The ’80s live on at The CW: modest-performing “The Carrie Diaries” will return next season, along with spy drama “Nikita.” And the network is adding four dramas to its 2013-14 schedule, most rapt in the sci-fi world.
That takes “Nikita,” which averages around 1 million viewers, into its fourth season — and according to the show’s executive producer Craig Silverstein, it will be an abbreviated run, possibly indicating a final season for the show. The network will announce episode counts — and its fate — next week at their Upfronts presentation in New York. “The Carrie Diaries,” the “Sex and the City” prequel, also averaged around 1 million viewers and will head into a second season. The silver lining that worked in favor of both shows getting another season is they perform well on Hulu.
Meanwhile, joining the previously ordered “Vampire Diaries” spinoff “The Originals” for next season are “The Tomorrow People,” “The 100,” ‘Reign” and “Star-Crossed.”
“The Tomorrow People,” a reboot of the British ’70s sci-fi series, centers on, naturally, a group of young people — ones that possess special powers (teleportation, telepathy) and represent the next stage in human evolution. And as expected, they work together to fend off evil. The series comes “Arrow’s” Greg Berlanti and “The Vampire Diaries’” Julie Plec — the latter of which seems to be an enchanting force for the network, upping her tally to three shows on the CW.
If that group doesn’t sound fun to hang with, maybe a spaceship and a nuclear war is more your style? “The 100″ is a post-nuclear war drama, in which a spaceship sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to look into re-colonizing.
And what would the CW be without a little young love? “Reign” focuses on 15-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, as she arrives in France and is betrothed to Prince Frances. There are rivals, sex and period costumes! Then there’s “Star-Crossed.” Previously titled “Oxygen,” it tells the love story of a human girl (played by “Friday Night Lights” alum Aimee Teegarden) and an alien boy (“90210′s” Matt Lanter).
Source: LA Times
The cast of Divergent has expanded by three. Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz and Ansel Elgort will be joining Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) in the feature film adaptation of the first book in Veronica Roth’s young adult series. The books are similar in tone to The Hunger Games and have a loyal (and large) fan following.
The plot: “Divergent is a thrilling adventure centered around the monumental choice of deciding who you are and discovering who you can be. Set in a future where America is divided into five ideological factions to stabilize society and uphold peace, every citizen must choose a permanent faction at age 16 – either their own or another. Struggling to survive her initiation into the most aggressive and physically demanding of the factions, Beatrice Prior must uncover her true hidden strengths and risk her family, her new found love, and her very own life to defuse a mysterious conspiracy which could change the balance of power forever.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maggie Q will play ‘Tori,’ one of the people who helps divide the citizens into factions. Kravitz will play a member of the Dauntless faction who becomes a friend of Tris (played by Woodley). And Elgort will handle the key role of Woodley’s character’s twin brother.
I finally came around to add the missing stills from the past episodes and also the ones from tonight’s episode ‘Brave New World’.
What’s happening between ‘Nikita‘ and Michael? TV Guide’s got the news on the engaged couple from Maggie Q and the couple’s upcoming rough patch- (in addition to constantly fighting for their lives).
Nikita’s engaged couple is about to hit a very rough patch.
On the winter premiere, Nikita (Maggie Q) and Michael (Shane West) tracked down Amanda (Melinda Clarke) and her cohort Anne (Sarah Allen), leading to an intense car pursuit and shootout. When Michael’s car flipped and pinned his hand underneath it, Nikita did the only thing she could to save him from getting caught in the impending explosion — chop his hand off. The fallout from that trauma will test the couple over the coming weeks.
“After last week’s episode things are going to change between Michael and Nikita and start to get really hard for them again, so people need to get ready for a rougher ride emotionally,” Q tells TVGuide.com. “When people go through tragic circumstances it’s not that there is no love there, but it’s so hard to deal with and sometimes the gap starts to happen. I know Nikita is really trying and she really loves him and they’ve gone through so much to be together, so it’s going to be a little bit on Michael when we start to see the problems emerge.”
Another obstacle in the pair’s way, at least in Michael’s eyes, is the return of former Division cleaner Owen (Devon Sawa). On Friday’s episode (8/7c, The CW), Owen begins to deal with his life pre-Division. “We start to touch on Owen’s challenges, what he doesn’t know about his past and how Division and Amanda are directly linked to that,” Q says.
While Nikita is happy to have her friend back, Michael isn’t so keen on it.
“Michael has always had a thing when Owen is around because there is a clear friendship between Nikita and Owen, and he’s obviously a good-looking guy and formidable and skilled,” Q says. “It’s funny. Michael just has a distaste for him. In Michael’s world, Owen would take the chance with Nikita given the opportunity, and so he’s always guarded against that.”
If Michael and Nikita can move past their hurdles, will they actually get married? Q hopes not!
“I jokingly said on Jimmy Fallon, ‘If there are any weddings or babies on this show, I’m done.’ This is not a soap opera. The show has to pace and it really can’t dip when it comes to the suspense and thriller part. I want people to be happy, but these are very complicated people and their circumstances are changing all the time and that to me is exciting and fulfilling.”
Do you want to see Michael and Nikita actually walk down the aisle? Do you think Owen is an actual threat to “Mikita’s” happiness?
Find out when a new episode of Nikita airs this Friday 8/7c on The CW!
Source: TV Guide
Women Are Complex, Too
Between kicking ass and taking names, the exotic leading lady of the CW’s hit series Nikita plays a quick game of “Would You Rather.”
I’d rather surf the ocean than the Internet.
I’m from Hawaii. I grew up surfing, and my connection to the ocean is profound. I go back to Hawaii when I get more than a week off, which isn’t all that often, sadly.
I’d rather do my own stunts than have a stunt double.
I do my own stunts and I hurt myself all the time. I’m lucky that it hasn’t been too bad. I’ve cracked bones. I broke my fingers last year while shooting Nikita. It wasn’t even an action script. I was supposed to lift up a metal grate and climb down a ladder that led to an underground tunnel system. The grate teetered and fell on my head and my hand. I couldn’t hold onto the ladder and fell. It was awful. I went to the E.R. but I showed up to work the next day.
I’d rather wear sweats than a ball gown.
The best thing about a gown is that you get to go home and put sweats on. When I’m shooting, I have to deal with a million people, so in my off time I’m pretty solitary. I keep it low-key and quiet. I do yoga, read, and hang out with my dogs.
I’d rather be lied about than lied to.
It already happens every day and it’s not a big deal. Those are the people I don’t know and who don’t know me. Being lied to implies we’re close, and that would hurt more.
I’d rather fight alongside Linda Hamilton than Sylvester Stallone.
She’s a badass. Remember that photo of her in the black tank top and military pants from Terminator 2? She was “it” at that time. I loved her.
I’d rather talk to animals than be telekinetic.
I already have this deep connection with animals, so I’d take it to the next level. I’ve been an activist for 15 years and worked with a lot of different animal groups protecting everything from cats and dogs to elephants, bears, and marine animals. I love them all.
I’d rather date a sensitive guy than a tough guy.
I always say a tough guy, and people get put into a box, so it would be nice to try the other side.
Nikita airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on the CW.