The god-awful Glee versus Ryan Murphy versus the world saga continues.
Have you seen Bring It On or any of the subsequent straight-to-DVD sequels? If so, then you've got the gist of this new CW show. Ashley Tisdale plays Savannah, the popular cheer captain trying to spirit-finger her way to a quarterfinal win at college when her flyer is downed by a sudden injury. After auditioning a slew of girls (most of whom seem to have a passable amount of talent), her nemesis Marti (Alyson Michalka) walks in and wows their coach (Sharon Leal) with her athletic ability and her stripper-style pelvic thrusts. Even though Marti despises all that cheerleading stands for, she needs the scholarship that this opportunity provides, so she sucks it up and joins the team to the dismay of the injured flyer Alice (Heather Hemmons) in particular. Marti moves in to the cheer sorority house, despite her mother (Gail O'Grady) protesting that everything would be fine without the needed surplus income, so she can continue her dream of being a pre-law student. Meanwhile, the team faces imminent budget cuts unless they somehow pull out a win at nationals. It's like Glee, but without Sue Sylvester and singing.