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The CW Renews Nikita For Season 3

The CW has picked up spy thriller Nikita for a third season.

Showrunner Craig Silverstein announced the news Friday, tweeting, “Um, don’t know if y’all are interested but Nikita season 3 is ON!!!”

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The series joins the already renewed 90210, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries. Rookie Hart of Dixie also received a pickup for a second season, while fellow newbies Ringer and The Secret Circle got the axe.

TVLine’s 2012 Renewal Scorecard has been updated with the news!



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  • WOOOOOHOOOO!!! BEST NEWS I’VE HEARD ALL DAY!!!

    Comment by JD – May 11, 2012 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! I’m so happy about this, I thought we were a goner but we get another season! Thank god the best show on the CW is getting another season, good work, TPTB.

      Comment by Olivia – May 11, 2012 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too. Now i can watch the finale today knowing its coming back. Awesome news. Sad about Secret Circle though.

      Comment by greysfan – May 11, 2012 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG!!! It’s renewed! Yaay! More Alex next season please, she hasn’t had as big a role this season. Other than that, amazing season! What a cliffhanger tonight!

      Comment by pria – May 11, 2012 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • First half of season was mostly about her.

        Comment by Shaun – May 11, 2012 10:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bad news for Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie

    Comment by JC – May 11, 2012 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hope not! I am sooo hoping the CW still renews The Secret Circle. *fingers crossed!* BUT, I am still VERY happy about Nikita!

      Comment by Aerilyn – May 11, 2012 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly….still holding out hope for TSC!!

      Comment by Melissa (@meldelt) – May 11, 2012 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hart of Dixie got renewed.

      Comment by Nikitaforever! – June 2, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Day, Oh HAPPY DAY!

    Comment by George – May 11, 2012 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES YES YES!!!!!!

    Comment by kavyn – May 11, 2012 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not looking good for RINGER.

    Comment by John Berggren – May 11, 2012 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was never looking good for Ringer.

      Comment by JC – May 11, 2012 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!! YES!! YES!! YES!! YES!! YES!! YES!! YES!!

    Comment by Julie – May 11, 2012 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!!!!

    Comment by Sid – May 11, 2012 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • that is STUPID. It gets a 0.4 demo

    Comment by anil – May 11, 2012 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It averaged at 0.5 all season on a Friday night and when it dropped, it dropped to 0.4. It’s total viewers are still really high compared to other CW shows and, creatively, it’s the most intelligent show on the network. No other shows could survive on Fridays except “Nikita” and “Supernatural.” Besides, “Nikita” pulled higher ratings on Thursdays at 9:00 last year. The audience is there, but they’re not watching it live on Fridays at 8:00 (which isn’t unreasonable).

      Comment by Ryan – May 11, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So do half of the CW’s other shows

      Comment by Naomi – May 11, 2012 05:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG this is amazing news :D woow

    Comment by Lotte – May 11, 2012 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wrong choice CW, wrong choice…just i need for tonight is one another disaster Gossip Girl. Good show’s like Ringer, The Secret CIrcle and Hart of Dixie would be likely cancelled:(..OMG what a disaster network:(

    Comment by ryan – May 11, 2012 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agreed. Ringer was by far one of the best shows the CW ever had…guess it was just too clever for some people out there as they seem to prefer other shows.

      Comment by Julia – May 11, 2012 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I watch several CW shows and Nikita is by far the best one in terms of writing, acting, production, etc. I liked Ringer, but it was not “far too clever” for people. IMO it was far too soapy for a lot of viewers. And what are the chances that SMG really wants to do a second season while she’s pregnant?

        Comment by Annie – May 11, 2012 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Agreed. It was definitely a show with a slow burn. While some people, like you and me, continue to watch it, a lot of people get turned off by how long certain resolutions take place, if any. Though, I do love how seriously the show took itself. It was an entertaining ride!

          As for Nikita, it is by far my favorite show on The CW because it never disappoints. It has action, drama, comedy all in a smartly-written and even-paced show. Plus, a lead woman who kicks butt?! Yes, please!

          Comment by Anne – May 11, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I loved Ringer, and am sad that it’s being cancelled, but there is no fantasy world in which I would call it “too clever”. LOL! It was my guilty-please nighttime soap opera. Just like Vampire Diaries is my Teenage Vampire Soap Opera show. :D (Words cannot express how happy I am to hear about Nikita, though!)

