The CW Network gave full season, back nine episode orders to both of its freshman hits Hellcats and Nikita, as well as One Tree Hill, now in its eighth season, it was announced today by Dawn Ostroff, President, Entertainment, The CW.
"This fall, The CW made several strategic scheduling moves, including adding two of the most buzzed-about new series, Hellcats and Nikita, to our line-up, and we're thrilled that they've paid off for us," said Ostroff. "By giving our two freshman series and proven performer One Tree Hill full orders, we'll be able to continue our success and momentum throughout the rest of the season."
Of The CW's new shows receiving back nine episode orders, first-year drama Hellcats, starring Alyson Michalka and Ashley Tisdale, has proven itself by scoring the best retention of any show to follow veteran reality hit America's Next Top Model. Since its premiere, Hellcats has dramatically improved The CW's Wednesday 9-10pm time period by 80% in women 18-34 (1.8/5), 100% in adults 18-34 (1.2/4) and 126% in total viewers (2.5mil). With breakout star Maggie Q, Nikita has become the second most-watched show on The CW (3.6mil), paired with the network's most watched series The Vampire Diaries.
Related: Mitch Ryan Enters One Tree Hill
Hellcats is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Tom Welling Productions, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives), Tom Welling ("Smallville") and Allan Arkush (Heroes, Crossing Jordan).
Nikita is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers Craig Silverstein (Bones, K-Ville), Danny Cannon (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Chuck), McG (Supernatural, Chuck, The O.C., Charlie's Angels), and Peter Johnson (Supernatural, Chuck").
One Tree Hill was created by Mark Schwahn and is executive produced by Schwahn, Joe Davola, Greg Prange, Michael Tollin and Brian Robbins. One Tree Hill is produced by Mastermind Laboratories and Tollin/Robbins Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.