Hoping for more Nikita? The CW's boss says the odds of that are ...

Despite iffy ratings, The CW's Nikita reboot has been a critical hit for the network the past two seasons—but buzz alone may not be enough to bring it back for year three.

After the show premiered to solid numbers during its first season, the ratings have continued to slide, with Nikita now among the lowest-rated shows on network TV. Heck, the last new episode drew just around 1.5 million viewers, sitting close to the bottom of the already-light Friday schedule.

With the second season wrapping up—winding down several storylines in the process—TV Line posed the question to Warner Bros. TV President Peter Roth if that could mean the series is not long for this world.

Roth was diplomatic, but his response was anything but positive.

"I don't know. I think it's too soon to tell. It's a spectacularly well-produced show. I've watched every episode [and] I'm flabbergasted at how good the level of production is," he said. "The cast is fantastic—Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West--they're all amazing. The production values are brilliant. The storytelling is remarkable. [But] the ratings are somewhat challenged."

For what its worth, professional prognosticators TV Line and TV by the Numbers have the show currently listed as a tossup.

What do you think? Would you like to see Nikita come back and kick a little more butt with another season?

(via TV Line)

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