This patient has pulled through. Today, CBS renewed the Code Black TV show for a third season.
The medical drama takes place in a Los Angeles ER plagued by a staggering influx of patients that often outweighs the limited resources available to the devoted doctors and nurses who work there. The cast includes Marcia Gay Harden, Rob Lowe, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Harry Ford, Luis Guzman, Melanie Chandra, William Allen Young, Boris Kodjoe, and Jillian Murray.
The show could have been cancelled but was renewed with some creative tweaks and cast changes. Season two continued to struggle and only brought in an average of 0.97 in the 18-49 demo and 5.98 million viewers. That’s a near 25% drop in the ratings.
While the ratings have been poor, the series does seem to have some very devoted fans with its fans. When we asked viewers if they’d watch a third season, 96% said “yes.”
Those voters have now gotten their wish. According to Deadline, ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios co-produce the program and CBS was able to work out a reduced licensing deal for season three. Word is that CBS execs liked the writers’ pitch for season three.
Here’s executive producer Michael Seitzman’s announcement:
— Michael Seitzman (@michaelseitzman) May 14, 2017
What do you think? Are you a fan of Code Black on CBS? Are you glad that it’s escaped being cancelled once again? Will you watch season three?
1/11/18 update: Season three of Code Black will debut on May 2, 2018. Details here.