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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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Nan August 20, 2014 at 10:34 am

Loved it


Debra Wrisley August 20, 2014 at 1:30 am

Spring and summer is a time most don’t have the time for TV. It was an excellent show. Please bring back Black Box!!!!! A much needed subject in the world today !


Anon August 20, 2014 at 1:20 am

It was the only show worth watching this summer. Now what?!


Carla Scritchfield August 19, 2014 at 10:34 pm

NOOOOO!!!!! Complete bullsh**!!!!! Bring it back, why does ABC ALWAYS drop the good shows but keep stupid ones on forever? Makes no sense at ALL
!!!! :(


michelle mcanelly August 19, 2014 at 8:17 pm

My husband and I love this show please being it back!


Anne August 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Jag kunde inte sluta titta. Sträck tittade på alla 13avsnitt!Älskar denna serie!


beverly August 20, 2014 at 1:14 am

????? translation please?


Stacey August 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

NOO! Bring it back! Loved this show!


Brunella Brunetti August 19, 2014 at 8:53 am

The comparison to winter season shows is not fair because too many people change their schedule after schools close. Every year I go to Italy from mid June to mid August. This year I was very upset because I did not want to loose any episodes, as in fact I did.

This show is so, so different, so innovative, please be the 1st channel to give a new imput to the media.


Anonymous August 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Definitely should have been renewed for another season. I saved up the series (all 13 episodes) and binge watched. I want more.


Anonymous August 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Absolutely gutted… Brilliant show, I was enjoying it so much. I just hope that Netflix picks it up or they realise what they have done and bring it back. If they were going to end it then they should not have had her fired at her job, they should have left it where it was, taht she was accepted back in at work and all fine. Gah!!


Anonymous August 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Ooooh, I hope Netflix or a cable channel picks it up


Diane Hanna August 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I LOVED this show!!!!!! Please bring it back!!!! I can’t believe people would rather watch crap like Big Brother, Big Bang theory, how I met your mother and other rotten shows like that instead of good dramas.


Terri August 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm

I love this show. Please bring it back.


Terri August 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I loved the show, it was my favorite and am so disappointed it ended.


Paula August 17, 2014 at 7:36 pm

I don’t normally watch TV shows but this one was absolutely fantastic it kept my interest and it was true and bring it back!!!!!!


Anonymous August 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Great show, great writing and another disappointment from ABC. Keep a show like Mistresses running and cancel Black Box a well thought out one … makes no sense!!!!!


Barbara K. NC August 19, 2014 at 8:43 am

Finally a well done informative show about subject matter rarely discussed. Great acting by cast. ABC, why do you keep cancelling the good shows and keep all the retarded crap running for years? How do you get your ratings anyway and where? You should bring Black Box back. It deserves another chance.


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