'Hellcats': '24's' D.B. Woodside joins the squad

db-woodside-getty-320.jpgThe CW's upcoming fall show "Hellcats" has tapped the '24' White House Chief of Staff, D.B. Woodside to join the cheerleading squad... Sort of. Of course, Woodside won't actually be playing a cheerleader - though that would be a sight to see.

"Hellcats" revolves around Marti ( Aly Michalka), a cynical college student forced to join the cheerleading squad when her unreliable mother drops the ball on her tuition.

Woodside, who fans will also remember from his stint as Principal Robin Wood on "'Buffy the Vampire Slayer," plays Derrick Altman, a "handsome young physician who takes care of the Hellcats cheerleaders."

He's a man's man who is dedicated to his work with the team - and it's no wonder, because these cheerleaders, as you'll see in the pilot, are an aggressive group of athletes. He's also dedicated to his live-in girlfriend, Vanessa. Vanessa, played by "Boston Public's" Sharon Leal, is the Hellcats' coach, and her eye may be wandering off toward Red, a football coach who has yet to be cast.

"Hellcats," produced by "Smallville" star Tom Welling, premieres Wednesday, September 8th at 9 p.m. After "America's Next Top Model."

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