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Manhattan, Ep. 2.06, “33”

18 November 2015 5:08 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 6, “33”

Written by Scott Brown & Megan Ferrell Burke

Directed by Kimberly Peirce

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn

Following last week’s unofficial midseason finale, Manhattan‘s “33” deftly resets the table for the second half of the season. As the series edges closer to the fraught Trinity test that was teased in the season premiere, the main players on the Hill — both the godless and the god-fearing — are struggling with ethical dilemmas. Whether it’s squeamishness over their current actions (Jim), guilt for what they have already done (Abby), or a feverish need to wrangle in what they’ve unleashed (Frank), they’re all wrestling with demons.

First there’s Frank, who in “The World of Tomorrow,” seemed to be coping with life back at Los Alamos as well as a powerless man can, essentially playing possum until he can find an opportunity to undermine Darrow and the Gadget. »

- A.R. Wilson

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Manhattan, Ep. 2.03, “The Threshold”

27 October 2015 9:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 3, “The Threshold”

Written by Lila Byock and Vinnie Wilhelm

Directed by Andrew Bernstein

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn

“Men always want a woman who understands them, but when they get one, they learn what a burden it is to be known.”—Kitty Oppenheimer

Being known can be a burden if it leads someone to outsmart you, become bored by you, or decide you’re not worth it. However, being known can also lead someone to recognize when you’re not yourself and need another chance. It can lead them to fight for you. To forgive you.

Manhattan‘s third episode of the season, “The Threshold,” begins with a flashback to January 1939, when Liza was locked in the Seneca Falls Sanatorium after the “incident” (suicide attempt) she alluded to in the series premiere. There is a naked woman on the floor and other women are screaming in the background. »

- A.R. Wilson

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Manhattan, Ep. 2.02, “Fatherland”

21 October 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 2, “Fatherland”

Written by Scott Brown

Directed by Dan Attias

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn

A major theme of Manhattan‘s season premiere “Damnatio  Memoriae” was “Where is Frank Winter?”. This week’s “Fatherland” answers that question but now asks, “Who is Frank Winter?”. Or more specifically, what role does the erstwhile leader of the implosion team play in the grand scheme of things?

When Frank told his wife Liza about the gadget during Manhattan‘s first season finale, “Perestroika,” he said the weapon is so powerful it will stop all future wars. “We’re writing the prologue to a new era: The history of peace,” he said. It wasn’t clear if he was simply telling her what he thought she wanted to hear, or if perpetual peace was a fairytale he told himself at night to lull his demons to sleep. But if Frank »

- A.R. Wilson

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Manhattan, Ep. 2.01, “Damnatio Memoriae”

13 October 2015 8:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 1, “Damnatio Memoriae”

Written by Sam Shaw

Directed by Thomas Schlamme

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn

“Science isn’t a quest for truth but a process of correcting your errors.” Charlie Isaacs, Manhattan

There weren’t many errors during Manhattan‘s first season. Perhaps a few too many episodes (this season has been cut from 13 to 10 installments),  maybe an extraneous character or two. But overall, the only real mistake made by this atomic-age period piece was being produced in the era of “peak TV,” a time when being very good is often not enough to survive. However despite low ratings, Wgn decided to renew Manhattan, which was created by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing, The Americans), for a second season. And based on its season premiere, it appears the sophomore series is doing all it can to deserve its second shot. »

- A.R. Wilson

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Manhattan: Season Two Premieres Tonight; Sneak Peeks

13 October 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Wgn America's series, Manhattan, kicks off its second season tonight. A World War II period piece, Manhattan is set not in the Big Apple, but rather in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It is there, where the federal government has secreted away the scientists (and their families) who are developing the world's first nuclear weapons, i.e. the Manhattan Project.

