In its first major announcement of the 2014 upfront season, NBC has placed series orders for four pilots -- the romantic sitcom "Marry Me," in addition to three dramas, "Odyssey," "State of Affairs" and "Allegiance," revolving around spies and terrorism.
In "State of Affairs,"
"Allegiance," from executive producers George Nolfi and Avi Nir, also centers on a CIA analyst. In this case, it's a young specialist in Russian affairs named Alex O'Connor (Gavin Stenhouse) who discovers his parents are Soviet spies deactivated decades ago. After years of silence from Moscow, the pair are reactivated by the Kremlin to help pull off a massive terrorist plot on U.S. soil -- and to recruit their son as a spy. Scott Cohen ("Necessary Roughness") and