        Comment by Moryssa – May 11, 2012 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YaYY! lol This make me very happy!

    Comment by Jeff – May 11, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When will CBS announce there canceled series

    Comment by Kevin – May 11, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!!!!! So glad. Would like to see Hart of Dixie renewed too though.

    Comment by SLDA – May 11, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • any word on the Ringer

    Comment by starmaiden – May 11, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! I am sooooo fre@king excited!!

    Comment by Pati D – May 11, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this show. Thanks CW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Steve brown (@forty9nash) – May 11, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy, but surprised in light of all the new shows CW just picked up.

    Comment by smidnite – May 11, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAYYYYYYYYYYYY BEST NEWS EVER. I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING ;))))

    Comment by fra – May 11, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy for Nikita, sad for the other series,

    Comment by aidagda – May 11, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well that is really bad news for the people that are not Nikita fans and that are fans of Ringer, HOD and TSC.
    Only 1 of those 3 will be renewed and it will be TSC

    Comment by sarah – May 11, 2012 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! today has been a really good day, all my shows are safe.

    Comment by Jake – May 11, 2012 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooo… as happy as I am for the fans of this show, it makes me really really really worried about Secret Circle. I don’t think its renewal chance look good now and I’m disappointed because the show has really come into its own. The back half of the season has been a blast to watch. I hope they axe Hart Of Dixie and Ringer (I’m 99.99999% sure they will) even though I love SMG.

    Comment by tvismyradio – May 11, 2012 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am STUNNED and elated!!!

    Comment by Joe – May 11, 2012 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Still unhappy about Ringer…Good riddance to Secret Circle and Heart Of Dixie though…

    Comment by Courtney – May 11, 2012 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMGaddddd so excited

    Comment by Andy – May 11, 2012 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Comment by CJ – May 11, 2012 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS we can have nice things :3

    Comment by Ducky – May 11, 2012 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CW Has 10 hours open per week. Unless some of those new shows the picked up which puts it at 5 + Vampire Diaries, 90210, Nikita & Supernatural takes up 9 of their 10 hours of prime time space. Which means that Gossip Girl by default would likely be #10 killing The Secret Circle & Hart of Dixie which royally sucks because both are great.

    Comment by Rob – May 11, 2012 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Cult” is guaranteed to be 13 episodes at the most so that only takes up a spot for half the year. “Gossip Girl” will surely be 13 episodes at the most which only takes up a spot for half the year. So there’s really – at least – 11 hours of primetime space.

      Comment by Ryan – May 11, 2012 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • GG would only be picked up for 13 episodes so HoD of TSC could be picked up for 13 also. And apparently CW wants to try “cable seasons.”

      Comment by taylor – May 11, 2012 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congrats fans! I think I’ll get the season 1 DVD’s from Netflix and check it out.

    Comment by Renee – May 11, 2012 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes do you wont regret it and if you like it Welcome to Nikita’s world

      Comment by mh – May 11, 2012 08:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nikita is one of the best shows on the CW you won’t regret it :)

      Comment by JC – May 12, 2012 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YESSSS. BEST NEWS EVER!

    Comment by Sally – May 11, 2012 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!!! I will even forgive CW for waiting SO LONG TO RENEW, because this news just made my day. I really don’t understand why more people don’t watch this show. Is it because it’s on the CW and they assume it’s a teeny-bopper show? It’s smart, fun, action-packed, and emotional.

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to more Nikita, Michael, Alex, Birkhoff, and hopefully Sean, Ryan, and Owen next year. Oh, and Percy. Don’t care about Amanda.

    Comment by Sareeta – May 11, 2012 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’ve hit the nail on the head! It’s a shame that nontraditional CW shows like Nikita and Ringer aren’t getting more eyeballs. I wish people would just accept that The CW network does have its own share of really good, non-teenybopper shows.

      Comment by Anne – May 11, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WWWOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! Nikita Season 3 needs to go hard or go offline! ahaha

    Comment by llws88 – May 11, 2012 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • surprising but im happy i liked season 1 but havent watched season 2 yet but i guess its time i do

    Comment by ggny – May 11, 2012 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please say Ringer is next!!! PLEASE!!!

