The CW Renews One Tree Hill and Nikita, Cancels Hellcats

The CW had three tough decisions to make regarding its bubble shows Nikita, One Tree Hill, and Hellcats, but word of their fates was leaked today, according to Deadline Hollywood, and there's good news... for two of them.

The long-running soap One Tree Hill has evaded the Axe of Cancellation for several seasons now, but this year... it did it again! The show was renewed for a ninth season today, but with a catch: It will only be back for 13 episodes. This has "final season" written all over it, but we won't know for sure until next year.

Action series Nikita did fine for The CW, but did it do well enough to get renewed? The answer is... wait a sec while I stall for suspense... drumroll... okay I'm opening the envelope... yes! Maggie Q will return for Season 2 as the titular all-legs, ass-kicking spy. There's no word yet on how many episodes the show has been picked up for, but we'll assume it's getting a full season unless we hear otherwise.

You're smart so you can probably figure out what happened to Hellcats. The cheerleader drama from producer Tom Welling didn't have much to cheer about in its first season, and will shake its pom-poms at the pep rally in the sky.

The CW also picked up three new shows to series, including L.J. Smith's Secret Circle, which stars Life Unexpected's Britt Robertson as a teen who finds out she's a witch. Secret Circle will be paired with The Vampire Diaries or I will eat my shoe.

Also picked up was Ringer, which will bring Sarah Michelle Gellar back to television. The show was originally set up at CBS, but handed down to its little-sister network The CW when there wasn't room on CBS' schedule. Gellar will star as a woman who's on the run from the mob and assumes her twin sister's identity. But here's the catch: Her sister is ALSO wanted by the mob! What are the chances of that? On television, 99 percent. Lost's Nestor Carbonell and Life Unexpected's Kris Polaha also star.

Finally, there's Hart of Dixie, from Gossip Girl creator Josh Schwartz (Chuck, The O.C.). Hart of Dixie is about a young (and unusually attractive) doctor who takes over a practice in a small town. The show will reunite Schwartz and Rachel Bilson, who has a long way to if she's going to convince me that she's a doctor.

Noticeably absent from the network's pickups are the WALKING UNDEAD. Awakening, about two sisters at odds with each other during the onset of a zombie apocalypse, is still awaiting word on its status. The CW reveals its fall season plans on Thursday.


Congratulations to One Tree Hill and Nikita! Are you excited? Will you miss Hellcats? And come on, don't you think The CW needs some zombies?


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I agree... They shouldn't have canceled hellcats.. It was a really nice show!!!

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They should not have canceled hellcats, i loved that show
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Really?

Nikita and One tree hill are awful shows, and Hellcats that was a actually good program.

I'll miss Hellcats a lot... It was a good amazing show.

Come on! It will be great to have it back!
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#teamhellcats...yo i miss hellcats i swear that show turn my house in to a big party lol omg its sooo amazing i swear a show like that was something way different than the others smh really gonna miss that tv series god i love dan nd alice :'( come on bring it back
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I miss Hellcats really bad. I hate that CW has canceled it. Every time i get interested in one of CW shows they cancel it after 1 or 2 seasons. It makes me very angry.
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I miss Hellcats sooooo much. D': I hate the CW Now, can't believe they cancelled it...
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These people are stupid I think Nikita should have gone hellcats was the best and you can't just drop that when they ended it like that we all wanna know what happens me and my friends were cheerleaders and not preeps we loved that show I even know guys who watched it that's just retarded I cnt believe they did that there mental
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I'M still in shock that Hellcats got cancelled! I so loved that show the cast, story line, and everything else about it....Please Please Please bring it back or let another network pick it up. If "The Game" can come back from the dead then so can "Hellcats"
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i want HELLCAT back

i really wanna see what's gonna happen ... but untill then

i have to stay with curiosithy .. like .. what's gonna happen in season 2

if there was a season 2 !!

i really WISH that they havn't cancelled HELLCAT :(( ://
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Listen. I can't understand your thinking, but it falls in line with the idiots who kept "smallville' on so long. I thought after the 1st episode that it should've been sent to the" round file". They kept hill, WOW. Cheer Leaders. Would rather watch them then that other dribble. Thank GOD theres more then one channel these days!! Later.

