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The CW renews 'One Tree Hill,' 'Nikita,' cancels 'Hellcats'

May 17, 2011 |  1:57 pm

Nikita The CW has renewed "One Tree Hill" and "Nikita" for another season. "Hellcats," a struggling freshman comedy about cheerleaders, has been canceled.

Though the spy drama "Nikita" hasn't proved to be a big hit -- it averaged 2.4 million viewers this season, according to Nielsen -- it offers strong international appeal (courtesy of its star, Maggie Q, an actress of Irish, Polish and Vietnamese descent) and brand recognition (the series is loosely affiliated with the French action film "La Femme Nikita").

"One Tree Hill," which was carried over to the CW from the now-defunct WB Network, has been on the air for nearly a decade. Though its story line and characters have undergone massive changes over those years, it still gives viewers a recognizable name at a time when some of the CW's new series haven't quite stuck.

"Hellcats" averaged less than 2 million viewers this season, according to Nielsen.


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Photo: "Nikita." Credit: The CW.