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manhattan02Network: WGN
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 27, 2014 — TBD
Series status: Has not been 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.

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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 Winter (Olivia Williams), he would have become a recluse years ago. Now that military secrecy has severed the lifeline of communication with Liza, Frank is a man who is very much alone.

Cut off from her husband, Liza is snubbed by the housewives (who think of her as a scientist) and shunned by the scientists (who think of her as a wife). Callie (Alexia Fast) is their rebellious teenage daughter who’s become frustrated with small town life.

The newest member of the team is Charlie Isaacs (Ashley Zukerman), a young man who’s know for both his love of numbers and his conscience. He distinguished himself as one of the rarest talents that the physics department at Harvard had ever seen. While in college, he also fell in love and married a Jewish girl named Abby (Rachel Brosnahan). She’s now a housewife and the pair share few interests other than their young son and Abby finds it difficult to fit in with her new community.

Frank Winter’s former mentor is Glen Babbit (Daniel Stern) and it seems like he’s always helped keep Frank out of trouble. It was Babbit who asked Frank to join a secret military project in the New Mexico desert.

Other scientists include Helen Prins (Katja Herbers), Jim Meeks (Christopher Denham), Paul Crosley (Harry Lloyd), Louis “Fritz” Fedowitz (Michael Chernus), and Sid Liao (Eddie Shin).

Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like the Manhattan TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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{ 107 comments… read them below or add one }

historyfiend January 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

yes, yes, yes-one of the best shows EVER on television, and I have been watching since 1963!!!!


victor guerra January 14, 2015 at 12:23 am

This is some of the best TV I have seen ever. Reminds me of Breaking Bad with such an intense angry main character. Absolutely fascinating. Please do more. The characters are well played and every week I couldn’t wait for more. I even DVR’d them and watched them twice.


Polska January 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Renew this show it’s too important for young people to know about this episode of our history


Schatzi49 January 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Please, please, please renew. I watched the entire 1st season and can’t wait for more.


Scubadon December 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

This show is riveting! Cannot wait until the next episode. Having worked at many of these locations in the last 20 years it is amazing to see some of the human elements that may have happened during that time. I understand there is some artistic license.. WoW! Great show. Renew, Renew, Renew!


pat December 15, 2014 at 6:46 pm

This is excellent. You feel like you’ve gone back in time. I’ve told all my friends about it but we need to know when it’s going to come on again.


julie m November 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm

love it bring it back will it be on any other net work wgn not on in my area


James Stockton November 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm

I never missed a showing but I caught it in the middle of series It was on of the best I have seen. It covers a very scary period of our history. Bring it Back.


Lois November 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

I love the show. Wonder how much is factual . The story is full of twists and turns.


Ann November 15, 2014 at 11:36 am

This is a great show-I was born and raised in Oak Ridge so I know the story, but the rest of the US needs to know how we lived and why.


Marlene Case November 12, 2014 at 9:24 pm

This is a HUGE hit in our household. Please bring it back!!!!


newt November 2, 2014 at 10:35 pm

yes,bring it back for a second sexson. great show


Constance English November 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

I don’t get WGN so I stream on Amazon Prime.


Rene October 31, 2014 at 8:07 pm

This is a fantastic show – I’m a product of the time and daughter of one who worked for the defense dept. so I know the lingo. Unfortunately, I have missed a couple of episode because I did not know they were on. Wish I could catch up.


wolvenwood November 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm

It’s on Amazon Prime someone said. Also, you can get all 13 episodes on Huly – it’s only $6.99 per month and is worth it.


ricardo ordonez October 31, 2014 at 7:29 pm

very good show, keep it up


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