Season 4 will consist of six episodes airing over six consecutive weeks, running after new episodes of "Carrie Diaries," with the series finale -- appropriately titled "Canceled" -- slated for Dec. 27.
The network released this official description of the final season:
Framed for assassinating the President at the end of last season, Nikita (Maggie Q) finds herself at the beginning of the fourth season alone and on the run, hunted as the most wanted woman in the world. But when she follows up a lead that could clear her name, Nikita unexpectedly finds herself reunited with her old team. Forced to work together again, Nikita and her allies have to get past their emotional wounds in order to take down their nemesis, Amanda (Melinda Clarke). In the process, they discover that the plot to frame Nikita is actually part of a much larger conspiracy, one that could lead to global catastrophe.
During filming, star Maggie Q admitted that the shorter episode order "hurt [her] heart a little," but said she was ready for the show to wrap.
"You know how big our episodes are? We're going to make these even bigger, because there's only six," the actress told IGN back in May. "We want to go out movie-style... Do six movies. If we did a full season, it'd be impossible to end with that bang."