The CW Renews Nikita and The Carrie Diaries

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Nikita RenewedDivision may be dead, but Nikita is not: The CW has renewed the spy thriller for a shortened fourth (and likely final) season. The Carrie Diaries, meanwhile, has been greenlit for a second season.

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The Maggie Q-star vehicle and the Sex and the City prequel join the network’s previously picked up series The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Hart of Dixie, Arrow and Beauty and the Beast for the 2013-14 season.

Exact episode counts for both shows will be announced next week at the CW’s fall “upfront” presentation in New York, but Nikita boss Craig Silverstein confirmed on Twitter that the show received a short order (we’re hearing just six episodes).

TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the news.



Comments (109)

  • wow! I though the Carrie Diaries was a goner for sure!!!!

    Comment by Taryn – May 9, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yay for Carrie Diaries! Lots of potential but definitely need to take the writing up a notch.

      Comment by Joline – May 12, 2013 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How much is shortned exactly? :)

    Comment by Kresh – May 9, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think usually 10-14 eps.

      Comment by Carter – May 9, 2013 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Deadline is saying 6 episodes

        Comment by ggny – May 9, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I hope they do at least 10 episodes!!! 6 is not enough!!

          Comment by luli – May 9, 2013 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • You got a renewal, don’t complain!

            Comment by Wrstlgirl – May 9, 2013 03:59 PM PDT  
          • Be VERY happy if you get 6. Back in the old days of the CW (UPN/WB) us TV fans didn’t get a shortened final season to wrap up our shows and give us closure. No…we got Veronica Mars walking away in the rain wondering if Keith would win the election. We got Angel and team heading out to fight off all sorts of beasts and dragons. We got Brooke getting run over by Nicole Julian on Popular. Enjoy what you can get Nikita fans. We weren’t all so lucky.

            Comment by Joy – May 9, 2013 04:07 PM PDT  
          • Ausiello just tweeted and confirmed: 6 episodes

            Comment by Meg – May 9, 2013 04:15 PM PDT  
          • Nikita deserves more episodes than Carrie Diaries or the poorly acted BATB combined.

            Comment by Anna Paolinelli (@AnnaPaolinelli1) – May 9, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  
          • This is in response to Joy since I couldn’t reply directly to her post.

            In regards to the Angel finale, that one isn’t on the network. That one is on Joss. He was the one that asked the network for a final decision in February so he could tweak the end of the season if need be. Don’t get me wrong, I was so upset it got cancelled (it surpassed Buffy in my opinion) but the way it ended is completely on Joss and his decision to end it that way. And he did a number of interviews after the show ended about why he left it that way. It was a completely intentional thing on his part that he would have done regardless because if fit with the theme of Angel more than it would have if he’d tried to do it on Buffy.

            Comment by Caitlin – May 10, 2013 10:22 AM PDT  
        • I’m glad Nikita is getting a final season, but only 6 episodes?? That doesn’t put it at syndication numbers, does it? It doesn’t make sense. If CW gave it a full season it would hit the magic number and that would mean more money. Have they lowered the syndication minimum or something? Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy the show gets a chance to end properly, but it just seems like such a stupid move.

          Comment by Mikael – May 10, 2013 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA 4 SEASON!!! IM HAPPY REALLY REEEEALLLLLY HAPPY

    Comment by Lorena – May 9, 2013 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t even care that it’s a shortened season…at least “Nikita” will be able to finish the story! Thank you, CW!

      Comment by Gwen – May 9, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The only show I watch (and love) is nikita. So I will watch CW for at least 6 times next season.
      Then hope some other streaming company (Netflix ?) will want to pick it up for more episodes and garner more viewers

      On a separate note CW is making a smart move to go streaming and without a monthly fee . As much as I like Nikita I would not subsidize shows I dislike. That is the problem with other networks on cable and satellite. We quit direct tv because we didn’t want to pay a high fee so all of the sports could be less. In streaming we pick specific shows (and are even willing to pay a reasonable fee for the season in 3 cases.)

      Comment by Joan rennaker – May 17, 2013 05:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good to hear – can the Nikita fans kindly stfu now?!

    Comment by Jdurbs – May 9, 2013 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • truuuee dat.

      Comment by Kresh – May 9, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We are just announcing our happiness at seeing a season 4, even if it is shortened. The show is amazing, and so much better then some of the bigger shows out there.

      Comment by CP – May 11, 2013 12:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That actually is a shocker. Good for the fans.

    Comment by Mike – May 9, 2013 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • carrie is renewed , i’m like OMG

    Comment by joão (@joaotc) – May 9, 2013 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What’s a TK episode order?

    Comment by Whom – May 9, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TK = “to come” = not yet announced.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – May 9, 2013 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait! WHAT!! The CW must be creating imaginary money to bring back The Carrie Ovaries. Good for Nikita tho. :)

    Comment by OWL – May 9, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Carrie Diaries is really charming, and the music and fashion is pretty much back now, so it’s a great forum for product placement (which probably offsets the ratings). I enjoy the show quite a bit, though it’s clearly targeted to teens.

