Q: My husband and I have been watching the NBC series "Allegiance" from its beginning when suddenly another series, "The Slap," came on in its place. We never knew why "Allegiance" was removed. Was "Allegiance" not received well? With FX's "The Americans" doing so well in the ratings, we thought "Allegiance" would be as popular.
A: NBC pulled Allegiance, a series about Russian spies in America, after five telecasts because of low ratings, and - even more troubling for the show's prospects - because the numbers declined as it continued.