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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  1. C.Lee says

    BLACK BOX is my favorite show. I am disappointed this was canceled.
    It has heart and brain.
    I wall miss it

  2. Anonymous says

    I love Black Box, I think ABC should have presented the show during the summer or fall. Its seems most of the spring lineup for most networks were cancelled. The show is amazing and worth watching. It is disappointing to witness so much garbage on television, while other meaningful stories are dropped due to poor ratings.

  3. John Howell says

    A word of warning to all TV Companies, It is your prerogative to cancel shows at the drop of a hat because they don’t appear to be an instant success.
    However, the more you do this, the more you will continue to shake customer confidence to the point of despair and the public in general will eventually not want to invest their time in any new show/s.
    Yes, We realise the importance of Ratings but to cancel a show after airing just a few of its episodes, leaves a bitter taste and I’m sure a compromise could be agreed to reschedule the remainder of the show to a lesser prime time slot in order to complete the season for its ardent followers.
    Signed,
    A well wisher.

  4. Barbara P says

    The first episode was a bit over the top I must admit. I’m glad I continued watching the series now that I’ve gotten to know the characters and understand the story line a bit better. I think it should continue for another season!!

  5. Carol Talbott says

    My whole family loves this show. The acting and the subject manner is great. Show us the remaining episodes and give it some time of find a larger group of fans. Not all of us watch sports and reality shows people. don’t cancel this show

  6. OwlLover says

    I NEED more Black Box!!!! I love this show. It has so much potential and I would be thoroughly disappointed if it were cancelled!

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