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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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lwall July 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

GREAT SHOW! The finale left too many questions and open possibilities. Please bring it back. It’s so much better than most programs and is one of my favorites.


Anonymous July 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Best show I’ve seen in quite awhile I truly enjoy it and can relate to what she’s going through .i watched every show and looked forward to the next,it was off the wall at times but that’s ok so is mental illness. Glad to see someone had the balls to look it in the face and deal with it I really hope it gets renewed but it doesn’t look good.ill really miss it if it doesn’t but if it does they need to tweet it a bit .


Kendall July 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Just watched tonight for first time. Read about all previous episodes on Wiki. I would love this show renewed.


james July 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm

crummy ratings maybe because it was never promoted. I never even knew about it until a few weeks ago, and was pleasantly surprised to discover gold where I had suspected nothing. Now disappointed to learn it may not make the cut.


JMA July 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Terrific show! Too many reality shows! Really want to see Black Box return next season!!!


james July 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Renew. Please. Great potential, hasn’t yet hit its stride.


BB Fan July 24, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Please DO NOT cancel! Intriguing!


Martha Nichols July 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Please don’t cancel this show it is so good. Its very interesting learning about different types of neurological disorders. I also like the storyline of the doctor also having a disorder that hits so many famlies. She is an inspiration and the story is getting better and better. Give a chance during the winter and it will be s hit. I love this show.


s July 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm

keep the show


John July 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm

I Most sincerely wish to see Black Box continue next season, love the concept. , the whole
cast does a marvellous job conveying their roles .
Please give us the opertunity to keep on watching a wonderful show .


Linda July 24, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Please do not cancel the best show black box so interesting. Please renew it for next season . Love the cast the stories are great


Pat July 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm

This is an excellent show. Please renew


lbarfoot July 24, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Awesome show! ABC do NOT cancel this innovative show!


Trish July 24, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Awesome show. Who expects a great show to start in April? Good shows always start in Fall! Give it a chance!


Anonymous July 24, 2014 at 10:15 pm

just watched season finale. Do not cancel. What do u want? We need a series on mental illness! It also has love & drama. Don’t be stupid & cancel this show. Give it a chance.


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