WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
"HELLCATS" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"A World Full of Strangers" (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
ALY MICHALKA ("BANDSLAM") AND ASHLEY TISDALE ("HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL") STAR IN A NEW COMING-OF-AGE DRAMA - Marti Perkins (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, "NYPD Blue," "American Dreams") 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 (Tisdale), Marti wins over coach Vanessa Lodge (Sharon Leal, "Dreamgirls"), makes the squad and is thrust into a competitive world unlike anything she has ever known. With her best friend Dan (Matt Barr, "Harper's Island") 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, "CSI: Miami"), who is instantly jealous when she realizes that Marti has caught the eye of Alice's ex-boyfriend Lewis Flynn (Robbie Jones, "One Tree Hill"). Allan Arkush directed the episode written by Kevin Murphy (#101).