Move over Bring it On, because Hellcats is ready to bring college cheerleading on to a whole other level — well, sort of. Aly Michalka (of Aly & AJ fame) plays Marti Perkins, a broke college student who finds out her scholarship was canceled. In a desperate attempt to keep her college dreams alive, she joins the school’s cheerleading team. When Marti isn’t butting heads with roommate and cheerleading captain Savannah Monroe (Ashley Tisdale) or dealing with squad drama, she’s merely trying to survive college. Along the way, she makes friends with a fellow cheerleader, Lewis Flynn (Robbie Jones), who manages to be her knight in shining armor and tour guide in the hellish world of competitive cheerleading.
Hellcats is the CW’s attempt at bringing non-blood-sucking entertainment into their fall line-up. The show is filled with enough dancing, girl drama and attractive guys to be a new guilty pleasure. And there is enough female midriff showing to convince guys to watch it, as well.
My Generation — Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC
Did you ever wonder where you or your classmates would be 10 years after high school graduation? In My Generation, a film crew invades the lives of nine Austin, Texas high school graduates from the class of 2000 to see what they’re doing now. With the ever-increasing popularity of reality shows, the creators decided to follow the wave by filming a scripted show in documentary format.
The show forces interaction between people who would have rather not ever talked again.My Generation covers everything from September 11 to the high school stud finding out he got his prom date pregnant, but the creators of the show missed their chance to showcase these things a few years earlier. Ultimately, the uninteresting plot isn’t worth rushing home from your evening class for.
The Buried Life — Mondays at 10:30 p.m. on MTV
The Buried Life is back for another season, following four friends as they attempt to cross items off their bucket lists The adventures these guys get into are enough to leave you scratching your head. It's not all fun and games, though. After they accomplish something on their list, they then try to help a stranger with something they would like to accomplish before they die. These guys have so far asked out Megan Fox, crashed a party at the Playboy mansion, and told a joke on late night television. They’ve also reunited long-lost family members, raised money for charitable causes, and helped a blind man relive a childhood memory of riding a horse.
What is something you would like to do before you die? After watching an episode or two of The Buried Life, you might be tempted to take a shot at it. Proceed with caution, though: These guys make it look easy.