It's a Fine Line Between Historical Fact and Fiction on Manhattan

The physicists on the Hill face a crisis of leadership in their quest to build an atomic bomb on this week’s episode of Manhattan, as Robert Oppenheimer contemplates relinquishing the throne for love. And it makes for an interesting case study of the challenges involved in the fictional portrayal of a beloved… »11/04/15 1:20pm11/04/15 1:20pm

Manhattan's Reluctant Spy Just Revealed His Atomic End Game

The first two episodes of Manhattan season two brought explosive plot twists and intense set pieces. This week’s offering, “The Threshold,” is all about strategy, carefully moving the various chess pieces into place for the eventual endgame. And we also learned a lot more about the motives of our unlikely spy, the… »10/28/15 9:30am10/28/15 9:30am

On Manhattan, Game Theory Makes The World Go Around (And Ruins People's Lives) 

Manhattan isn’t wasting any time raising the stakes this season. Much of this week’s episode was a set piece centered on the plight of “disappeared” physicist Frank Winter as his situation goes from bad to worse. It’s entitled “Fatherland,” but the writers could just as easily have called it, “Oh, Just Give John… »10/21/15 1:20pm10/21/15 1:20pm

Atomic Bomb Show Manhattan Renewed For A Second Season

Lots of folks fell in love with Manhattan, or at least enough to give WGN America the impetus to renew this series for a second season. Set in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Manhattan centers around the scientists behind the atomic bomb and the families they brought with them. And now it's been renewed for a second season.… »10/14/14 3:36pm10/14/14 3:36pm

This Week's TV: 3 New Series, Including A Crazy Ridiculous Hacker Show

Fall TV is back! You may have already decided whether you're watching the Batman prequel show Gotham or the immortal medical examiner Forever, but what's up with supergenius show Scorpion? Plus, info on the season premieres of Sleepy Hollow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Person of Interest, and a frozen Once Upon a Time! »9/22/14 12:00pm9/22/14 12:00pm

This Week's TV: A Doctor Who Alum Stars In The Year's Weirdest New Show

This week is all about endings and beginnings. Peter Capaldi begins his tenure as the curmudgeonly new Doctor on Doctor Who while True Blood meets its true death. And amidst the season finales of Korra and The Last Ship, we get two oddball premieres: Bojack Horseman and the profoundly strange Intruders. »8/18/14 12:00pm8/18/14 12:00pm

This Week's TV: A Time-Travel Romance Is This Summer's Must-Watch Show

Battlestar Galactica producer Ronald D. Moore returns to television this week with his adaptation of the hit Outlander novels—and you won't want to miss it. Plus, True Blood goes on a drug-fueled search for a dead character, Teen Wolf deals with a mysterious outbreak, and someone is targeting the Candy Kingdom elite… »8/04/14 12:00pm8/04/14 12:00pm