Life Unexpected, One Tree Hill Renewed; Nikita, Hellcats Picked Up By CW
Both Life Unexpected and One Tree Hill have been renewed by the CW. They have also picked up Nikita and Hellcats. Their schedule will be released no later than Thursday.
Also, for anyone still suffering from the delirium that Melrose Place would not be canceled, this is it, it’s officially canceled and buried.
Here is the official press release:
THE CW SERIES PICK-UPS
NIKITA stars international action-film star and martial arts expert Maggie Q (“Mission Impossible III”) in the title role as a spy and assassin for a top secret U.S. government agency, who rebels against the system that created her and will stop at nothing to bring their powerful operation to an end.
NIKITA is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers Craig Silverstein (“Bones,” “K-Ville”), Danny Cannon (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Chuck”), McG (“Supernatural,” “Chuck,” “The O.C.,” “Charlie’s Angels”), and Peter Johnson (“Supernatural,” “Chuck”). The pilot was directed by Danny Cannon.
Maggie Q (“Live Free or Die Hard,” “Mission Impossible 3”) as Nikita
Lyndsy Fonseca (“Kick-Ass,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Alex
Shane West (“ER,” “Once and Again”) as Michael
Aaron Stanford (“Traveler,” “X-Men: The Last Stand”) as Birkhoff
Ashton Holmes (“Boston Legal”) as Thom
Tiffany Hines (“Bones”) as Jaden
with Melinda Clarke (“The O.C.,” “The Vampire Diaries”) as Amanda
and Xander Berkeley (“Kick-Ass,” “24,” “The Mentalist”) as Percy
HELLCATS is a coming-of-age drama about a you pre-law student (Aly Michalka, “Bandslam”) whose world is turned upside-down when she loses her scholarship and has to join the college’s competitive cheerleading squad. This fun, energetic series is a behind-the-scenes look at the drama, politics and pressure surrounding the high school football program at a Southern university.
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”), Tom Welling (“Smallville”) and Allan Arkush (“Heroes,” “Crossing Jordan”). The pilot was directed by Allan Arkush.
Aly Michalka (“The Roommate,” “Bandslam”) as Marti Perkins
Ashley Tisdale (“High School Musical”) as Savannah Monroe
Heather Hemmens (“CSI: Miami”) as Alice Verdura
Robbie Jones (“One Tree Hill“) as Lewis Flynn
Matt Barr (“Harper’s Island”) as Dan Patch
with Sharon Leal (“Dreamgirls,” “Private Practice”) as Vanessa Lodge
and Gail O’Grady (“NYPD Blue,” “American Dreams”) as Wanda Perkins
Returning for a second season, LIFE UNEXPECTED is a coming-of-age family drama that centers around 16-year-old Lux, who grew up in foster care, but is suddenly put into the custody of her estranged-since-high-school birth parents, radio show host Cate and bartender Baze. The three form an unlikely family, complicated by the fact that Cate is now married to Ryan.
LIFE UNEXPECTED is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Mojo Films with executive producers Liz Tigelaar (“Brothers and Sisters,” “What About Brian”) and Gary Fleder (“October Road”).
The series stars Shiri Appleby as Cate Cassidy, Kristoffer Polaha as Nate “Baze”Bazile, Britt Robertson as Lux, Austin Basis as Math, and Kerr Smith as Ryan Thomas.
ONE TREE HILL
After a seventh season that saw “One Tree Hill” continue to grow and break new ground, the show enters season eight with more than 150 episodes under its belt. .
ONE TREE HILL was created by Mark Schwahn and is executive produced by Schwahn, Joe Davola, Greg Prange, Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins. ONE TREE HILL is a Mastermind Laboratories and Tollin/Robbins Production in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The series stars James Lafferty as Nathan Scott, Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis, Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James Scott, Robert Buckley as Clay Evans, Austin Nichols as Julian Baker, Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James and Jackson Brundage as Jamie Scott.