    Comment by Robin – May 11, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HORAY!!! I want to cry but I can’t because i’m so happy! THANK YOU CW!

    Comment by David – May 11, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Still holding out hope for Hart of Dixie…

    Comment by Melissa – May 11, 2012 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too… I love HoD so it better be back! its a great show!!

      Comment by sarah – May 11, 2012 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you guys read , hart of dixie was renewed, and ringer and secret circle are canceled.
      sorry for ringer fans, but it did the worst in ratings. I tried watching it but lost interest.
      I liked Secret Circle, but it seemed they were just making it up as they went along, no real plan for the season.
      I would like to have seen both Nikita and SC stay , but if I had to choose I would choose Nikita.
      I was hoping Nikita would get a 3RD SEASON, and now it has it!

      Comment by chm – May 11, 2012 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!! I’m so glad Nikita is coming back. Love the show & it just keeps getting better.

    Comment by theresa – May 11, 2012 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! YES! YES! I was so scared all year this wouldn’t get a third season but when I checked the renewal list yesterday and saw it was listed as safe bet and read Maggie Q’s interview about wanting to atleast get a season 3 to wrap everything up I was hopeful so YES! Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, and Nikita are my favorite CW shows. I stopped watching Ringer, Secret Circle, & Hart of Dixie. The Cw just picked up like 4 or 5 new shows so probably a good thing I never caught up on them.

    Comment by Jessica – May 11, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Ringer, but I can live if its cancelled. But they better renew HofD because I am obsessed with that show. I will cry a thousand tears if it doesnt get renewed! I am happy about the Nikita news because Shane West deserves a good show!!! :) I dont watch it but I might have to start ;)

    Comment by sarah – May 11, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YESS NIKITA!!
    BEST NEWS OF MY DAY! :)

    Comment by Sarahjane – May 11, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news, so happy for Nikita crew, they deserve it.

    Comment by Sandta – May 11, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why? I love Shane West but even he isn’t enough reason to watch this. Meh. Congrats to the fans though. :)

    Comment by Alex – May 11, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yesssssssss! My day is now extremely better!

    Comment by Nikita Fan – May 11, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOW! I had already written the show off as a goner, and was prepared to try and savor the 2 or 3 eps that were left. When it comes to TV renewals, between this, Fringe, and Chuck last year, I feel like I’ve used up all my good luck for a decade!

    Comment by JC – May 11, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m SUCH a nerd, but I just cried happy tears and did a happy dance for Nikita’s renewal! One of my favorites :D

    Comment by fadedbeautyqueen – May 11, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita’s a good show, but it dosent deserve renwal ratings wise.It gets 0.4s now, Ill be laughing my butt off when it’s 0.1 this time next year and hopefully gets pulled.Its too far away from syndication. It’s too bad Mark Pedowitzs favoritism is in play, he deserves to be fired and CW shut down for renewing the lowest rated cw show.

    Comment by Brandy – May 11, 2012 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OOh,Brandy,You’re here,I just wanna say to you……SUCK IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!

      Comment by you know – May 12, 2012 05:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Pedowitz saw how good the quality of Nikita is and he rewarded the fans by renewing it so suck it as well :P

      Comment by JC – May 12, 2012 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news!!! Nikita is really underrated. It’s one of the better shows on TV. The plot lines are slick, action is incredible and Shane West and Maggie Q are brilliant. So glad I get to watch for another year

    Comment by Sarah – May 11, 2012 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • One of the best shows on TV if you ask me I agree with you. Slick lines, action suspense and storyline, it is an amazing show! I cant wait to see Amanda, she plays a perfect villian role!! Go Nikita 3rd season, yeh!! Love it!!!!

      Comment by Jazzy Jaz – May 19, 2012 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES, YES, YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! I hope they give us more Ryan and more Owen!!!! :D

    Comment by albtrex – May 11, 2012 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy! I think this is the first year almost all the shows I love have been renewed. I honestly thought Nikita was a goner. Already had great luck with seeing P&R, Community, and Cougar Town renewals. Now Nikita?! I couldn’t be happier!

    Comment by elaniel – May 11, 2012 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOW! YES!!!! NIKITA SEASON 3!

    Comment by NIKITA – May 11, 2012 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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