Nikita

9:00pm – Thursday, September 16 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Percy (Xander Berkeley) and Michael (Shane West) take their latest assignment, a Slavic leader wanted for war crimes, into protective custody. Nikita (Maggie Q) learns of their hideout and attempts to thwart their plan, but a mysterious group of mercenaries in search of nuclear material beats her to the task. Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) is activated earlier than expected for a special assignment that throws her into the crossfire of bullets.

8 p.m. ET – Sunday, September 12 on Space

Episodic information is currently not available. Please visit www.ctvmedia.ca/space for updated episodic information.

8 p.m. ET – Sunday, September 12 on Space

Episodic information is currently not available. Please visit www.ctvmedia.ca/space for updated episodic information.

9:00pm – Thursday, September 9 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

When Nikita (Maggie Q) was a deeply troubled teenager, she was rescued from death row by Division, who trained her as a spy and assassin. Nikita was eventually betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former boss, Percy (Xander Berkeley) and her former friends Michael (Shane West) and Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.

On the heels of the best year for online video in the company’s history, for the first time, almost all of CTV’s prime-time schedule will be available on CTV.ca following each show’s television broadcast, it was announced today.

This Fall, CTV.ca is packed with brand-new, big buzz shows and returning favourites. Each of the series on CTV.ca will play in an enhanced 16:9 video player with improved video quality launching in sync with CTV’s Premiere Week, Monday, September 20.
 
“There is a growing demand and dedicated audience for network programming online, and we are aiming to be ahead of the curve to meet that demand,” said Alon Marcovici, Executive Vice-President of Digital Media, CTV Inc. “This programming expansion is a delivery on our commitment to ensuring that our audience has access to the best shows from across the schedule. Almost every prime-time show, and a fair share of daytime and late night programming, will be available to CTV.ca viewers.”
 
By the end of last television season, CTV.ca saw huge increases in online video viewership. CTV.ca served up more than 138.7 million video views, up 55.5% over the 08/09 broadcast year.  Once again, CTV.ca saw more video viewers than any other Canadian broadcaster. Online ratings winners last season include THE AMAZING RACE with 54% year-over-year growth in video views, GREY’S ANATOMY with 33.3%, and the final season of LOST, which saw a 53% increase.**
 
New series coming to CTV.ca

$#*! MY DAD SAYS
BLUE BLOODS
CONAN
DANCING WITH THE STARS
HELLCATS
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
MEDIUM
MIKE AND MOLLY
NIKITA
NO ORDINARY FAMILY
THE DEFENDERS
THE VIEW
 
Retuning to CTV.ca

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
CASTLE
COMEDY INC.
COMEDY NOW!
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
ETALK (highlights)
GREY’S ANATOMY
HUMAN TARGET
PRIVATE PRACTICE
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (highlights and backstage exclusives)
THE AMAZING RACE
THE BIG BANG THEORY
THE MENTALIST
TWO AND A HALF MEN
UNDERCOVER BOSS
VAMPIRE DIARIES
W5
ALL MY CHILDREN
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE DR. OZ SHOW
THE COLBERT REPORT
THE DAILY SHOW
TMZ
 
Every episode is available on the CTV Video Player at watch.ctv.ca the morning following televised broadcast. Episodes of weekly dramas and comedies are generally available for three weeks, and daily programs for one week following broadcast. Please visit CTV.ca and Atv.ca for premiere dates and Fall schedules.
 
Before the summer ends, viewers can catch up on CTV’s hit summer series like HOT IN CLEVELAND, MASTERCHEF, SHAQ VS., and SCOUNDRELS. All these titles, including exclusive webisode series PUSHED, ERIC THE TRAINER, THE LAKE, and BLOOD CELL, are still online, plus old favourites PUSHING DASIES and the complete Season 1 and 2 of MAD MEN.
 
CTV’s online community are the first to know about sneak peaks and promotions. Viewers can get episode information, prime-time lineups, guest announcements, insider info and more at www.facebook.com/CTV and www.twitter.com/CTV_Television.

/A\ goes rogue with the addition of suspenseful new series NIKITA, joining its can’t-miss Thursday night line-up airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning September 9 on /A\ (visit atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

This sexy drama, currently filming in Toronto, stars international action-film star Maggie Q (Mission Impossible III) in the title role as a spy/assassin for a top secret U.S. government agency who rebels against the very system that created her.

NIKITA joins /A\’s new female-friendly Thursday night fall line-up, which begins with THE VAMPIRE DIARIES at 8 p.m. ET followed by PRIVATE PRACTICE at 10 p.m. ET. New episodes of NIKITA are available on demand following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. NIKITA also premieres Sunday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET on SPACE.

“With the adrenaline-pumping NIKITA paired with hits THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and PRIVATE PRACTICE, Thursday nights on /A\ is a new destination for viewers this Fall,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “The gorgeous and talented Maggie Q leads an excellent ensemble cast, all complimented by gripping, action-packed plotlines.”

In NIKITA, Division is an ultra-secret government agency whose operatives are recruited young with severed ties to family, friends and society. Trained to be invisible assassins, no one ever leaves Division – except the charming and deadly NIKITA, who has managed to escape, making it her mission to undermine the now-corrupt organization. A force to be reckoned with, the rogue Nikita taunts Division, staying on their radar, but always one step ahead. Yet as determined as Nikita is to bring down her former agency, there are those just as determined to stop her, including Division’s newest recruit Alex (Lindsy Fonseca, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), a beautiful young woman who seems destined to replace NIKITA as their next top operative.

NIKITA is the latest adaptation of the French film entitled La Femme Nikita which was also made into a Canadian series in the late 90s. At a TCA panel earlier this month, when asked why the producers were attracted to NIKITA, executive producer Craig Silverstein explained, “I loved the original iterations. My only question was whether it could be done fresh, and if it could be done in a way where you didn’t know how this story would end.” He added that it was also a fresh take on the concept, given that the narrative follows NIKITA after she’s left the agency, while still doing justice to the original story (from TV Squad).

In the series premiere (Thursday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET on /A\), when NIKITA was a deeply troubled teenager, she was rescued from death row by Division, who trained her as a spy and assassin. Nikita was eventually betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former boss, Percy and her former friends Michael and Birkhoff that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.

International action-film star and martial arts expert Maggie Q, from Hawaii, burst onto the Hong Kong movie scene after being discovered as a model, eventually becoming a full-fledged superstar in Asia. She has appeared in Rush Hour 2, Live Free or Die Hard and was part of the supporting cast in Mission: Impossible III. “I like the idea of empowered female characters. Maggie nails that voicing,” said executive producer McG.

NIKITA also stars Shane West (ER) as Michael; Aaron Stanford (TRAVELER) as Birkhoff; Melinda Clarke (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) as Amanda; and Xander Berkeley (24) as Percy.