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'Nikita' first look: Isaiah Mustafa, the Old Spice Guy, guest-stars

There are worse monikers to be stuck with than "The Old Spice Guy." After all, Isaiah Mustafa revolutionized an entire brand by playing the man your man could smell like. Still, it's great to see Mustafa moving forward in his acting career, this time playing an arms-dealer in the "Nikita" episode, "Sideswipe."The actor will play Cyrus, a villain who is captured by Nikita (Maggie Q) and Michael (Shane West) when he tries to purchase a weapons-jamming device. The heroes try to use Cyrus as bait to capture Amanda (Melinda Clarke). Cyrus does manage to escape, but Amanda double-crosses him, leaving Nikita as the man's only hope for survival.Considering what the man looked like in those commercials, it is pretty much imperative that Isaiah Mustafa be shirtless for at least part of the time in this "Nikita" role. He is. Photos from "Sideswipe" show that we will be seeing plenty of the Old Spice Guy's...

TV ratings: 'Malibu Country' dips but stays solid Friday while 'Undercover Boss' rises

Fast National ratings for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012ABC's comedy duo of "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country" came back to Earth some Friday after their strong premieres last week, but both shows still turned in decent numbers.CBS, meanwhile, got a big boost from week two of "Undercover Boss," which gained more than a million viewers and half a point among adults 18-49. "Grimm" and "Shark Tank" both did fairly well too, but The CW's "Nikita" struggled some more, dipping below a million viewers.CBS led Friday's overall race with just under 10 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/11 share in households. ABC (6.3 million, 4.0/7) came in second. NBC took third with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.6/5, beating out FOX (3 million, 1.9/3). The CW trailed with about 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.ABC scored the top spot in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.8 rating. CBS finished second with a 1.6, and NBC (1.2)...

Nikita's Melinda Clarke Reveals Amanda's Owen-Torturing Past and Killer New 'Do

Nikita 's Amanda is dusting off her torture skills. On Friday's episode (9/8c, The CW), when Amanda ( Melinda Clarke ) returns to bust Owen ( Devon Sawa ) out of a Russian prison, fans will learn more about their shared past. "She very specifically targets Owen. He had a life before Division, but when he came to Division, Amanda got her hands on him," Clarke tells "The torture machine that Amanda tried on Birkhoff last year — that was not the first time she's used it. So, Amanda has definitely been an integral part in who Owen is today."

Nikita Season 3 Episode 4 “Consequences”

Nikita  “Consequences” Season 3 Episode 4  airs Friday Nov 9, 2012 at 9 pm on the CW. Episode Synopsis :  Amanda (Melinda Clarke ) sends a rogue Division agent, Anne (guest star Sarah Allen) to spring Owen (Devon Sawa) from a Russian prison, but Owen manages to escape her clutches and sends a message to Nikita (Maggie Q) that he’s free. When Nikita tracks him down, Owen is shocked to learn that Nikita is with Division now but returns to base with her. Read More....

The CW to Give "Nikita" Leadoff Spot on Fridays Beginning November 30

Repeats of freshman hit "Arrow" will follow at 9:00/8:00c until at least January 18.

TV Ratings: 'Last Man Standing' and 'Malibu Country' debut high for ABC

Fast national ratings for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012CBS won Friday night as usual this week, but it's ABC that's really celebrating after successful debuts of its sophomore comedy "Last Man Standing" -- up significantly from its first season finale -- and Reba McEntire's "Malibu Country," which delivered the network its highest ratings in that timeslot in 5 years. Meanwhile, their "Shark Tank" also hit a high in its timeslot.Also of note -- after hitting a series low last week, "Nikita" is back on track. Sources tell Zap2it that The CW is content with the show's performance, particularly with legal downloads and streaming, and the show isn't in any immediate danger of getting axed.Per usual, CBS won the night overall with an average of 9.6 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/11 share in households. ABC came in second with an average of 7.0 million viewers (4.5/8), with NBC at 5.2 million, 3.4/6. FOX was fourth with...

Nikita Season 3 Episode 3 “True Believer”

Nikita  “True Believer” Season 3 Episode 3  airs Friday Nov 2, 2012 at 9 pm on the CW. Episode Synopsis:  When Ryan (Noah Bean) tells Nikita (Maggie Q) an undercover agent has been arrested and they need to extract her from prison, Nikita questions why Division is continuing to run Percy’s old missions. Read More...

Nikita's Lyndsy Fonseca: Alex Will Begin a Downward Spiral

Alex is about to get a major setback on Nikita . On Friday's episode (9/8c, The CW), Alex ( Lyndsy Fonseca ) gets shot in the shoulder during a Division mission. The injury itself shouldn't cause that much trouble. After all, she's survived witnessing her father's murder, a debilitating drug addiction and being a sex slave. A little bullet in the shoulder shouldn't be a big deal, right?

The CW Subs 'America's Next Top Model' Special for 'Nikita' on November 16

The CW has opted to bump its struggling 9PM Friday night series ?Nikita ?on November 16. It will be replaced by an ?America's Next Top Model special

TV ratings: NBC's 'The Munsters' reboot is no match for CBS on Friday night

Fast national ratings for Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 The future of NBC's stylish "Munsters" reboot, "Mockingbird Lane," is likely still up in the air now that ratings for the Halloween special, which could still potentially turn into a TV series, have come in. The show was no match for the mighty CBS, and still came in behind ABC's Friday night reality hit "Shark Tank." CBS won the night overall with an average of 9.4 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/11 share in households. ABC came in second with an average of 6.0 million viewers (4.0/7), with NBC close behind (5.3 million, 3.5/6). FOX was fourth with 2.6 million viewers (1.7/3), and The CW came in last place with an average of 966,000 viewers (0.7/1).The race for the 18-49 demographic was a little closer, with NBC beating out the other networks (1.6). ABC was close behind with a 1.5, followed by CBS (1.3), FOX (0.9) and...