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'Manhattan' an egghead's-eye view of the birth of the atomic bomb

Secrets and slide rules fly in WGN America's 'Manhattan,' which plausibly re-creates the WWII race for the atomic bomb. It's best when it captures the daily business of life in a strange place. Secrets and slide rules fly in WGN America's 'Manhattan,' which plausibly re-creates the WWII race for the atomic bomb. Show More Summary

TV Picks: China, Iraq, Penn & Teller, space cartoon, comic space

"POV: Fallen City" (PBS, Monday); "Frontline: Losing Iraq" (PBS, Tuesday). Two hard-to-watch documentaries set across two separate seas, and each worth your while. I never promised this would just be fun.

ESPN analyst derided for implying women can provoke domestic violence

A popular ESPN analyst is being highly criticized for comments he made Friday morning about women and what he seemed to imply could be their potential role in domestic violence.

Join 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Andre Braugher for a video chat Monday

Nobody had to convince us that Andre Braugher could play a law enforcer, not after bringing this guy to life on "Homicide: Life on the Street" for six seasons. But a funny cop? That wasn't necessarily how we pictured the Juilliard-trained actor.

'Manhattan' traces a culture of secrecy, nuclear anxiety

A secret city has sprouted in the scrubby hills of northern New Mexico, its inhabitants charged with carrying out a crucial mission.

Go Comic-Con with 'Grimm,' 'Orphan Black,' 'Game of Thrones'

Comic-Con begins on Thursday, and what was once a celebration of graphic novels and the films that loved them is now also a celebration of all sorts of terrific television. If you can’t make it to San Diego this weekend, or even if you can, it’s a good time to catch up on, or introduce yourself...

Portia de Rossi joins 'Scandal'; Ellen DeGeneres breaks news on Twitter

"Scandal" fans will be seeing a new face when the series returns on Sept. 25: Portia de Rossi is joining the cast for a super-secret story arc, according to her publicist.

'Gun Hill' with Larenz Tate aims to be BET's next drama hit

BET scored this year when it launched its first original scripted drama, "Being Mary Jane," starring Gabrielle Union as a popular cable TV personality with no shortage of personal and professional difficulties.

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' will stay in New York City

It's not really a surprise, but it's official anyway: "Late Show With Stephen Colbert" is staying in the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

Jon Stewart launches mock Kickstarter to buy CNN

Jon Stewart has been a longtime critic of CNN, but when he heard the possibility that the cable news outlet might be put up for sale one day soon, he couldn't resist the opportunity to imagine what it might look like under his contr...

'The Mansion' on YouTube lands from Germany with high ambition

Like a little sister sneaking up on her older brothers, 20-year-old Kelly Svirakova inched closer to her housemates Valentin Rahmel and Erik Range, hoping to go unnoticed.

Season 5 of 'Downton Abbey' will begin airing in the U.S. on Jan. 4

"Downton Abbey" is coming back in January — and the chief of PBS is warming up by hurling a few crumpets at TV rivals.

Joan Rivers riles Young Hollywood, but she's got youth on her side

The moment Joan Rivers stormed out of a CNN interview earlier this month, she thought she might be losing her mind.

'Houdini' miniseries starring Adrien Brody to air Sept. 1-2 on History

Oscar winner Adrien Brody will play illusionist Harry Houdini in a two-part miniseries set to air on History on Sept. 1 and 2.

John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem

John Oliver spent the second half of his show on Sunday discussing the woeful state of America's prisons, which have seen a ballooning population even while states are moving to privatize them to save money.

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