La Femme Nikita

1997, TV Show

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Ask Matt: Deaths on Homeland and Sons, the Globes, Nikita, Doctor Who

Homeland

Question: [RETROACTIVE SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE NOT KEEPING UP] I'm watching Homeland and Sons of Anarchy more out of habit than passion these days, after what I thought were disappointing seasons for both. But even so, I was startled when their seasons ended on such grim notes in December, with the violent deaths of major characters. Which surprised you more: Brody's execution as Carrie bore witness on Homeland or Tara's brutal murder at Gemma's hands on Sons? Or did you see each of these events as inevitable? On the same note, which show do you think is better positioned to bounce back from these game-changers, or did they maybe (and I know you hate the expression) jump the shark? — Cass

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Nikita Scoop: "Naked" Sean Pierce, Broken Fingers and a Clean Sweep

Maggie Q, Dillon Casey

Nikita's midseaon finale left viewers with more than a few questions, and star Maggie Q sat down with reporters this month to tease what to expect once the show returns in January.

Want some almost-nudity? Nikita new guy Dillon Casey, who plays Oversight's Sean Pierce, will be stripping down all in the name of the upcoming power play. "He's naked in the whole episode,  the one that we just finished [shooting]," said Q. "There were a couple... read more

Despite Failures, Networks Attempt More Series Reboots

Larry Hagman

ABC's Charlie's Angels redux didn't work, and NBC's new take on Wonder Woman never even made it to air. But just like the feature film world — where everything from Footloose to Conan the Barbarian has been recently updated — TV execs continue to mine the vaults in search of more classic titles to reboot.

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Nikita's Lyndsy Fonseca: Yes, Someone Dies in the Finale

Nikita

Over the course of its first season, Nikita has become a show about loss and difficult choices as much as espionage and violence. It's no surprise then that one of the principal characters meets a Division-related demise on Thursday's finale (9/8c on the CW).

"Yes, someone dies," Lyndsy Fonseca confirms to TVGuide.com. "Everything that happens in the finale is not just for the sake of killing people or for the sake of a good storyline. Stuff has been kind of brewing for a long time, and I think it's going to be really emotional."

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Five Reasons Nikita Kicks Ass

Maggie Q

When we last saw the reluctant assassin Nikita, she was a blonde. But the hair color of the lead actress — Peta Wilson then, Maggie Q now — isn't the only change you'll notice when you tune in to the CW's bold reimagining of La Femme Nikita, the cultish 1997—2001 USA Network series. Early intel suggests this isn't your parents' Nikita. Here's why. ... read more

Roush Review: CW's Vamps and Spy Vamp

Nikita, Vampire Diaries

Who knew the little CW network could become such a player in Thursday's overcrowded TV battleground? All it took were a couple of hot vampires. (Something not lost on HBO these days, either.) Tonight's major TV event: the return of the addictively twisty The Vampire Diaries for its second season of "Bite me, Twilight" supernatural-romance angst. As a bonus, the newest version of the Nikita franchise immediately follows, and it's well worth your time, too. (I'll miss Supernatural on Thursdays, but it will help fill the void on Fridays now that Syfy is turning to wrestling) ... read more

Matt's Picks: September 6-9

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Monday, 10/9c, Travel Channel)
The outspoken culinary expert and world traveler celebrates his 100th episode with a return to Paris — hitting all the foodie hot spots in the City of Lights with the renowed chef Eric Ripert (whose chops Bourdain busted while guest-judging Top Chef last week). A daylong marathon of favorite episodes ends at 9/8c, with a "What Were We Thinking?" retrospective special that looks back at five years of filming the show in locales all across the world... read more

Why A Nikita Reboot Can Work

Nikita

Why bother remaking La Femme Nikita? The 1990 French action film about a criminal-turned-government assassin already has been remade as a U.S. feature film starring Bridget Fonda and as a basic cable TV series starring Peta Wilson.

"It's been ... read more

Maggie Q In Talks to Play CW's Nikita

Maggie Q

Maggie Q may become the first non-Caucasian Nikita.

The Asian actress is in talks to play the lead in the CW's La Femme Nikita reboot, to be called Nikita, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The role of Nikita was originally played by ... read more

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Premiered: January 13, 1997, on USA
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Smart and stylish tales of a sexy crimefighter forced to work for an antiterrorist group after being framed for a killing. Based on a 1990 French film (which was remade in 1993 as `Point of No Return'), the series was a slick blend of good-looking actors and high-tech espionage, and developed a loyal following drawn to its ultracool, Gucci-ad look and the sultry Peta Wilson in the lead.

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