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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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Wendy July 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

I absolutely love this show! Please don’t cancel it ABC.


Fran July 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I love this show and truly hope it isn’t cancelled!!! Top ratings from me, for sure!!!!!!!!


Susan Stewart July 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Love it!!…brilliant episodes of the weird neurological illnesses of the brain…great cast…should be given a 2nd season…


Anonymous July 27, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Black Box is a great show!!!! It should definitely be renewed!


Mikki July 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

This show is amazing, I will be extremely sad to see this end. This time of year its summer and not a lot of people watch tv so maybe thats why it lost viewers? I really would be heartbroken to see this canceled


Mei H July 27, 2014 at 11:31 am

I really like this show! I don’t know why the rating would be low! This has such a mix of things in the story and I look forward to watching it every week. Just finished watching the season finale…… Hopefully waiting for the next season for more episodes!
Please don’t cancel this show!!!!!


Fran July 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Totally agree!


Alicia July 27, 2014 at 11:08 am

I love this show! Please renew it!


Kat July 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

LOVE this show. One of the only ones that I make sure to watch every week. Please don’t cancel!


Sheryl July 27, 2014 at 10:54 am

Finally a show with real substance. Please do not cancel. If anything, at least air the 9 additional episodes. It amazes me that all of these ridiculous reality shows get higher ratings than something as amazing as Black Box. Not only is the acting good, the show is also a learning experience into the different types of neurological disorders.


Jen July 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

Really got into this show!! Please don’t cancel!


jacques July 27, 2014 at 9:16 am

Such a shame, a show hat fed the mind and was entertaining at the same time…why does programs like naked, ninja warrior, the bachelorette, wives of….remain and good shows terminated


joel buckstein July 27, 2014 at 8:24 am

PLEASE don’t cancel Black Box. It is the one series i truly look forward to seeing each week. I don’t understand why the ratings are so low.. Perhaps the time slot has some bearing.. or maybe marketing flaws. I am rarely wrong in my judgment of what are good shows. this is a great one. Our Heroine is a superb actress and the plot is very interesting.
Not knowing the show was being canceled, a group of ours met to discuss what the possible plots are for next near. — how she could get back her job. A plot similar to House wherein, somebody (Dr. Bickman for example) could lie for her and say Dr. Black got the Oxycodone for him…”i was in pain and didn’t want to share the information”. So perhaps her filling the prescription that way would not have the same liability as the way the show ended.. and the show has to continue so we can see how the slut who blew the whistle on Black gets her come uppance… and what about her daughter. she has to get back the close relationship, etc etc… What can be done to help ABC change their direction?


giovanni July 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

E’ incredibile come una delle migliori serie di questi ultimi tempi possa essere non rinnovata. Credo che sia un’offesa al pubblico che l’ha seguita fino ad ora.


Kim C. July 27, 2014 at 6:36 am

Please do not cancel this show. The actress that plays Catherine is amazing. I love all of the interesting story lines, it is such a facinating show. I love it so much!! PLEASE do not cancel it. Thank you


Kim C. July 27, 2014 at 6:27 am

Please renew this show. The actress that plays Catherine is amazing. I look foward to Thursday every week. Sick of Grey’s, need some new shows that have real good storylines. This show is fascinating!!


Howard July 27, 2014 at 2:15 am

Please do not cancel this show without finishing the final 9 episodes. This show might have a low audience for a couple reasons. First it has mostly been a summer replacement show and second the time slot is a tough one. Try a different time slot and finish the final 9 shows and then see what happens. Thank you so much for your consideration.


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