Articles for Nikita Season 1

Many are skeptical when it comes to TV remakes but The CW‘s take on the 1990 French film Nikita, not to mention the 1997 television series La Femme Nikita, appears to be worth watching, at least based on critics‘ early reviews. On the new series, premiering this fall, Maggie Q stars as a rogue spy who aims to bring down the secret division of the CIA, which forced her to become an assassin and killed her lover. She‘s the first recruit to get out. The question is: Will she be the last? Read more »
Today the CW announced its plans for the fall, and the lineup includes plenty of returning shows, but many of them will air in new time slots. Eight of the network‘s 10 shows are returning to the schedule, with only two new dramas making the cut.  However, 90210, One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected and Supernatural are all getting new times on new nights.  The network also announced, as previously reported, that the upcoming tenth season of Smallville will be its last.See More:CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>  Read more »
Summer is in full swing and the TV season is drying up. While cable gems like True Blood and Burn Notice keep me sufficiently entertained, the promise of a brand-new onslaught of shows this fall has me a lot more excited. With more than 20 new shows to sample this fall, it‘s hard to figure out which ones are worth your time, but I‘ve already got my Must-Watch viewing list down to five.  Read more »
Comic-Con beings Thursday, July 22, and while we‘re still waiting for the full schedule, Warner Brothers has released information on its TV show panels. This includes panels for returning favorites The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Smallville, Fringe, Chuck, The Big Bang Theory, V, Human Target and the new CW series Nikita.  Read more »
Now fans of the CW know exactly how long they need to wait for new episodes. The network announced the premiere dates for its shows this fall. Beginning with America‘s Next Top Model‘s 15th cycle on September 8 and culminating with Smallville and Supernatural returning on September 24, the CW will launch its 10 shows, including new dramas Hellcats and Nikita.  Read more »
This fall Maggie Q will hit the small screen as the newest incarnation of Nikita, a spy who goes rogue after being betrayed by the government who trained her. This year Comic-Con attendees had two opportunities to catch a sneak peak at this sexy spy series pilot: once on preview night and once again on Saturday. Those lucky enough to catch it on Saturday were also treated to a Q&A with the some of cast, which includes Lyndsy Fonseca (who plays Alex), Shane West (Michael), Aaron Stanford (Birkhoff), Ashton Holmes (Thom), Tiffany Hines (Jaden), Melinda Clarke (Amanda), and Xander Berkeley (Percy). Read more »
I don‘t have much of a history with the Nikita story, which began with the original 1990 French film and has since rolled into a few film and TV adaptations, but whose femme fatale themes can also be traced back far earlier. So I hope you‘ll forgive my mythological blind spots as I attempt to critique this newest retelling of Nikita‘s tale on its own merits--a method that actually seems appropriate, since I expect that is how most of the young CW audience will judge the series when it premieres tonight at 9pm after The Vampire Diaries. It‘s also how the show itself seems to want to be judged--not as the latest in a series of repetitive remakes, but as a distinct reimagining with its own plot, players and timeline. As such, Nikita succeeds in doing what so many shows hope (and often fail) to do: Evoking the familiar and making it fresh. With a few distinct twists to keep the sexy teen-loving CW viewership happy, of course--starting with sleek star Maggie Q, who first struts onto the screen in an unforgettable red bikini that looks just as flawless as she breaks necks and outruns hit men. That‘ll get the kids‘ attention.  Read more »
The biggest gamble of the TV season has paid off. CBS decided to move its hit comedy The Big Bang Theory to Thursday to start a new night of comedy and try to steal the thunder from NBC‘s long-standing Must-See TV lineup.Mission accomplished.  Read more »
Much has been said recently about the importance of the Internet when it comes to TV watching. Today‘s viewers don‘t simply tune in to a show and then forget about it until next week. Instead, many will watch the show... And then re-watch the show online... And post to a show message board... And search for spoilers... And... Read more »
The fall season got off to a rough start with quick cancellations for FOX‘s Lone Star and ABC‘s My Generation, but things are looking up. Yesterday CBS picked up all five of its new shows for full seasons, and today the CW did the same for its new fall shows, Nikita and Hellcats. In addition, the CW ordered a full season for One Tree Hill.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
The CW finally unveiled its mid-season schedule today, though there isn‘t much new to talk about. The only real gap in the network‘s schedule came from Life Unexpected coming to an end, a problem being solved by the weight-loss reality show Shedding for the Wedding.  Read more »
The CW is the final network to release its fall lineup this week, and the network is a bit more ambitious than in the past. They‘ve picked up four new shows for the fall, moved two shows to new nights and pushed the ninth season of One Tree Hill to mid-season.The big changes include moving 90210 to Tuesdays and Nikita to Fridays to make room for two of the network‘s new shows.  Read more »
The CW is filling up its schedule with two new shows that have earned a lot of buzz early on. The network has picked up Secret Circle, the new witch drama based on a series of books by the author of The Vampire Diaries and adapted by Kevin Williamson, and Hart of Dixie, a drama about a female doctor who moves to the south from the Gossip Girl team of Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.  Read more »