'Code Black' canceled after three seasons at CBS

CBS has pulled the plug on medical drama “Code Black” after three seasons.

Series creator and showrunner Michael Seitzman first broke the news on Twitter.

“Dear #CodeBlack fans, the sad news came today that we were cancelled,” he wrote. “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.”

The series takes place in the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where the high number often outnumbered the limited resources available to doctors and patients, creating a situation known in some hospitals as a “code black.”

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LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 12: 'Third Year' -- A drug bust-turned-shootout tests the bravery of the doctors of Angels Memorial as they race to save a girl caught in the crossfire. Also, Willis (Rob Lowe) shifts his focus to field medicine, choosing to work primarily on an ambulance with his new partner, paramedic Rox (Moon Bloodgood). And Leanne (Marcia Gay Harden) begins her journey to adopt Ariel (Emily Alyn Lind), on the third season premiere of CODE BLACK, Wednesday, April 25 (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish) (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 15: 'La Familia' -- Jesse is in denial when his brother arrives at Angels Memorial in bad shape after being pinned down in a warehouse collapse and further tests reveal he has advanced congestive heart failure. Also, Willis opens up to Rox about his brother who was killed in Afghanistan, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, May 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis), Luis Guzm� (Jesse Sallander), Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish) (Photo by Erik Voake/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 12: 'Fallen Angels' -- The doctors work with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to find an antidote to the deadly viral outbreak at Angels Memorial. Also, Leanne makes a life-changing decision, and Jesse welcomes a new batch of residents, on the second season finale of CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Feb. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis), Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish) (Photo by Paul Sarkis/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 2: 'Unfinished Business' -- As Guthrie takes on a new position as the hospital chaplain, he considers having a risky surgery to treat his Parkinson's. Also, the doctors treat patients who arrive at Angels from an apartment fire, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Jan. 11 (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: William Allen Young (Dr. Rollie Guthrie), Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish) (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 2: 'Exodus' -- A code black at Angels Memorial takes a turn for the worse when a city- wide blackout leaves the hospital without power or back-up generators. As Campbell and Leanne divert high-risk patients to a nearby care center, Elliot and Heather are trapped in an elevator with a woman in labor, and Willis and Dr. Nolan (Kathleen Rose Perkins) try to help a 92-year-old woman who thinks it's 1942, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Dec. 21 (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis), Barbara Bain (Blanche), Harry Ford (Dr. Angus Leighton) (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 12: 'Hero Complex' -- Malaya must inform a college student who regains consciousness at Angels Memorial that she's the victim of a rape, and Willis and Campbell butt heads over a terminally ill woman who wants to end her life on her own terms, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Annabeth Gish guest stars as Geraldine, the mother of the terminally ill girl; Richard Lewis guest stars as Stewart, a stand-up comedian who collapsed while on stage, and Stephen Culp returns as Desmond Leighton, Angus and Mike's father. Pictured: Richard Lewis (Stewart Gough), Noah Gray-Cabey (Dr. Elliot Dixon), Benjamin Hollingsworth (Dr. Mario Savetti) (Photo by Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 6: 'Hero Complex' -- Malaya must inform a college student who regains consciousness at Angels Memorial that she's the victim of a rape, and Willis and Campbell butt heads over a terminally ill woman who wants to end her life on her own terms, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Annabeth Gish guest stars as Geraldine, the mother of the terminally ill girl; Richard Lewis guest stars as Stewart, a stand-up comedian who collapsed while on stage, and Stephen Culp returns as Desmond Leighton, Angus and Mike's father. Pictured: Jonna Walsh (Whitney Lithwick), Annabeth Gish (Geraldine Lithwick) (Photo by Neil Jacobs/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 25: 'Landslide' -- The Angels Memorial doctors treat victims caught in a landslide, and a group of children come in from a camping trip with measles putting the entire ER at risk, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Meredith Baxter guest stars as Joanna, the grandparent of one of the campers. Eric Roberts returns as Vince Savetti, Mario's father. Pictured: Benjamin Hollingsworth (Dr. Mario Savetti), Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis), Luis Guzm� (Jesse Sallander) (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 25: 'Landslide' -- The Angels Memorial doctors treat victims caught in a landslide, and a group of children come in from a camping trip with measles putting the entire ER at risk, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Meredith Baxter guest stars as Joanna, the grandparent of one of the campers. Eric Roberts returns as Vince Savetti, Mario's father. Pictured: Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis) and Luis Guzm� (Jesse Sallander) (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 15: 'Demons and Angels' -- On Halloween night, Willis, Noa and Elliott rush to the scene of a fire at a haunted theater, where Dr. Nolan (Kathleen Rose Perkins) and her boyfriend's son are trapped, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Oct. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Harry Ford (Dr. Angus Leighton), Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis), Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish) (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 14: 'Second Year' -- Colonel Ethan Willis (Rob Lowe) joins the team at Angels Memorial from the Department of Defense and takes Dr. Mike Leighton on a harrowing helicopter ride to save shark bite victims in Malibu, on the second season premiere of CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Sept. 28 (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis), Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish) (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
