A World Full of Strangers
In the series premiere of this coming-of-age drama featuring more than a little fancy footwork, Marti Perkins, a pre-law student at Lancer University in Memphis, Tennessee, discovers that her scholarship has been cancelled and her well-meaning but irresponsible mother, Wanda has neglected to inform her. Marti realizes the only way she can stay in school is to win a place on the Hellcats Lancer's legendary cheer squad and the scholarship that comes with it. Despite a confrontation with the Hellcats' peppy team captain, Savannah, Marti wins over coach Vanessa Lodge, makes the squad and is thrust into a competitive world unlike anything she has ever known. With her best friend, Dan, by her side, Marti navigates her new world as a cheerleader and Savannah's new roommate, while trying to avoid any interaction with squad member Alice Verdura , who is instantly jealous when she realizes that Marti has caught the eye of fellow cheerleader and Alice's ex-boyfriend, Lewis Flynn.