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WGN America sets premiere date for 'Manhattan'

WGN America sets premiere date for 'Manhattan'

"Manhattan," the second original series from WGN America, will premiere this summer on July 27, the cable channel announced Thursday.

WGN America is owned by Tribune Co., which also owns The Times.

Unlike the channel's fledgling original series, "Salem," the title of the new series does not refer to the show's setting, but rather the subject: the Manhattan Project.

Filmed on location in New Mexico, the series is set in the 1940s and follows the lives of the men and women picked to work on the top-secret project that produced the atomic bomb.

The series was created by "Masters of Sex" writer Sam Shaw, and the pilot was directed by...

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