NBC has canceled its Russian spy thriller-family drama series Allegiance after airing five episodes.
Entertainment Weekly reported the small-screen drama starring Hope Davis, Gavin Stenhouse and Scott Cohen was axed due to low ratings.
The network is giving the canceled program's 10 p.m. Thursday timeslot to the star-studded The Slap limited series, which has been running at 8 p.m.
"Alex O'Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when it's revealed that his parents, Mark and Katya, are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago. But today the Kremlin has re-enlisted them into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside the U.S. border that will bring America to its knees," NBC's synopsis for Allegiance said.