CBS Orders More ‘Code Black’ Episodes

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“Code Black” is getting five additional episodes on its first season with CBS. The medical drama series, which debuted to modest numbers this season, is set for a total 18 episodes so far.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show has been receiving a huge bump in its DVR viewership, prompting the network to add more script orders. In its most recent numbers, the show apparently jumped to 53 percent in viewership, thus solidifying  CBS’ Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot. \

“Code Black” is based on a documentary by Ryan McGarry about the busiest emergency room in America, the Angel’s Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. The show stars Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Kannokada, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Harry M. Ford, Luis Guzman, Raza Jaffrey and William Allen Young. Michael Seitzman developed the documentary into a TV show, which is produced by Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and David Semel for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios,  per Deadline.

The series joins other new shows like “Limitless” and “Life in Pieces” to get additional episode orders from the network.

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