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!



Comments (220)

  • Yayy love Nikita!!!!

    Comment by Juliana – May 17, 2011 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by HungryHyrax – May 18, 2011 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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

      Comment by Abbey – May 23, 2011 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yeah i right i loved that show to death, i watched it religously. but nikita i watch religously too i wanted them both to come back :( they are my life.

        Comment by erika – October 18, 2011 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I more than loved hellcats, what the hell this is not fare.

        Comment by Missy – October 20, 2011 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i loved both shows!

      Comment by tt001 – July 1, 2011 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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….

      Comment by krystal – October 9, 2011 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES NIKITA SEASON 2…ROCK ON!!! Congrats Maggie Q.

    Comment by Jake – May 17, 2011 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aww, I was hoping Hellcats would get another season only so Tom Welling would still have a job. lol Dammit.

    Comment by Paige – May 17, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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?

      Comment by Courtnay – May 17, 2011 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by Cesar – May 17, 2011 08:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Vancouver also lost Stargate Universe and my fav, Human Target.

      Comment by Buddy – May 18, 2011 12:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wait a minute, Human Target got canceled? I love that show

        Comment by Morgan – May 21, 2011 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HURRAY FOR NIKITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Mooglechan – May 17, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m super happy right now. I feel bad for Hellcats though. Nikita is back for season 2!!!! Yay!!!

    Comment by Julie – May 17, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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).

    Comment by kat – May 17, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY GOOOOOOOO NIKITA! I AM SO PUMPED FOR S2!!! WAHOOOOOOO!!!! MIKITA, NIKITA, ALEX, MICHAEL, BIRKHOFF, AMANDA, PERCY, etc….BRING IT ON!

    Comment by Jenna – May 17, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll miss Hellcats. :/

    Comment by Kem – May 17, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Imzadia – May 17, 2011 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very happy about that.
    We’ll get closure on OTH and no more cheerleading dramas

    Comment by Julie – May 17, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really liked Hellcats :( Sad to see it go

    Comment by Claudia – May 17, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Me2 – May 17, 2011 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOOP! WOOP! Nikita definitely deserved a second season!!!! =D

    Comment by Kari – May 17, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita :D

    Comment by t.t – May 17, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Midseason? Excuse you? I don’t think so…

    Comment by John – May 17, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OTH will be on after 2012 Apocalypse

    Comment by haha – May 17, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, it’s DEC 2012, not DEC 2011…

      Comment by Sheena – May 17, 2011 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Nikita!!!! Just saw Shane West’s tweet about it too!! So happy to finally have good news xxx

    Comment by Sarah UK – May 17, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    Comment by Guilherme – May 17, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yes tree hill season 9 uhuuu

    Comment by nate – May 17, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Josh – May 17, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Jo – May 17, 2011 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They shoulda just cut the deadweight, Gossip Girl & 90210, and kept the rest.

    Comment by Paige – May 17, 2011 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Courtnay – May 17, 2011 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy…One Tree Hill and Nikita. Nikita definately makes up for the rest of my first season shows being cancelled. :)

    Comment by Erin – May 17, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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…

    Comment by Mike – May 17, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed! OTH should’ve ended after season 5 yet it kept coming back..again…and again…*sigh* and again

      Comment by Jazz – May 17, 2011 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • SERIOUSLY!!! Gaaaah this news is so upsetting.

        Comment by Sean – May 17, 2011 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I have been saying that for years! OTH is like roaches…can’t kill it!

        Comment by Stazz – May 17, 2011 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it just me or has OTH been in its final season since season 5

    Comment by hello – May 17, 2011 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agreed. it really should have ended after s6. glad hellcats is axed but i like matt barr.

      Comment by lorna – May 17, 2011 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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!

        Comment by Stephanie – May 17, 2011 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!!

    Comment by Angelkitten – May 17, 2011 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well then you must not like your shows with any substance ;) if the only one you liked was Hellcats.

      Comment by Enough – May 17, 2011 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • couldn’t agree more.. :D

        Comment by shongaerrsify – May 20, 2011 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Spike – May 17, 2011 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA! NIKITA! NIKITA! I’m so freakin’ happy!

    Comment by trev – May 17, 2011 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by lacey – May 17, 2011 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh, c’mon CW. Let’s move Supernatural back to Thursday night where it belongs now that Smallville is over.

    Comment by Courtney – May 17, 2011 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Sue POKORNY – May 17, 2011 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by Courtney – May 18, 2011 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sadness that Hellcats has been cancelled. At least Nikita got renewed. Yay!

    Comment by Lena – May 17, 2011 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yey! Looking forward on the first season of Nikita in blu right before season 2 starts!!:D

    Comment by Liam – May 17, 2011 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Comment by Sid – May 17, 2011 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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! :)

    Comment by sylvie – May 17, 2011 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!!! Happiest day of my life!!

    Comment by qtpiemarie – May 17, 2011 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hellcats is my favourite show ever, gutted :(

    Comment by emma – May 17, 2011 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by olivia – May 17, 2011 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by CR – May 17, 2011 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Very disappointed that Hellcats didn’t get picked up for the second season

      Comment by Anna – May 17, 2011 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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!!

      Comment by Erick – May 19, 2011 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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! :)

    Comment by Hannah Lane – May 17, 2011 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Mark – May 17, 2011 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go NIKITA, didn’t really care for Hellcats.

    Comment by txman – May 17, 2011 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by torontogirl98 – May 17, 2011 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by ggny – May 17, 2011 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG. Nikita. Whew, I can finally breath [gasping for air, lol]. Yay Nikita.

    Comment by calaidoscopeworld – May 17, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Nikki – May 17, 2011 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Courtnay – May 17, 2011 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah, great news I love Nikita and OTH! A little sad for Hellcats, sorry to see Hellcats go.

    Comment by Mar* – May 17, 2011 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY NIKITA. This made my day! :) Awesome show, Awesome news!

    Comment by sael34 – May 17, 2011 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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….

    Comment by abbyrose – May 17, 2011 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay to Nikita’s pick-up! Boo to Hellcats cancellation:( It was a cute show. I will miss it.

    Comment by Nicole – May 17, 2011 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!!!

    Comment by Louise – May 17, 2011 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • one tree hill always and forever!

    Comment by aline – May 17, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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

      Comment by e – May 17, 2011 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy about Nikita!!

    Comment by Stacey – May 17, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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