Manhattan stars Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham, Alexia Fast, Katja Herbers, John Benjamin Hickey, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Stern, Olivia Williams, and Ashley Zukerman. William Petersen joins the cast in season two. To get you ready for tonight's second season premiere of Manhattan, we've got a slew of video content, below. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Review: 'Manhattan' sharper than ever as atomic bomb drama begins season 2

13 October 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Geniuses aren't like you and me. It's not just that they know more, but that they see the world differently from us, or even from each other. You don't come up with the idea of splitting the atom, let alone the means to do it, if your thoughts bounce around your skull in the same pattern that someone else might use to build a house or calculate their taxes. TV has understood this, but has tended, particularly of late, to present all geniuses in a one autism spectrum disorder fits all package, when in fact there's far more variety and volatility even among the most wicked smart. "Manhattan," the excellent drama about the men and women who built the world's first atomic bomb, returns to Wgn America tonight at 9, and continues to understand genius's many different flavors. Once again, it captures the enormous creative possibilities that come from putting a »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV Review: ‘Manhattan’ Season 2

9 October 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Early in the second season of “Manhattan,” William Petersen strides into the isolated New Mexico encampment housing the scientists at work on the first nuclear bomb. Petersen’s fantastic performance as the base’s new Army commander, Col. Emmett Darrow, instantly gives the show an injection of charisma, and it’s one of several elements that upgrades the sophomore season of the Wgn America period drama.

Last year, “Manhattan” was generally pretty good or at least above average, but it took a while to establish consistent dramatic momentum, and it often felt overpopulated with underdeveloped characters. The bigger problem is that when viewers have hundreds of options in the scripted-drama realm, reasonable competence isn’t enough to ensure loyalty.

However, in the first four episodes of “Manhattan’s” second season, the atomic-age drama contains quite a bit of fruitful conflict and meaty character development, all of which amp up the »

- Maureen Ryan

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Wear the damn hat! Sherlock's special trailer dropped yesterday and everyone is very excited

8 October 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It all started yesterday with this teaser from Mark Gatiss...

So do stay tuned after Bake Off final, won't you? #Sherlock

Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) October 7, 2015

As many deduced with their detective skills, a new Sherlock trailer was about to drop.

A few minutes after Nadiya sobbed through her Great British Bake Off win, it happened. Then Twitter exploded for the next day or so.

There was the immediate comparison with what went before

That was an astonishing and emotional bit of TV. Bravo, BBC!

Did anyone else catch the #Sherlock trailer?

Ian Rankin (@Beathhigh) October 7, 2015

And then more of this sort of thing than we can even start to catalogue

new sherlock trailer got me hyped!!


— Quenth (@quenth_c) October 8, 2015

Just saw the new Sherlock trailer aaaaaaaaand now I don't know how to proceed with the rest of the day. Welp...

Olivia Williams (@oliviamwilliams) October 8, 2015

The #Sherlock trailer came »

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10 Commonly Overlooked Horror Films Worth Seeing

6 October 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

When I was a kid, I used to love a scary movie. I remember catching the original The Haunting (1963) one night on Channel 9’s Million Dollar Movie when I was home alone. Before it was over, I had every light in the house on. When my mother got home she was screaming she’d been able to see the house glowing from two blocks away. The only thing screaming louder than her was the electricity meter.

That was something of an accomplishment, scaring me like that. Oh, it’s not that I was hard to scare (I still don’t like going down into a dark cellar). But, in those days, the movies didn’t have much to scare you with. Back as far as the 50s, you might find your odd dismemberment and impaling, even an occasional decapitation, but, generally, the rule of the day was restraint. Even those rare dismemberments, »

- Bill Mesce

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Man Up Blu-ray Review

28 September 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Ben Palmer

Writer: Tess Morris

Starring: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear, Olivia Williams, Sharon Horgan, Harriet Walter, Ken Stott, Stephen Campbell Moore

Certificate: 15

Special Features: Interviews with Lake Bell and Simon Pegg / Blooper reel / The Seven Beats of Man Up featurette / Trailer

Thankfully, those archetypal and occasional ‘nothing being the eyes’ romcoms from 5-10 years ago don’t survive at the moment and in their place we tend to find more independent work that’s both authentic and legitimately funny. Does Man Up pick up the relationship-comedy-drama element and take a seat in that positive vicinity? Damn right it does.

