TV DivaGal totally thinks you should watch the series premiere of Hellcats tonight.
Street smart law student Marti Perkins (played by Aly Michalka) is desperate to pay off her tuition, then realizes she can get a scholarship if she scores a spot on her university’s winning cheerleading squad. The team’s none too happy to have a sassy outsider giving them the rah, rah ΓÇô thank goodness she’s got her bud Dan to keep her company.
“We’re best friends,” TV DivaGal favorite Matt Barr, who plays Dan, tells me. “Marti’s not a trained cheerleader, so she uses her hip-hop and street dance background. She’s a fish out of water, which annoys the squad.”
Correction. There is one person on the squad who’s taken a liking to Marty. Her partner Lewis. And that makes Dan none too happy.
“Lewis gets to look up her skirt all day,” Matt says with a laugh. “I think a relationship is going to develop there, and my character is gonna be a little jealous. But I’ve got my eyes on someone else too.”
Smart move, Dan! Is she on the squad as well?
“Yeah, maybe,” he teases.
Ashley Tisdale, who stars as one of the squad’s captains, may be one lucky gal real soon.
Hellcats premieres Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. on The CW.
photo credit: Andrew Eccles / The CW