One of the latest shows to meet an abrupt demise is CBS's 'Code Black.' The medical drama set in a Los Angeles trauma centre will not be returning to the network for a fourth season and is the latest casualty of CBS's string of ruthless cancellations.

Code Black joins the list of Scorpion, Wisdom of the Crowd, Superior Donuts, Kevin Can Wait, 9JKL, Living Biblically and Me, Myself & I, all axed by the CBS network this season. 

The news was first announced by producer Michael Seitzman, who took to Twitter on May 24, with the clarification that the final nine Code Black episodes will air this summer as scheduled.

"Dear #CodeBlack fans, the sad news came today that we were canceled," 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."

Fans were worried if the cancellation would leave a major cliffhanger as it did for Lucifer after Fox denied to renew the show. Seitzman addressed the worry with an answer to his fan. 

"This season finale was written to be a series finale," he assured the fan on Twitter. "You won't want to miss it."


The cast of Code Black included Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden as the Angels Memorial Hospital ER's attending doctor Leanne Rorish, Rob Lowe as an army physician named Col Ethan Willis, stationed at the hospital and Luis Guzmán as senior nurse Nose Santiago.