Nikita (TV series)

Not to be confused with La Femme Nikita.
For other uses of "Nikita", see Nikita.
The show title "Nikita" in blue block capitals on a black background
Genre Drama
Spy fiction
Psychological Thriller
Created by

(original series)

Based on La Femme Nikita
Developed by Craig Silverstein
Starring Maggie Q
Shane West
Lyndsy Fonseca
Aaron Stanford
Ashton Holmes
Tiffany Hines
Melinda Clarke
Xander Berkeley
Dillon Casey
Noah Bean
Devon Sawa
Theme music composer David E. Russo
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 73 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Craig Silverstein
Danny Cannon
Peter Johnson
David Levinson
Producer(s) Marc David Alpert
Albert Kim
Co-executive producer
David Solomon (season 1)
Andrew Colville
Kalinda Vazquez
James Hilton
Juan Carlos Coto
Amanda Segel
Location(s) Pinewood Toronto Studios
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Cinematography David Stockton
Glen Keenan
Rene Ohashi
Editor(s) Mark C. Baldwin
Chris Peppe
David Lebowitz
Scott Boyd
John Peter Bernardo
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Wonderland Sound and Vision
Sesfonstein Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network The CW
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release September 9, 2010 (2010-09-09) – December 27, 2013 (2013-12-27)
Related shows Nikita
Point of No Return
La Femme Nikita

Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States.[1][2] The series is a reboot of the popular 1997 TV series La Femme Nikita (itself based on the 1990 Luc Besson film Nikita).

The series focuses on Nikita (Maggie Q), a woman who escaped from a secret government-funded organization known as "Division" and, after a three-year hiding period, is back to bring down the organization. The main cast in various seasons features Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Xander Berkeley, Noah Bean, Tiffany Hines, Ashton Holmes, Dillon Casey, and Devon Sawa.


The series focuses on Nikita Mears, a woman who escaped from a secret U.S. government-funded organization known as Division, and after spending three years in hiding, is back to bring Division down. Division, created and supervised by an organization called Oversight, is responsible for black operations including espionage, sabotage, and assassination. Under the leadership of its first Director and founding member, Percival "Percy" Rose, Division has gone rogue and performs under-the-table murder-for-hire. To protect himself, Percy has created a series of 'black boxes', hard drives containing every job Division has ever done, as leverage to prevent Oversight from removing himself and/or ending Division. Percy's black boxes are hidden in secret locations around the world, under the protection of Guardians, high-ranking Division agents.

Division fills its ranks primarily by recruiting young people with troubled backgrounds, often directly from prison. Division fakes the recruits' deaths, erases all evidence of their past lives, and molds them into efficient spies and assassins. The recruits generally do not have the freedom to leave the agency. Recruits may be "cancelled" (killed) if their progress is deemed unsatisfactory, and to this end, Division implants the recruits with tracking devices as well as kill chips.

Nikita was recruited by Division when she was a deeply troubled teenager, on death row. Division rescued her, faked her death, and told her she was getting a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. Throughout her grueling training, Nikita never lost her humanity. Once she graduated from recruit to field agent, she broke Division rules by falling in love with a civilian, whom she became engaged to and planned to run away with. When Division found out and assassinated Nikita's fiancé, Nikita went rogue. She makes it her mission to bring down Division, as a way to avenge her fiancé and atone for the sins she committed as a Division agent. Percy orders Michael, the Division operative who trained Nikita, to deal with her.

On the outside, Nikita trains a young woman named Alex, who as a child was saved by Nikita during a mission that killed Alex's parents years ago. Nikita has Alex become a recruit inside Division, working as a mole to gain intelligence. Over the course of Season One, Nikita works to disrupt Division's operations, with the support of Alex's intelligence from the inside. Nikita also encounters Gogol, a Russian security department and established enemy of Division. Nikita slowly brings other allies to her side, including Michael when he realizes the true extent of Percy's corruption as well as his own feelings for Nikita. At the end of Season One, Nikita manages to foil Percy's plan to take over the CIA and gain its top secret funding. However, she is forced to go on the run with Michael. At the same time, Nikita loses Alex when Alex discovers that it was Nikita herself who killed her father on the Division mission years ago. When Alex is exposed as Nikita's mole and finds herself at the mercy of Division and Oversight, Amanda offers Alex a deal: help Division stop Nikita, and Division will help Alex bring down the man who ordered the hit on her father.

