Rachel Brosnahan has signed on to star in CBS' new miniseries The Dovekeepers, the network announced Wednesday.
Set in ancient Israel, the four-hour miniseries is executive -produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel of the same name...
Up and atom! It's time to discuss WGN America's latest original series Manhattan. Set in 1943, Manhattan follows a sequestered group of physicists racing to develop the first atomic bombs during World War II. Right now, you're probably worried there isn't room on your DVR for another slow-paced historical drama, but don't let that cloud your judgment. Manhattan easily earns a series pass for the way it blends scientific and political suspense with the project's emotional fallout on the scientists and their nuclear families.
Remember when nostalgia used to signify a comforting escape into the past? It hasn't been the same since Mad Men took us beneath the surface glamour to expose the grim consequences of chasing and selling the American dream. WGN America's bold new period drama Manhattan (Sunday, 9/8c) goes even further, eschewing the romantic veneer altogether in a gritty story of scientific mavericks operating in extreme circumstances. Looking back at a bygone time (World War II) with a jaundiced eye, the ambitious Manhattan is far more serious in intent than the channel's more recent effort at historical-fiction original programming, the lurid Salem.
That hexing toad you crammed into the mouths of WGN America bosses worked. The network is headed back to Salem.
WGN America has ordered a second season of the witchy drama a mere three episodes into the freshman series' run,the network announced Monday...