Nikita is back to kick ass on The CW; CBS kills Ghost

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

The CW jumped on the spy bandwagon for the fall and has green-lighted Nikita as a series, starring uber-hot martial-arts expert Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard) in a reboot/follow-up to USA's beloved spy-fi show La Femme Nikita.

McG (Terminator: Salvation) will executive-produce the remake, along with Peter Johnson from Warner Brothers TV and Wonderland Productions.

The USA show, as fans know, was based on Luc Besson's awesome 1990 French spy thriller Nikita, but the show had its own mythology and cast, headed by the beautiful blond kick-ass Aussie Peta Wilson and her broody, mulletted French-Canadian co-star Roy Dupuis.

In the new show, Nikita goes rogue, and a new assassin is trained to replace her. Will Wilson make an appearance? Oh, God, please ...

The CW previously announced early renewals for The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Smallville. The network will announce its full lineup on Thursday.

In other TV news, CBS is officially canceling its Friday-night staple, Ghost Whisperer, in a surprise move. Meanwhile, its companion series, Medium, was renewed, reported The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed. Both shows suffered a serious tumble in the ratings, just like most shows that aired on Fridays this season.

The cancellation of Ghost Whisperer—along with Numb3rs, another Friday show—signals a complete shakeup of that night by CBS. Five other shows were also canceled, with only Medium and Rules of Engagement receiving pickups today. CBS will announce its prime-time slate and fall schedule tomorrow.

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