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. kim Germany says

    This show sucked me in the first 5 minutes of watching it and I’ve been hooked ever since. Who wants housewives and all that junk. Please please keep it on! Thank you!

  2. 11 says

    As beautiful as I think Kelly Reilly is, I lost interest in this show after two episodes. However, I can understand its appeal, and it is a shame to see another smart show axed when Shark Tank and that ninja warrior show go on.

    I’m most angry about ‘Growing Up Fisher’ being canceled.

  3. David says

    This show is excellent and interesting! My wife
    And I watch every week live! Look forward to it!
    Acting is excellent and stories are original! Why is
    It so difficult to get people to stop watching trashy
    reality tv! Please keep Black Box on the air!

  4. Michele says

    This breaks my heart. I love this show! Just when there was something worth while to watch on TV. It’s the only night of the week I turn the TV on. I am so sick of blood, guts and horrible violence, or the fantasy sci-fi’s, or the ridiculous reality shows. These shows are insults to one’s intelligence. I am so saddened they are going to cancel this show, but I am not surprised. I guess I will cancel my cable now as I now there will be no need to turn the TV on.

  5. Anonymous says

    It’s good entertainment, Rick!!!!! Better than reality shows and other **** that is on TV. It’s intriguing. What are you afraid of? Mental illness?

  6. says

    This is a wonderful show. Smart, entertaining, and beautiful actors. Please stop the stupid reality shows. We need intelligent shows like this!

  7. Dodie says

    I Love this show! I was easily hooked as i find it to be intriguing. Informative and entertaining at the same time. I have introduced the show to my husband who was immediately pulled in.
    Please do not pull this one, youve got to give it time to sprout!!
    Love it, dont leave it.

  8. K.j says

    They should renew Black Box. The Show is amazing.A very interesting plot and characters. Maybe they can change the time when it airs or make some other changes but ABC should definitely renew the show for a second season.

  9. Priscila says

    I can’t believe they may cancel this show. It’s amazing! People only like to watch trashy reality shows. So sad!

    • Rona Riley says

      I couldn’t have said it better, myself. People seem to gravitate towards meaningless “trashy” reality shows about housewives of you name it. This is a show of substance and moreover it is very timely, just when we are trying to get mental illness and workings of the brain out of the shadows. I shall see who the writer is, but s/he is marvelous. Please cancel the brainless shows in favor of this one. I love it.

  10. Janet Zimbelmann says

    This show is amazing!!!! I cannot get enough of it. The science and the cases are intriguing and gives you enlightening education on the brain. We need this program. Currently in the age of open brain dysfunctions like bi polar, autism, etc. We should be educating America. I have told every person I know about this program which is a must in all DVRs to keep.
    Please continue the show. Thank you.

    • Anonymous says

      I love this show I think the time slot is bad but I hope they don’t cancel it! You have to give it more time! People will catch on! I think the story line is great!

      Not everyone was up on Scandal when it first aired and look at it now!

      Please give Black Box a chance!

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