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. Jas says

    Absolutely cancel this horrible show. The worst acting and directing I have seen in a long time. Can’t even watch a whole episode.

  2. Black Box says

    The very first episode I watched, I could understand the low rating…sort of. I thought that it all was just ick. I had set my DVR to record the episode, and when I set it I had it record the series. When I noticed that I watched the next episode and was hooked after that. You would probably have to put me in an episode to explain this, but hey it’s interesting and enjoyable at some level. I think it would be cool if ABC put on the various doctor shows they have and put up informative bits about the various medical topics they cover and how to find out more information about it.

    • Anonymous says

      I can’t believe there is even a discussion about canceling Black Box!
      The casting is awesome, the show is real, there is no doubt it hits home every week in in some way! Please don’t cancel this show!

  3. Jennifer says

    Please don’t cancel this show!!! I LOVE this show!!!! I think because it was introduced in the off season and not in the fall with other shows is why it has lower ratings. Most people aren’t watching TV as much. If it was shown in the fall I bet it would have very high ratings. It is a GREAT show. Please give it a chance!!!!

  4. Anna says

    I agree! Please don’t cancel, the cast is great and the show is well written, I don’t understand the lack of a following!

  5. Judy landis says

    The show got so much better. I feel it is one of the best, intriguing, crazy,and finally a Doctor or medical show that is “Out of the box”I hope it gets another pickup,rather than some junk, that has gotten picked up. This holds interest and mystery, and I must say, CAST perfectly done.
    They pick up teeny bopper shows and ridiculous shows for the fall. Really, keep a good show like “Black box. My entire family cannot wait to watch it.
    Yes,it’s off the will,but look what is on the air now.

  6. sam says

    This is show is Amazing. The characters start to grow on you and the weekly cases are exciting. The character developement from episode to episode, starting with seeing Dr. Bickman as an arrogant a*# to a smart, caring surgeon was fantastic. He is my favorite character on the show. I hope ABC is smart and brings this show back!!

  7. Oshma says

    I absolutely love this show. It has mystery and drama, and cool information about the brain that everyone can relate to, I love that it looks at normal problems that people go through every day and put them in perspective and explains them. It is one of the best medical shows in a long long time.

  8. Joseph L says

    This show is FANTASTIC! It gives a different spin to hospital soap opera shows. It is a whole dimensions.
    RENEW do not cancel please.

  9. Tina Schlissel says

    I look forward to this show, a show no one has ever done before. And the brain is fascinating. It also deals with bi-polar something that has touched my family and I have lost a friend to the disease. I think the acting is superb. Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave are wonderful esteemed actresses. I hope it’s renewed a 2nd season,

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