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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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Pam August 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

I loved Black Box and will be very disappointed if it cancelled. It was thought provoking and my “go to” replacement for House.


mom4kids August 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Me and my husband love love love this series…Please don’t cancel it.


Phyllis August 19, 2014 at 11:08 pm

This show’s star Kelly Riley is amazing in her role as is Venessa Redgrave. the ratings are l
It would be awful to not to renew it or at least show the rest of the episodes that have not aired as yet. Do something to raise the ratings so this great series can continue.


Jennifer Johnson August 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I absolutely love this show! The suspense, the drama and humanity is unrivaled at this juncture. It would be a true shame if it were cancelled.


Suzan August 19, 2014 at 2:12 pm

I LOVE Black Box. It’s smart, creative and the acting is great. I don’t watchucj on the major networks because there’s a shortage of good programming. I’m just glad The Blacklist seems safe for now.


Beverly August 19, 2014 at 2:29 am

I think if ABC had devoted half the advertising that they are doing with “How to commit
murder” more people would have known about it and they would have had a “hit” on their hands like “House” was….still watching “Black Box” on “On Demand” but those episodes won’t be on that much longer….hopefully some other network will pick it up as it was one of the best shows on television! Just don’t trust ABC anymore!!!


colleen August 19, 2014 at 12:39 am

I absolutely love black box. And am going to be veey very disappointed if it not renewed. I think its one of the few realistic and thoufht provoking shows. Please renew and keep it on at the same rime no switching time part way thru. Bring back black box !


Brian August 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm

I am disappointed this show was not re-newed by ABC. Despite the lower ratings, ABC should have tried to switch nights or advertise this better. As it’s one of the few shows on ABC that isn’t a comedy that I really enjoyed. One less viewer for ABC for that time slot. Still haven’t found a good ABC show to replace Desperate Housewives. Although now hooked on Devious Maids, it’s a shame ABC let that one go to Lifetime.


Irina August 18, 2014 at 8:50 pm

I also love this show! Why all stupid things like Revenge, etc. getting good ratings?


Lori kemp August 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

I think black box is the best medical drama since house… Don’t cancel this show! Its brilliant!


Carol August 18, 2014 at 2:59 pm

I also love this show and am greatly disappointed at its being canceled. I think that the reason why it got such low ratings is that it is not the norm for ABC, which seems to pander more to the 20 something crowd. I normally watch CBS and only found this show browsing around in xfinity On Demand one day when I was home sick w nothing better to do. Once I found it I was hooked on it though. Maybe CBS will pick it up?


Christy Tompkins August 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I LOVE this show…..some of the dialogue is corny but Kelly Reilly’s performance is a wonder to behold. She rides the extremes of her character with insight and nuance. Please please please show all the espisodes of this season adn dare I hope for a renewal??? This is my favorite sho on TV!


Emily August 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

LOVE THIS SHOW so much! Neuroscience is so interesting to me and I would be SO upset if they canceled! Plus most shows get a low rating at first so I hope they just try to improve it and keep it going! I was hooked after the first episode


Sheila August 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

LOVE this show! I was hooked from the onset. Would be a HUGH disappointment if the network chooses not to renew


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