Her mother, Wanda Perkins (Gail O'Grady), works at the university pub and is a party girl who never grew up.
When Lancer's administrative department cuts scholarships for Lancer employees and families, Marti learns she can get a new one by choosing one of Lancer's programs.
She then auditions for a position on Lancer's cheerleading team, the Hellcats.
Alice (Heather Hemmens) is dangerously narcissistic and after she injures her wrist, she dislikes the idea of Marti replacing her on the squad, or the attention Marti receives from Alice's ex-boyfriend, Lewis Flynn.
Lewis (Robbie Jones) is one of the Hellcats' bases and is an easy-going guy who has a love for action.
A bitter and greedy retired businessman is killed in a mysterious fall, and his adult daughter blames his manipulative and creepy but seductive new wife, Samantha. When Brooke and her boyfriend Lance are injured in a tragic car accident and Lance is left to be cared for by a beautiful but troubled nurse, it soon becomes apparent to the happy young couple that someone is out to destroy their lives.
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Supporting cast includes Red Raymond (Jeff Hephner), the Lancer's football coach who shares a romantic past with Vanessa, and Derrick Altman (D. Woodside), a doctor who works at Lancer University and is now Vanessa's boyfriend.
Bill Marsh (Aaron Douglas) is the college's athletic director who is still involved in a "pay for play" scandal with players that could get the school's programs (including the Hellcats) suspended.
The series also earned a nomination in the 2011 People's Choice Awards.
Hellcats follows Marti Perkins, a pre-law college student at Lancer University, who lost her scholarship and has no other choice but to join the college's cheer squad, the Hellcats, in order to obtain a new one.
In May 2010, Hellcats had been picked by The CW for the fall 2010–11 season.