In season two, Nikita and Michael focus and press their efforts against Oversight, seeking to destroy the group, which will also cripple Division at the same time. Division has changed, with Percy being locked up for his actions in season one, and Amanda taking control of the organization, with Oversight supervising her. Alex has set her sights on Sergei Semak, her father's right-hand man and also the one responsible for ordering his death, who has taken over Zektrov, her father's company and controller of Gogol. Nikita and Michael manage to expose and/or kill most of Oversight, with the help of Seymour Birkhoff, a former Division head technician, who left the organization after Percy was imprisoned. While trying to bring down Oversight, Nikita and Michael hunt down the remaining black-boxes, finally destroying all but one, which has fallen into the hands of Gogol's leader, Ari Tasarov, who is later revealed to be Amanda's lover, later exposes her as a traitor. With the help of the last of the Guardians, Percy escapes his prison and manages to overthrow Amanda's control of Division, sending her and Ari into hiding, along with the last black-box. Percy also manages to kill all members of Oversight and puts a plan into place to use plutonium to gain membership to an unknown group of powerful people. Having no other choice, Nikita and Michael decide to take the situation to the president, with the help of Ryan, who has been helping Nikita on her mission since season one. Alex reconciles with Nikita, after having finally brought down Semak and restore her father's company. While her allies attempt to stop Percy's most trusted man, Roan, from using the plutonium to blow up Washington D.C., Nikita and Michael infiltrate Division, managing to expose Percy of his corruption and evil deeds, ending his leadership over the organization. Percy is killed by Nikita after trying to escape and Roan is killed by Alex before he could set off the plutonium. The vice president assigns Ryan as the new director of Division and tasks Nikita in hunting down the last of Division's agents, who have gone rogue, including Amanda.

Cast and characters

Characters are listed in order of title credit and by appearance on the show.

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4
Maggie Q Nikita Mears Main
Shane West Michael Bishop Main
Lyndsy Fonseca Alexandra "Alex" Udinov Main
Aaron Stanford Seymour Birkhoff / Lionel Peller Main
Ashton Holmes Thom Main
Tiffany Hines Jaden Main
Melinda Clarke Helen "Amanda" Collins Main
Xander Berkeley Percival "Percy" Rose Main
Noah Bean Ryan Fletcher Recurring Main
Devon Sawa Owen Elliot / Sam Matthews Recurring Main
Dillon Casey Sean Pierce Main
The cast of the final season of Nikita; from left to right: Noah Bean, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Maggie Q, Melinda Clarke, and Shane West.

The series borrows many characters, or at least their names, from the 1997 television series La Femme Nikita. Maggie Q portrays Nikita, the protagonist and a former spy and assassin who has gone rogue and now plans to bring down Division. Q also performs her own stunts.[3] Shane West plays Michael, a Division operative who trained Nikita. He sees Division and its recruits as a kind of family to him, the complete opposite of Amanda, portrayed by Melinda Clarke, Division's psychologist, interrogator, and a master manipulator. Seymour Birkhoff, Division's computer genius and head technician, is portrayed by Aaron Stanford. The head of Division is Percy, played by Xander Berkeley.

In the season one finale, the audience is introduced to a Senator Madeline Pierce, played by Alberta Watson, who also played the part of Madeline in the former La Femme Nikita series (Madeline was that series' counterpart to Amanda). Lyndsy Fonseca portrays Alexandra "Alex" Udinov, a former sex slave and drug addict who was arrested after a robbery and later became Division's newest recruit. She is also a mole whom Nikita is using to destroy Division from the inside. Other recruits include Jaden (Tiffany Hines) and Thom (Ashton Holmes) but their characters are later killed off by Nathan (Thad Luckinbill) and Alex respectively. Dillon Casey portrays the role of Sean Pierce, a former Navy SEAL sent to Division directly from Oversight. Noah Bean portrays Ryan Fletcher, an agent in the CIA, but later takes over Division. Some other notable recurring characters include Ari Tasarov (Peter Outerbridge), Sergei Semak (Peter J. Lucas), Roan (Rob Stewart), and Nathan Colville (Thad Luckinbill).

