Debuting on February 5 at 10 PM after The BlacklistNBC’s Allegiance brings the Russians back as America’s enemy in a post-9/11 world. The series stars Hope Davis as a dormant Russian spy and mother of three and Scott Cohen as her businessman husband. With a blast from the past, the duo are forced to turn their eldest son — an unknowing CIA analyst — into an asset for the Motherland.

With the revelations of the recent Department of Justice busting of a Russian spy ring, not to mention the overall geopolitical situation, the series from showrunner George Nolfi should have a pulled-from-the-headlines feel. Unfortunately for this tepid and by-the-numbers network drama, as my video review above says, Allegiance feels much more like it was pulled from cable – specifically FX’s Reagan-era Soviet mole series The Americans. With similarities galore between the two shows, Allegiance just doesn’t measure up to The Americans, which recently debuted its third season.

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