Black Box: TV Show Cancelled by ABC; No Season Two

Black Box TV show on ABC canceledAs expected, ABC has cancelled their summer series Black Box after one season of 13 episodes, reports EW.

Black Box 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 series debuted in late April to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.87 million viewers. It was a mediocre start for the dramatic series and the numbers got progressively worse as new episodes were released. Towards the end of its 13 episode run, Black Box dropped to a 0.6 demo rating with 3.72 million.

The last two episodes aired on July 24th, leaving the main character’s professional fate up in the air.

What do you think? Did you like the Black Box series? Do you think that it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season? Why do you think the show didn’t catch on?

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  1. shay donovan says

    Yes I liked it. I liked Studio 60 on the sunset strip, The Newsroom, & The Killing too. Also films, Before Sunrise. . Sunset. . Midnight trilogy, One Day, Purple Violet, Heist.
    Great material gets cut.. .(look at the audience/the public) or they make you change it up for ratings. If you’re only appealing to the masses (ppl pleasing), then you end up with the Kardadhians . Look at mini series or selling only to cable networks.

  2. Elizabeth, Angeline, Melissa Lopez says

    Personally, Black Box was a very intense show. Every time an episode ended I screamed because it left me with the intense curiosity about what was going to happen next. It always had me scratching the sides of my couch and when commercials interrupted I would run and do what I had to do so I wouldn’t miss a thing. I understand that the rating went down but the show wasn’t bothering anyone. Those who didn’t like it simply didn’t watch it. And us who were known as fans never missed an episode. I don’t believe that the show should have been canceled. It was a good and fascinating show that often got crazy. It had some dumb moments when she forgets to take her pills but hey I dont mind. It made me tripp out along with her. Maybe it was a waste if money but I still don’t think it should have been canceled. I loved it. I never missed an episode. I counted the days til the next one came out. I was waiting for the second season and when I found out there would be no other season I was in shock and lost as to why. Please bring back the show. After Black Box, I dont think there will be any show that I’ll enjoy as much as I did this one. Please please please bring it back on television. Forget about those who stopped watching it or never did. Just remember us who liked the show and enjoyed it, and bring it back for us. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you take it under consideration.

  3. Destiny Cole says

    I was looking forward to season 2 and disappointed that there won’t be a continuance. PLEASE continue the show! Put it in Netflix or Hulu, SOMETHING! I can understand that it was up next to some heavy contenders but, sheesh! We lose a lot of good shows & keep horrible ones just because it came on on a certain night! This show was the new ‘House’ for me! PLEASE bring it back!

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