Initially with a 13-episode order, The CW aired the series after America's Next Top Model on Wednesday nights.
The pilot episode aired on September 8, 2010, and became the first premiere to ever match or build on an America's Next Top Model lead-in since The CW began in 2006.
It received mixed reviews during its first season, obtaining a Metacritic weighted average score of 51 percent, based on the impression of 22 critics.
Things get messy when Lewis spots Alice taking steroids from Lancer's star quarterback.
When Lewis confronts Alice about it, a fight breaks out between the quarterback, Lewis and Dan (Dan was defending Savannah after she was pushed down while trying to break up the fight).
On April 5, 2010, it was reported that actors Robbie Jones and Heather Hemmens were cast.
Jones would portray the male lead, a cheerleading "base" who falls for Marti, and Hemmens to play a cheerleader sidelined with a wrist injury.
Marti does not get along with Alice Verdura, the cheerleader she replaced in the squad after a bad injury, but finds a fast friend in one of the Hellcats bases, Lewis Flynn.
Marti realizes that Wanda is in the audience during qualifiers and banishes her from the stadium.
Once we have enough, we're gonna put it on i Tunes and definitely do a soundtrack album."In order to gain a scholarship and stay in school, pre-law student Marti Perkins tries out for the cheerleading squad.
She eventually makes it by becoming friends with Savannah Monroe, the head cheerleader.
In the end, Marti is able to perform even with her mother's presence and The Hellcat win the competition.
Savannah goes on a date with Dan and asks Marti and the rest of the squad to accompany her.
During the 2010 Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on July 29, 2010, producer Murphy said the series "was inspired by aspirational sports movies of the 1980s like Breaking Away, Vision Quest, and Pittsburgh-set Flashdance", and also added that "Hellcats is a show either for optimists or for people who are interested in learning the trade".