CODE BLACK - 'Love Hurts' - Christa must put aside her personal feelings for Grace and work with her to treat Brody, (Cameron Boyce), a patient who claims to have been abused at a camp for troubled teens. Also, Grace is surprised when Campbell asks her out, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Feb. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/ABC Studios via Getty Images) MARCIA GAY HARDEN
CODE BLACK - 'Blood Sport' - Mario confronts Angus about his Adderall abuse and Christa is surprised to learn how romantically involved Neal and Grace were before she left for Haiti. Also, Dr. Mark Taylor (Kevin Dunn) returns to help Leanne find the money in their budget to keep Jesse and the nurses from walking out, on the first season finale of CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Feb. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/ABC Studios via Getty Images) MEAGAN GOOD
CODE BLACK - 'Love Hurts' - Christa must put aside her personal feelings for Grace and work with her to treat Brody, (Cameron Boyce), a patient who claims to have been abused at a camp for troubled teens. Also, Grace is surprised when Campbell asks her out, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Feb. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/ABC Studios via Getty Images) CODE BLACK
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 29: 'Love Hurts' -- Pictured: Raza Jaffrey (Dr. Neal Hudson), Luis Guzm� (Jesse Sallander) and Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish). Christa must put aside her personal feelings for Grace and work with her to treat Brody, (Cameron Boyce), a patient who claims to have been abused at a camp for troubled teens. Also, Grace is surprised when Campbell asks her out, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Feb. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
CODE BLACK - 'Hail Mary' - Christa becomes insecure in her new relationship with Neal when his ex-girlfriend, Dr. Grace Adams (Meagan Good), returns to Angels Memorial after spending a year volunteering in Haiti. Also, New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. comes to the ER to convince his stubborn high school football coach, Pete Delaney (Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges), to have life-saving surgery, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Feb. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/ABC Studios via Getty Images) ODELL BECKHAM JR., EMILY BRIDGES, BEAU BRIDGES
CODE BLACK - 'Diagnosis of Exclusion' - The doctors are questioned following a violent incident inside the hospital that leaves two doctors gravely injured. Also, Neal and Christa make their relationship to the next level after officially disclosing their romantic relationship to HR, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Feb. 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/ABC Studios via Getty Images) BENJAMIN HOLLINGSWORTH, TOMMY DEWEY, BONNIE SOMERVILLE
CODE BLACK - 'The Fifth Stage' - Leanne goes to a prison to finally confront the drunk driver who killed her family. Also, Malaya begins to feel uncomfortable around her patient, Gordon Heshman (Jesse Bradford), on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Jan. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Jessica Brooks/ABC Studios via Getty Images) TOMMY DEWEY, DENIZ AKDENIZ
CODE BLACK - 'The Fog of War' - As the doctors treat patients from the chaotic multi-vehicle accident, a love triangle begins to build between Mario, Angus and Heather. Also, when Malaya learns that Carla is at the hospital, she goes against Carla's wishes and stays by her side during the delivery of her baby, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Jan. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Neil Jacobs/ABC Studios via Getty Images) BENJAMIN HOLLINGSWORTH
CODE BLACK - Cardiac Support - Leanne becomes rattled at the thought of losing Jesse, as he fights for his life after suffering a massive heart attack. Meanwhile, Mario asks the residents to cover for him so he can search the city for a patient's son, which goes against Neal's direct order not to leave the hospital. This episode of 'Code Black' is airing WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on CBS. (Photo by Monty Brinton/ABC Studios via Getty Images)
CODE BLACK - Cardiac Support - Leanne becomes rattled at the thought of losing Jesse, as he fights for his life after suffering a massive heart attack. Meanwhile, Mario asks the residents to cover for him so he can search the city for a patient's son, which goes against Neal's direct order not to leave the hospital. This episode of 'Code Black' is airing WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on CBS. (Photo by Monty Brinton/ABC Studios via Getty Images)
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It stars Marcia Gay Harden, Boris Kodjoe, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Emily Tyra, William Allen Young, Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Alyn Lind, Moon Bloodgood, Luis Guzmán, and Rob Lowe. Michael Seitzman, David Marshall Grant, Rob Bowman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and Mike Weiss serve as executive producers. ABC Television Studios produced in association with CBS Television Studios.

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.

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