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Trivia / La Femme Nikita

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  • Actor-Inspired Element: It was Don Francks' idea to have his character Walter to call Nikita "Sugar" along with his bandana.
  • Executive Meddling: When Stephen Chao took over as president of USA Network, he requested the show have wrestlers in guest starring roles as terrorists as a way to cross-promote USA's broadcasts of the World Wrestling Federation during season three, despite evidence that the shows did not have compatible demographics.
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  • Fake American: Most of the main cast are Canadians excluding Peta Wilson, who is Australian. The only American in the cast is Eugene Robert Glazer, who plays Operations.
  • Fake Nationality: Michael is French, his actor Roy Dupuis is French-Canadian.
  • Screwed by the Network: The show was at first a ratings hit for USA, being the highest-rated drama for said network in addition to being Adored by the Network but after season two, USA had a change of staff with president Rod Perth being replaced by Stephen Chao, following Barry Diller's acquisition, thus relegating it to a different timeslot in season three and by season four, the network barely promoted it along with retooling the successful "Sunday Night Heat" bloc of action dramas by cancelling Pacific Blue and Silk Stalkings and replacing it with a new crop of shows such as The War Next Door, G Vs E, Manhattan AZ and Cover Me, which led into a ratings slump, thus resulting it to be cancelled only to be uncancelled for a truncated final season.
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  • Sending Stuff to Save the Show: When news broke of the show's cancellation, fans rallied to start up a campaign for USA and Warner Bros. to reverse their decision, which gained media attention in The Hollywood Report and in addition to sending over 25,000 letters, fans also sent stuff containing everything from dollar bills featuring images of co-star Roy Dupuis to sunglasses (Nikita's signature accessory) to old TVs, VCRs, and remote controls. It proved to be successful as USA announced that the show would return for an eight-episode final season in order to give the show closure.
  • Star-Making Role: For Peta Wilson.

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