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'Black Box' canceled by ABC

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Black Box

ABC is packing away Black Box.

We’re told the network has officially canceled the soap, which attempted to fill the high-profile Scandal slot on Thursday nights. The midseason series starred Kelly Reilly as a sex-crazed bipolar genius neurologist (no, really!). All 13 episodes of the first season aired, with the finale running July 24, and ABC confirmed Thursday it will not order a second round.

The series was created by Amy Holden Jones and produced by Ilene Chaiken, Bryan Singer, Oly Obst, and Anne Thomopoulos. The show’s in-season episodes averaged 7.1 million viewers yet only a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 when including DVR playback.

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