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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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Donna July 25, 2014 at 1:04 am

Please do not cancel. I really like this show

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Jaymi July 25, 2014 at 1:03 am

Please renew Black Box. That show is amazing, I enjoy learning about the brain. The story of Catherine and her daughter can be played out as well as her and Will working things out. Plus she has to be able to get through the consequences of not reporting she took the pills. All of the stupid shows on T.V. this is definitely NOT one of them. I DVR the show every night and was crushed when it wasn’t on due to the finals. Please bring it back its a great drama series. I don’t know why the ratings were low maybe people dvr the show cause it came on too late. Bring it back for another season. I even got my sister to watch it and she loves it.

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Jaymi July 25, 2014 at 1:00 am

Please renew Black Box. That show is amazing, I enjoy learning about the brain. The story of Catherine and her daughter can be played out as well as her and Will working things out. Plus she has to be able to get through the consequences of not reporting she took the pills. All of the stupid shows on T.V. this is definitely NOT one of them. I DVR the show every night and was crushed when it wasn’t on due to the finals. Please bring it back its a great drama series. I don’t know why the ratings were low maybe people dvr the show cause it came on too late. Bring it back for another season. I even got my sisyer to watch it and she loves it.

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Linda July 25, 2014 at 12:56 am

Please do not cancel this show. I believe it addresses mental illness in a very realistic way. I truly look forward to each of the episodes.

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Bee July 25, 2014 at 12:52 am

I really hope ABC doesn’t cancel Black Box. On a different night it could be really successful! Please give it one more season.

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Carla smith July 25, 2014 at 12:47 am

Excellent writing and acting! I’m hooked!!! Love this show!

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anonymous July 25, 2014 at 12:40 am

I hope it gets a second season !!. Shows like The Black Box are great because they show differences in people’s brain. Even though it’s not based on real life events, it still gives insight into more complex lifestyles and mental illnesses. Also having a top neurologist with bi-polar disorder, I mean c’mon, how freaking great is that !?!

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Dr. Lynn R. Gagnon July 25, 2014 at 12:38 am

This show provides realistic and valuable insight about mental illness and neurological disorders. The portrayals are very realistic. I think ABC would be wise to do more PR on the show and on the writers and actors of Black Box.

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Barb Dimock July 25, 2014 at 12:37 am

Love The Black Box do not cancel

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Pthomas July 25, 2014 at 12:36 am

This is one of the best shows. Please don’t cancel this show. I can’t wait to see what happens next

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Dana July 25, 2014 at 12:33 am

Please don’t cancel Black Box!! It’s an amazing show and the only thing I really even bother to tune in to watch these days. Amazing cast and great story line!! Please give it a chance!!

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Marge July 25, 2014 at 12:31 am

Black box is very good and keeps me enthralled. Please don’t cancel.

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Crystal July 25, 2014 at 12:28 am

Please DO NOT cancel Black Box! I have to know what happens next! Do not leave us like Persons Unknown forever on a cliffhanger. I love this show!

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Wendy July 25, 2014 at 12:22 am

Love black box . Hope there will be a sesson 2.

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John b. faure July 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

I have enjoyed watching black box and would like to see continued ..

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