NBC’s ‘Allegiance’ Gets ‘Slap’-ped off the Schedule

Freshman drama had suffered in the ratings since its February premiere

NBC’s loyalty to the freshman drama “Allegiance” has apparently worn out.

The network has removed the series, which premiered in February, from its schedule, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap on Friday.

The series’ Thursdays at 10 p.m. timeslot will be filled by NBC’s limited series “The Slap” starting next week.

“Allegiance,” starring Hope Davis, Scott Cohen and Gavin Stenhouse, follows a CIA analyst whose mother and father are part of a Russian sleeper cell.

The series has aired five episodes. The most recent episode, airing Thursday night, posted an anemic 0.8 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, even with the previous week.

“The Slap,” which aired Thursdays at 8 p.m. and will now inherit the post-“Blacklist” timeslot, performed identically in the demo, though its performance Thursday night marked a 14 percent improvement over the previous week.