Fans saddened after CBS announces cancellation of popular TV show

Jul 06, 2018
03:27 P.M.

The medical drama series failed to satisfy the TV network in terms of average ratings and viewership, and is among the shows that has not made the cut for a new season.


The CBS network has called off one of its popular medical drama shows, Code Black, after just three seasons. The big announcement was made by Michael Seitzman, the man responsible for bringing the show to life, with a tweet.

In the same post, Seitzman took the opportunity to thank all the show's fans for their continuous support and for tuning in every week. Despite their regular adoration, the drama did not do enough for the network to consider continuing to broadcast it.

The television show follows the story of a group of first-year residents at Angels Memorial Hospital, which is a fictional medical facility created for the show.


The name of the show is a reference to the situation inside the hospital's walls, as the facility is permanently understaffed, with an ever-busy emergency room, and severely lacking in other essential resources.

Seitzman also hinted that he had been expecting the network's decision to cancel the show. He and his team of writers had already worked to conclude the show in a way that they wanted rather than to give it a last-minute rushed ending.

He assured fans of the show that the best episodes in the series were yet to be aired when the news of its cancellation was broken. He hoped that the fans would stick around until the finale of the show and enjoy them.


According to TV Series Finale, the fresh installment of the show earned low ratings for a CBS TV series, but the TV network made the interesting decision to renew it instead of cancelling.

The ratings dropped even further in 2017, but the network still didn't cancel, deciding instead to renew it for a third season.

Now, with the end of the third season in sight, the confirmation has come that there isn't going to be season number four for the medical drama.

The second season of the show had an average rating of 0.97 in the demographics of 18 years to 49 years with about 5.984 million total viewers.


For the current season the average rating based on the episodes broadcasted so far, is 0.70 in the demographics of 18-49 with about 5.779 million total viewers.

The statistics show that the series has not improved in terms of either ratings or viewership in its third season.

Other series that have been dropped by CBS include Kevin Can Wait, Superior Donuts, Scorpion, Living Biblically, Me, Myself, & I, 9JKL, and Wisdom of the Crowd.


On the other hand, the following shows have been renewed for a new season: Elementary, Criminal Minds, Instinct, Man With A Plan, Life In Pieces, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Seal Team, Salvation, Ransom, Bull, MacGyver and SWAT.

The network has also announced the premiere of a number of new shows, including Magnum P.I., God Befriended Me, The Red Line, The Code, Fam, The Neighborhood, Happy Together, FBI, and Murphy Brown.

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