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What to Watch on Thursday: NBC pledges ‘Allegiance’ to spy dramas

Hope Davis (left) as Katya O’Connor and Scott Cohen as Mark O’Connor in NBC’s “Allegiance.”
Hope Davis (left) as Katya O’Connor and Scott Cohen as Mark O’Connor in NBC’s “Allegiance.” Craig Blankenhorn/NBC

Allegiance (10 p.m., NBC) – A new series in which a married couple (Hope Davis and Scott Cohen) living in New York – who also happen to be members of a dormant KGB sleeper cell – have their lives disrupted when the Russians order them to bring their adult son, a CIA analyst, into the fold. The clueless son (Gavin Stenhouse), meanwhile, is assigned a case that could lead to outing the parents. It’s part “The Americans” (FX) and part “The Blacklist” (NBC), but ultimately, pretty dull. And as a big Scott Cohen fan, I do not say that lightly.

Also on tonight . . .

The Vampire Diaries (8 p.m., CW) – After learning Stefan’s secret, Enzo wants to interfere in Sarah Salvatore’s life.

Mom (8:30 p.m., CBS) – Bonnie struggles with Alvin’s death, so Christy tries to get her professional help. This is one sitcom that is not afraid to go dark. RIP Alvin.

The Blacklist (9 p.m., NBC) – The conclusion to the episode that aired after Sunday night’s Super Bowl has Cooper working to save his team from the detention facility as Luther Braxton tries to get confidential information. If you missed the first part of this story arc, it repeats at 8.

Scandal (9 p.m., ABC) – The Gladiators come together, intent on doing whatever it takes to find Olivia and bring her back home.

How to Get Away with Murder (10 p.m., ABC) – After a holiday break, the students are questioned about Sam’s death, while Annalise tries to act normal – which means taking on a new client who is in the mob.