Airdate: Nikita. Bumped: Fringe

By David Knox on October 13, 2010 / Filed Under Programming 23

GO! has done a little juggling on its scheduling which will see Fringe‘s premiere now delayed to Wednesday November 10th.

Instead it will premiere Nikita at 9:30pm on Thursday October 28th.

Based on the 1990 French film of the same name, the TV series stars Maggie Q as Nikita, a rogue spy and assassin, now working to bring down the secret government agency which recruited her.

In this sexy and suspenseful new series from executive producer McG, and featuring international action star Maggie Q in the title role, Nikita has gone rogue. Division is an secret government agency whose operatives have severed ties to family, friends and society. Trained to be invisible assassins, no one ever leaves Division, except Nikita, who has made it her mission to bring down the corrupt organization. Also stars Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford and Shane West.

The series from the CW Network began in the US on September 9th.

Fringe was due to return to GO! on Thursday Oct 28 but some TV Tonight readers noted it would compete with sci-fi series Caprica on 7mate and was better in its traditional Wednesday slot.

This amendment returns it to Wednesdays at 9:30pm.

23 Comments »

  1. Gary Mead November 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm -

    Hi. I saw the orig. TV series in the 90s; it was great! I’ve now seen episodes 2 & 3 of this new one & I reckon it’s tops too! Missed the very first one tho; did anyone record it?

  2. Em October 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm -

    Nikita looks fab – bring on Oct 28!

  3. Secret Squïrrel October 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm -

    Thanks Bindi. I’m a numpty.

  4. bindi October 14, 2010 at 3:57 am -

    @Secret Squïrrel- it won’t clash with spartacus coz they are on the same channel, spartacus will have finished up by then so the timeslot will be free.

  5. Ben October 14, 2010 at 12:32 am -

    Nine’s GO! actually listening?! Well they have a big hole to dig themselves out of after pulling Fringe after a few eps late in 2008, bringing it back, messing with the order, and pulling it again. But this helps.

    And go, TV Tonight!

  6. Tbone23 October 14, 2010 at 12:26 am -

    Cool been waiting for this Lyndsy Fonseca is Hot :D

  7. APM October 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm -

    Nikita should be aired with Human Target. not sure on what ratings were like before it was taken off after 6 eps but if the ratings were bad then they should put it on at 10:30 thursdays and put Listener on wednesdays at 10:30. GO clearly prefer to put comedies at 8:30 – 9:30. speaking of, they need to bring back Community and Inbetweeners, as well as air Justified. its mid October already and they need to air these shows sooner rather then later!! hurry up GO.

  8. Secret Squïrrel October 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm -

    I guess I can wait another two weeks to have it on a better night. However, it still clashes with Spartacus and you’d think there’d be some overlap of audiences. It doesn’t make sense for them to steal people from one of their own channels. I think Fringe’s original slot of 8:30 on Wed is still the best sol’n overall. Then put Human Target on at 9:30 as it wasn’t rating that well anyway and can’t justify an 8:30 slot.

  9. vinny October 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm -

    This is strange as Top Gear (I assume it is still on that night) will be on before it…. hardly a female skewed show.

    Would be better if they had it in the timeslot before Gossip Girl once LadetteTO Lady finishes.

  10. David Knox October 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm -

    Generally speaking GO! reruns are same night as first run and sometimes the next day.

  11. Bilko October 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm -

    Hey I was concerned Fringe and Caprica were the same time and day but
    remembered GO re run that night programming overnight
    Is this still the case David ?

  12. Nick October 13, 2010 at 5:53 pm -

    To the programmers down at Nine/GO!/GEM: The tasks related to a job are just too much for most Australian employees aren’t they? There is no wonder we aren’t world business leaders. We just aren’t very good at business.

  13. Jake October 13, 2010 at 5:52 pm -

    I thought Nikita was one of the worst written shows i’ve seen in ages. I couldn’t even make it through the third episode.

  14. jimbo October 13, 2010 at 5:52 pm -

    You haven’t said that Human Target is returning to Wednesdays at 8.30pm from next week.

  15. Susie October 13, 2010 at 5:42 pm -

    The ones who want to watch Nitita are already watching it online

  16. Brent October 13, 2010 at 5:36 pm -

    Wow… so now there’s Undercovers, Covert Affairs and Nikita? Been wondering what Nikita will be like…

  17. Adam October 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm -

    Thank god TV is no longer the only medium to watch shows on. They are so un-reliable. Even on the side channells

  18. vinny October 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm -

    So what timeslot will The Listener be in ?

  19. vinny October 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm -

    So another case of you blogged we listened ?

    I think I mentioned it would have been competing with Caprica.

  20. Craig October 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm -

    So are they still claiming to be ‘fast tracking’ Fringe?

    I guess with the new digital channels nothing much has changed when it comes to shows being bumped or cancelled ?

  21. Jerome October 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm -

    they really do just throw their schedule together as they think of things don’t they, some trace of stability, organisation and planning ahead would go a long way imo.

  22. Leigh October 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm -

    Great news, thanks for listening/reading GO!, I will be watching Fringe on Wednesdays.

  23. chk chk October 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm -

    Guys watch Nikita, I’ve seen the first three eps and I’m hooked. Don’t miss the pilot especially Maggie Q in red bikini!

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