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Code Black is an American television drama that aired on CBS from September 30, 2015 to July 18, 2018.

The series was officially cancelled on May 24, 2018, after three seasons.


The series centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and their colleagues must tend to patients in an understaffed, busy emergency room that lacks sufficient resources.


  • Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Leanne Rorish
  • Raza Jeffrey as Dr. Neal Hudson (Season 1)
  • Bonnie Somerville as Dr. Christa Lorenson (Season 1)
  • Melanie Chandra as Dr. Malaya Pineda (Season 1-2)
  • William Allen Young as Dr. Rollie Guthrie
  • Harry Ford as Dr. Angus Leighton
  • Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dr. Mario Savetti
  • Luis Guzmán as Jesse Salander
  • Boris Kodjoe as Dr. Will Campbell (Season 2-3, recurring season 1)
  • Jillian Murray as Dr. Heather Pinkney (Season 2)
  • Rob Lowe as Dr. Ethan Willis (Season 2-3)
  • Moon Bloodgood as Rox Valenzuela (season 3)

Season Overview

Season Episodes First air date Last air date
Season 1 18 September 30, 2015 February 24, 2016
Season 2 16 September 28, 2016 February 8, 2017
Season 3 13 April 25, 2018 July 18, 2018


On January 27, 2015, the show's pilot episode was green lighted by CBS. On June 4, Brett Mahoney was appointed as executive producer for Code Black.

On October 23, 2015, CBS ordered six new scripts for Code Black. The following month, CBS ordered five additional episodes. CBS renewed the show for a second season in May 2016.


Code Black has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the series has a rating of 54%, based on 39 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "While not reinventing the stethoscope, Code Black is an above-average medical drama, with appropriately theatrical storylines that make up for sometimes cheesy dialogue." On Metacritic, the series has a score of 53 out of 100, based on 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

At the 2016 Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Harden won the Best Actress in a TV Series Golden Nymph Award, while Code Black was nominated for Best TV Series Drama.

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