Sources: Nikita to Add Characters, Woo Female Viewers

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Through five episodes, Nikita is doing well for The CW.

But network sources tell Entertainment Weekly that changes are on the way because the Maggie Q-anchored series is losing too many females (specifically between the ages of 18-34) from its lead-in, The Vampire Diaries. The former loses 54 percent of the audience from the latter in that demographic each week.

“We’re really only talking about some slight tweaks,” an insider told EW. “The core of Nikita will not change.”

Break in Her Action

Among these alterations? The introduction of several new characters, including a  potential love interest for Nikita. This man will be CIA case officer described in a casting notice as: “Moms want to marry off their daughters to this kid."

Executives are also looking to lighten the show's tone a bit. What do you think of these plans, Nikita viewers?

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