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'CSI: NY' Casts Mac's Wife, Julie Benz Changes Status on 'A Gifted Man' & More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 28th 2011 6:30PM
Jamie Ray Newman, Aly Michalka'CSI: NY' will see two new faces come fall.

First up is Jamie Ray Newman, who has signed on as the oft-talked about but never seen wife of Gary Sinese's Mac Taylor, who died in the September 11 attacks. The actress will appear in flashbacks in the show's season premiere, which will focus on the tenth anniversary of the event, TV Guide reports.

Also joining the show for an episode is former 'Hellcats' cheerleader Aly Michalka. According to Entertainment Weekly, she'll play a rock star questioned by the team when her boyfriend is found dead.

In other TV news ...

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Hellcats' Gets Anti-Bullying Message to Larger Audience (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 25th 2011 3:15PM
Tyler Wilson on the set of 'Hellcats'11-year-old Ohio native Tyler Wilson became national news back in September when he was bullied at school for wanting to be a cheerleader. Apparently the other kids thought that was worthy of a beating that led to a broken arm for Tyler.

Bullying certainly isn't a new issue in schools, but it's getting more attention lately, as big-name celebrities are speaking out against it.

When Tyler's story made headlines, the cast of The CW's 'Hellcats' made a PSA reminding kids that it's their right to be whatever they want to be; they even invited Tyler to the show's set to see some tough TV cheerleaders, male and female, in action.

AOL TV is proud to share this exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Tyler's visit to Vancouver, including anti-bullying messages from stars Aly Michalka, Matt Barr, Heather Hemmens and Robbie Jones; Tyler learning some moves from the show's choreographer; and a sneak peek of the scenes he got to be a part of in this week's episode, 'Before I Was Caught' (airs Tuesday, April 26, 9PM ET on The CW).

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FIRST LOOK: The 'Hellcats' Cast Pities Your Lack of Super Bowl Cheerleaders, Football Fans

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 3rd 2011 12:00PM
Aly Michalka, Hellcats, CheerleadersWhen the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers face off in Super Bowl XLV this Sunday, an unexpected milestone will occur: It'll be the first Super Bowl in 43 years without cheerleaders.

Tragic, we know -- and so do Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale and the rest of the 'Hellcats' cast. That's why the stars of The CW's college cheerleading drama have filmed this informative PSA. They feel your plight, football fans, and they want you to know they're here for you -- every Tuesday at 9PM.

Watch the ladies discuss this very serious issue in our exclusive clip -- they've got the cheerleading action you'll be missing on Sunday.

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'Hellcats' Star Aly Michalka On Which Guy She'd Choose, Sister AJ Guest-Starring & More (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jan 24th 2011 5:15PM
Aly Michalka, Hellcats'Hellcats' cheerleader Marti Perkins is the kind of character I often hate to love, but I just can't help myself, mostly because star Aly Michalka is so good playing her.

I caught up with Michalka to talk about this week's big return (Tues., Jan. 25, 9PM ET on The CW). After some major drama before the holidays, Marti's friendships and her more-than-friendships are in big trouble. So where do we find her? And how soon before she and Savannah (Ashley Tisdale) are back to normal?

And you superfans will be excited to know that Aly clearly chooses the guy she wants Marti to be with -- Dan or Lewis -- but do you agree with her choice? She also teases her sister AJ's guest stint on 'Hellcats,' why playing music toghether will make sense on the show and, yes, what songs we'll hear them singing.

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Secrets from the 'Hellcats' Set: Is Marti Hot for Teacher? Will Dan and Savannah Go the Distance?

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 6th 2010 11:50AM
Aly Michalka and Robbie JonesIf 'Bring it On' is one of your favorite guilty pleasures, you get 'Fired Up' at the sight of pom-poms, or a cheerleading uniform is your default Halloween costume of choice, chances are you're already hooked on the CW's peppy freshman drama 'Hellcats,' a spirited (or should we say "spirit-fingered"?) look at the world of competitive college cheerleading.

If you're not already hooked, perhaps we can entice you to join the team with this perky preview. Two weeks ago, TV Squad was among a group of journalists invited to visit the set of the Vancouver-based show, and we returned with all sorts of intel on what's in store for our ridiculously attractive squad.

Join us after the jump to hear what we can expect in upcoming episodes from stars Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Matt Barr and Gale Harold.

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Aly Michalka of 'Hellcats' Talks Love Triangles, 'Bring It On' Comparisons and Singing on the Show

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 22nd 2010 4:35PM
Aly MichalkaWhen you're one half of a Platinum-selling band (with your little sister, no less), the hilarious sidekick in the box office's hottest new comedy ('Easy A'), and star of a TV series that requires you to learn complex cheerleading routines every single week, there's not very much down time.

Yet for 'Hellcats' star Aly Michalka, it's all worth it. "It's pretty crazy, but I'm hanging in there," the star said of her hectic schedule. Michalka plays rebellious pre-law student-turned-college cheerleader Marti on The CW's new Wednesday night drama, and spoke with TV Squad earlier this week about her character's relationship woes, being compared to 'Bring It On,' and juggling her music, movie and TV careers. Read on for more.

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'Hellcats' Premiere Review

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 8th 2010 12:00PM
What it is: An energetic CW show about energetic cheerleaders.

When it airs:
'Hellcats' debuts 9PM ET Wednesday on the CW.

'Hellcats' is exactly what you'd expect a CW show about cheerleaders to be. That is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Fall TV 2010's Breakout Stars

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 31st 2010 6:00PM
Some of them have never had a major role before, and some of them are making their Hollywood debut, but we're betting that these 13 actors and actresses will be among the stars viewers are talking about this TV season ...

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Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka Cheer on 'Hellcats' - TCA Report

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 30th 2010 12:40AM
HellcatsNot content with just being the small screen's Superman, Tom Welling was on hand at the CW's TCA panel to promote 'Hellcats,' the new cheerleading show he's producing with Kevin Murphy.

Stars Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka were also in attendance on the panel, which was peppy as a pep squad with reporters talking all over each other to put their questions to the cast.

Some of the highlights are included below.

-- On the comparisons with 'Glee,' Murphy said "I'd never have the temerity to compete with 'Glee' in terms of razzle-dazzle. While the dancing is a huge component of the show, it exists with one foot in the world of the characters -- no-one will tune in for the awesome three minutes of dancing we'll provide without that."

More after the jump!

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Ashley Tisdale Goes to 'Hellcats'

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 18th 2010 4:00PM
Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale is making her way from the Disney Channel to regular broadcast TV for the CW's new pilot, 'Hellcats' (not to be confused with 'High School Musical's' Wildcats).

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the singer-actress joins Aly Michalka in the Tom Welling-produced series, about a competitive college cheerleading team. Michalka plays Marti, a sort-of bad girl who joins the Hellcats after budget cuts and her mother's irresponsibility cause her to lose her scholarship.

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