Penned by Tess Morris, her lively script continually keeps our curiosity combined with spot on performances from Simon Pegg and Lake Bell who undoubtedly pull us along on their accidental blind date, like a fly-on-the-wall friend. To cut to the chase, we join Nancy (Bell) as she »

- Dan Bullock

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"Manhattan" - Season 2 Footage

12 September 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new Season 2 footage from the period drama TV series "Manhattan", premiering October 13, 2015 on Wgn America:

"...set in 1943 at the time of the Manhattan Project, the series is set @ Los Alamos, New Mexico...

"...where the federal government tells scientists only what they need to know...

"...while the scientists keep secrets from their families..."

Cast includes John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Daniel Stern, Katja Herbers, Harry Lloyd, Alexia Fast, Christopher Denham, Michael Chernus and William Petersen.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Manhattan"...


- Michael Stevens

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‘Manhattan’ Releases “Fallout” Season 2 Key Art & Video With William Petersen

10 September 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

We’re getting the first look at the Season 2 key art for Wgn America’s nuclear drama Manhattan. In the stills above (and video below) we see Ashley Zukerman (Charlie Isaacs) & Rachel Brosnahan (Abby Isaacs) and John Benjamin Hickey (Frank Winter) & Olivia Williams (Liza Winter). Below is CSI alum William Petersen as Col. Emmett Darrow, a new addition to Season 2. This is Petersen's first TV role since leaving the mothership CSI series in 2009 after 10 seasons. They join… »

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The first trailer for ‘Manhattan’ Season Two deals with secrets

19 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Wgn America’s nuclear bomb development period drama Manhattan is poised to return for a second season later this year with some major new additions to the cast.

Created by Masters of Sex scribe Sam Shaw, the show’s second season now has its first trailer. Manhattan’s second season will see John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, and Alexia Fast joined by William Petersen and Neve Campbell.

The show is set in 1943 and is a dramatised version of the goings-on of The Manhattan Project, real-life experiment by the Us government where the country’s top scientists were quarantined in a desert facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and tasked with making feasible a nuclear bomb to use in the then-ongoing World War II.

The trailer itself steers clear of the science behind the bomb, focusing instead on the toll the project is taking on the individuals and their relationships, while »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Watch: Wgn America’s ‘Manhattan’ Teases Season 2 Casting

18 August 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wgn America has released its first trailer for the second season of its period drama series “Manhattan.”

Following its first season, the trailer hints that the stakes are high for characters in 1940s Los Alamos, N.M., during the development of nuclear weapons. ​The trailer also provides a first-look at new cast members William Petersen (“CSI”) as Col. Emmett Darrow and Neve Campbell (“Scream”) as the “first lady of Los Alamos,” Kitty Oppenheimer.

Created by “Masters of Sex” writer Sam Shaw and directed by “The West Wing’s” Thomas Schlamme, the series also stars John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Rachel Brosnahan and Mamie Gummer. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios.

“This second season is all organized around an event and, kind of, uncannily and accidentally,” Shaw teased in July at the show’s Television Critics Association panel at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. »

- Mannie Holmes

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Photos Feature Mystique, Beast and Hovak

30 July 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The latest issue of Empire is being quite generous with new photos. Yesterday, we got to see 8 never-before-seen images from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, we get a sneak peek at another highly anticipated superhero movie hitting in 2016. The magazine has debuted three new photos from X-Men: Apocalypse. Plus a high-res version of a still we've seen before that has caused some controversy.

So, it's safe to say that, a few weeks removed from Comic-Con, the look of X-Men: Apocalypse's main villain has not sat well with fans. Oscar Isaac plays the world's first known Mutant, an evil force awakened from his Egyptian tomb who goes on a quest to collect his four horsemen. In this latest high-res still, we get the same select moment that we previously saw. Oscar Isaac is flanked by Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn), who both look great. Yet, he »

- MovieWeb

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Watch 8 in-depth Emmy chats with Drama Actress hopefuls: Viola Davis, Caitriona Balfe, Tatiana Maslany ...

