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. Anonymous says

    Please don’t cancel Black Box This is really a good program. I can think of other shows that I could live without. When Black Box first aired, I didn’t care for it. After watching a few episodes, I really got into it.
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  2. Robin says

    Great show, actually the first ABC show that I truly enjoyed watching. I think the show shouldn’t be cancelled, for it covers some of the most interesting topics : normality, fonctionnality in mental illness and the brain.

  3. maureen ryan says

    Love the show ,but the topic needs more time to be developed. People need to know about functional bipolar individuals!!!!

  4. rosalyn agosto says

    Nooo. Don’t cancel it, you are educating those that have no idea what bipolar is. It’s a shame if you cancel the show.

  5. Ginnie says

    By the way the show ended last night – it seems as if it would be cancelled – and yet these tv stations leave on some of the most horrible shows – But I guess polls tell all – perhaps people are watching a favorite they have – It is too bad – truly liked!!!!

  6. Alissa Robinson says

    I love this show!!! I will be extremely upset if it doesn’t continue on! This is a great story and it keeps me on edge every time. I’m always excited to see the new episode! Please let there b a second season!!

  7. Bill says

    I think this show depicts many conditions that people don’t necessarily want to talk about but are very real. The show has laid out several medical conditions that people may have heard about but don’t understand. I think Dr Black is a very interesting character and I really hope it is renewed for another season. This is one of the few shows we make sure we DVR so we don’t miss an episode.

  8. Luisa says

    You should definitely air the rest of the episodes and please, please DON’T cancel the show!!!!

    It’s a good series and given the chance, could be a great one!

  9. Shirley says

    Black Box is one of the best programs I have seen come on TV in YEARS……If you cancel this show you will be missing an important opportunity to help people understand mental illnesses. This is an important show for a lot of reasons besides being informative and educational.

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