“Code Black” has found new life on CBS yet again.

The network has officially renewed the medical drama for a third season today. The news comes following the conclusion of the second season back in early February of this year, which was a notably smaller season than its first, only running for 16 episodes instead of 18. The show’s fate had been left hanging in the balance ever since its season 2 finale, though, with many surprised that the medical drama even earned a second season, following a modest first season run.

But CBS is clearly interested in trying to acquire an original medical hit of its own, to compete with some of the other network hits. Compared to its previous numbers as well, “Code Black” performed fairly well in its second season, only shedding about 15 percent of its viewership from the first season with an average 1.7 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

The series, which is a co-production of CBS TV Studios and ABC Studios, hails from creator Michael Seitzman and follows the staff members of the LA County Hospital, as they struggle to treat their patients under difficult circumstances. It stars Marcia Gay Harden, Melanie Chandra, Harry Ford, Luis Guzmán, and more. In its second season, the series shed some of its first season cast members, and brought in notable new additions like Rob Lowe.

“Code Black” joins a plethora of other shows confirmed to be returning for new seasons on CBS in the 2017-18 schedule, including “Criminal Minds,” “Elementary,” “Mom,” “Superior Donuts,” and more. Make sure to keep checking back for more updates as they come.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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