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?
loved it! my daughter lives it. I found it comforting.
Loved this show !!
They take off good show like this and Unforgettable and keep on the CRAP – not sure where these peoples minds are!!!!
Networks don’t give shows a chance to survive anymore, which is why viewers are seeking entertainment elsewhere. NOW, a couple years later, ABC wants to sell us a show about an autistic kid doctor. What the networks and Hollywood don’t realize yet, is that YouTube and like minded sites are laying the foundations for a whole new system. So, ABC can take their new show, and SHOVE IT! The day’s not far off when artists and fans will be in control!
It was a good show and would like it to come back!
It would be nice if A&E brought this show back like it did Unforgettable!!!
I would love to purchase the entire series of Black Box on DVD. Should I call the station?
I loved that show, so sad that it was cancelled. How can I purchase the series of the 13 episodes on DVD?
This was an amazing show. The network needs to re-consider and bring it back. All my family misses it. We were glued and awaited every new show on Thursday’s nights.
Please bring it back!!!
They don’t care about you. The whole Hollywood system could care less. Fortunately, the entire rotten system is on its way out. YouTube, and like minded sites, are laying the foundations of a whole new system. The day is coming when ARTISTS and FANS are in control.
I completely agree with all of you!! I think that show was incredible, very entertaining, very well casted, & I would absolutely watch the show without question anytime any day if it was to be reaired!! I truly miss it… I wish it was on right now (or that I at least had a new episode or @ this point even an old episode saved on my DVR) LOL! All I can think is that maybe some people just aren’t ready to accept the fact that there truly are SO many people affected in one way or another by this… Read more »
Black Box was an awesome show! I hate ABC these days. I get into a show and BAM…it’s cancelled. I’m giving up on ABC because it’s a waste of my time!
I completely agree!! I think that show was incredible very entertaining and very well casted, I would absolutely watch the show without question anytime any day if it was to be reaired!! I truly miss it… I wish it was on right now! LOL! All I can think is that maybe some people just aren’t ready to accept the fact that there are truly are so many people affected in one way or another by this mental illness / (disease), & so many other mental illnesses, you would think that it would be embraced… In addition it leaves me wondering… Read more »
If you cancel Black Box there will be no shows that I watch on ABC. It is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. Good time slot as well.
Why cancel everything I like? Good show please bring it back.
ALL of us here in my work environment want Black Box to return (9)
Black box needs to come back. I have been waiting and waiting for it. It is an excellent show with creative and talented actors. I love her. She’s wonderful, admirable