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WGN America Cancels Drama ‘Manhattan’

This is the First Scripted on the Cable Net to Get the Boot

WGN America will not move forward on a third season of scripted drama “Manhattan,” which was set at the time of the Manhattan Project and focused on Los Alamos, New Mexico, a town the outside world knows nothing about. It debuted on July 27, 2014, and the now official final episode was on Dec. 15, 2015.

WGN America president and GM Matt Cherniss called the move a “very difficult decision,” saying in a statement: “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 are equally grateful to the dedicated fans for their support over the last two seasons.”

Twenty three episodes of “Manhattan” in total were produced.