WGN America debuts new series ‘Manhattan’

The new WGN America series “Manhattan” takes viewers back to the secret World War II project that led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Sam Rubin at our sister station KTLA has a preview.

WGN Chicago will have a one-time airing of the premiere episode of “Manhattan” this Sunday, July 27 at 10 p.m. After that, the rest of the series will be on WGN America, Sundays at 9 p.m. CT.

In the Chicago area, WGN America is only available on DIRECTV Channel 307 and DISH Network Channel 239.

“Manhattan” will also be available on XFINITY On Demand.

Here are more segments about the new WGN America show:

For more information about “Manhattan,” go to http://wgnamerica.com/

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17 comments

  • Fran

    What the what? They’re showing *just* the first episode on WGN so everyone can see it, and then only DirectTV and DISH subscribers get to see the rest? What could possibly be the reason for that? Wouldn’t any sane production company want *more* eyeballs rather than less? This makes no sense.

  • Nicki Forte

    I absolutely agree!! I do not have Direct TV or Dish so I have to assume that I can’t even get this show On Demand. I can’t understand this at all. I have several friends who were also looking forward to this show but will now be left out in the cold as well.

    • Fran

      Nicki: You could do what I did: Hit all the social media sites you can, send messages to WGN, your cable provider and local news media and complain. Don’t know if it will do any good, but at least I got a message from an actual human at WGNTV this afternoon — I’m having a lovely conversation with someone named George about why we get to see *one* episode, but it’s against the rules to see the rest of the series via Comcast.

  • Steve Galley

    Please show this on KTLA, I do not have cable, nor DirecTV, or Dish. I engineered the satellites that DirecTV uses. Is that not just Karma?

  • Rachel

    Makes no sense. I watched episode 1 on KTLA. I have Time Warner Cable but I don’t get WGN in my zip code. This nonsense just gets worse and worse.

  • Ken

    WGN = World’s Goofiest Network. Was looking forward to the next episode of Manhattan. Why bother putting on in the first place. That makes no sense.

  • Talli

    I agree. They get you hooked & then expect you to go pay for a TV source to see the rest of the season. TV subscribers have gotten way to greedy. I refuse to pay for TV. We use a digital antennae & it works great. Free TV, that’s how it should be!!!

  • Wayne

    Manhattan is one of the best series that I have seen in the last 20 years. Love the story, plot and the sets and casting are all on par. Nice job WGN and all making this possible . A BIG THANK YOU.

  • Gary

    Manhattan,
    Apparently this is all about the F-ing bomb. I had high hopes this would be worth watching, but instead of an interesting historical event it’s all about sex. I don’t mind sex, but the story of the A-Bomb is interesting too…. Disappointed!

  • Wayne

    I believe Manhattan is done superbly with the right mix of drama, emotion and sex. Very nicely done and believe that when the dust settles this will become a classic in the truest sense of the word. I commend the staff, actors , producers and all that are involved. Kudos and GREAT WORK.

  • Karl

    Somebody please tell WGNA that Cox Cable is blocking their customers from viewing this On Demand. They list it as available for viewing, but it hasn’t worked for over a month. Complaints to Cox Cable are met with “It must be a problem on your end, can send a tech out for $20″. Funny how EVERYTHING but Manhattan works On Demand. I assume WGNA and other entities have to pay to get On Demand airtime, so somebody please tell WGNA that Cox Cable is ripping them off.

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