Main cast and characters

Recurring cast and characters

Series overview

Season 1 (2010–2011)

At the beginning of season one, two people break into a drug store and attempt to rob it. While stealing the drugs and trying to make a get-away, the owner challenges one of the robbers. When this robber hesitates in shooting the owner of the store, their partner doubles back to shoot him before quickly running off, leaving the remaining individual to be arrested when the police show up. Once the police arrive, they pull off the individual's mask and discover that the robber is a young female who is revealed to be Alex. As she is being brought into prison, she fights the prison guards with good strength; she does not know that Michael, a Division operative, is watching. He later processes her into Division, a covert unit of the government that has gone rogue. Division recruits young and susceptible criminals into their training program and forces them to carry out their missions under penalty of death. The higher-up members of Division are worried because Nikita has come back online, meaning that she is targeting Division from the outside. What is worse is that she has a mole inside; however, at this point in the show no one in Division is aware of it. By the end of the first episode, it is revealed that this mole is in fact Alex. Halfway through the season, it is revealed that the second robber in the drug store was Nikita and that the robbery was set up specifically to attract Division's attention, so that they would recruit Alex. The two communicate through a chat program Nikita created while still at Division called the shellbox program.

As the series progresses, Nikita routinely sabotages missions that would have been major successes for Division and also saves the lives of recruits such as Sarah. More light is shed on the lives of the main characters through flashbacks, and it is revealed that Alex was sold into sex trafficking by a man who had been close to her oligarch father before his murder at the hands of Division.

Eventually, Michael joins Nikita's cause after she helps him find Kasim Tariq. He tells her a story of how he had once found the perfect home for his now-deceased wife and daughter. Tariq took that dream away from him when he killed both of them with a car bomb that was intended for Michael.

Alex is forced to kill her rival, Jaden, after Nathan (Alex's neighbor and love interest) accidentally reveals in front of her that Alex has told him of her true occupation as an assassin. Back at Division, Amanda tells Alex that Division now operates with new cochlear implants that are virtually undetectable by even the wearers, and Jaden's implant recorded Alex calling Nikita shortly after she killed Jaden. At this time, Division finds out that Alex is Nikita's mole and is thus interrogated. It is revealed that Alex's family was killed by a Division strike team and that Nikita was the agent who killed her father. This revelation turns Alex against Nikita. Michael is locked away in Division as well after attempting to help Alex escape.

Michael escapes courtesy of Birkhoff (Division's head technician) and joins Nikita who had just escaped from the CIA headquarters. As the season ends, it is shown that Amanda has disabled Alex's killchip and wants to recruit her into Oversight (Division's leadership and funding stream). Michael and Nikita try not to worry about the future as they drive off into the oncoming storm.

Season 2 (2011–2012)

At the end of season one, Nikita and Alex's relationship had been shattered. There is tension between them and Alex has a difficult time trusting Nikita again. Meanwhile, Nikita and Michael's relationship was restored. Now that they're on their own, Nikita and Michael are on the run with a hard drive called "the black box". It contains Division's darkest secrets and conspiracies, which include 6 government agents' dirty secrets. Together, they plan to right the wrongs that Division has committed over the years, one mission at a time. The season ends with Nikita killing Percy, and taking over Division with the help of Ryan Fletcher under request of the president.

Season 3 (2012–2013)

Division is now officially under government control, under the leadership of Ryan Fletcher, tasked with hunting down rogue agents, nicknamed the "Dirty Thirty", who refused the recall order. Division discovers the mysterious group Percy was seeking to join. Amanda has gone rogue. Amanda also makes big plans that costs very much to Nikita, now the whole world is looking for her like an assassin, for the murder of the President of the United States. Now Nikita is trying to clear her name while the whole world is looking for her. They also burn down Division and find another place to live, those who are still left to do the last mission: Nikita, Michael, Alex, Birkoff, Sonya and Fletcher.

Season 4 (2013)

