Code Black, Rob Lowe, Marcia Gay Harden


Will "Code Black" get the "Timeless" treatment?

Earlier this year, CBS canceled "Code Black" after three seasons. The Marcia Gay Harden and Rob Lowe medical drama aired its finale in mid-July.

Apparently the network is having a change of thought.

It was a surprise cancellation, considering what was renewed at the time. "Code Black" averaged better ratings than "Elementary" and "Madam Secretary," which both got renewed. Including Live+7 DVR playback, TVLine noted, "Code Black" also placed above "Instinct," which was also renewed. The show averaged 5.7 million viewers, and with DVR playback that went up to 8.4 million. That's a lot of people to let down.

During the network's TCA summer press tour over the weekend, CBS president Kelly Kahl noted the success of the show in playbacks, and suggested possibly reviving the series:

"It’s doing incredibly well, it’s a well-done show. We’d like to figure out a way to maybe make it work. We’re going to take a look."

Fans were extremely disappointed when the drama was canceled, so of course they -- and some of the show's stars -- were thrilled at this ray of hope.

Yeah, but slow your roll. Rob Lowe doesn't want you to get your hopes up too high:

Ouch. But he has a point. Nothing solid was said. But now that so many fans have gotten their hopes up, maybe there will be some movement in that direction -- if the showrunner and cast members are even available to return. There are a lot of moving parts to this, so let's just see what (if anything) happens.

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