CBS won’t be bringing back one of its prime-time dramas, with the news coming by way of a tweet from the show’s creator and showrunner. Michael Seitzman broke the news Wednesday night that “Code Black” won’t be returning for a fourth season.
“Dear #CodeBlack fans, the sad news came today that we were cancelled,” Seitzman tweeted. “It’s been a true joy to make this show and watch your response every week. Thank you for all of your passion. Truly, our best episodes have yet to air. We hope you’ll watch and enjoy them. We made them for you.”
Seitzman followed up with another tweet Wednesday night in which he wrote: “We always suspected this would be the last season. We wrote it to end that way.”
Variety notes: “The series was never a ratings breakout on CBS, with the first season averaging a solid 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.1 million viewers and Season 2 dropping to a 1.0 and 6 million in Live+Same Day. Season 3 was averaging a 0.7 and 5.4 million viewers going into this week’s episode on Wednesday night.”