Nikita goes rogue all on her own, leaving the team behind. The first episode picks up a few months down the line where Nikita is being framed for the murder of the President. It is soon discovered that Amanda and the Group have created exact human replicas of high-power government officials, dubbed the "Doubles", who are subject to the group's rule. Nikita and the team try to clear her name leaving destruction behind. Michael and Nikita's relationship has hit a rocky patch after Nikita abandons the team to protect them from involvement in the investigation of the president's murder. Alex is on a mission to save the world and also clear Nikita's name, encountering old enemies along the way. In the second half of the six-episode season, The Group's headquarters is destroyed, leaving the team to believe that Amanda and her co-conspirators are dead. After being abducted by the presumed-dead Amanda, Fletcher leaps out of a window as a last resort and soon after succumbs to his injuries, but not before whispering to Nikita that both Amanda and her Doubles are still very much alive. The team comes together for one last mission: to bring down Amanda and the Doubles. Nikita and Alex begin to kill off the remaining clones contrary to Michael's will. At their final stop on their path of destruction, Nikita and Alex obtain a list of all of the Doubles, which is sent out to the news outlets and Birkhoff's secure server. Nikita, Alex, and Birkhoff are arrested and placed in a maximum-security prison, where Amanda visits Nikita to say goodbye. After Nikita breaks free in front of Amanda, she places her in the restraints and reveals that no one was, in fact, killed on their final mission. Nikita and Alex had actually used tranquilizer bullets instead of live ammunition on the remaining heads of the Group (or "The Shop") and had faked the deaths of the others as well, meanwhile Michael and Sam release the real, original officials. Nikita explains how in every step of the way, her main goal was to get face-to-face with Amanda and kill her, but says that she changed her mind and would rather Amanda suffer the punishment of imprisonment for life, never to be heard from again. She walks out saying, "Welcome back to the basement, Helen",[4] referencing her childhood where she was used as a lab rat for her father's inhumane experiments. The last few minutes of the series finale show each of the main cast members in the future: Birkhoff releasing Shadownet to the general public to safeguard them from the government's prying eyes, although not seen, Birkhoff mentions that Sonya is waiting for him in London. Alex touring the country as a spokesperson and Sam acting as her bodyguard/head of security, and the happily married Nikita and Michael are residing on a beach in Ecuador where they can continue to work on their own small missions together.


Season Episodes Air date DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 22 September 9, 2010 May 12, 2011 August 30, 2011 September 19, 2011 November 2, 2011
2 23 September 23, 2011 May 18, 2012 October 2, 2012 October 1, 2012 February 13, 2013
3 22 October 19, 2012 May 17, 2013 October 22, 2013 February 10, 2014 November 13, 2013
4 6 November 22, 2013 December 27, 2013 May 20, 2014 June 4, 2014[5] June 25, 2014[6]



"It's a dark fairytale. This girl [Nikita] is taken from one life, her identity is erased, she's put in another life and she's transformed. It's like Alice in Wonderland. She's told, 'Eat this, drink that, steal this, kill that,' and she's not told why. And, she begins to find her own identity through that. It's just a great story."

—Craig Silverstein, executive producer[7]

The CW had long been interested in an action-adventure series centered on a strong female character.[3] On January 27, 2010, The CW ordered a pilot episode of Nikita.[8] The 2010 television series is more closely tied to Luc Besson's 1990 French film Nikita than the 1997 television series, La Femme Nikita.[9] However, the series does borrow many characters, or at least character names, from the previous television series.


During the 2010 Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on July 29, 2010, executive producer Craig Silverstein said he was approached by Warner Bros. who owned the rights.[10] Silverstein said, "My first thought was I love Nikita. My second thought was, 'it's been done.' Could it be done fresh? Could we have a take where you didn't know where this story would end?"[10] As a result, two major changes have been made, one of which is the decision to have the story take place after Nikita has escaped. Maggie Q stated, "No one's told her story after the fact. No one knows where she is going."[11] In addition, a new character, Alex, is introduced who has an unexpected backstory.[12] The series is a mix of a weekly mission/counter-mission, and a story arc running through the first season that explores Nikita's relationships with Alex and Michael.[12]

While presenting its 2010–11 season schedule on May 21, 2010, The CW officially confirmed the pick-up of the series and announced its intention to air Nikita after The Vampire Diaries on Thursday nights.[13][14] In October 2010, Entertainment Weekly announced that the series would receive some tweaking to attract more of a female audience, including a new character and potential love interest for Nikita. However, the network promised the core of the show would remain the same.[15] Later that month, the show was picked up for a full season, which would total 22 episodes.[16][17] The CW have admitted they took gambles this year but said they were "thrilled that [it] paid off for us".[18]

On May 17, 2011 Nikita was renewed for a second season by The CW in the 2011–12 fall season.[19] It was later announced that they would move the show to Friday nights at 8:00 p.m., pairing it with Supernatural, beginning Fall 2011.[20][21] The second season premiered on Friday, September 23, 2011.[22]

On May 11, 2012, The CW renewed the series for a full third season.[23]