      Comment by Temperance – May 9, 2013 11:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woot!!! It hasn’t been as good this season, but Nikita is still a pretty fantastic show. Glad to know it has some life left in it!

    Comment by Karl Sinclair – May 9, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wooooooooowwww for carrie diaries!! At least one show that I watch is now renewed….I’m so happy!

    Comment by Helen – May 9, 2013 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shortened season? Noooooo. But I guess I should just be happy Nikita got renewed! …And TCD renewed? Seriously?? I’m shocked (and a bit annoyed).

    Comment by Stephanie – May 9, 2013 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad Carrie Diaries got renewed. It really got great the last few episodes, and I would have been bummed if we didn’t get to see the payoff of Walt coming out.

    Comment by Jessica – May 9, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!! thankfully the cw saw sense and renewed their best series. even if the next is the last im just glad to see more of it. now tell the producers in advance if it is or not so they can work towards an ending.

    Comment by Alan – May 9, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Carrie Diaries! I was pretty confident Nikita would be back, but I thought for sure Carrie Diaries was a goner.

    Comment by Lauren – May 9, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • uaooooooo i’m very happy to see again carrie!!!! thanks cw!!!!

    Comment by Heglis – May 9, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow Carrie Diaries getting renewed is a big surprise.

    Comment by ggny – May 9, 2013 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Honestly 90210 should be back Nikita’s ratings werent that much better and to be honest Hell Cats shouldve been renewed and nikita should have been canceled

    Comment by akii – May 9, 2013 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 90210 had already reached syndication, Nikita will reach syndication with this final renewal.

      Comment by Mike – May 9, 2013 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • hell yeah couldnt agree any more with what u just said :) and YAY carries coming back :) but will never forgive the cw for canceling 90210

      Comment by Peter W – May 9, 2013 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 90210 has been averaging .5 million viewers and NIKITA hss been averaging 1.4 million viewers

      Comment by Vdforme – May 10, 2013 05:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THIS IS AWESOME! Any word on if its the final season? Any clue what shortened implies?(episode count wise)

    Comment by M3rc Nate – May 9, 2013 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shortened implies shorter :P But seriously…when OTH and Gossip Girl got shortened final seasons it was like 10-13 eps

      Comment by Jdurbs – May 9, 2013 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TK-episode order? What does TK mean? :S
    Oh, and is the upcoming season, being that it’s shortened, going to be it’s final season? Any word on that?

    Comment by David Pippy (@Dave_idP) – May 9, 2013 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY ABOUT THE CARRIE DIARIES :) :) I thought it would definitely be canceled! is Nikita’s shortened 4th season its final season?

    Comment by Elyse – May 9, 2013 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FINALLY. i’m hoping the shortened order of Nikita isn’t as short as i had previously heard. *fingers crossed*

    Comment by Kat – May 9, 2013 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Craig Silverstain already said it will not be a full season

      Comment by m – May 9, 2013 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yeah, but i’m hoping they’ll have more than 6-10 episodes. i think 12 wouldn’t be terribly difficult to accommodate. either way, i’m glad we have one more season to wrap things up

        Comment by Kat – May 9, 2013 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Nikita was renewed.

    Comment by Esther – May 9, 2013 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita Will Be Back?! Oh Yeah! Life Is Good!!!!!

    Comment by xavier – May 9, 2013 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 90210 and hod are so awful. Good riddance the previews make me cringe. Yay for carrie.

    Comment by lorna – May 9, 2013 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • HOD was already renewed. 90210 is awful I have to agree with you on that!

      Comment by Elyse – May 9, 2013 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!!! I’m so glad that The Carrie Diaries got renewed because I was really nervous about its fate. The show has a lot of potential and I cannot wait to see what the second season has to offer.

    Comment by William – May 9, 2013 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • why carrie diaries? emilyowens rated better and was canceled

    Comment by Everyone – May 9, 2013 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ya i still dont get CW decision on Emily Owens. Something must have happened we dont know about the show was growing out of HOD and was better rated them a few of the shows they renewed. They cut the cord kinda fast with Emily Owens

      Comment by ggny – May 9, 2013 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Emily Owens sucked even worse than TCD. I know its hard to believe! But that’s why it got cancelled. I was confident that I wouldn’t have to suffer through any more TCD scoops next year. Such a waste of airtime.

        Comment by Georgia Madman – May 9, 2013 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Emily Owens struggled to find its voice I thought. They were doctors, but the show had a high-school vibe to it and the lack of maturity and confidence was a bit….confusing.

        Comment by mia – May 9, 2013 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Simple, The Carrie Diaries is a far superior show. I liked Emily Owens well enough, but it didn’t have much of anywhere to go.

      Comment by Temperance – May 9, 2013 11:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA!!!! Hoping the shortened season isn’t 10…maybe 13 or so

    Happy regardless!

    Comment by Zack – May 9, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why are they doing a mini season ? :( Oh well – I’ll take it !

