‘Nikita’: Season 3 to shift back to earlier timeslot

“Nikita” fans, don’t worry: The CW is not going to allow your struggling series to stay at its difficult timeslot on Friday nights. However, this move may still not be enough in order to save the show from cancellation.

According to a new report from the Futon Critic, “Nikita” season 3 will move back to its 8:00 p.m. slot as soon as “America’s Next Top Model: College Edition” wrapped up its run beginning on November 16. It will continue airing until December 7, and following that up it will be replaced by holiday specials for the next two weeks.

So what will join the show on the lineup? Based on what we are hearing now, “Nikita” will be joined by the hit freshman series “Arrow,” which will get some additional sampling in this slot. Of course, there would be some irony here if repeats for the show, which had the best debut on the network ironically since “Nikita,” actually end up posting higher rating than Maggie Q and company did.

Even in spite of the show’s terrible ratings, don’t rule out the chances for a season 4 here just yet. Thanks in part to syndication, it is possible that we could see a renewal here, just so the show would receive the 88 episodes necessarily to stay on the air for a little while longer. The CW could keep the show in a similar timeslot next year, but could also choose to move it to the summer if it so chooses to do so.

What do you think about this move back to 8:00 p.m., and do you think that this could actually end up helping the show stay around for a little while longer?

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