Credit: Jordin Althaus

Air date: Thursday 9/9

Us Rating: *** 1/2

Salt and Covert Affairs fans, please welcome another female action goddess: Nikita (the alluring Maggie Q), who, in the series opener, vows to bring down the secret agency that forced her to become an assassin years ago. Based on the famed French flick, the exciting Nikita scores with its intriguing mythology and conspiracy twists (all easy to follow!). But it's Ms. Q's spin on a steely yet vulnerable toughie that truly makes this spy show fly. (CW, 9 P.M.)