not introduced in the first episode, the series will feature Gale Harold, Aaron Douglas, and D.B. Woodside". But an article on 'Cinema Blend' says he is in it ... "Random side-note: Fans of Battlestar Galactica who might somehow also take an interest in this show (I did, so there have to be a few others out there), will recognize Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol in BSG) as Bill. And for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and/or 24 fans, D.B. Woodside (Principal Wood/Wayne Palmer) is also among Hellcats' cast. Spoiler alert: Neither of them cheer (at least not in the first episode)."  I suspect that maybe Aaron filmed a scene(s) when he was filming the 2nd episode and that was slotted into the already filmed pilot episode (????).

You guys in the USA and Canada will get to watch the episode before I do (I'm in Australia). Can someone please leave a comment and let me know if Aaron is in the pilot episode or not? Or I could just ask him about it. But that takes the fun out of playing 'spot Aaron' :)

HELLCATS - Show Synopsis - HELLCATS is a coming-of-age story about Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka, "The Roommate," "Bandslam"), a pre-law scholarship student at Lancer University in Memphis, Tennessee. Marti is a hip, edgy townie with working class roots, whose world flips upside down, literally and figuratively, when her scholarship is cancelled and her well-meaning but irresponsible mother, Wanda (Gail O'Grady, "NYPD Blue," "American Dreams") neglects to inform her.

Broke and out of options, Marti realizes the only way she can stay in school is by repurposing her dormant gymnastic skills to win a place on the Hellcats – Lancer's legendary cheer squad – and the scholarship that comes with it. She had been a rising star in high school gymnastics until she abruptly quit senior year, so Marti knows she has the moves and athleticism needed for the squad. When she rocks the tryouts and "makes the mat," Marti is thrust into a world of camaraderie, backstabbing, and competition that takes place at the intersection of the Memphis music scene, backroom academia, college town politics and big money collegiate sports – in the Deep South, football is God.

Marti's new roommate, Savannah Monroe (Ashley Tisdale, "High School Musical"), is a petite, peppy Texan and captain of the Hellcats. Savannah has led a sheltered life up to this point. She was home-schooled by her strictly religious parents, but recently had a falling out with them over her newfound secular lifestyle, co-ed living arrangements and racy Hellcats outfits. Savannah's faith is still important to her, but she's also a fierce competitor, and loves her role as captain of the squad.

The fact that Savannah was chosen to be captain is a sore spot with squad member Alice Verdura (Heather Hemmens, "CSI: Miami"), who was on track to become captain until Savannah transferred in and snapped up the position, displacing Alice as the Hellcats' top flyer. Alice has a complicated past with Lewis Flynn (Robbie Jones, ("One Tree Hill"), an architecture student who gave up football at Lancer when he was disillusioned by corruption in the football program. Although he has only been cheerleading for a year, Lewis has found it to be every bit as challenging and competitive as his former sport. He has also moved on from his relationship with Alice, despite her still-strong feelings for him, and he's more than a little interested in the newest star on the squad, Marti. As if her recent injury wasn't enough, Alice sees the budding friendship between Lewis and Marti as a new cause for alarm.

Surrounded by all these new people, Marti feels lucky she can turn to one familiar face: Dan Patch (Matt Barr, "Harper's Island"), a townie who has been her best friend since first grade. Dan still lives with his large, working class family and works the docks as a machinist. Even though he's never felt the need to go to college, Dan is a budding documentary filmmaker and is never without his camera.

Overseeing all the practices and personal drama is former Hellcats star and current coach Vanessa Lodge (Sharon Leal, "Dreamgirls," "Private Practice"). Vanessa has a history with Red Raymond (Jeff Hephner, "The O.C."), the school's football coach, a history which creates conflict between Vanessa and her fiance, the Hellcats team doctor, Derek (D.B. Woodside, "24"). Vanessa's job is on the line unless the squad wins the upcoming nationals. Just like Marti, Vanessa's future is riding on the Hellcats ascending to the very top of the fiercely competitive cheerleading world.

HELLCATS 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," "Reefer Madness"), Tom Welling ("Smallville") and Allan Arkush ("Heroes," "Crossing Jordan").


HELLCATS - Episode Synopsis - 1x01: A World Full of Strangers - Marti Perkins (Alyson Michalka), a law student at Lancer University, discovers that her scholarship has been cancelled and her well-meaning but irresponsible mother, Wanda (Gail O'Grady) has neglected to inform her. Broke and out of options, Marti realizes the only way she can stay in school is to win a place on the Hellcats - Lancer's legendary cheer squad – and the scholarship that comes with it. Despite a confrontation with the Hellcats peppy team captain, Savannah (Ashley Tisdale), Marti wins over coach Vanessa Lodge (Sharon Leal), makes the squad and is thrust into a competitive world unlike anything she has ever known. With her best friend Dan (Matt Barr) by her side, Marti navigates her new world as a cheerleader and Savannah's new roommate, while trying to avoid any interaction with squad member Alice Verdura (Heather Hemmens), who is instantly jealous when she realizes that Marti has caught the eye of Alice's ex-boyfriend Lewis Flynn (Robbie Jones). Allan Arkush directed the episode written by Kevin Murphy.

beefie251: Aaron ???beefie251 on September 8th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
Trailer: Looks very much interesting. I am not that kinda person, who watch this ... but ... maybe ... will see *lol*

Fingers cross for Aarons part on this show.
Michelle: Aaron Car Rallymeshel73 on September 8th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
'The A.V. Club' did a review of the pilot episode...

"Aaron Douglas shows up in a small part halfway through the episode".

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Michelle: Aaron Car Rallymeshel73 on September 9th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for confirming. Much appreciated :)