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Kate Ward
May 17, 2011 AT 08:34 PM EDT

Freshman series Nikita is the femme of the hour. EW has learned that the series, which stars Maggie Q, has scored a second season pickup on The CW, less than one week after it enjoyed its first season finale.

As for the series that will somehow find a way to outlive nuclear war, One Tree Hill will also be returning to the network. As EW predicted, the long-running series has been given the greenlight for its ninth season.

Hellcats, however, has nothing to cheer about: Word is the series about college cheerleading was canceled.

Earlier today, the network announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be returning TV on The CW’s Ringer. Previously, Gellar had starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer on The CW’s previous incarnation, WB. (Reporting by James Hibberd)

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