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

    I don’t think summer was a good season to start a new show because people stay busy for the most part. Once i started watching it, i look forward to the next one. Please don’t cancel it.

  2. becky burns says

    I too love this show. It shows some of the most interesting illnesses and conditions. The characters are dynamic and so great to watch. I think you need to give it a chance in the new fall line up. These people on the show are people you root for. You want things to go well for them. There is so much junk with “reality” TV that it would be such a shame to cancel a truly good and well written show.

  3. rebekah yepez says

    LOVE this show; the storyline, the actors, everything!!! Would HATE to see this show cancelled!! Please reconsider!

  4. kathryn says

    Black box is interesting, informative and takes on a serious subject that so few tv shows do
    Don’t cancel!

  5. Rosalie Gilcrset says

    Recently watched a two-part showing of Black Box and was very interested. My daughter has manic-depressive illness and I was curious to see how this show would depict what is a terrible illness.

  6. Christy S. says

    Don’t cancel it it’s a sleeper, Push it advertize give it time. It’s been a crazy year people haven’t had TIME to talk about favorite TV shows. People NEED this for education and Understanding of Bipolar of which there are now at least 5 mixed states NOT to mention all the OTHER cases presented Not to mention just good entertainment Please leave it on

  7. Sandra says

    Love this show!!!!!! Please keep it going. The storytelling potential in unlimited!!! please, please, please don’t cancel it!

  8. Mimi says

    This show is provocative well written and acted. It tackles real life about brain disorders and needs to continue!

  9. Carolina says

    Do NOT cancel this show! It’s so different from other shows and very very unique! They cannot cancel the show! D:

  10. Doris says

    I absolutely love this show – the mixture of science and drama is amazing and I really do not want to see this show cancelled.

  11. Marvin says

    There are so very few educative and informative TV shows anymore, unless they are documentary. The black box is an excellent way to learn and get educated about bipolar.
    Please do not cancel the show.

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