NBC axes 'Allegiance,' pushes 'The Slap' | EW.com

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NBC axes Allegiance, pushes The Slap

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NBC has canceled Allegiance after just five episodes, EW has confirmed.

The Russian spy series—which several critics likened to an Americans rip-off—opened soft, with only 5 million viewers and a 1.1 in the 18-49 demographic. Its most recent outing drew just 3.4 million viewers and 0.8.

NBC now plans to shift its Thursday night lineup, pushing The Slap from its 8 p.m. timeslot into Allegiance’s 10 p.m. hour. For its part, The Slap has been averaging 4.8 million viewers and a 1.0 in the rating.

Leading into The Blacklist at 9 p.m. will be Dateline: The Real Blacklist, an investigative news hour looking at real-life crimes and conspiracies. Hosted by NBC News’ Richard Engel, the first hour delves into the 2006 poisoning of a Russian spy in Great Britain. Future episodes will tackle John McAfree and the Pink Panther Gang.

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