WGN America has pulled the plug on its “Manhattan” project.

The channel has decided to cancel its drama series about the scientists who worked on the creation of the atomic bomb in World War II, two months after its second season ended. Per WGN America president and general manager Matt Cherniss, it was not an easy call. (TV by the Numbers and WGN America are both part of Tribune Media.)

“After careful consideration, we have reached the very difficult decision not to move forward with a third season of ‘Manhattan,'” Cherniss says 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.”

The show averaged around 400,000 viewers in Live +3 ratings in the fall, off the pace of its first season.

“Manhattan” joins these shows that have been canceled in 2015-16.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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