Jerry Yokomizo
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I disagree. One Tree Hill is an AWESOME show. It's had EVERYTHING you can imagine in it. I say, let it run its course. This will probably be the final season for it ANYWAYS, so why not. There's not much more they can get into now anyways, unless they suddenly hire some remarkably talented writers. As far as Hellcats is concerned, I really DID love that show. It doesn't even reallt appeal to my age bracket but I loved the drama and watching it all unravel, and I love watching the dancing. Wish I could dance like that. But if you look at it from a producer's perspective, it's really not very appealing to the larger demographic that they're trying to reach. Vampires and witches and assassins are IN right now. Gotta roll with what ya know. ;) R.I.P. Hellcats. It was fun but you guys will all find better work.
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really messed up hellcats was a great show if one show was cancelled it should ahve been one tree hill thats been on a few years let another show have its momnet
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WHAT THE HELL!?!? I LOVE THE HELLCATS!!, I loved the Vampire Diaries until now, Sorry CW you just lost a watcher! God damn you
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oh yea and the other series i used to watch was ghost whisperer and thats cancelled too, obviously they have no idea of what us viewers actually really like and only put on what they want. BRING BACK THE HELLCATS !!
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i loved ghost whisperer....

now i'll have to stay with curiosithy about HELLCATS!!

i can't believe they cancled that show ://

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cant believe they have cancelled the hellcats, do they have no idea of what really is a good series, no charmed left, buffy, angel, dark angel and smallville coming to an end what a load of crock. they should have got rid of one tree hill or some other load of crap that they expect us to pay for
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I LOVE CHARMED TOO