    Comment by angelstorm – May 9, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because this is likely the final season and they are giving the show a chance to wrap it up for the fans.

      Comment by Joy – May 9, 2013 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Rumor is that it will be Nikita’s final season.

      Comment by Elyse – May 9, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m super surprise with TCD renewal… I guess they didn’t like their pilots!

    Comment by yairal – May 9, 2013 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Based on its ratings, I can’t complain about Nikita’s shortened season. I’m just grateful they’ve been given a chance to wrap up the series for those of us who have stuck it out this whole time. Happy for fans of The Carries Diaries as well.

    Comment by CJ – May 9, 2013 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for THE CARRIE DIARIES!! I had just about lost hope, it’s my favourite new show :) so happy it’s been renewed

    Comment by Jannie – May 9, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG! So happy for Nikita! Yeah Team! Great work and I am so thrilled!

    Comment by David – May 9, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I gave Carrie Diaries a chance. It is unwatchable. If the CW wants to know why they can’t make up ground, stop green lighting shows that ABC Family would pass on. Also, keep it fresh. No more retreads. Buffy was my favorite show ever, I’m scared CW will eventually try a remake.

    Comment by Randy – May 9, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Super happy to hear about Nikita. But six eps only? That’s really short! But at least the fans get some closure. Also shocked to hear that the Carrie Diaries was renewed, but even though I don’t watch it regularly, it’s not a bad little show!

    Comment by Eric – May 9, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita is so good it just sucks that it is on the cw n on a Friday night. I’m happy it got renewed!!!

    Comment by Sarah – May 9, 2013 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m glad The Carrie Diaries is renewed. the show has a lot of potential. I hope writing will be better next season, some of the characters are starting to annoy me.

    Comment by Kat – May 9, 2013 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy Nikita was renewed and even if its only for a few episodes hopefully that means they’ll be really good episodes and there won’t be much filler. Also even though it might be the final season I kind of wish it wouldn’t be the last and instead they would just do like 13 episode seasons(like cable) for Nikita so there wouldn’t be as much filler and that way the CW could try new shows at midseason when Nikita ended.

    Comment by jon – May 9, 2013 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • when has there ever been filler on nikita? i think its the one show that makes everything count.

      Comment by Alan – May 10, 2013 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yeah while I agree there usually isn’t filler on Nikita I felt like the first couple of episodes this season with the hunt for the dirty thirty and well those first episodes in general were a bit slow and I was just saying that if these are the only episodes we’re getting they should try to go all out.

        Comment by jon – May 11, 2013 10:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would much rather watch Nikita then the stupid should have ended Vampire Diaries.

    Comment by jake – May 9, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Based on syndication and Nikita’s strong sales overseas, that renewal was a no-brainer. Based on Carrie Diaries abysmal ratings and its renewal, this year’s crop of new pilots must be absolutely garbage.

    Comment by Sg. Grant – May 9, 2013 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly. They would not have renewed it had they had faith in their new shows.

      Comment by dude – May 9, 2013 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It seems stupid not to renew it for a full season when they’re so close to syndication but I guess that’s why I don’t work at The CW.

    Comment by dude – May 9, 2013 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SO HAPPY THAT CARRIE DIARIES HAS BEEN RENEWED!!!!! Now if only DirecTV would have CW availab le for Watch or Record on Demand.

    Comment by Georgia – May 9, 2013 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do they have new management over at the CW or something?? Cause they’ve really done their loyal viewers a huge service by renewing like everything this season. Props to the CW for this bold move. Goes a long way to restoring faith.

    Comment by mia – May 9, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Nikita!!!!!

    Comment by Allison P – May 9, 2013 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I checked out of Nikita after a few episodes. Did they ever have any cameos from the original series like Peta Wilson or anyone?

    Comment by Jason – May 9, 2013 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There was Alberta Watson and some others in the second and third season. Check it out! :)

      Comment by Diiii – May 9, 2013 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Alberta Watson had a recurring role as a character named Madeline as a nod to the original series but she didn’t actually play the same character.

      Comment by jon – May 9, 2013 10:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Holy crap, 6 episodes? It’s better than nothing but barely. :( Such a short swan song…

    Comment by Kalee – May 9, 2013 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita renewed…YAHOO!!!!!

    Comment by Lisa – May 9, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bittersweet news for Nikita… I’m happy it’s renewed, but disappointed because a shortened season almost definitely means it will be the final season.. Hopefully it’ll be more than 6 episodes,but at least the writers will be able to give it a proper send off.

    Comment by Leah – May 9, 2013 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yess!! Nikita is renewed!

    Comment by E – May 9, 2013 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am glad Nikita got renewed for season 4. even if it is shortened, it means they can tie up story lines and end it properly. Happy about this.

    Comment by Amanda – May 9, 2013 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on thehiltonburnellfiles and commented:
    Glad the Nikita got renewed but it will not be a full season though.

    Comment by Justin Burnell – May 9, 2013 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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