As expected, the CW announced today that the six-episode renewal for Nikita will mark the spy drama’s final installment. The pickup came after Nikita creator Craig Silverstein, who has a hot new pilot, Turn, at AMC, closed a deal for one last short order. Nikita‘s final chapter, which is yet to be scheduled, will bring the series full circle, with Nikita (Maggie Q) once again on the run as a hunted rogue for a murder she didn’t commit as she attempts to clear her name as well as spare the people she loves. The pickup is part of CW president Mark Pedowitz’s efforts to give the network’s long-running series a satisfying ending for fans. Nikita, a very modest performer on Friday night, has had solid digital play and ranks as one of the CW’s top series on social media. It also has been a strong international seller for producing studio Warner Bros TV.
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In other CW upfront announcements, following the solid ratings for the CW’s broadcast of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the network has signed a three-year deal with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to carry the iHeartRadio Music Festival as well as iHeartRadio’s holiday Jingle Ball concert, the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, album release parties and other concert specials.
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