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Black Box: Has the ABC TV Show Been Cancelled?

Black Box TV show canceled or season two?ABC recently cancelled several shows (Mixology, Suburgatory, Betrayal, etc.) and renewed many others (Resurrection, Revenge, The Goldbergs, etc.). What about the new Black Box series that airs on Thursday nights?

The show revolves around a beautiful and brilliant neuroscientist (Kelly Reilly) who’s hiding the fact that she’s bipolar. The rest of the cast includes Ditch Davey, David Ajala, Terry Kinney, Ali Wong, David Chisum, Laura Fraser, Siobhan Williams, and Vanessa Redgrave.

The show debuted on April 24th to a poor 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.87 million viewers. The ratings have gotten even worse as the weeks have progressed. This week’s installment hit a new low with a 1.1 rating and 4.31 million.

While ABC hasn’t cancelled Black Box, they surely will. The ratings have just been too low to be renewed for a second season.

The question now is, “Will all of the episodes air?” There are nine episodes remaining. If the ratings keep going down, the network could easily pull the show and replace it with reruns. Hopefully they’ll either air or release them so the show’s small audience can see them.

What do you think? Do you think that Black Box should be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Do you think ABC should air all of the episodes they have?


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Greg Nogle September 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm

I think that it’s a great show. The acting is incredible. Dr Black is one of the most complicated roles ever done on TV or movies and it is played perfectly. It’s a shame that it is not getting a bigger audience. If given more time it will pick up. It was my favorite new show.


Marcela Borja September 29, 2014 at 12:11 am

I love this show!!!!!!!


Anonymous September 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I love this show!!!!


Kimberlee September 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I love Black Box. It can’t be canceled with the upsetting season finale!


Jackie September 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm

I am a professional who works in psychiatry. I loved this show because it depicted the difficulty people have who are diagnosed with this disorder. The fact that people with Bipolar Disorder often dislike taking their medication is very real. Hope they show the remaining shows.


Maryann September 24, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Why would they want to cancel this wonderful show. The show is both informative and entertaining and athe acting is superb. Cannot believe they pulled it from the fall lineup. The season finale was incredible! Please reconsider and bring Black Box back!


Anonymous September 25, 2014 at 8:40 pm

This was one of my favorite shows. Too bad it only lasted one season. Show air the episodes not yet aired.


Pelican September 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I liked the show. If you must cancel, at least play the last nine episodes!!


Vicki Evans September 23, 2014 at 11:03 am

I love this show. People don’t seem to know about it.


karen vasquez September 23, 2014 at 1:27 am

absolutely this show was great maybe people found it a bit disturbing but there was truth and a lot of interest in all of the series please bring it back


Angie Urban September 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm

I love this show, if they cancel this show I will be pissed!!!!!!! Not enough people really know about this show.


Lorie Taulbee September 22, 2014 at 1:31 am

I love this show!!!


Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 1:30 am

I absolutely relate to this show and it has helped me in so many ways


Linda Cimaroli September 21, 2014 at 11:14 am

I thought this show was an inperation to those who have this disease and this helps to get the word out where so many are ignorant of the disease


tammy stewart September 21, 2014 at 7:29 am

dont cancel this show…it gives ppl with this problem hope to know they are not the only one and can suceed in life


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