The CW’s Nikita Needs A Man, Bosses Decide
Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reported yesterday that Nikita will be undergoing “a slight tweak” in upcoming weeks, with the addition of a new CIA agent love interest (“Moms want to marry off their daughters to this kid, but he’s too busy saving the world,” is apparently the way that the character is being described in casting notices) and a lightening in tone for the gritty, glossy espionage drama. The reason why? Apparently it’s not doing well enough in the women 18-34 demographic, losing 54 percent from its lead-in, The Vampire Diaries, and that’s making bosses nervous. While I’m not against a slight brightening in tone, the moment this show becomes Alias in terms of its soap opera content, I’m out of there.