NBC, you silly son of a bitch, you just can’t get ahead in the game of “producing series that are meant to stand the test of time,” handing out pink slips as if they were candy. The latest promising series to get the ax is the spy drama Allegiance, a midseason addition that was part of the network’s push to excise comedies from their Thursday night schedule. No one is laughing, if that was their point.
Allegiance only made it through five episodes before getting yanked from the schedule. It’s no huge surprise, really, since the ratings haven’t been noteworthy. After pulling in almost 5 million viewers for its premiere last month, the ratings drooped down to around 3.5 million, with lower than a 1....
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