Fans of the WGN America period drama Manhattan received some sobering news today.
The network announced today that after two seasons, Manhattan would not be returning for a third.
Although the series was critically acclaimed, that did not translate to viewers as Manhattan struggled in the ratings.
“After careful consideration, we have reached the very difficult decision not to move forward with a third season of Manhattan,” WGN America president Matt Cherniss 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.”
**Photo courtesy of WGN America**