More pick-ups: Hellcats, Nikita, One Tree Hill

The CW Network orders more episodes of two newcomers and one veteran drama, plus news on Chuck, Undercovers, Human Target and Chase.

More US pick-ups this time for Hellcats and Nikita, while the long running One Tree Hill also wins more episodes.

The CW Network has given Hellcats and Nikita the green-light for more episodes. Both shows are airing on GO! in Australia.

Nikita, starring Maggie Q premiered to strong ratings (3.6 million viewers) and has since become the network’s second-most-watched show after The Vampire Diaries.

Hellcats has also performed solidly for the network, averaging 2.5 million viewers and doing a better job holding on to lead-in America’s Next Top Model‘s audience than any other CW show before it.

Absent from the list is Life Unexpected, now in its second season. The CW has picked up a couple scripts for the show, however.

“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 CW entertainment president Dawn 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.”

One Tree Hill will re-appear on Australian screens on Eleven next year.

Also this week, Human Target received an order for 2 additional scripts while NBC’s Chuck was approved for 11 more episodes, Jerry Bruckheimer’s Chase got a full-season order and Undercovers won four more episodes.

Source: NY Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, LA Times

8 Responses

  1. Its a shame that Nine onsold Chuck and Gossip Girl to Foxtel and only has repeat rights. Apparently they have to wait till 2011 before we can see Season 2 of Chuck and because it is so far behind the ratings are not that great for it .

  2. In the US, America’s Next Top Model should be off The CW schedule, as it’s a more fashion related program meaning it should air on Bravo. In Australia, America’s Next Top Model should air on Arena, whereas Hellcats, Nikita and The Vampire Diaries should remain on GO!, One Tree Hill on W and Gossip Girl on FOX8. One Tree Hill should not return to free to air next year!

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