The release date for Code Black season 2 — September 28, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Code Black season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. CBS has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for September 28, 2016.
Basic info and storyline
Code Black is a new American medical drama TV series that centers on an overcrowded fictional emergency room in Los angeles, California and is loosely based on a documentary by Ryan McGarry. Written and created by Michael Seitzman, the series premiered on CBS on September 30, 2015.
The fictional Angels Memorial Hospital is where four first-year medical residents and their colleagues tend to an overcrowded ER that has an overwhelming amount of patients and not enough resources. Based loosely on Ryan McGarry’s documentary also titled Code Black, the series stars Marcia Gay Harden, Harry Ford, William Allen Young, Melanie Chandra, Bonnie Sommerville, Raza Jaffrey, Benjamin Hollingsworth and Luis Guzman.
Season 1 of Code Black has received mixed reviews. While ratings seem to be reasonable high with an average of 7.37 million viewers per episode, critics have been lukewarm in their reviews. The general consensus seems to be that the series is an above average medical drama with sometimes cheesy dialogue. Both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic place it at just about 53 points out of 100. So how will the medical drama unfold and can viewers expect to see a Code Black season 2? CBS has not made any formal announcements, but ratings will certainly need to stay high if the show is to be green-lit for season 2.
UPDATED December 22, 2015: Most CBS’s primetime television series are already on a Christmas break and the freshman medical drama Code Black is no exception. The first installment of the current season was aired on December 9, 2015 and the show will be back on the air with the remaining episodes on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. It is still unclear if there is another season in the cards for the medical drama, since the ratings are just ok.
UPDATED May 17, 2016: Good news for the fans of the ensemble cast medical drama Code Black – the show`s just been renewed for its second season on CBS. The series has not had a very impressive start, but subsequently picked up and is presently averaging 10.2 million viewers in L+7 and a 2.0 demo rating in adults 18-49. Code Black did not become a breakthrough hit, but its ratings are certainly high enough to give hope for a successful second season. Sign up for our updates and be informed automatically when a release date is set for the second season of Code Black.
UPDATED June 6, 2016: CBS` new medical drama Code Black, which is set to return to the small screen this fall, is taking a new approach to its storytelling methods. There is a new structure that the show will follow beginning with the upcoming season. The major change that the audience has to brace for is the new group of residents that will appear in the beginning of each season. Two of the season 1 regulars – Raza Jaffrey and Bonnie Sommerville, will not be coming back next season, while Jillian Michaels and Boris Kodjoe are returning and will be joined by four new residents along with a newly introduced male co-lead for Marcia Gay Hardem. The densely populated drama boasts one of the biggest casts on television, with 13 regulars and up to 800 extras inhabiting the hospital. CBS apparently has a strong trust in the long-term potential of Code Black, as it has canceled several higher-rated series in favor of the freshman medical drama. Stay tuned and we`ll e-mail you the upcoming season`s release date as soon as it is confirmed.
UPDATED June 22, 2016: The second season of CBS`s revamped medical drama Code Black is slated to air this fall in a comfy spot, preceded by hit reality series Survivor and mega-popular police procedural Criminal Minds on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 10pm, The creative team behind Code Black has introduced some major transformations to the series` structure, so the audience will have to get used to a new format. There will be a new group of medical residents for the second season, and a new male co-lead introduced to act alongside Marcia Gay Hardem. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive a reminder of Code Black season 2 premiere date one day in advance.