NBC Cancels ‘Allegiance,’ Pushes ‘The Slap’

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NBC has pulled their newest spy drama Allegiance after only five episodes. The series was branded The Americans-lite from the get-go, and garnered 5 million viewers when it premiered last month; tying it FOX’s Gracepoint with a 1.1 in 18-49 demo.

The shakeup leaves the 10 p.m. slot open and will be filled by The Slap, which has been averaging 4.8 million viewers and a 1.0 in the ratings during the 8 p.m. timeslot. NBC is trying to boost that tentpole night by debuting Dateline: The Real Blacklist, a look into real-life crimes and conspiracies, which will air at 8 p.m., leading into the Spader-led drama. The series will be hosted by NBC News’ Richard Engel.

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