'Allegiance' pushes credibility as 'Americans' wannabe

February 3, 2015 4:15 PM

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that the success of the FX drama "The Americans" has begotten imitators - that's the natural order of things in television. What's less clear, though, is why the imitations rarely seem as interesting as the originals.

That's the case with "Allegiance," a spy-versus-spy dramatic series premiering Thursday on NBC. The series, about a young CIA analyst whose Russian-born mother and American-born father did some spying back in the day, is moderately engaging at first, until it squanders much of its fragile credibilit...

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