On Thursday, The CW announced that “Nikita” has been picked up for Season 4 — but there’s a catch. Expect to see a shortened, possibly final, season. The network has not specified how many episodes the show has been picked up for this year, but early reports have suggested we’ll see as few as 6-10 episodes. A spokesperson for The CW says that the episode orders will be announced May 16 at their upfront presentation in New York City.
“The Carrie Diaries” was not a ratings juggernaut, but it had considerable success with online streaming — which is a sweet spot for The CW. And, of course, it occupies a unique television space, appealing to nostalgic adults as well as teens, with important, culturally relevant storylines.