The CW greenlights three dramas
Panettiere's 'HMS,' Welling's 'Hellcats' among pickups
The CW went for star power behind the camera in its latest round of pilot pickups, ordering dramas produced by "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere and "Smallville" leading man Tom Welling.
The network on Tuesday greenlighted "HMS," "Hellcats" and "Betwixt," all from WBTV and CBS Studios.
"HMS" and "Hellcats" received presentation orders, while "Betwixt" will film a full pilot.
"HMS" is about the exploits of the sexy freshmen class at Harvard Medical School through the eyes of a young female student. "Mystic Pizza" writer Amy Holden Jones penned the script and is exec producing, with Panettiere serving as co-exec producer.
"Hellcats," an ensemble show set in world of competitive college cheerleading described as "Election" meets "Bring It On," was penned by Kevin Murphy who is exec producing with Welling.
Based on the novel of the same name, "Betwixt" revolves around "changelings" in an urban setting who are responsible for saving humans from evil.
Feature writer Elizabeth Chandler ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") penned the script and is executive producing with Paul Stupin ("Make It or Break It").
The trio join two other hourlong pilots ordered by the CW last week, an update of the 1990s action thriller "La Femme Nikita" from McG and a family drama from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
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