Rob Owen: NBC defends originality of 'Allegiance'

January 19, 2015 1:07 PM

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PASADENA, Calif. - In the latest example of look-alike TV shows, NBC pledges "Allegiance" to a knockoff of FX's "The Americans."

"Allegiance" (10 p.m. Feb. 5) is the latest sincerest-form-of-flattery show that makes a TV critic go hmmm because it's basically a slightly reconfigured, watered-down version of FX's Russian-spies-in-the-U.S. drama "The Americans," which returns for its third season at 10 p.m. Jan. 28.

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