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Series Summary
Set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science -- the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, N.M. -- WGN America's "Manhattan" follows the project's brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: WGNAMER

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Season 1, Ep. 9 : Spooky Action at a Distance Sep 21, 2014

Frank and Charlie hatch a plan.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : The Second Coming Sep 14, 2014

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    Charlie and Frank both face serious questions about the future of their projects.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : The New World Sep 7, 2014

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    Helen and Charlie deal with a crisis; Abby begins a journey of self-discovery.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Acceptable Limits Aug 31, 2014

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    Frank seeks medical answers; Charlie and Helen travel to survey an off-site reactor.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : A New Approach to Nuclear Cosmology Aug 24, 2014

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    When Babbit becomes the subject of an investigation, Frank clashes with Charlie to protect his mentor.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Last Reasoning of Kings Aug 17, 2014

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    A high-profile guest shakes things up on The Hill; Frank is haunted by his past.

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  • WGN America's bold new period drama Manhattan goes even further [than AMC's Mad Men], eschewing the romantic veneer altogether in a gritty story of scientific mavericks operating in extreme circumstances. show more

  • A beautifully executed 1940s period drama about the men and women involved in the top-secret Manhattan Project is at once transporting and provocative. show more

  • In a summer that’s offered new programs that pretty much all sit on the spectrum from “silly, but still curious” (Extant, The Strain) on one end to “just plain silly” (Dating Naked) on the other, Manhattan is the most grown up, worth-watching new series we have. show more

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