Breaking: The CW Renews Nikita, One Tree Hill, Axes Hellcats

The CW has ordered a full second season of freshman spy-drama Nikita, TVLine can confirm. The network has also picked up a 13-episode ninth season of One Tree Hill, set to premiere at midseason.

The Tom Welling-produced cheer drama Hellcats didn’t fare as well, and has officially been canceled. Tuesday night’s first season finale (9/8c) will mark the end for the short-lived series.

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How do you feel about today’s CW action? Happy to see more Nikita and One Tree Hill? Or are you bummed Hellcats won’t live to cheer another day? Hit the comments and let us know!

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  1. Juliana says:

    Yayy love Nikita!!!!

    • HungryHyrax says:

      Yes, thank god they picked up Nikita. It seemed crazy not to but some websites kept saying it was on the bubble. This show is awesome! They always keep it fresh. It’s got to be the best hour-long serialized drama on now.

      I was really afraid we’d be left hanging in a horrible way like at the end of Sarah Connor Chronicles where they had an amazing season three planned out but ended it right after we got the tease (darn FOX).

      Now they just need to bring back Veronica Mars haha.

    • Abbey says:

      hellcats was my FAVORITE show! i got SO into it and was super shocked when i heard it was cancelled! please please renew it for a second season give it a chance! it was so good and the way it ended for a series finale was horrible!!!!

      i am literally in tears writing this, i loved that show so much

    • tt001 says:

      i loved both shows!

    • krystal says:

      I am so upset about Hellcats being cancelled i love that show!!! so sad…please reconsider and sign it for another season it’s so upsetting that its gone ive been waiting for it for so long to come back!! ughh well just don’t cancel 90210 then i will really fly off the handle….

  2. Jake says:

    YES NIKITA SEASON 2…ROCK ON!!! Congrats Maggie Q.

  3. Paige says:

    Aww, I was hoping Hellcats would get another season only so Tom Welling would still have a job. lol Dammit.

    • Courtnay says:

      Me, too, honestly. Sigh. Poor Vancouver, three CW productions (as well as V off the top of my head) ending at the same season. Any of these new pickups filming up here?

      • Cesar says:

        Vancouver lost XMen First Class because they weren’t able to provide the right Military support needed for some fight scenes. So, it went back to the US They seem to continue to get the short end of the stick.

    • Buddy says:

      Vancouver also lost Stargate Universe and my fav, Human Target.

  4. Mooglechan says:

    HURRAY FOR NIKITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Julie says:

    I’m super happy right now. I feel bad for Hellcats though. Nikita is back for season 2!!!! Yay!!!

  6. kat says:

    So happy my vacation is ending on a happy note and not in tears.

    Nikita is, IMO, the best show on the CW (I love TVD too, for the record, I just love Nikita more).

  7. Jenna says:


  8. Kem says:

    I’ll miss Hellcats. :/

    • Imzadia says:

      Yeah, I’ll miss HELLCATS, too. It doesn’t matter how many people are ‘down’ on Cheerleading, it’s still very much “a way of life” for a large sub-segment of high school and college students. It’s popular in the US, and has become quite commonly associated with Gymnastics. Through HELLCATS, a much deserved ‘light’ was shining on the Sport. I’m sorry it won’t continue because it DOES have an attentive following. I was also proud that Tom Welling had ventured out into another ‘wing’ of TV entertainment with his new Production Company. I wish him much luck in his other ventures.

  9. Julie says:

    Very happy about that.
    We’ll get closure on OTH and no more cheerleading dramas

  10. Claudia says:

    I really liked Hellcats :( Sad to see it go

    • Me2 says:

      I hve really enjoyed Hellcats as well, but the premise is rather narrow. Though I would rather see more of it than OTH, obviously OTH has some vocal fans. It’s fine by me that they cancelled Hellcats. Had to be done.

  11. Kari says:

    WOOP! WOOP! Nikita definitely deserved a second season!!!! =D

  12. t.t says:

    Nikita :D

  13. John says:

    Midseason? Excuse you? I don’t think so…

  14. haha says:

    OTH will be on after 2012 Apocalypse

  15. Sarah UK says:

    Yay Nikita!!!! Just saw Shane West’s tweet about it too!! So happy to finally have good news xxx

  16. Guilherme says:


  17. nate says:

    yes tree hill season 9 uhuuu

  18. Josh says:

    Nikita and One Tree Hill returning! Nikita Season 2 will be great and with One Tree Hill back can we get a Lucas and Peyton appearance at least for 1 episode.

  19. Jo says:

    Never got into Hellcats, so no loss for me there. Never got into Nikita either. But OTH? I am pleased that fans get a final season closure, but it shoulda been stopped a season ago. I am a fan of it, but I stopped watching half way through last season. It’s just not the same anymore.

  20. Paige says:

    They shoulda just cut the deadweight, Gossip Girl & 90210, and kept the rest.

    • Courtnay says:

      I’m so with you on 90210… I’m honestly unsure if I’m even going to watch it in September with the way this season went. All the characters I used to love I loathe… not a good thing.

  21. Erin says:

    So happy…One Tree Hill and Nikita. Nikita definately makes up for the rest of my first season shows being cancelled. :)

  22. Mike says:

    You know that moment in a horror movie with either Jason or Freddy or Michael Myers when the hero/heroine realizes the monster Just.Won’t.Die? I have had that moment, officially, as I read the headline of this article…

  23. hello says:

    Is it just me or has OTH been in its final season since season 5

    • lorna says:

      agreed. it really should have ended after s6. glad hellcats is axed but i like matt barr.