On May 9, 2013 The CW renewed the series for a shortened fourth and final season.[24][25] The final season consisted of just six episodes and was produced to complete the storyline and make it more desirable for a Netflix audience.[26]


On why he cast Q, Silverstein said "it had to be someone who was beautiful, who could fight, who you could believe holding a gun and who you believed was smart".[7]

In February 2010, Maggie Q was cast as Nikita.[27] Executive producer Silverstein said casting Q was a simple and quick process, because they wanted someone who was beautiful, and could fight, and who you could believe holding a gun at the same time, and she was perfect.[7] Later that month, Shane West was cast as Michael.[28] In March, Lyndsy Fonseca was given the role of Alex.[29] Silverstein commented the casting of Fonseca, saying she came in at the last moment but was cast because they liked her intensity.[7] Later that month, Tiffany Hines was cast as Jaden[30] and Xander Berkeley was added to the cast as Percy.[31] In October 2010, Noah Bean gained a recurring role as Ryan Fletcher, a CIA case officer and analyst.[32]

Casting for second season started on July 2011 when Dillon Casey was cast as Sean Pierce, a former U.S. Navy Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU, formerly Seal Team Six) officer contracted to monitor Amanda's work at Division and recover the stolen black boxes.[33] Casey was later promoted as a series regular.[34]

After being recurring cast members for two seasons, Noah Bean and Devon Sawa were made series regulars for the third season.[35][36]


Writers Directors
Craig Silverstein, Juan Carlos Coto, Albert Kim, Kristen Reidel, Kalinda Vazquez, Andrew Colville, Brandon Guercio, Travis Fickett, Terry Matalas, Jim Barnes, Amanda Segel, Mary Trahan Eagle Egilsson, Nick Copus, Danny Cannon, Kenneth Fink, Dwight H. Little, David Solomon, Jeffrey G. Hunt, Brad Turner, Marc David Alpert, John Badham, Chris Peppe, Michael Robinson

Filming locations

Although the show is set in and around New Jersey, Nikita is primarily filmed in Canada—specifically, in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. Much of the show is filmed on location, but studio shooting is also used for sets such as 'Division' and the penthouse. Many landmark locations used on the show, such as the White House, are actually doubles meant to represent various places in North America.[37] The series officially wrapped production on October 1, 2013.


Critical response

Metacritic gave it a score of 66% based on 28 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[38] Comparisons were made to Joss Whedon's Dollhouse and the ABC spy drama Alias.[39][40][41] Critics had praise for Maggie Q in the lead role,[42][43] the look of the show, solid action sequences,[44][45] the chemistry between the cast especially between the two leads Q and West, and an intriguing twist at the end, but noted that the dialogue needed some humor.


U.S. Nielsen ratings

The pilot episode drew 3.57 million viewers on its initial broadcast.[46] The CW broadcast an encore of the pilot the following day, which drew approximately 2.6 million viewers.[47] The finale was seen by 1.94 million viewers.[48] The first season averaged 2.40 million viewers and a 0.9 18–49 rating in live + same day DVR viewing per episode.[49] Season 2 averaged a 0.5 18-49 rating using Nielsen Live + Same Day DVR data.[50]

The following is a table for the seasonal rankings, based on average total estimated viewers per episode, of Nikita on The CW. "Rank" refers to how Nikita rated compared to the other television series that aired during prime time hours.

Season Time slot (ET) No. of
Premiered Ended TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere
(in millions)
Date Finale
(in millions)
1 Thursday 9:00 pm 22 September 9, 2010 3.57[46] May 12, 2011 1.94[48] 2010–2011 135 2.32[51]
2 Friday 8:00 pm 23 September 23, 2011 1.85[52] May 18, 2012 1.42[53] 2011–2012 182 1.77[54]
3 Friday 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 pm
22 October 19, 2012 0.95[55] May 17, 2013 1.00[56] 2012–2013 145 1.38[57]
4 Friday 9:00 pm 6 November 22, 2013 0.74[58] December 27, 2013 0.82[59] 2013 TBA 0.76

International ratings

In the UK, the show has been the most watched show for Sky Living every week that its autumn episodes aired.[60] When it returned from hiatus in the summer in a new Wednesday 9:00 PM slot, it finished fourth in the week. However, it was able to increase again in the following weeks.[60]

