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Manhattan

4 February 2016 2:12 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Wgn America

Episodes: 23 (hour)

Seasons: Two

TV show dates: July 27, 2014 -- December 15, 2015

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Alexia Fast, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Daniel Stern, Katja Herbers, Christopher Denham, Harry Lloyd, Michael Chernus, Eddie Shin, Daniel London, and Mark Moses.

TV show description:      

A period drama, this show is set in 1943 in the secret town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Hidden away by the federal government, scientists live there with their families while they work to build the world's first atomic bomb.

Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey) is the lead scientist on the Manhattan Project and is brilliant, kinetic, and self-destructive. He's a man who believes that scientific work is what matters most.

If it weren't for his wife, botanist Liza »

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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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Period Drama Manhattan Canned After Two Seasons

3 February 2016 2:37 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Wgn America has formally confirmed plans to pull the plug on historical drama Manhattan, ending its run on the airwaves after only two seasons.

Despite debuting to relatively positive reviews, the wartime series struggled to maintain a strong enough audience, and Wgn has elected not to order a third season. Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager at the network, said in a statement that the cancellation was a difficult decision to make.

“After careful consideration, we have reached the very difficult decision not to move forward with a third season of Manhattan. We are proud of this critically acclaimed series, an extraordinary original drama, and are deeply disappointed that such a wonderful show could not find a larger audience. We thank the immensely talented Sam Shaw and Thomas Schlamme, along with the exceptional cast and crew and our great partners at Lionsgate and Skydance, for crafting a masterful series. We »

- Michael Briers

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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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