LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The CW is standing by its Friday drama "Nikita," ordering a third season.
Executive producer Craig Silverstein took to Twitter to break the news this afternoon: "Um, don't know if y'all are interested but Nikita season 3 is ON!!!"
The netlet has struggled with the loss of "Smallville" on Friday nights as "Nikita" and lead out "Supernatural" are collectively down 24% in total viewers, 30% in adults 18-49 and 22% in women 18-34 (its target demographic) in year-to-year comparisons.
[UPDATED! 3:45 PM] @MagicBranch (producer Albert Kim) - "For those who asked: #NIKITA order is for twenty-two episodes!"