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. DianneCox says


  2. Beverly says

    OH NO! Please don’t cancel this show. It’s my favorite show. It needs to air at 9:00 PM instead of 8 and there would be more people watching. I’m sooo sad that this looks like it’s going to happen.

  3. monica says

    Oh my God I live this show don’t cancel it. I have been trying to watch it but its never on. What’s up with that??

    • rona Riley says

      In my neck of the woods it is on Thursday night on ABC (that’s a huge channel, someone there must of thought it was promising). It is on either 9 or 10. Watch the seasons finale next time, she goes manic! My husband was bipolar, but when he was well he was the best husband you could ever want. Leaving him was no an option.


  4. says

    I really like this show. This material about mental illness/neurology in a specific hospital (the cube) has rarely been covered in such detail. It is extremely well written and has complex and interesting characters. This show must go on!!!
    Please try a different time slot. If people get a chance to see it they will want to see more.

  5. Samiyaj Kahn says

    Please don’t cancel this show it’s a good show and if you do cancel it please show the remaining episodes I’m studying to be a doctor and I love doctor based shows

  6. Rhonda says

    This is an amazing show. It is so sad that This show us going to be canceled. I agree about finally opening up mental issues that many people face daily. Please keep this show going. We all need some REAL shows that deal with REAL issues. Maybe try a different time slot would be a start. Anyway I love the show!!!

  7. Dawn says

    Love this show. Finally have show my husband and I watch together and both enjoy. It has the soap for me and the science/medical for him. Please don’t cancel Black Box.

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