but not as much as HELLCATS
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thats it? for hellcats, thats how it ends? at least make a proper end, like you mean it, or you know how it ends!
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I agree that One Tree Hill deserves a nice final season..I just think OTH ended when Chad + Hilarie left the show!That was the perfect time for the show to end.
Anyway, one last season of my fav show is absolutely okay with me ;0D
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i know people are saying that it was OTH's time to go, and that CW is holding onto the past but OTH deserves it, it has given the CW extremely good reviews and ratings for years, it brought popularity to the CW even before Gossip Girl, so it deserves an ending season. that all that OTH can ask for, even if it is just 13 episodes now, at least we will know that everything will be done to end the show on a good note. I watched a few episodes of hellcats and though i was amused, i was not impressed. too much like other tv shows and bring it on movies. could have done better in a second season but i doubt it. I at least am very glad to see OTH being renewed.
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WTF!?!?!? :( .. Why end the season that way if it wasn't coming back - Hellcats Hellcats Hellcats!!!! Grrrrrr
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I had stated before that I was surprised that OTH got renewed, but you look at OTH 8 seasons and 174 episodes that is pretty amazing on a lesser network, you had 7th heaven, and Smallville if my memory is accurate are the only two you have gone longer, with that in mind the CW would be smart and granted this season 26 episodes to give OTH the next milestone 200 I"M a fan of OTH my only wish that they bring back Lucas and Peyton for some closer just five minutes that would be nice
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CW is trying to hold onto the past. After ending Seventh Heaven they then reversed the decision and tacked on another season. Bad decision but they did it anyway. One Tree Hill has been on a long time and they just don't want to let it end. The fact is that it has to end sooner or later and it's at the age that it does need to end. Hellcats didn't have insanely good ratings but it was new and different and given a second season could have gotten more viewers. Any newer show has potential to become a new hit but as long as CW hangs on to shows that are over-the-hill like One Tree Hill they reduce the chances of that occurring.
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Hellcats ended way before it's time. I love One Tree Hill, but it is a series that has had many opportunities to end itself: Season 4, Season 6, and now Season 8. Hellcats is a great NEW show, with a new take on things. It deserves a chance!
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you should bring HellCats back. I just started watching it and I am hooked.
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Don't let go of Hellcats, CW! Generally, your record has been pretty damn good, but this is called "dropping the ball"!
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Out of all the new CW shows, "Hart of Dixie" seems like the only one I am going to check out (Rachel Bilson is a such a cutie). Although I did watch "Hellcats", the show was really starting to lose steam, so I am not really going to miss it. "Nikita" is back for a season 2, Yeah Baby!
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Instead of cancelling Hellcats, they should have cancelled One Tree Hill.
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Nikita definitely deserved to be renewed since its a great show. One tree hill should have been cancelled as it has changed for the worse from the earlier seasons.
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I am glad Nikita is back for series 2. We who like it would be disappointed if it had been left up in the air how series 1 ended? I have never watched the other 2 shows mentioned so cannot comment. And Oh I must say Maggie Q is a much better Nikita then in the original Nikita Fem, I never liked that
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I think One Tree Hill should have been cancelled. NOT because it's a bad show but because the last episode of this last season was a perfect ending, everything tied itself up into a neat little finished package.
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I can understand why Hellcats isn't returned (not great viewing figures), but I found it a big bunch of fun for almost the whole season. Towards the end it did feel like the writers had run out of ideas (once the jail thing had been all sorted). Even so it's a shame we won't get another season. Though am most psyched about Nikita kicking more ass :)
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One tree hill I think has been lame from the start give it a rest already. Nikita is ok if your a guy. I think Marty from hell cats is way better looking and she seems to be a pretty good actor to boot. The show Hellcats should not be cancelled. It had a good story line plus I liked the cast. It was original to say the least really sorry to see it go.
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cancel one tree hilll!! put hellcats onn!!
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WHY??? why would you cancel hellcats, its better then onetree hill and nikita put together !!!!! put hellcats back on theeee air
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I can't believe they cancelled Hellcats why didn't they just cancel One Tree Hill !!! Hellcats is much better !!!!
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Besides 90210, the only show I watch on the CW is One Tree Hill so Im happy its getting a final season. Im kind of interested in this show with Rachel Bilson, since I am a huge fan of The OC but IDK if it will be as great as it sounds. Also, I heard about a show thats supposed to premiere on the CW about people having to spend the day with a celeb that they hate. It sounded interesting. Wondering if that was a joke or if itll be on in the spring or what...
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I LOVE HELLCATS!! NO FAIR!! stupid america's next top model...
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Good for Nikita. Never watched Hellcats.
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OTH gets 9 seasons, veronica mars 3. no justice in the world
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awesome, soo happy to see those legs of maggies another season, damn that woman is HOT
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Nikita will be back, good news among all the unmerited cancellations.
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ohhh thank god nikita is back guys u have to check this sgow out in the summer and why did thay cancel hellcats OTH should have been canceld andother season are u kidding me this show is endless and i dont think the cw need more zombies agane i am teling u guys u should defintly chek out nikita u will not regret it the show is great maggie q is great and the plots are awosme i cant waite to see wht happens in season 2
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I am SOOOOOOOO upset that they cancelled Hellcats!!! I LOVE that show...I would rather OTH get cancelled I stopped watching when they took off my 2 fave characters anyways.
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I really lov OTH i see it for 8 years CW you ended that show perfectly no need to ruin it with another season. give a chance to Hellcats that show really have a place to grew and it was the only show on th topic of cheer. you at least need to give it a way to end all the loose end if you want to get rid of a show the fair thing for the viewer is not to leave anything open and you dont deliver on that.
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Love nikita! Have not watched one tree hill, maybe I will give it a shot. Thanks for renewing Nikita!!
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OK for Nikita!!!
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Hah i'm really disappointed tha one tree hill is back but the new shows are really grate espesually ringer i dont think i'll watch hart of dixie becouse i dont give the show much life but will see
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You really need to get rid of OTH...I've been watching that show for 9yrs and it is time for it to come to an end....the thrill is gone.....And for the CW what ever you do, do not get rid of Supernatural or Vampire Diaries...I must have. I have been a loyal watcher of both show's....You must keep...Thank You PorkChop41
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Nikita is great!
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Somewhat pleased to see Nikita being renewed despite it being a rather mediocre show but One Tree Hill needs to die already.
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Hell yeah....don't care much about hell cats...but about OTH i do....i hoop it will get a full 23 episodes.... and if season 9 is OTH's last season... lets make it a good one....END with "all well ends well" ANd nikita... I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE those leggs baby...glad you're back for another season
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