While no air date has been set for Nikita‘s final season, a general time frame has been announced.
At the Television Critics Association press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz said the network is planning on late fall, reports IGN.
“We’re aiming for it for mid-November or end of November into December, to continue original programming in the fourth quarter and to give it the appropriate sendoff,” Pedowitz said.
Usually, The CW preempts its shows during the holiday season to air reruns and Christmas specials, but there is a growing trend in television of having new content air year-round, much like cable television.
There has also been some confusion about how the final six episodes of Nikita will air. At San Diego Comic-Con, Nikita star Maggie Q indicated that the show might air in two-hour blocks as three TV movies.
However, Pedowitz denied this at the TCA tour. “The game plan for Nikita is not for three ‘two-hour movies.’ It is individual episodes,” he said. “We may end up doing a two-hour finale after we wrap the first four episodes.”
Nikita‘s third season ended with the destruction of Division and the titular heroine framed for the assassination of the President of the United States. Leaving her engagement ring behind, Nikita went on the run in order to protect her loved ones.
At Comic-Con we learned a bit more about season 4 and how Michael, Alex, and the rest of Team Nikita will support their friend and help her clear her name.