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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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LeeLee April 15, 2015 at 11:25 pm

I can’t believe this brilliant show was cancelled after only one season!….As a person like myself who struggles everyday with a mental disorder (bipolar/depression/anxiety & PTSD), this show not only helped me understand myself better but it also gave people without these disorders a better perspective!!! Please take a moment to think about returning this show…Such a great show!!!


Irean April 15, 2015 at 10:50 pm

loved the show ….just found out it was canceled


Sade April 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Blackbox was great!!! I was patiently waiting for Scandal to be over too see season 2, but then I realized I didn’t see n e commercials for season 2 it’s a shame, the show was good, original and potential to be a top rated show. Sad I won’t know what happens with the characters.


Blanche Gleason April 14, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Why…. why cancel the show when I find something in my life to make it feel interesting? And the show Believe? I mean, my life now is like a bland substance that is asking you…. what happened? I loved those two shows and was near and dear to my heart. Seriously…. what can I say. What can I truely say? ABC isn’t going to care. I can’t say anything to convince them to bring these shows back. If I could, figurtively, I would like to ring ABC’s neck until they would renew the show, but I don’t like to introduce violence or threats. These were the only shows that I truely felt I had escaped reality when I wanted to. Do you really want that ABC? Do you really want to lose your viewers that had watched either of these shows? If you are smart, and I know you are, you will renew one or even both of these shows in the near future. Again, you are smart. Please make the wise choice.


Ashley April 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm

I LOVED this show! Please bring it back! Black Box always kept me on the edge of my seat.


Me April 9, 2015 at 11:53 pm

Thrilled this show got cancelled! Ratings don’t lie. There are a lot of us out there that tried to like it, but hated it.


Mina April 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm

I think the people who didn’t like this show, did not understand the depths of it. Everything in this series was real and factual. It was interesting and very informational. I learned a lot while enjoying a very good show for once. I really hope they would consider a part two.


Dena April 15, 2015 at 10:19 am

There always will be haters and in this case I suspect the honesty of the show might come into play. Nonetheless the show never received the promotion new shows generally get. That was why it cancelled; few knew of it and most came by accident. Black Box was formidable, original, articulate, cutting edge without being sci-fi. When shows are cancelled it’s hard to determine its potential. Star Trek ran what – 3 seasons? and now a billion dollar industry fueled by Trek fans.


Angie de Morgan April 8, 2015 at 8:41 pm

I just found out that Black Box got cancelled (yeah; apparently I have been living under a rock since last August, LOL). And I am PISSED; finally a good show that’s not blablabla and it gets cancelled? Really???? Big mistake!


Diana April 4, 2015 at 10:04 am

This is crazy, i loved this series, im watching about 30 tv shows and this one is really good. I dont want it to end, it was so different and interesting, another side of people with mental disorder and how a doctor deals with it. I really want it back, please.


Rachel April 1, 2015 at 10:54 pm

I loved that show!! I am so bummed. I feel since “House” ended, this could be the replacement, but with a woman doctor as the lead. I am so bummed!! Come on ABC, bring it back for one more season at least!!


Wendy March 31, 2015 at 2:31 am

I got hooked the first episode. made sure I didn’t miss one. Guess I’m back to watching HBO and the like. At least their shows are on long enough to come to some season finale. And you’re canceling Resurrection too? What’s up with ABC?


karen March 31, 2015 at 12:12 pm

ABC doesn’t care about its viewers…


karen March 27, 2015 at 11:17 am

I am pissed…that’s why I try not to get involved with ANY new series that ABC starts. Because their chance of continuing a 2nd season is usually nil. I surprised that Revenge is still out there and I’m not so sure about Resurrection. ABC doesn’t have any loyalty to their viewers. If they’re going to end something…END IT…don’t leave people hanging.


Katrina March 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm

I absolutely loved this show. It makes me very sad Thais there will not be a season 2


Melissa March 21, 2015 at 11:17 am

I can’t believe this show was cancelled! I rarely watch any shows on regular TV because they are lame! This was an excellent show!!!


Sibele March 21, 2015 at 1:37 am

I’m so pissed can’t believe it was cancel. I just loved this season. Please at list we should kw what was plan to the next season!!


Candy March 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm

I really love Black Box and want it to come back. Why did it have to be cancelled? It doesn’t make any sense. BRING THE SHOW BACK!


Carin March 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

I loved Black Box. Perhaps Netflix can continue it with the same cast and we can binge view season 2 over and over!!!


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