The CW's "Nikita" has been renewed for Season 4 and lives to spy another day, the network confirmed today. Star Devon Sawa tweeted the news.
Creator Craig Silverstein also confirmed "Nikita's" renewal via Twitter that Season 4 will be shortened, with various outlets speculating anywhere from six to 13 episodes. Deadline reports that both "Nikita" and also-renewed "Carrie Diaries" are likely to receive 13-episode orders, but that has not yet been confirmed by the network.
#Nikita will return but not for a full season.We can promise an incredible finish though!
— Craig Silverstein (@sesfonstein) May 9, 2013
The perennial bubble show has carved out a solid niche for itself on Friday nights, fluctuating between a 0.5 and 0.3 in the demo but occasionally outperforming the network's midweek offerings in the ratings.
Other factors that likely tipped the scales in "Nikita's" favor for renewal include its popularity in overseas markets (an attractive prospect for production studio Warner Bros.) and the fact that it's the series closest to reaching syndication out of all the network's bubble shows.
"Nikita" joins five new drama pick-ups, including sci-fi entries "The Tomorrow People," "The 100" and "Star-Crossed," period drama "Reign" and previously ordered "TVD" spinoff "The Originals". Additionally, The CW already renewed "Arrow," "Supernatural," "TVD," "Hart of Dixie," and "Beauty and the Beast." "The Carrie Diaries" has also received a second season.
"Nikita," which films in Toronto, stars Maggie Q as the titular heroine, with a supporting ensemble that includes Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Devon Sawa and Noah Bean
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"Nikita" currently airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.