NBC Thursday Shake-Up: Allegiance Cancelled, The Slap on the Move

Allegiance Cancelled

NBC is pledging little Allegiance to its rookie spy drama, cancelling the series after five low-rated episodes.

The Slap, which is having its own ratings troubles on Thursdays at 8/7c, will take over Allegiance‘s 10/9c perch beginning next week.

At 8/7c, NBC will air Dateline: The Real Blacklist, a new investigative series hosted by Richard Engel that focuses on conspiracy-themed investigations and crimes that involve larger-than-life perpetrators and circumstances.

Allegiance premiered last month to sub-Parenthood numbers — 5 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating — and at last tally mustered just 3.4 mil/0.8.

The Slap, meanwhile, launched last month to 5.1 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating, and at last tally mustered 3.4 mil and a 0.8.