4 July 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Did you miss our exclusive Google Hangout chats with eight of this year's Emmy contenders for Best Drama Actress? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with Viola Davis ("How to Get Away with Murder"), Ruth Wilson ("The Affair"), Caitriona Balfe ("Outlander"), Kerry Washington ("Scandal"), Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Olivia Williams ("Manhattan") and Joan Chen ("Marco Polo"). -Break- How many of them do you think will earn Emmy nominations? Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Viola Davis on being vulnerable in "How to Get Away with Murder": "My taking off the wig is a seemingly very simple act, it really is. But not. Because for me, I have seen women on screen for so many years and I don't know who they are ... I've never seen the mask come off." »

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DramaFever Obtains Streaming Rights To 18 BBC Titles

1 July 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

DramaFever is getting an infusion of classic British entertainment. The New York-based streaming platform, popular for its focus on international TV and movies, has closed a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide North America for the U.S. streaming rights to 18 BBC titles.

DramaFever added five BBC titles to its streaming platform on July 1, 2015, and will add the remaining 13 shows over the next few months. The online video service’s premium subscribers now have access to the first five titles: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (starring Eddie Redmayne), Pride and Prejudice (Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth), Upstairs, Downstairs (Keeley Hawes), Little Dorrit (Claire Foy), and Miss Austen Regrets (Olivia Williams).

Here’s a list of the remaining BBC titles DramaFever will start streaming in the upcoming months:

Sense and Sensibility (Premieres July 31) – Sense and Sensibility is a story of two young sisters on a voyage of burgeoning sexual and romantic discovery. »

- Bree Brouwer

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First Manhattan Season 2 Trailer Keeps the Questions Coming

25 June 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last year, the rebranded Wgn America debuted two new series, each with a historical setting: the batshit insane Salem, and the far more demure Manhattan. Manhattan is set in 1943 Los Alamos, the site of the Manhattan Project, which saw the development of the atomic bomb. Everything is a secret, not only from public knowledge, but even among those working at the facility themselves, who are confined to a true need-to-know basis. The first teaser for Season 2 (I haven’t had a chance to catch up with Season 1 yet, although I hear it’s really good! Too much good TV …) has the show’s main characters being asked “Are you good at keep secrets?” “Would you sacrifice your family for the good of the country?” “Have you ever had sexual relations with a communist?” And most importantly, “Have you ever conspired to destroy the world?” To that one the reply is: maybe. »

- Allison Keene

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TV News: Fox, Doyle, Manhattan, Broke, Fear

25 June 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


Fox has announced its Fall premiere dates with "Gotham" and "Minority Report" kicking off things on Monday September 21st followed by "Scream Queens" on Tuesday September 22nd and "Rosewood" and "Empire" on Wednesday September 23rd.

Things take a break for a few days before Sunday September 27th sees the return of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Last Man on Earth," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy" and "Bob's Burgers". On Thursday October 1st comes the return of "Bones" and "Sleepy Hollow". [Source: The Live Feed]

Houdini and Doyle

Michael Weston ("House") and Stephen Mangan ("Episodes") have scored the two title roles in David Shore's true story period drama "Houdini and Doyle". Stephen Hopkins ("24," "Californication") has signed on as director.

The series revolves around master magician and paranormal debunker Harry Houdini (Weston) and prolific writer and paranormal aficionado Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan) as they grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant. »

- Garth Franklin

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Olivia Williams on epic scale and scope of 'Manhattan' (Exclusive Video)

24 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

For “Manhattan” star Olivia Williams, this Wgn period drama about the building of the first atomic bomb "is the greatest sci-fi story ever told, and yet it’s true." As she proclaims during our recent webcam chat (watch below), "there isn’t a documentary or a movie that could encompass the size of this story.” Williams plays Liza Winter, a botanist who moves to Los Alamos when her husband Frank (John Benjamin Hickey) is assigned to this top-secret project. -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders She observes, “I am naturally quite like Liza." As she explains, “I was taught to question authority and the letter of the law from a very young age." How so? "I’m prepared to do almost anything, but I have to be given an extremely good reason, and that’s the exact opposite of the military experience.” Shooting o »

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