      • Stephanie says:

        i think it’s actually better now than ever! i was really upset at first when peyton and lucas left but now it’s much more grown up. hopefully season 9 will get the full season again too!

  24. Angelkitten says:

    i will no longer be watching the CW all the shows suck and the one i liked is gone…no wonder its the lowest rating network!!

  25. Spike says:

    AMAZING a full season pick up for Nikita phew i was worried after such a great season finale. i’m amazed, how does OTH always survive … its in its NINTH freaking year after being canned nearly every time

  26. trev says:

    NIKITA! NIKITA! NIKITA! I’m so freakin’ happy!

  27. lacey says:

    Finally, some good news! Nikita gets a season 2 and maybe they can pair it with the Ringer, so that the adult shows can be together. OTH should have been axed a long time ago!

  28. Courtney says:

    Ugh, c’mon CW. Let’s move Supernatural back to Thursday night where it belongs now that Smallville is over.

    • Sue POKORNY says:

      Wouldn’t that be nice? But not gonna happen. Supernatural does better than any of these other shows and it’s on Friday. Why would they move it? Any of those others would absolutely tank in that time slot. And now NBC is programming Supernatural wannabe Grimm directly against it and Fringe. So is there some mandate going around that says ‘you must program a token Fantasy/SciFi show in the Friday 9/8C time slot’? Networks need to use their brains once in a while.

      • Courtney says:

        I know you’re right…but I can still hope! :) I just like it earlier in the week because it doesn’t seem to take forever to here like Fridays do. :P It’s my own selfishness.

  29. Lena says:

    Sadness that Hellcats has been cancelled. At least Nikita got renewed. Yay!

  30. Liam says:

    Yey! Looking forward on the first season of Nikita in blu right before season 2 starts!!:D

  31. Sid says:


    Not only we get a Second Season but we get a FULL SEASON!!!!!!!WOOT!!!

  32. sylvie says:

    SOOO OVERJOYED that Nikita got renewed!!!
    It was a lot like watching a boxing match or something… way to make us all nervous, CW!
    all is well in the world now.. more Nikita, Michael, Alex, Birkhoff, Percy and Amanda in the next few months!
    Congrats to the cast and crew, this is WELL-DESERVED! :)

  33. qtpiemarie says:

    NIKITA!!! Happiest day of my life!!

  34. emma says:

    hellcats is my favourite show ever, gutted :(

  35. olivia says:

    one tree hill is terrible and should have finished 4 seasons ago.. nikita isnt that great and hellcats is such a good fun show, so sad to see it go

  36. CR says:

    Sorry to see Hellcats go! I enjoyed it while it lasted. Don’t watch any other CW shows right now but I will check out Secret Circle next season.

    • Anna says:

      Very disappointed that Hellcats didn’t get picked up for the second season

    • Erick says:

      sorry but I will be watching Cw especially cuz there’s a season 2 of NIKITA and also I’ll be watching Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar sorry but I will be watching CW!!

  37. Hannah Lane says:

    As a fan of OTH since the beginning, I’m glad we’re getting closure. But I’m not so sure it’s closure since they’ve been saying since season 5 or 6 that the next is the last. This is gonna turn into a Guiding Light saga and we’ll be watching them in wheelchairs one day! :)

  38. Mark says:

    I think we can agree, the CW lost a serious dose of loveliness with the cancellation of the cheerleaders and their coach. The show was perfectly tolerable fare and had some decent stories at times, but it found very little audience. I’m not really sure why and maybe the old WB would’ve tried for a season 2 to see if it could build, but this is not shocking.

  39. txman says:

    Go NIKITA, didn’t really care for Hellcats.

  40. torontogirl98 says:

    So excited for Nikita it is getting so good I can’t wait for more. Suck about Hellcats it was a decent show but only because there is nothing good on Tuesday nights oh well

  41. ggny says:

    really surprised figured CW would want to keep Tom Welling apart of the network somehow maybe even try to get him to guest on the show next year

  42. calaidoscopeworld says:

    OMG. Nikita. Whew, I can finally breath [gasping for air, lol]. Yay Nikita.

  43. Nikki says:

    I have watched One Tree Hill for many many years and love the show, but I would have much rather had another season of Hellcats instead.

    • Courtnay says:

      I COMPLETELY agree with you on this. I’m tired of shows I love getting cancelled in favour of more OTH s much as I do enjoy it – most of the time. This has been going on since the merger, every year, without fail.

  44. Mar* says:

    Yeah, great news I love Nikita and OTH! A little sad for Hellcats, sorry to see Hellcats go.

  45. sael34 says:

    YAY NIKITA. This made my day! :) Awesome show, Awesome news!

  46. abbyrose says:

    YES!!! SO happy Nikita will be back!! whoohooooo!!!!!! sorry to see hellcats go though – it was really a cute show – not sure why it didn’t do better….

  47. Nicole says:

    Yay to Nikita’s pick-up! Boo to Hellcats cancellation:( It was a cute show. I will miss it.

  48. Louise says:


  49. aline says:

    one tree hill always and forever!

    • e says:

      yes! so excited, i have been waiting for this news since the beginning of the season basically, so happy right now! OTH FTW(: always and forever!<3

  50. Stacey says:

    So happy about Nikita!!