FALL TV Preview ‘10: NIKITA

The third reboot (and second TV series) based on the French spy movie Nikita centers on the titular assassin’s rogue mission to take down the agency (called Division) that turned her into a killer from the inside out. Meanwhile, the Division trains its new crop of agents to replace her. Starring a magnetic Maggie Q, it’s like a slower-going ALIAS with a habit for melodrama. Still, the pilot sets up an intriguing narrative with a surprising twist that warrants at least following the first 13 episodes set to air. That’s assuming it can survive the ultimate challenge: Thursday nights at 9PM! — Aleks Chan

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