In the Netherlands the series premiered with solid ratings, the first episode drew an audience of 640,000 viewers. The second episode was broadcast right after the first episode and drew 757,000 viewers, it had a market share of 10.3%. With these numbers Nikita was the 4th most watched channel of the evening.[61]

In France the series premiered with high ratings in its 11:20 p.m. timeslot, the first episode drew an audience of 2.4 million viewers. The show obtained an audience share of 22.6% of France's population which is an extremely high rating despite its timeslot.[62]

In Bulgaria the series averaged 663,000 viewers and was placed at number 12 in the ratings for July.[63]

Awards and accolades

The series has earned numerous award nominations, in awards such as the American Society of Cinematographers,[64] the People's Choice Awards,[65] the Teen Choice Awards[66] and the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.[67]

Awards and recognition

Year Award Category Recipients Result Ref
2010 American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Cinematography in Episodic TV Series David Stockton ("Pilot") Nominated [64]
IGN Summer Movie Awards Best New TV Series Nominated
Best TV Hero Maggie Q Nominated
2011 Best TV Hero Maggie Q Nominated
Best TV Villain Xander Berkeley Nominated
People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Drama Nominated [65]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series George Haddad ("Pandora") Nominated [67]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Action Nominated [66]
Choice TV Actor: Action Shane West Won
Choice TV Actress: Action Maggie Q Nominated
Lyndsy Fonseca Nominated
2012 2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Action Nominated [68]
Choice TV Actor: Action Shane West Nominated
Choice TV Actress: Action Maggie Q Nominated
Lyndsy Fonseca Nominated
IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Action Series Won
Best TV Hero Maggie Q Nominated
Best TV Villain Xander Berkeley Nominated
2013 Best TV Action Series Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Action Nominated [69]
Choice TV Actor: Action Shane West Nominated
Choice TV Actress: Action Maggie Q Nominated
Lyndsy Fonseca Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series George Haddad ("Aftermath") Nominated [67]
TV Guide Awards Favorite Ensemble Nominated
Leo Awards Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Steven A. Adelson Nominated


Lyndsy Fonseca, Maggie Q, and Craig Silverstein at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 2010

The show has been promoted through pop-culture conventions such as Comic-Con[70] from 2010 to 2013.


In the United States, the show has aired on The CW.

Sky Living secured the rights to air Nikita in the United Kingdom as the centerpiece of the channel's autumn schedule. Living's head of acquisitions Amy Barham said "Nikita is the hottest, most action-packed drama of the season with an amazingly strong female lead that we know will excite and engage Living's audiences this autumn. We're thrilled to be able to bring it exclusively to the channel. Chase will follow in 2011, providing a new favorite show for all of our procedural fans."[71]

In Australia, the show airs on Fox8. In New Zealand, Nikita is shown on TV2 at 10:30 pm on Thursdays. In Canada, it airs on CTV Two and started airing the same day as in the U.S.

In Greece and Cyprus, Nikita airs on Star and ANT1, respectively.[72][73]


Home releases

Home releases of the series are distributed through Warner Bros. Home Video.

DVD releases

Complete Season Release dates # of Discs
1 August 30, 2011 September 19, 2011 December 8, 2011 November 2, 2011 Audio Commentary; Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel; Inside Division, Part 1: The New Nikita; Inside Division, Part 2: Executing an Episode; Profiling Nikita, Alex, Percy & Michael; Division Tracker (Blu-ray exclusive)[74] 5
2 October 2, 2012 October 1, 2012 TBA February 13, 2013 Gag Reel; Deleted Scenes; Audio Commentary (featuring Craig Silverstein and Carlos Coto); and two featurettes: "What if? Writing the Fate of Division" and "Living the Life: Maggie Q."[75] 5
3 October 22, 2013 February 10, 2014 TBA November 13, 2013 Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel[76] 5
4 May 20, 2014 TBA TBA TBA Audio Commentary; Deleted Scenes 2

Blu-ray releases

Season Episodes Discs Blu-ray releases
Region A Region B
United States Canada United Kingdom Australia
1 22 4 August 30, 2011 September 19, 2011 December 8, 2011 October 26, 2011
2 23 4 October 2, 2012 October 2, 2012 October 1, 2012 February 13, 2013
3 22 4 October 22, 2013 November 23, 2013 December 22, 2013 November 13, 2013
4 6 1 May 20, 2014 June 4, 2014 October 6, 2014 June 25, 2014

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