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"Manhattan" Cancelled After Two Seasons

4 February 2016 5:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Wgn America's highly acclaimed period drama series "Manhattan" has been canceled after two seasons.

The Skydance Television and Lionsgate Television co-production was created by Sam Shaw ("Masters of Sex") and followed physicists working on America's atomic bomb project during World War II.

John Benjamin Hickey, Ashley Zukerman, Olivia Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Mamie Gummer, William Petersen and Neve Campbell starred in the series which premiered in July 2014 and scored rave reviews, but struggled to find an audience - averaging just 240,000 viewers in Live+Same Day numbers.

Wgn America's original slate continues to expand and includes new series "Outsiders" and "Underground" alongside "Salem" which recently began production of its third season.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Manhattan’ Canceled After Two Seasons at Wgn America

3 February 2016 1:19 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Manhattan” has been canceled with Wgn America opting not to go forth with a third season of the period drama, Variety has learned.

The drama, which premiered in July 2014, marked network’s second original series, following “Salem.”

Created by Sam Shaw (“Masters of Sex”), the Skydance Television and Lionsgate Television co-production starred John Benjamin Hickey and Ashley Zukerman as physicists working on America’s atomic bomb project during World War II. Olivia Williams and Rachel Brosnahan starred as their respective wives with Mamie Gummer, William Petersen and Neve Campbell having joined the cast of the sophomore season.

Shaw served as exec producer with Thomas Schlamme, Dustin Thomason, David Ellison, Dana Golberg and Marcy Ross.

“After careful consideration, we have reached the very difficult decision not to move forward with a third season of ‘Manhattan,'” said Matt Cherniss, president and Gm of Wgn America and Tribune Studios. “We are proud of this critically acclaimed series, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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