Sharon Leal is heading back to school for her new show on The CW.
Sharon will star in the dramedy “Hellcats” as Vanessa Lodge, the head coach of a championship college cheerleading squad. She pushes her team to be the best because, as a former Hellcat herself, she’s got a legacy to uphold. The team’s rep is well intact when one of her stars is sidelined by an injury and she’s sent scrambling for a replacement before her team has to drop out of nationals.
Vanessa’s drive to win the national championship is fueled by more than the prospect of being #1. If her Hellcats don’t take home that super sweet trophy, she’s out of a job. Lucky for her, a more-than-qualified student named Marti Perkins wants to be part of the team, which offers squad members a scholarship.
With one fire seemingly smothered, Vanessa’s just got to maintain balance of her love/hate relationship with the school’s football coach. Find out if she can keep it all together when “Hellcats” premieres on the CW September 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.
– Sonya Eskridge