The Carrie Diaries And Nikita Renewed By The CW

There's mostly good news for two CW shows. The network has reportedly decided to move forward with Nikita and The Carrie Diaries. The "mostly" part factors into Nikita, as the series has technically been renewed, however it sounds like it'll be a short season and the final one for the spy drama.

TVLine shared the news today, stating that The Carrie Diaries and Nikita were both renewed, though we'll have to wait for the upfronts next week to learn the exact episode counts for both series. For the Sex and the City prequel, that's the greenlight for a second season. Nikita will be coming back for its fourth and likely final season. The upside to knowing a show is on its last season is that it gives the writers a chance to wrap up the story and hopefully deliver a great conclusion to the show. Series creator Craig Silverstein promises an incredible finish for the thriller:

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This adds two more returning shows to the CW's 2013-2014 line-up. Previously announced renewals at the network are Arrow, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Hart of Dixie and freshman drama Beauty and the Beast.

The CW has a number of new series joining the returners. In addition to the Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, THR confirms The 100, Star-Crossed, Reign and The Tomorrow People have received series orders. There will be room on the lineup for these shows as a few CW series aren't coming back next year. Among the shows that won't be returning next season are Gossip Girl, 90210, Cult and Emily Owens, MD.

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